Blog

‘We Have Moved On Without Him’: Robert Mugabe’s Star Had Faded in Zimbabwe – The New York Times

Friday, September 06, 2019

But despite the hopes and prodding of his wife, Grace, and other allies now fallen out of favor, including the former information minister, Jonathan Moyo, Mr. Mugabe had become a political nonentity. Little was heard from him in the past year as he grew frailer and frailer. Instead, his sons — famous partygoers whose public misbehavior forced their parents to move them from Dubai to Johannesburg in recent years —…

Conception salvage plans include underwater video evidence – KEYT

Friday, September 06, 2019

<!– –> A Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Super Puma helicopter arrives in Santa Barbara as part of the Conception dive boat response. (John Palminteri/KEYT.com) Conception Fire SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The investigation into one of the worst boating tragedies in the history of the Santa Barbara Channel is above and below the surface by Santa Cruz Island where the dive boat Conception caught on fire Monday morning. 34 on board died. 33 bodies…

Father searches for 6-year-old son lost in Hurricane Dorian – Wink News

Friday, September 06, 2019

Recommended The race is on to find survivors in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian flattened some of the islands. The monster storm battered the area for 48 hours, and many people are unaccounted for. Thirty-five people who were injured in the storm and then rescued are now being treated at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, the…

American Airlines mechanic charged with sabotaging an aircraft – CNBC

Friday, September 06, 2019

An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested and charged with sabotaging an aircraft’s navigation system before a flight in July, forcing crew to abort takeoff from Miami, according to an affidavit filed in federal court on Thursday. The affidavit said the mechanic told law enforcement that he was upset about stalled contract negotiations with the company and that the “dispute had affected him financially.” Flight 2834 was about to depart…

Crew members of doomed diving boat tell investigators they tried to save passengers – CNN

Friday, September 06, 2019

Los Angeles (CNN)Crew members of the dive boat that was consumed in flames off the California coast on Labor Day told investigators they tried to rescue the 34 people who were still on board in the inferno, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘us/2019/09/02/boat-fire-santa-cruz-island-california-diver-sot-nr-vpx.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_23′,theoplayer: {allowNativeFullscreen: true},adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190902152531-03-santa-cruz-island-boat-fire-small-169.jpg”,”height”:124},”xsmall”:{“width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190902152531-03-santa-cruz-island-boat-fire-medium-plus-169.jpg”,”height”:173},”small”:{“width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190902152531-03-santa-cruz-island-boat-fire-large-169.jpg”,”height”:259},”medium”:{“width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190902152531-03-santa-cruz-island-boat-fire-exlarge-169.jpg”,”height”:438},”large”:{“width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190902152531-03-santa-cruz-island-boat-fire-super-169.jpg”,”height”:619},”full16x9″:{“width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190902152531-03-santa-cruz-island-boat-fire-full-169.jpg”,”height”:900},”mini1x1″:{“width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190902152531-03-santa-cruz-island-boat-fire-small-11.jpg”,”height”:120}}},autoStartVideo…

Hurricane Dorian Becomes a Carolina Problem With a Fierce Lashing of the Coast – The New York Times

Friday, September 06, 2019

Many vacationers had already left Outer Banks communities, and locals were scrambling to pack up their belongings as the wind started to pick up Thursday afternoon. Billy’s Seafood, a mom-and-pop store known for its fresh fish, soft-shell crabs and tuna salad, was closing up shop after moving its supplies several feet off the floor. “We were just getting ready to leave,” Judy Beasley, who owns the store with her family,…

CAL FIRE SLO sends strike team to Southern California – KEYT

Friday, September 06, 2019

NIPOMO, Calif. – A strike team from CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo went to Southern California to assist with a fire that broke out Wednesday. Firefighters gathered at the station in Nipomo Wednesday before heading to a staging area in Corona.  The crew was on standby for a possible assignment to the Tenaja Fire burning near Murrieta. That fire burned 250 acres and had no containment as of Wednesday evening. The Tenaja…

Vitamin E Suspected In Serious Lung Problems Among People Who Vaped Cannabis – NPR

Friday, September 06, 2019

The New York State Department of Health said Thursday that it is looking at vitamin E acetate as a potential cause of severe pulmonary illness cases in the state that have been associated with vaping. Daniel Becerril/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Daniel Becerril/Reuters The New York State Department of Health said Thursday that it is looking at vitamin E acetate as a potential cause of severe pulmonary illness cases in…

The short arc of a Sharpie captures the long arc of Trump – POLITICO

Friday, September 06, 2019

President Donald Trump shows the doctored hurricane map that extended the path of the storm into Alabama. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images white house The Trumpification of a deadly hurricane turned a forgettable flub into an unforgettable presidential feud. By NANCY COOK 09/05/2019 06:36 PM EDT The tone of the entire Trump presidency was captured this week with the simple swipe of a black Sharpie. An ill-timed, inaccurate but well-intentioned Twitter…

North Carolina coast told to shelter in place as Hurricane Dorian hits with high winds, rain – NBC News

Friday, September 06, 2019

Hundreds of thousands were without power and North Carolinians were told to shelter in place as Hurricane Dorian, still a powerful Category 2 storm, drenched the coasts of the Carolinas on Thursday on its way to possible landfall in North Carolina. Almost 240,000 households and businesses were without power, most of them in counties along the South Carolina coast and immediately inland, and many roads were closed by flooding. Full…

Contaminant found in marijuana vaping products linked to deadly lung illnesses, tests show – The Washington Post

Friday, September 06, 2019

Some of the products that New York health authorities found to contain vitamin E acetate. (New York State Department of Health) Lena H. Sun September 5 at 2:53 PM State and federal health officials investigating mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping have found the same chemical in samples of marijuana products used by people sickened in different parts of the country and who used different brands of products in recent…

California boat fire: Early investigation suggests serious safety lapses – Los Angeles Times

Friday, September 06, 2019

A preliminary investigation into the Conception boat fire has suggested serious safety deficiencies aboard the vessel, including the lack of a “roaming nightwatchman” who is required to be awake and alert passengers in the event of a fire or other dangers, according to several law enforcement sources familiar with the inquiry. The probe also has raised questions about whether the crew was adequately trained and whether passengers received a complete…

Man acquitted of 36 deaths in Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire; hung jury on other defendant – CNN

Friday, September 06, 2019

(CNN)A jury on Thursday found one man not guilty of 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the 2016 fire at Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse but could not reach a verdict for the building’s leaseholder, according to CNN affiliate KGO. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘us/2016/12/07/oakland-fire-victim-mother-bts-nd.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_15′,theoplayer: {allowNativeFullscreen: true},adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161207101341-oakland-fire-victim-mother-bts-nd-00012106-small-169.jpg”,”height”:124},”xsmall”:{“width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161207101341-oakland-fire-victim-mother-bts-nd-00012106-medium-plus-169.jpg”,”height”:173},”small”:{“width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161207101341-oakland-fire-victim-mother-bts-nd-00012106-large-169.jpg”,”height”:259},”medium”:{“width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161207101341-oakland-fire-victim-mother-bts-nd-00012106-exlarge-169.jpg”,”height”:438},”large”:{“width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161207101341-oakland-fire-victim-mother-bts-nd-00012106-super-169.jpg”,”height”:619},”full16x9″:{“width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161207101341-oakland-fire-victim-mother-bts-nd-00012106-full-169.jpg”,”height”:900},”mini1x1″:{“width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161207101341-oakland-fire-victim-mother-bts-nd-00012106-small-11.jpg”,”height”:120}}},autoStartVideo = false,isVideoReplayClicked = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection =…

Boris Johnson’s Brother Resigns From U.K. Parliament Over Brexit – NPR

Friday, September 06, 2019

Jo Johnson, brother of Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, resigned from Parliament and his brother’s Cabinet on Thursday. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption toggle caption Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Jo Johnson, brother of Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, resigned from Parliament and his brother’s Cabinet on Thursday. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Jo Johnson, the brother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has resigned from Parliament, in the latest sign of Brexit turmoil. Jo Johnson says…

Hurricane Dorian is cranking up tornadoes along the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts – USA TODAY

Thursday, September 05, 2019

CLOSE Hurricane Dorian triggered a tornado in North Carolina Accuweather At least 10 tornadoes have been reported in South Carolina and North Carolina over the past day as Hurricane Dorian approached, adding another layer of worrisome weather to nervous residents along both coasts. Nils Regnell said a tornado spotted in Little River, South Carolina, on Thursday sounded like a train was running right past his home for about three minutes as…

Buttigieg: ‘I feel sorry for the President’ after he showed apparently altered hurricane map – CNN

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.

Kremlin Kamala? Harris and other Democrats are embracing Vladimir Putin’s preferred US energy policy – Washington Examiner

Thursday, September 05, 2019

I would only be half-joking in proposing a Kamala Harris-Vladimir Putin ticket in 2020. The fact is, Harris’ policy positions fit very closely to those most desired by Putin. Just consider what Harris said at a CNN town hall on Wednesday evening. A questioner falsely claimed that fracking — which has reduced carbon emissions by more than all of the combined environmental legislation and activism in U.S. history — destroys…

Boris Johnson’s Brother Resigns From U.K. Parliament Over Brexit – NPR

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Jo Johnson, brother of Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, resigned from Parliament and his brother’s Cabinet on Thursday. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption toggle caption Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Jo Johnson, brother of Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, resigned from Parliament and his brother’s Cabinet on Thursday. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Jo Johnson, the brother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has resigned from Parliament, in the latest sign of Brexit turmoil. Jo Johnson says…

As Hong Kong Protesters Push On, No Sign of More Concessions by Government – The New York Times

Thursday, September 05, 2019

HONG KONG — A day after Hong Kong’s leader said she would withdraw the extradition bill that set off months of protests, she gave no sign on Thursday that more concessions would be forthcoming, even as dissatisfied protesters planned to hold more demonstrations. The city’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said she was optimistic that pulling the bill, along with other measures she offered on Wednesday, would help Hong Kong break…

Foreign aid arrives in the Bahamas to bolster Hurricane Dorian relief efforts – CNN

Thursday, September 05, 2019

(CNN)Days after Hurricane Dorian inflicted “generational devastation” on islands in the Bahamas, foreign aid has arrived to support rescue efforts, feed the displaced and assess damage that’s being described in apocalyptic terms. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘tv/2019/09/04/lead-patrick-oppmann-live-jake-tapper.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_15′,theoplayer: {allowNativeFullscreen: true},adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190904162258-lead-patrick-oppmann-live-jake-tapper-00024025-small-169.jpg”,”height”:124},”xsmall”:{“width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190904162258-lead-patrick-oppmann-live-jake-tapper-00024025-medium-plus-169.jpg”,”height”:173},”small”:{“width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190904162258-lead-patrick-oppmann-live-jake-tapper-00024025-large-169.jpg”,”height”:259},”medium”:{“width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190904162258-lead-patrick-oppmann-live-jake-tapper-00024025-exlarge-169.jpg”,”height”:438},”large”:{“width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190904162258-lead-patrick-oppmann-live-jake-tapper-00024025-super-169.jpg”,”height”:619},”full16x9″:{“width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190904162258-lead-patrick-oppmann-live-jake-tapper-00024025-full-169.jpg”,”height”:900},”mini1x1″:{“width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190904162258-lead-patrick-oppmann-live-jake-tapper-00024025-small-11.jpg”,”height”:120}}},autoStartVideo = false,isVideoReplayClicked = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,mediaMetadataCallbacks,mobilePinnedView = null,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled…