Posts by Jeff Stacklin

  • Video footage shows devastation of Boulder flooding

    Jeff Stacklin and Beth Fouhy at Yahoo News1 yr ago

    Torrential downpours near Boulder, Colo., have left at least three people dead and forced the evacuation of hundreds of other people. Many residents turned to social media to share their stories, pictures and video.

    Heavy rains fell in Colorado's biggest urban areas, stretching 130 miles along the eastern slopes of the Rockies from Fort Collins near the Wyoming border south through Denver and Colorado Springs, reported the Associated Press.

    "There is water everywhere," Andrew Barth, the spokesman in Boulder County, told the AP. "We've had several structural collapses. There's mud and muck and debris everywhere. Cars are stranded all over the place."

    This video, from Zach Green, shows roaring water in Boulder.

    Vine of #BoulderFlood

    Video of 7th and Pleasant St torn up by #BoulderFlood

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  • String quartet plays Metallica for Romanian protesters

    Jeff Stacklin, Yahoo! News at Yahoo News1 yr ago

    In a world filled with violent protests, a group of musicians who were part of a demonstration in the Romanian capital of Bucharest offered up a peaceful musical moment.

    This footage shows the string quartet taking an informal stage in the middle of the street and playing its version of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.”

    The video was uploaded by videographer Cosmin Andrei on Monday. The demonstrators have been protesting a government proposal to allow Gabriel Resources, a Canadian mining company, to make it easier for it to seize people’s property and obtain permits for a gold mining project in the Transylvanian village of Rosia Montana.

    On Monday, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta gave in to protesters and admitted that a bill to allow the proposal likely would fail in the nation’s Parliament, AFP reports.

    And for those of you who miss the lyrics to Metallica's hard rocking gem, feel free to sing along. Here are the final lines to the song:

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  • Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy

    Jeff Stacklin at Yahoo! News1 yr ago

    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy when he shared classified documents on U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan with WikiLeaks, but he was convicted of lesser charges, including espionage. Military Judge Col. Denise Lind issued her verdict early Tuesday afternoon. She found Manning guilty of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions. The aiding the enemy charge was the most severe and carried the possibility of life in prison.

    Manning, though, isn't likely to avoid prison time. His sentence hearing will begin Wednesday, and the charges he was convicted of could mean 128 years behind bars, according to the Associated Press.

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