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  • Biden to unveil sweeping economic rescue package

    01/14/2021 2:25:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/14/2021 | Ebony Bowden
    President-elect Joe Biden will outline his sweeping economic rescue package in a prime-time speech in Wilmington, Del., on Thursday evening. The package, which will be at the top of Biden’s legislative agenda as he takes office amid an ongoing pandemic, includes a commitment to $1,400 direct stimulus checks and has an estimated price tag in excess of $1.4 trillion, Reuters reported Thursday.
  • 'Science has and will come to the rescue:' Fauci says vaccines likely to protect against new COVID-19 strain

    12/31/2020 9:10:35 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    thehill ^ | 12/31/2020 | Alexandria Kelley
    The much-discussed new strain of COVID-19 — which is reportedly more contagious than the initial strain that swept the world in 2020 — has been detected in states like California and Colorado, leaving many Americans to wonder when it might emerge in their state and how the country will fight it. Public health experts have largely agreed that the recently approved vaccines will be able to fight the mutated COVID-19 strain effectively, noting that viruses mutate constantly.
  • Congress’ rescue aid: A dose of support, but is it enough?

    12/21/2020 8:00:56 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/21/2020 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The $900 billion economic relief package that emerged from Congress over the weekend will deliver vital aid to millions of households and businesses that have been struggling for months to survive. Yet with the economy still in the grip of a pandemic that has increasingly tightened curbs on business activity, more federal support will likely be needed soon. And it’s unclear whether or when the government might provide it.
  • The Smellicopter is an obstacle-avoiding drone that uses a live moth antenna to seek out smells

    12/08/2020 3:17:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    university of Washington ^ | 12/07/2020 | Sarah McQuate
    One huge advantage of drones is that these little robots can go places where people can’t, including areas that might be too dangerous, such as unstable structures after a natural disaster or a region with unexploded devices. Researchers are interested in developing devices that can navigate these situations by sniffing out chemicals in the air to locate disaster survivors, gas leaks, explosives and more. But most sensors created by people are not sensitive or fast enough to be able to find and process specific smells while flying through the patchy odor plumes these sources create. Now a team led by...
  • Statement From the President On Last Night’s Hostage Rescue

    10/31/2020 1:32:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | October 31, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Last night, at my direction, the United States military conducted a successful operation to rescue an American hostage in Nigeria, kidnapped just 96 hours earlier. United States Special Forces executed a daring nighttime operation to rescue their fellow American with exceptional skill, precision, and bravery. No United States Service Members were harmed. The former hostage is currently in good health and has been reunited with his family. Securing the freedom of Americans held in captivity abroad has been a top national security priority of my Administration. Since the beginning of my Administration, we have rescued over 55 hostages and detainees...
  • ‘Blind’ homeless cat regains his sight, then surprises rescuers with his beautiful unique eyes

    10/25/2020 9:14:09 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies
    Positive Outlooks ^ | October, 2020 | Farah H.
    If you are an animal lover, hearing rescue stories about them might be one of your favorite things. Well, this one will surely tug at your heartstrings, as the feline protagonist in this story surprised his rescuers with something they never imagined they would discover. This is Cotton, a stray cat who had been living in the streets before Joe, the owner of the home where he was found, saw him wandering outside his house in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. He said the lost kitten came out of nowhere and started eating from the bowl of food that he prepared...
  • It was “by far the toughest flying I have ever done”, said helicopter pilot about rescuing trapped people at the Creek Fire

    09/09/2020 10:54:43 PM PDT · by Norski · 26 replies
    Fire Aviation ^ | Sept 9,2020 | Bill Gabbert
    As of noon Tuesday, California National Guard and U.S. Navy helicopters had rescued 362 people and 16 dogs that had become trapped as roads were blocked by the fast moving Creek Fire northeast of Fresno, California. Civilians extracted from the Edison Lake and China Peak areas were flown to the Fresno airport in Blackhawks, Chinooks, and a Navy Seahawk. Examples of their missions Tuesday at Lake Edison: A Stockton-based Cal Guard Ch-47 chinook evacuated 46 people and four dogs. A U.S. Navy SH-60 Seahawk helicopter rescued 17 people and one dog. Two Cal Guard UH-60 Black Hawks and one CH-47...
  • VIDEO: Two firefighters rescued by helicopter from California wildfire

    08/24/2020 2:33:01 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    Two Marin County, California, firefighters were rescued Friday after becoming trapped while battling the Woodward Fire in northern California, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. The California wildfires have burned more than 1 million acres, CNN reports.
  • Baby Jessica' Rescue News Coverage | 1987

    08/16/2020 3:26:44 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 21 replies
    Eyewitness News ABC7NY ^ | 1987 | Eyewitness news NY
    Her name was Jessica McClure, but she will be forever remembered in America's hearts as "Baby Jessica." She was just 18 months old when she fell into the 8-inch well in her aunt's backyard. For more than two tense days, millions held their collective breath as what happened next became the focus of every media outlet in the country, with Americans watching and waiting to see if the toddler could be saved in time.
  • Body cam shows hero cop pulling man from railroad tracks before train roars through wheelchair

    08/13/2020 11:08:21 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 August 2020 | Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times
    Hero police officer Erika Urrea’s stunning railroad tracks rescue of an elderly man was captured by her body camera for all the world to see. The Lodi, California Police Department officer’s Aug. 12 morning patrol spread like wildfire on social media this week due to her sprint to pull a man in a wheelchair from certain death. “Officer Urrea was in the area of Lodi Ave and the railroad tracks when she saw a male in a wheelchair who appeared to be stuck on the tracks,” the department wrote on its Facebook page. “She noticed that the railroad crossing arms...
  • SC police officers rescue ducklings from drain, reunite them with momma duck

    04/07/2020 3:32:39 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 16 replies
    WSPA_News7 ^ | April 7, 2020 | Tim Renaud
    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – To protect and serve… even when it comes to little ducklings. Officers with the Mount Pleasant Police Department on Tuesday rescued a couple of baby ducks who were trapped in a drain and shared photos and a video on the department’s Facebook page. Animal Control Officer Hoffman and Officer Sanford went to work and rescued the sweet ducks and reunited them with their mom.
  • Thai rescue diver dies from infection contracted while saving soccer team from flooded cave

    12/28/2019 5:26:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/2019 | Katie Mettler
    Petty Officer 1st Class Beirut Pakbara was receiving treatment for the infection, but his condition worsened when it spread to his bloodstream, according to a Facebook post from the Royal Thai Navy. He died this week and was buried Friday at the Talosai mosque in the Langu district of the Satun province, reported the Bangkok Post. A Royal Thai Navy spokesman told the Bangkok Post that Beirut will be posthumously promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Beirut is the second diver to lose his life as a result of the cave rescue. Saman Kunam, a retired Thai navy diver, died...
  • Eagle v octopus: Canadians rescue bird locked in battle with giant mollusc

    12/14/2019 6:56:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    the guardian ^ | 12/13/2019
    A bald eagle on Canada’s west coast has learned that its eyes may be bigger than its stomach after it was nearly drowned by an octopus it tried to eat. After hearing shrieks coming from the water on the north-western tip of Vancouver Island, employees at a fish farm investigating the noises happened upon a bird and cephalopod locked in battle. The giant Pacific octopus, which had turned a deep crimson, had wound its tentacles tightly around the eagle, which was floating helplessly at the surface. Ilett maneuvered a pike pole in the water to pull the octopus over to...
  • Chicago SWAT Member Races 15K in Gear, Saves Life, Then Proposes to Girlfriend

    11/10/2019 8:35:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 9, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    When Sgt. Michael Nowacki of the Chicago Police SWAT Team had a day off this past weekend, he needed to find something to do. His longtime girlfriend, Officer Erin Gubala, was busy working the finish line of the Hot Chocolate 15K as part of Chicago Police’s bike patrol unit. Nowacki, an avid runner since he joined the Army in 1990, decided he might as well run the race, and represent his department while doing so—by completing it in his SWAT gear. An experienced marathoner with 11 Chicago Marathons under his belt, a 15K wouldn’t be that bad. The gear aspect,...
  • Coast Guard rescues Pan Am Flight 6 - in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

    10/17/2019 5:11:14 AM PDT · by fugazi · 33 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 17 October 2019 | Chris Carter
    On the evening of 15 October 1956 a Pan American Airlines Stratocruiser named Clipper Sovereign of the Skies lifted off from Honolulu, headed to San Francisco on a 2,000-mile flight. 24 passengers and seven crew were flying the final leg of their around-the-world flight, but still had 2,000 miles of open ocean to cross. 4 hours, 38 minutes into the nine-hour flight Capt. Richard Ogg climbed from 13,000 feet to 21,000. After leveling off, Clipper‘s Number 1 engine started spinning out of control. The cockpit suddenly jolts and the high-pitched noise of the runaway engine can be heard inside the...
  • Elite Marathoner Saves Drowning Man in Boston

    09/27/2019 12:38:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Runner's World ^ | September 25, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    The Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Brighton, at the 22-mile mark of the Boston Marathon course, was the site of a dramatic rescue on September 24. Katie Kellner, 28, who is a member of the BAA racing team, was three miles into what was supposed to be an easy 60-minute run, which included a loop around the 1.5-mile reservoir. She witnessed a dog swimming in the water and a man on the shore calling to the dog. He was a dog walker, who handed off two other dogs to a bystander, then went into the water to pursue the loose dog,...
  • 117 dogs removed from home in largest rescue on record for Animal Friends

    09/12/2019 9:22:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 12, 2019
    ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. - More than 100 dogs were removed Wednesday from a home in Ross Township, making it the largest rescue on record for Animal Friends, officials said. In all, 117 dogs were taken from the home on Ridgeside Road. Twenty-five of them were puppies and the rest were middle-aged. Crews needed hazmat suits to enter the home because of high ammonia levels, officials said. Firefighters cooled down dozens of dogs and loaded them on a box truck, which transported them to Animal Friends to receive care and get a second chance at life. Officials said Thursday none of...
  • Be the Rufus – Tales of Everyday Heroism. (1)

    08/12/2019 2:33:37 AM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 8-12-2019 | editorial staff
    Life is about living and obtaining experiences. It really and actually is. If you are not out “there” living life to it’s fullest, making friends, helping others, and raising a little bit of “Heck”, then you are wasting your life. Here, we look at others who are making their life count. They are making a difference in the lives of those around them. They are contributing and participating in life. They are the heroes. When life SCREAMS out your name, will you answer? Will you answer the call, like these people did? Rufus was the name of the good Samaritan...
  • Local Runners Rescue Man Impaled by Splintered Tree Stump

    07/27/2019 10:22:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 23, 2019 | Gabrielle Hondorp
    On the morning of Saturday, July 13, Cindy Eiseler and three of her friends were running along the Lansing River Trail by Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, when they heard a voice calling for help from the woods nearby. “We heard a man’s voice crying out ‘I need help, I need help!’” Eiseler told Runner’s World. “It stopped us dead in our tracks not knowing exactly where the man’s voice was coming from.” The group did not want to venture into the woods alone, so they called 911 and assured the man that help was on the way. While...
  • Cat Rescued Along with Her Kittens Born on the Streets - One of Them Quickly Stands Out

    05/20/2019 5:18:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies
    love meow ^ | 7MAY19 | amy bolo
    A stray cat gave birth to a litter of kittens on the streets of Las Vegas. One of them was determined to stand out. Nikki Martinez @myfosterkittensNikki Martinez, a rescuer and foster based in Las Vegas, took in a stray momma and her kittens after they were rescued during a TNR (trap-neuter-returned) job. "Mama was living on the streets and delivered her babies outside. I took them in to foster," Nikki shared with Love Meow. Two of the five kittens sadly didn't make it, but the rest of the family quickly settled in and began to thrive in a safe...