Firefighters Partially Surround Deadly California Fire

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have gotten their first hold on California’s deadliest and most destructive fire of the year and expected that the blaze would remain stalled through the weekend. The McKinney Fire near the Oregon border was 10% contained as of Wednesday night and bulldozers and hand crews were making progress carving … Read more

Prosecution Rests in Deadly Motorcycle Crash Trial

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A survivor of a crash that killed seven fellow members of a Marine motorcycle club acknowledged Wednesday that the lead rider had an unsafe blood alcohol level but denied that the club president swerved into the path of the oncoming truck. Josh Morin was the final witness for the prosecution, which … Read more

Deadly California Wildfire Wipes Out Scenic River Town

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — Roger Derry, 80, and his son have lived together in the tiny scenic hamlet of Klamath River in Northern California for more than 40 years. They know most of the town’s 200 or so residents. Now, they’re one of the few families left after California’s largest and deadliest wildfire of … Read more

Climate Change Made Deadly UK Heat Wave at Least 10 Times More Likely: Study

The UK’s heat wave earlier this month fueled so many blazes in London that the city’s fire service was busier than any day since Nazi attacks in World War II. More than 840 people may have died in England and Wales, according to a preliminary analysis. Now, a rapid scientific analysis of the event concludes … Read more

Helicopter Descended Quickly in Deadly Crash During Severe New Mexico Fire Season

Evidence indicates that a helicopter that crashed in northern New Mexico after helping fight a wildfire over the weekend descended at a fast rate, with the craft ending up mangled and in pieces after first hitting the ground upright, the National Transportation Safety Board said this week. The agency has completed its initial documentation of … Read more

2 suspects arrested in probe of deadly 7-Eleven shootings in California

Two men were arrested Friday in connection with a series of robberies at Southern California 7-Eleven stores that left two people dead and three wounded. Police said the men are suspected in another killing and other crimes in the region. A half-dozen 7-Elevens and a doughnut shop were robbed … Read more

Deadly windstorm transformed market | Business Insurance

When Hurricane Andrew ripped through southern Florida in 1992, tearing up buildings and killing more than two dozen people, few had witnessed such a destructive natural catastrophe in the United States. In the 30 years since, the U.S. has endured multiple storms that caused more damage than Andrew, but it was the earlier storm that … Read more

Trial Opens in Deadly Collapse of Italy’s Morandi Bridge

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Fifty-nine people went on trial Thursday for the 2018 collapse of Genoa’s Morandi bridge, accused of manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of 43 people. The defendants include former executives and experts of the company that manages many of Italy’s bridges and highways, as well as former officials of the … Read more

South Africa’s 400 Abandoned Coal Mines Pose Deadly, Toxic Risk

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business South Africa has failed to clean up and secure hundreds of abandoned coal mines that now pose a deadly threat to nearby communities, according to Human Rights Watch. Author of the article: Bloomberg News Paul Burkhardt Article content (Bloomberg) — South Africa has failed to clean up and secure hundreds … Read more

Taliban call for release of frozen funds after deadly earthquake By Reuters

© Reuters. Afghan women carry water containers through the debris of damaged houses after the recent earthquake in Wor Kali village in the Barmal district of Paktika province, Afghanistan, June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara By Charlotte Greenfield KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s Taliban administration called on international governments on Saturday to roll back sanctions and lift … Read more