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  • 'Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital a horrible tragedy'

    12/05/2017 12:03:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    Video A top Democrat warned President Donald Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Monday night, calling the expected declaration “a horrible tragedy”. .....
  • Oakland warehouse was a cluttered death trap filled with pianos, RVs but no fire sprinklers former r

    12/04/2016 6:30:20 AM PST · by libstripper · 71 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 3, 2016 | By Liam Dillon, Ben Poston, David Zahniser and Laura J. NelsonLiam Dillon, Ben Poston, & others
    Full title: Oakland warehouse was a cluttered ‘death trap’ filled with pianos, RVs, but no fire sprinklers, former residents say Excerpt: The Oakland warehouse where at least nine people were killed at a late-night concert was a deadly blaze waiting to happen. People who previously lived there recalled a building that lacked fire sprinklers and had a staircase partly made of wooden pallets. Partygoers recalled a rabbit warren of rooms crammed with belongings — pianos, organs, antique furniture, doors and half-finished sculptures.
  • Fire kills 13 after birthday cake falls to floor in French bar

    08/06/2016 3:12:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2016 | Reuters
    A fire swept through a bar in the northern French city of Rouen overnight, killing 13 people and injuring six, after a birthday cake with candles and sparklers fell to the floor and set the carpet ablaze, police said. The fire broke out in the basement of the popular Cuba Libre bar and quickly engulfed the room where some 20 people were celebrating, filling it with thick black smoke and poisonous fumes, a Rouen police officer told Reuters. "A large number of those who died were killed by the fire, others were overcome by the toxic fumes," the officer said.
  • Jeb explains the 'tragedy' of Trump's nomination

    07/11/2016 12:29:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 172 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 07/11/16 | Nick Gass
    People supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid will "feel betrayed" should the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign promises go unsatisfied, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush predicted Monday. Speaking to MSNBC contributor Nicolle Wallace, who served as his press secretary in Tallahassee, Bush called Trump "to his credit ... very smart at exploiting these kind of opportunities." "He's a master at understanding how the media works — more than anybody I've ever seen in politics. Kudos to him, for kind of creating the environment and then manipulating the environment to his effect," Bush said in the interview airing in full Monday night. There...
  • Dogs Are A Great Source Of Comfort After A Tragedy — Here's Why

    07/04/2016 4:47:27 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    BI ^ | 7-4-2016 | Simone M. Scully
    Simone ScullyJuly 4, 2016On the Monday after the Orlando mass shooting, 12 specially trained golden retrievers arrived in Florida to do what they do best: provide comfort. The dogs are part of the K-9 Comfort Dog Team, a program run by the Lutheran Church Charities that now has 130 dogs in 23 states across the country. The dogs — all golden retrievers — deploy as part of the organization's disaster response team. Each dog was picked as a puppy because of its calm demeanor, and each one was trained to be gentle, comforting, and affectionate. They all do this without...
  • From The Ashes (Baca House Fire)

    05/18/2016 9:05:38 PM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 19, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Short of the death or illness of a loved one, or the passing of a beloved pet, it’s hard to conceive of something more traumatic than losing your house. To have to be confronted with 2 of those tragedies simultaneously is almost incomprehensible. Unfortunately, that’s what the Baca Family is facing after their family home was destroyed in a fire, along with their possessions, books, heirlooms, and their precious cat Tyga. Recognizing how compassionate and generous our readers have been in the past, I’d like to ask you all to do what you can to help out the Bacas as...
  • NTSB: El Faro Wreck Missing Bridge and Voyage Data Recorder

    11/05/2015 6:36:36 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 28 replies
    gcaptain ^ | November 3, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    A major disappointment announced today in the investigation into the El Faro sinking with the NTSB now saying that the wreck of the ship was discovered with the navigation bridge missing and no sign of the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR).
  • Oologah band mom is injured, O-T grad accused in OSU parade disaster

    10/24/2015 5:29:48 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 59 replies
    Oologah Lake Leader ^ | 10/24/15 | John Wylie
    STILLWATER–Sheri Bates, mother of an Oologah High School Band member, was one of seven people officials listed as gravely injured Saturday when a car plowed into the OSU Homecoming Parade. She was airlifted from the parade site to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after a 2014 Hyundai Elantra plowed into the parade at its termination, killing three and injuring at least 34. One of the injured, a 2-year old child, died at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center Saturday afternoon, bringing the death toll to four. Bates’ condition and the extent of her injuries were not immediately released...
  • Missing teens likely encountered wind, storms from sea

    07/28/2015 5:06:07 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 63 replies
    Palm beach post ^ | Jorge Milian and Kimberly Miller
    As Jim Dulin struggled mightily to steer his 30-foot fishing boat away from an ugly storm and into the Jupiter Inlet early Friday afternoon, he was startled to see a small boat heading the opposite direction into the rough weather.Among the dozens of vessels in the water, Dulin said the small boat carrying two young males was the only one not racing toward the safety of the inlet.Jib Yacht Club and Marina “I said to myself, ‘Those kids are crazy,’” said Dulin, a Jupiter resident and commercial fisherman for 20 years. “There’s no way they couldn’t see that storm. The...
  • Father of Kate Steinle, Woman Fatally Shot at Pier 14, Urges Immigration Reform in Washington D.C.

    07/21/2015 1:39:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/21 | Rhea Mahbubani
    The father of a 32-year-old Pleasanton woman who was fatally shot while walking along San Francisco's Pier 14 wants Congress to reform laws that allowed her alleged killer to remain in the United States despite being deported several times. Addressing the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Jim Steinle said he and his family support legislation that would close some legal loopholes that currently allow local authorities to decide if they will cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Steinle's daughter, Kathryn, was killed on July 1 as the pair strolled at the Embarcadero. The duo were “walking arm-in-arm” relishing a “wonderful day...
  • Please Put Politics Aside – Sarah Palin • Charleston

    06/21/2015 3:41:08 PM PDT · by Bratch · 10 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 21, 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin asks why politics can’t be put aside in the wake of the Charleston shooting: Why can’t politics be put aside in the wake of South Carolina’s mourning? Politicians – please try. It would be in honor of them and the leadership provided by those most tragically affected. Let us follow the wisdom of the people of Charleston who lost their loved ones. The kind and beautiful family members who spoke at the court hearing on Friday know that this is a deeply personal human tragedy. Their words of grace reminded us that the only remedy for evil is...
  • Hundreds Missing After Chinese Cruise Ship Sinks on Yangtze

    06/01/2015 8:58:32 PM PDT · by NRx · 77 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06-01-2015 | EDWARD WONG
    BEIJING — Most of the 458 passengers aboard a chartered cruise ship were still missing on Tuesday morning more than 12 hours after it sank during a storm along the central Yangtze River, according to a report by Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency. Fewer than a dozen people had been rescued, local news media reported, indicating that this could be the worst such disaster in East Asia since the sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol last year.
  • Alpine tragedy: 2 US ski team prospects killed in avalanche

    01/05/2015 11:54:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/05/2015
    Two of America's brightest young ski prospects were killed Monday when an avalanche struck the Austrian Alps slopes where they were training for an international competition. Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, N.H., and Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah, died in the incident near the Rettenbach glacier near Soelden, the venue for the annual season-opening World Cup races. Four other skiers who were practicing with them managed to ski out of the massive slide and emerged unscathed. "Ronnie and Bryce were both outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport -- both on the race course and skiing the...
  • Ruling by Miami-Dade judge allows same-sex marriages to begin in Florida

    01/05/2015 8:15:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/5/15 | PATRICIA MAZZEI AND STEVE ROTHAUS
    Miami-Dade County will become the first place in Florida to allow same-sex couples to marry on Monday, 13 hours before a gay-marriage ban that has been ruled unconstitutional is lifted in the rest of the state.
  • Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident

    12/28/2014 10:33:30 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/28/2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here's a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for Singapore. The disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 on March 8 triggered one of modern aviation's most perplexing mysteries. Flight 370, carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, vanished without a trace, sending searchers across vast areas of the Indian Ocean. An initial...
  • ‘Can they breathe?’ Execution-style killing of two NYPD officers celebrated; ‘Salute the shooter’

    12/20/2014 5:07:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    It was just last night that a handful of supporters of the New York Police Department attempted to hold a #ThankYouNYPD rally. The group was easily outnumbered by protesters, who taunted them and likened the gathering to a Klan rally. Just days before that, police haters hijacked a #BlueLivesMatter hashtag, while others were caught on video at the #MillionsMarchNYC chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops!” With news just coming in that two New York City police officers were reportedly ambushed in their patrol car and shot execution-style, it’s not surprising that the anti-cop contingent is coming out to proudly...
  • MSNBC Reported to Be Cancelling Ronan Farrow Next Month

    10/14/2014 8:58:23 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 14, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It looks like it might be time to start playing Frank Sinatra's Gone With The Wind for Ronan Farrow. Mediate reports that Ronan Farrow might soon be Gone With The Wind because MSNBC might be cancelling  Ronan Farrow next month due to lousy ratings. This contrasts sharply with the incredible media hype that greeted the announcment that Farrow would be hosting an MSNBC show last February. First let us look at the MSM gushing from the New York Times followed by the grim reality about Farrow's possible cancellation next month due to few people watching his show:
  • 'In 1976 I discovered Ebola - now I fear an unimaginable tragedy'

    10/06/2014 2:46:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/04/14 | Rafaela von Bredow and Veronika Hackenbroch
    The virus is continually changing its genetic makeup. The more people who become infected, the greater the chance becomes that it will mutate ... ... which might speed its spread. Yes, that really is the apocalyptic scenario. Humans are actually just an accidental host for the virus, and not a good one. From the perspective of a virus, it isn't desirable for its host, within which the pathogen hopes to multiply, to die so quickly. It would be much better for the virus to allow us to stay alive longer. Could the virus suddenly change itself such that it could...
  • Child burned by distraction device during raid (Follow up)

    05/30/2014 5:26:33 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 43 replies
    www.accessnorthga.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Rob Moore
    CLARKESVILLE - Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell now is talking about the high-risk warrant service that resulted in burns to a 2-year-old child early Wednesday. The child was burned when narcotics agents, assisted by members of the Habersham Special Response Team, used a distraction device as they entered a home at 182 Lakeview Heights Circle outside Cornelia. "We had prior information on it," Terrell said of the circumstances of the home and its occupants. "The individual had been involved in an altercation with another male involving a possible AK-47 [rifle] several months ago, and he was arrested on some weapons...
  • ‘Goodbye Mama’: Tornado Victim Sends Heartbreaking Final Text

    05/04/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-04-2014 | TRN
    It’s something she says she will hold on to forever. A victim of the April 27 Arkansas tornado had the moment to send one final text to his mother before the deadly storm claimed his life. “First he said mama, I’m so scared,” Regina Wood, Jeffrey Hunter’s mom, told KFTA-TV. ”He knew how bad it was, these say it’s going to be a direct hit.” All she could do was comfort him and tell him everything would be okay. It wouldn’t.