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  • Severe thunderstorms blast southern Michigan, cutting power to more than 140,000 customers

    07/27/2023 5:40:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/27/2023 | AP
    Severe thunderstorms struck southern Michigan on Wednesday, uprooting trees, downing branches and power lines and cutting electricity to more than 140,000 customers, utilities and others reported. DTE Energy reported nearly 108,000 customers without power as of 5:40 p.m., and Consumers Energy reported more than 32,000 without service. The National Weather Service reported trees and tree limbs had fallen in the Detroit area, Ann Arbor and other locations across southern Michigan.
  • Zelensky on missile blast in Poland: ‘I don’t know 100 percent … what happened’

    11/17/2022 8:12:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/2022 | Jared Gans
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was not completely sure what happened with the missile blast that killed two people in Poland near the border with Ukraine. Zelensky previously insisted that the rocket was not Ukrainian and wanted evidence if Ukraine’s air defense was responsible. But he softened his position at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum in Singapore on Thursday, saying that Ukrainian military leaders told him that the crater from the blast site suggested that a Ukrainian anti-air rocket could not be solely responsible.
  • Italy PM: It 'changes very little' if Poland blast was not due to Russia

    11/16/2022 4:56:32 AM PST · by JonPreston · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/16/22 | Reuters
    Italy believes it does not make much difference if the missile that caused a deadly explosion in Poland was not Russian
  • Officials: 25 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine blast

    10/14/2022 6:26:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | 10/14/2022
    The explosion occurred 6:45 p.m. at the state-owned TTK Amasra Muessese Mudurlugu mine in the town of Amasra, in the Black Sea coastal province of Bartin. Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said a preliminary assessment indicated the explosion was likely caused by firedamp — a reference to flammable gases found in coal mines. There were 110 people in the mine at the time of the explosion, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, who traveled to Amasra to coordinate the rescue operation, told reporters. Most of the workers were able to evacuate following the blast, but 49 were trapped in a higher risk area...
  • CNN, CBS, WaPo Journalists Blast Biden for Having Military Behind Him During ‘Political Speech’

    09/01/2022 7:32:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2022 | Paul Bois
    Journalists with CNN and CBS severely criticized President Joe Biden for having the U.S. military behind him as he gave a political speech that demonized MAGA Republicans as a dark threat to American democracy. “Whatever you think of this speech the military is supposed to be apolitical. Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that. It’s wrong when Democrats do it. It’s wrong when Republicans do it,” tweeted CNN’s Brianna Keilar.
  • ‘It’s as bad as stealing’: Target worker puts customers who leave stuff in aisles on blast

    04/17/2022 2:10:40 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Daily dot ^ | 04/17/2022 | Cecilia Lenzen
    A Target worker put customers who leave stuff in aisles on blast in a viral TikTok video. The worker, known as Kaitlin Sonday (@kaitlinsondae) on TikTok, often posts about her job as a Target employee and has about 19,000 followers. In the video, Sonday shows a pair of frozen pizzas that a customer left in an aisle next to the bath bombs. As of Sunday, the video received about 290,000 views on TikTok.
  • Exclusive – Mark Ronchetti: Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham Has Put Crime on ‘Hyper Blast’ in New Mexico

    04/14/2022 5:07:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2022 | John Binder
    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has put crime on “hyper blast” thanks to left-wing measures like little-to-no bail for criminal suspects, Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Ronchetti says. During an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, Ronchetti blasted Grisham for what he describes as a mix of lax immigration enforcement and a far-Left no-bail agenda that has culminated into a Catch and Release policy for criminals in New Mexico
  • Ghana blast: Many feared dead after huge explosion in Bogoso

    01/20/2022 4:53:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Many people are feared dead after a huge explosion near a mining town in western Ghana. Police say a vehicle carrying mining explosives collided with a motorcycle near the town of Bogoso. Police have not confirmed the number of casualties... A large crater can also be seen beside a road. In an emergency notice, police said the "huge explosion" had occurred between Bogoso and the village of Bawdie. Rescue efforts are under way and people have been told to move out of the area.
  • BREAKING: Judge probing Beirut blast calls for arrest of former finance minister Ali Hasan Khalil

    12/10/2021 11:47:16 PM PST · by JerusalemOne · 5 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | Dec 10, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    NEWSRAEL: Former Finance Minister, Khalil is considered the right-hand man of Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri who heads the Shiite Amal Movement. Berri has already trashed this decision. Judge Tarek Bitar was forced to stop the investigation for two months as he himself was sued, but lately, the suits were proven to be a smoke screen and dismissed. The order to arrest the minister was given in the first meeting of the investigation. It proves that Judge Bitar is willing to go "all the way" and is not afraid of his distractors. If we look at the history of modern Lebanon,...
  • Long Island blast being investigated by cops, FBI over concerns it could be prelude to something else.

    11/30/2021 3:12:14 AM PST · by Carriage Hill · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | Louis Casiano
    Authorities in New York's Long Island are investigating a blast that left a crater and was felt miles away Sunday. Police are working with the FBI on the probe, to determine whether it could have been a prelude to something bigger. The Suffolk County Police Department said the explosion occurred on Fox Island, off the coast of West Babylon, around 11:40 a.m. when a device was detonated. Authorities received nearly three dozen 911 calls, the department told Fox News.
  • Blast targeting Kabul mosque leaves 'a number of civilians dead,' Taliban spokesman says

    10/03/2021 11:14:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 10:02 AM ET, Sun October 3, 2021 | Clarissa Ward, Tim Lister and Ehsan Popalzai,
    The blast targeted the gates of the Eidgah Mosque in the Afghan capital, where a funeral service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muhajid, who tweeted that the blast had claimed the lives of civilians. It was not immediately clear how many people were killed or injured in the attack. Emergency NGO, an Italian nonprofit that runs a hospital in Kabul, said on Twitter that it was treating four people wounded in the explosion. Reports on social media described a large detonation and emergency services rushing to the scene. No one has claimed responsibility for the...
  • FBI probe: Chemicals that caused Beirut blast only a fifth of original shipment

    07/31/2021 6:44:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 30 July 2021,
    Investigation doesn’t give reason for discrepancy or share where rest of ammonium nitrate may have gone — adding to suspicions that much of it went missing before port explosion Many officials in Beirut say privately that much of the shipment was stolen, Reuters said, adding that another theory heard is that not all of the cargo detonated. The 2013 shipment was being transferred from Georgia to Mozambique on a Russian-leased cargo ship when the captain says he was instructed to make an unscheduled stop in Beirut, Reuters said, adding that the shipment never ended up leaving from there and the...
  • Venezuela gas pipeline tract explodes; oil minister blames attack

    03/21/2021 4:22:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-21-21 | Staff
    A tract of a gas pipeline in eastern Venezuela suffered an explosion on Saturday afternoon, according to a report from state oil company PDVSA seen by Reuters, an incident the country’s oil minister blamed on an attack. The explosion at the 36-inch pipeline providing natural gas to the Pigap II gas reinjection plant in northern Monagas state prompted PDVSA to temporarily shut the plant in order to halt the flames and evaluate the damages to the pipeline, according to the report. Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami in a brief statement on state television late on Saturday called the incident a...
  • Nashville bombing aftermath captured in dramatic photos, videos

    12/26/2020 2:31:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 25, 2020 | By Bruce Golding
    The Christmas morning bombing in Nashville left a wake of destruction that was captured in dramatic photos and videos that made downtown Music City look more like Baghdad or Beirut. Cellphone footage shot shortly after the massive blast caught victims wailing in panic and screaming for help as flames consumed vehicles parked along North Second Avenue and black smoke filled the sky. The explosion, which could be felt for blocks, rocked the city just as dawn was breaking around 6:30 a.m. Officials said cops were already at the scene, having responded to a report of shots fired about 30 minutes...
  • Beirut to observe moment of silence as search continues for possible survivor 1 month after blast

    09/04/2020 10:21:40 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 4 | Peter Aitken
    A month after a devastating blast tore through Beirut, a moment of silence is planned for Friday, while rescue workers continue searching for a possible survivor in the rubble. A vigil and march were planned for Friday, as well as a moment of silence at 6:08 p.m., local time -- or 11:08 a.m. ET -- the moment that marked the time of the blast on Aug. 4. At least 191 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured when nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate ignited at the port in early August.
  • Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut? No one will say

    08/12/2020 4:42:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-11-20 | Maria Vasilyeva, Lisa Barrington, Jonathan Saul
    “Goods were being transported from one country to another, and they ended up in a third country with nobody owning the goods. Why did they end up here?” said Ghassan Hasbani, a former Lebanese deputy prime minister and opposition figure. Those linked to the shipment and interviewed by Reuters all denied knowledge of the cargo’s original owner or declined to answer the question. Those who said they didn’t know included the ship’s captain, the Georgian fertilizer maker who produced the cargo and the African firm that ordered it but said it never paid for it.
  • Beirut Blast: How Many Kilotons?

    08/05/2020 12:32:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    BattleSwarm Blog ^ | August 5, 2020 | Lawrence Person
    Yesterday a massive explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon from the city’s port: Sometimes you do calculations and get a result that you know must be wrong, and you report them anyway so others can spot your errors. Reports had the explosion shattering windows 10 kilometers away, and doing damage to the Beirut airport, so I set out to calculate the explosive yield using the Nukemap, based on shattering windows at the airport (the 1 psi overpressure ring) and ignoring radiation effects. (The nukemap interface is far more user friendly than the “Nuclear bomb Effects Computer” at the back of Samuel...
  • Landlord, contractor and plumber guilty of manslaughter in 2015 East Village gas blast

    11/16/2019 4:22:31 AM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 15 2019 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A Manhattan jury Friday convicted all three defendants in the deadly 2015 gas explosion that killed two people and leveled three East Village buildings. After two days of deliberations, the jury convicted landlord Maria Hrynenko, contractor Dilber Kukic and unlicensed plumber Athanasios “Jerry” Ioannidis of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and other charges. Relatives of the defendants and of the two victims were in the audience at Manhattan Supreme Court, and many broke into tears at the verdict. The forewoman trembled and dabbed her eyes with a tissue as she announced “guilty” on each count. Ana Lanza, the mother of 23-year-old...
  • Navy Veterans Speak About Being Close The Nuclear Explosion

    09/15/2019 4:23:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Navy veterans speak about when the nuclear bomb blew up near them  
  • 19 killed in blast and fire after Cairo traffic collision

    08/05/2019 4:51:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2019 | Bukola Adebayo, Ruba Alhenawi and Hira Humayun
    A car driving against traffic collided with three cars on Sunday night on Nile Corniche street in the capital Cairo and triggered an explosion and a fire, Egypt's Interior Ministry said in a statement on Facebook. Those injured in the explosion were taken to hospitals and legal action will be taken in the case, the ministry said. At least three victims were in critical condition, the Health Ministry said, and 54 patients at the institute were evacuated to other hospitals because of the fire, according to Al-Ahram news.