Officials in Surfside announced the demolition of the still-standing portion of the Champlain Towers as soon as Sunday, ahead of tropical storm Elsa’s landfall. As of Saturday, 24 people are confirmed deceased as 124 remain unaccounted for.
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- Associated Press
More than 100 people had to spend the night on a highway, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel, after rain over an area burned by a wildfire once again triggered mudslides in western Colorado, authorities said Friday. The people were caught with their vehicles on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday night. The tunnel serves as a 24-hour operations center for the Colorado Department of Transportation, so it is relatively well-lit and has telephones, Stowe said.
- NBC News
Debris and mudslides from a burn scar around Glenwood Canyon forced closure of the crucial east-west artery that passes through the Rocky Mountains.
Heavy rainfall caused water to gush down Grand Falls, northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, footage shot on July 29 shows.This video, by Liz Kylin, shows heavy flows of muddy water cascading down the falls.A significant weather advisory was in place for the region on July 29, with the National Weather Service warning of torrential rainfall. Credit: Liz Kylin via Storyful
- The New York Times
Schanda Handley was at home with her daughter and a neighbor when two men showed up at the door, dressed in what looked like blue uniforms from an appliance store. They had a carpet steamer and asked Handley if they could demonstrate it for her. When she said no, the men forced their way into her house at gunpoint, put a hood over her head and handcuffed her and her neighbor, she said. Then they pushed Handley into a van and drove off, leaving Handley’s 14-year-old daughter and the neighbor behi
- Lexington Herald-Leader
The girl sent an “SOS” message to her parents before she went missing.
Already the 2021 North American monsoon season has gotten off to a tumultuous start. Not only has it been the busiest start to the season in years, the monsoon thunderstorms and their resultant flash flooding have turned deadly across the American Southwest. AccuWeather forecasters say that although the engine for the monsoon will continue to churn out thunderstorms in the coming days, the activity will shift around in parts of the West. A pattern change could also influence the coverage of stor
- Washington Post
TOKYO - Even before she lost in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament in which she was a favorite to win, Naomi Osaka faced backlash in Japan. The criticism, long running and usually bubbling just under the surface in her birth nation, came to the fore again when she climbed an illuminated staircase to light the Olympic cauldron under the glare of the world's spotlight. The issue for many commenters on Yahoo, which serves as a popular forum for a vocal minority of the country's conser
- USA TODAY
Two tornadoes touched down in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, destroying buildings at a car dealership and injuring 5 people.
- Miami Herald
We were almost there.
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Yolo County issued an emergency proclamation Friday for its unincorporated areas due to worsening drought conditions. All residents and businesses in the county are urged to start conserving water.
- Miami Herald
“Hot town, summer in the city/Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty,” goes the old song. And that uncomfortable feeling is so on the mark Saturday in South Florida.
A brown bear attacked a group of campers, eating one and forcing the others to flee barefoot into the mountains
The bear snuck up on hikers and devoured their friend in Ergaki national park in south-central Russia in the second fatal attack in a month.
As the first anniversary approaches on Aug. 4, major questions remain unanswered, including how a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate - which can be used to make fertiliser or bombs - was left unsafely stored in a capital city for years. The blast was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, killing more than 200 people, wounding thousands, and devastating swathes of Beirut. The FBI's Oct. 7, 2020 report, which was seen by Reuters this week, estimates around 552 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded that day, much less than the 2,754 tonnes that arrived on a Russian-leased cargo ship in 2013.
- NBC News
"Never in a million years did I think our justice system was like this," one mother said. "Never did I think that judges were doing this and getting away with it."
- South Florida Sun Sentinel
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The final number of dead in the Surfside condo collapse was devastating: 98 lives lost. But at one point it seemed the number could go much higher. On June 29, five days after the collapse, the number of missing was pegged at more than 150 people. It appeared likely that most would be found dead in the rubble. A number of factors account for the difference, police say. ...
- Charlotte Observer
Charges were dropped quickly against Timothy Caraway, the man on the ground, for insufficient evidence, a court filing shows.
(Bloomberg) -- California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to free up energy supplies and speed development of new power plants to help the state avoid blackouts as it faces wildfires and crippling heat waves this summer.The historic drought, intense heat and blazes battering the state have left it facing a projected possible power-supply shortfall of as much as 3.5 gigawatts during late afternoons under extreme conditions, according to the emergency proclamation Friday.Califo
- USA TODAY
A fierce cold snap prompted snowfall in southern Brazil, with snow accumulating on streets of cities where the wintry phenomenon is rarely seen.
- The Daily Beast
Baltimore County Police DepartmentFor about a year, a Baltimore woman allegedly drove a car with a gruesome secret: the dead body of her 7-year-old niece stashed in a suitcase in the trunk. Then in May she allegedly cracked the trunk’s lid to dump the body of her 5-year-old nephew beside it.It wasn’t until months later that police discovered the decomposing bodies of siblings Joshlyn Marie James Johnson and Larry Darnell O’Neal.Baltimore County Police said in a statement Thursday night that they
Is Kyrsten Sinema Going to Think About Arizona's (Scary) Future When It Comes to These Infrastructure Bills?
Extreme heat, drought, wildfires, water shortages, even runaway pest populations. It is, by many projections, not particularly bright.