Here's the latest for Sunday, July 4: Philippine military plane crash kills at least 45; Demolition preps begin at Florida condo as storm looms; Pope Francis undergoes planned surgery; Cyprus faces its 'most destructive' forest fire ever.
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As the search for remains in the collapsed apartment block ends, one victim remains unaccounted for.
A vehicle carrying tourists from Delhi is struck by large rocks in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
If you happened to stroll by Union Square in New York City on Sunday, you might have been greeted by an unusual sight: people posing nude, their bodies covered in floral designs and stars painted in bright colors. "The idea of the event is really to promote free expression and acceptance of all people, their ideas as artists and also their bodies," said artist Andy Golub, the event's main organizer. It was also a way to celebrate New York City's emerging from the deadly coronavirus pandemic after more than a year of restrictions that forced the city that never sleeps to grind to almost a complete halt.
- CBS News
The relationship between high school sweethearts turns toxic, culminating in a fatal shooting with allegations of abuse that would leave their families shattered and their small town of Griffin, Georgia, divided over the evidence in the case.
- KTRK – Houston
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: The noise of the gunman racking the slide of his pistol got one victim's attention, all happening in broad daylight.
- WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
Two men were shot and killed inside a car on the entrance ramp to I-85 at Duke Street on Friday.
- Miami Herald
Two of Jack Montgomery’s stepsons told police their 6-foot-2, 270-pound stepfather gave their 6-year-old brother, Brice Russell, a beating that included grabbing a leg and slinging Brice so that his head smacked a high shelf or cabinet in their Tampa area hotel room.
A car dealership fired an employee who wrote a 'racist' Facebook post calling a first time buyer 'Bon Quisha'
Trinity Bethune's excitement over buying her first car was dampened by a "racial slur" from North Carolina Honda dealership, she told ABC11.
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The bridge, mainly made out of wood, was located in Uryum village, over 4,500 kilometres away from Moscow.As the truck reached the middle of the bridge, it started failing under the load, eventually falling into the swollen river along with the vehicle.The driver was later reported to have survived, but the truck could not be recovered from the water.The suspension bridge was constructed in place of a road bridge that was destroyed during one of the previous floods in the area. Currently, the residents of Uryum village do not have a way to cross the river after the accident.Bridge in Uryum is not the only one in the region that got damaged by extreme rainfall. Flooding has also damaged a bridge on Russia's Trans-Siberian railway, suspending traffic in the area.A also bridge gave way in Zabaikalsk region, some 300 km (190 miles) north of the border with China and Mongolia, The emergencies ministry said that no casualties were reported.TASS news agency said around 650 houses were reported flooded and five road bridges washed away in the flooding in the Zabaikalsk region on Thursday after heavy rain.
- The Guardian
A growing Latino population is slowly shifting the demographics of US dairyland – and keeping the industry goingThis is part two of a two-part series, read part one here Solomon works on a farm with 650 cows in Monroe, Wisconsin. Photograph: Greg Kahn/The Guardian Products spring out from the walls of Veracruz Mexican market in Monroe, Wisconsin: packets of cinnamon sticks, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, tiny rainbow-colored sprinkles, chicle; a wall of healthcare like anxiety pills and vitamins fo
Bryan Anthony Rhoden has been hit with 15 counts of criminal charges in connection with the July 3 murder of […] The post Bryan Anthony Rhoden charged with 15 criminal counts for triple murder on Georgia golf course appeared first on TheGrio.
- Associated Press
Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller from Ahrweiler said the first serious warning to evacuate or move to higher floors of buildings close to the Ahr River came through loudspeaker announcements around 8 p.m. on July 14. Huste then heard a short emergency siren blast and church bells ringing, followed by silence.
A North Georgia chicken plant and its associated companies face $1 million in fines and scores of citations from the Biden administration over the deaths of six workers and injuries of a dozen in a nitrogen accident in January. The U.S. Labor Department and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration agency announced 59 citations and the fines against Foundation Food Group, which runs the Gainesville plant, along with two other associated companies: Messer LLC - a nitrogen gas company, and FS Group Inc, a food processing equipment maker. Officials with Foundation Food Group, which also runs three other plants in north Georgia, did not immediately respond to inquiries from Reuters seeking comment on Saturday.
- NBC News
A driver was having a seizure in his car, which came to a stop in his neighbor's yard. The owners told the man who rushed to the driver's aid to "get off our lawn," officials said.
Washington D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said marijuana is “undoubtedly” a factor in the city’s rise in violent crimes during […] The post D.C. Police Chief: Marijuana ‘undoubtedly’ connected to violent crime surge appeared first on TheGrio.
- The Daily Beast
‘Avenge Her Murder’: The Grisly Killing of an Ex-Diplomat’s Daughter Ignites a Wave of Fury Worldwide
Zahra HaiderFour days after the headless body of a former Pakistani diplomat’s young daughter was discovered in Islamabad, her death has ignited a wave of fury across the globe and sparked calls for stronger protections for women in Pakistan. Near the Toronto waterfront, writer and activist Zahra Haider—who grew up with both the 27-year-old victim, Noor Mukadam, and her alleged killer, Zahir Jaffer—hosted a vigil in Queen’s Park on Friday night. Haider opened the vigil with a quote from writer M
- LA Times
As a Caltech professor apologizes for damaging an ancient Native American petroglyph site, a movement grows against scientific intrusion.
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The vehicle was carrying 11 people, two of the passengers were injured along with passersby.Video footage of the landslide shows a bridge being destroyed by rolling boulders from the adjacent hillside. The falling rocks also damaged other vehicles parked nearby.Indo Tibetan Border Police, or ITBP, teams rushed to the scene to conduct a rescue operation.Local media reported that the people killed were tourists from Delhi and other parts of the country. One of the injured was a local resident.
- Associated Press
Trucks carrying water and food on Sunday streamed into a Chinese city hit hard by flooding that killed at least 63 people, while soldiers laid sandbags to fill gaps in river dikes that have left neighborhoods under water. “I couldn’t feel more touched,” she said.
- The Daily Beast
John Roark /The Idaho Post-Register via APIdaho’s rogue lieutenant governor—now vying for the state’s top job—loves to say she “backs the blue.” But for several years she has funneled money to a far-right operative who uses his social media platform to advocate violence against law enforcement.The $26,785 Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s office has paid Parrish Miller for “professional services” and “computer services” since she assumed her position in 2019 attracted scrutiny during a legislative hea