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    Police tape is seen outside the White House as several blocks are closed down by the United States Secret Service on March 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images A 73-year-old woman died during a power outage at an apartment building on Friday, police said. The woman was trying to make it to her 19th-floor apartment with her oxygen tank when she collapsed. Police say her oxygen tank ran out during her climb up the stairs.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A 73-year-old woman died on Friday while trying to walk up the stairs to the 19th floor with a portable oxygen tank during a blackout at a New York City apartment building.  A power outage affected multiple buildings and residents in Co-Op City, the Bronx on Friday, WABC reported. Police believe the woman took the stairs to her apartment due to the...
    (CNN)You know when you dig into a grapefruit and, suddenly, its juice squirts you in the eye?There's a word for it. Hello, orbisculate.It's a word that the Krieger family of Boston is trying to get into the dictionary in honor on their funny, whimsical dad. Neil Krieger passed away due to complications from Covid-19, and his family is taking a non-traditional approach to celebrating his life."I was trying to tell people about my dad and how he was really funny, creative and very original and always could see the humor and the bright side of the situation. I kept on coming back to the word orbisculate as a way to sort of capture that," Hilary Krieger, Neil's daughter, told CNN. "There's something about creating this word that just felt like it captured him and it was really fun."The quest to get orbisculate into the dictionary is more about the journey...
    A UNIVERSITY student died from sepsis after trying to call his GP surgery 25 times - only to be refused an appointment. Toby Hudson, 19, was unable to get through to anyone at the practice because of a faulty phone system, an inquest heard. 1Toby Hudson died from sepsis after trying to contact his GP 25 timesCredit: Facebook / Toby Hudson He gave up and tried again the next day but when he eventually got through, he was told he could not have an appointment for at least 48 hours. The teen was told that because he was registered at another surgery in his university town of Southampton, Hants, he could either wait two days to re-register or go to an urgent care walk-in centre. He went to the centre and was seen by nurse practitioner Briony Jefferis, who wrongly diagnosed him with tonsillitis and gave him antibiotics. Over the...
    An Ohio police officer died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday night as he took part in a rescue mission to pull a 16-year-old girl from a frozen lake. The teen also died by drowning after becoming trapped under the ice near a private dock at Rocky Fork State Park for four and a half hours before she could be rescued. According to WCPO, she had plunged into the water to save her 13-year-old brother, who later managed to escape and raised the alarm.  Jason Lagore, 36, an officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, was among the first responders who rushed to the scene at around 6.30pm on Tuesday when a construction worker called 911 on finding the panicked 13-year-old. The department said in a statement that the father-of-two suffered medical emergency shortly after the rescue attempt began and also fell into the water.  Scroll down for...
    Authorities on Monday identified a San Pablo man who died last week in a crash that came shortly after police had called off their pursuit of him. Ivan Sandoval, 25, tried to outrace officers Feb. 16 on northbound San Pablo Avenue after police said they had identified a car he was driving as a stolen one. It all went down around 8 a.m. in the 14500 block of San Pablo Avenue, when officers tried to pull him over. The 1993 Dodge Intrepid that Sandoval drove collided with a 2004 Toyota Matrix that was going southbound on San Pablo Avenue, police said. A 34-year-old Hayward resident who drove the other vehicle involved in the crash was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. Police said they called off their pursuit of the Dodge, because of how dangerously Sandoval was driving. A short time later, they came across the crash that happened...
    Miami : February 18, 2021February 18, 2021 0 This Wednesday, it was learned that a Venezuelan woman drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande at the height of Piedras Negras, in the Mexican state of Coahuila. The woman was trying to enter Texas illegally, according to information provided by the National Migration Institute. Immigration authorities indicated that the migrant entered the river with three other people, two of whom managed to cross and were detained by the United States Border Patrol. The fourth was able to return to Mexican soil and was treated for hypothermia. The statement from the competent authorities indicated that the deceased woman was trapped in the water current at a degree below zero. At other points on the Mexican-American border, such as Ciudad Juárez, neighboring El Paso, it has been common in recent days to see migrants jumping into the river...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A fire official says three young children and their grandmother died in a Houston-area house fire early Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, while it’s believed they were trying to stay warm during a power outage. Sugar Land Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Adolph said that when firefighters arrived after the call at about 2 a.m., the house was fully engulfed and the 41-year-old mother of the children and her female friend were outside of the home and suffering from burns. He said a responder had to restrain the mother from going back into the house. Both women have been taken to a hospital. He said they are still investigating the cause of the fire but that the neighborhood had been without power for over eight hours and social media posts from the family indicated they were using the fireplace to keep warm. He did not have ages for...
    AN 11-year-old girl died trying to save her baby brother from a fire as flames ripped through their home in New Jersey. The blaze broke out on the first floor of the house in Jersey City just after 11.30pm on Wednesday. 5An 11-year-old girl died after trying to save her baby brother from a fire in their New Jersey homeCredit: KABC-TV When emergency responders arrived, they found a mom and her six-year-old son outside, who said two children were still in the house. Authorities said the six-year-old woke his mom up and she managed to get him outside. But the door locked behind her and she wasn't able to get back in. Firefighters battled through heavy smoke and found the body of an 11-year-old girl and an eight-month-old boy on the second floor, ABC7 reports. They believed the little girl, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was desperately trying...
    JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Two children, and 8-month-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, died in a fire that tore through a home in New Jersey late Wednesday.The fire broke out on the first floor of the home on Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City just after 11:30 p.m.First responders were met outside by a mother and her 6-year-old son, who said two children were still inside the house. The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is investigating a fatal fire that occurred last night at 470 MLK Drive just after 11:30 pm in which an 11-year-old child and an 8-month-old child died. More info to follow.— ProsecutorSuarezHCPO (@HCPOProsecutor) February 11, 2021Authorities said the 6-year-old woke the mother up, and she first got him outside, but the door locked behind her, preventing her from re-entering the home.After battling through heavy smoke, firefighters located two victims on the second...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A person who was trying to stay warm in a makeshift shelter died in a fire in Portland Tuesday, authorities said. Portland Fire & Rescue said in a news release that firefighters responded about 7 a.m. to a fire underneath an overpass and found a makeshift structure on fire. A 27-year-old escape the burning structure before crews arrived. Authorities said the person was badly burned and taken to a hospital burn center where they died from their injuries a few hours later. Investigators believe the fire may have started by an improvised, propane-fed device that ignited materials used to insulate the space from the cold temperatures. Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who is in charge of the fire bureau, said she was heartbroken to hear of someone dying while trying to keep warm. “This is precisely why we need to urgently move forward with sanctioned...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was roasted for blaming COVID-19 deaths on “incompetent government” — without mentioning his own administration’s controversial nursing-home policy that’s been accused of leading to more than 8,700 senior deaths. During a Tuesday appearance on MSBNC, Cuomo accused former President Donald Trump of mishandling the pandemic, saying: “Incompetent government kills people. More people died than needed to die in COVID. That’s the truth.” The assertion, which Cuomo later repeated on CNN, was quickly seized upon by critics who alluded to the state’s since-rescinded March mandate for nursing homes to accept “medically stable” coronavirus patients. “This clown bro. Does he seriously not consider what happened with the nursing homes in NY a complete incompetent disaster??” tweeted @sethompson__. User @kchessor quipped, “Not gonna lie, wasn’t expecting a public confession like this.” Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) — whose uncle, Son Kim, died in a nursing home after suffering “all the...
    New York : Ohio State grad student killed in freak parking garage accident https://t.co/D5bPDxaShi pic.twitter.com/foJp2KHbSM – New York Post (@nypost) January 20, 2021 Victoria Strauss, a graduate student in Ohio, was killed in a freak car accident in a parking lot, hitting her head while trying to get her credit card back. His head was crushed between his car door and a toll booth. According to the local police report, Strauss (23) was leaving the garage in the center of Columbus on Monday at 11:37 pm when the tragedy occurred, the newspaper reported The Columbus Dispatch. The student allegedly dropped her credit card while trying to pay for parking through a machine without getting out of the car. In that process, accidentally stepped on the gas, resulting in her being trapped between the vehicle and the toll booth, according to surveillance footage. A security guard found her...
    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The search resumed in Sonoma County Monday for two children swept to sea with their father, after a sneaker wave washed against the cliffs at Blind Beach."Today is a recovery operation," said Greg Probst of the California State Parks.That tragedy has been compounded by the loss of their father, 40-year-old Michael Wyman of Petaluma, who appears to have died while trying to save them.RELATED: Storm kicks up dangerous surf, 2 children swept out to sea at So. beachMonte Rio Fire Chief Steve Baxman was one of the first to the scene. He says the wave caught all four family members, including the mother."His wife was sitting in a rock, crying, saying where is the kids?" Baxman said.It began when, despite high surf warnings, the family took a trail down to the beach.Sneaker waves have a have a deadly reputation, but the family thought they were...
    FOUR pregnant women were among 20 migrants who died when a smuggling boat sank off the coast of Tunisia. Coastguards recovered the bodies near the coastal city of Sfax as they continue to search for survivors after the tragedy of Christmas Eve. 4Tunisian coastguard with body bags on the dockCredit: AFP or licensors 420 migrants including four pregnant women died at seaCredit: AFP or licensors Tunisian officials confirmed some 19 of the 20 bodies recovered were women - with four of them pregnant. Grim photos show body bags lined up on the dock as they are unloaded from coastguard speedboats. The bodies were then transferred to a local hospital for post mortem. Coastguards managed to find four survivors and they are still searching for at least 13 others who remain missing at sea. The survivors were also taken to hospital, with one undergoing medical supervision while another fled. Court spokesman...
    New video footage has emerged showing passengers desperately trying to save the life of a man who died of COVID-19 on a United Airlines flight last week, as they reveal they are yet to be contacted by health officials nine days after the ordeal. Isaias Hernandez, 69, died of coronavirus and acute respiratory failure on December 14, while traveling to LA from Orlando on UA flight 591, a coroner confirmed on Tuesday.  Hernandez, who was from Los Angeles, went into cardiac arrest mid flight and died in a Louisiana hospital after the plane made an emergency landing in New Orleans.  A new video of the incident shared on Wednesday shows fellow passengers risking catching the virus themselves as they desperately performed CPR on Hernandez for about 45 minutes.  Passenger Steven Chang, who was one of three CPR-trained professionals onboard, was filmed giving chest compressions to the man as he lay on...
    More On: yoga 15 unique yoga gift ideas for yogis of all levels this Christmas Where to buy the best yoga pants — a k a Gen Z’s ‘flared leggings’ — in 2020 Most terrifying workout ever? Hudson Yards’ Edge yoga offers elevated outdoor class Family says deadly LI paddleboard yoga class was unsafe: suit A Long Islander who died during a floating yoga lesson drowned because she tried to help a struggling classmate, according to new court papers. Lisa Margaritis, 49, was headed under a railroad bridge on Hashamomuck Pond with two others during the August 2019 class, in which people perform yoga on stand-up paddle boards in the water, when a classmate ran into trouble in the pond’s flood tide. That’s when Margaritis untethered herself from her own board, and swam over to the struggling woman, who was using a rented paddle board from a Southold, NY, company called...
    The Grampians National Park seen from Reed Lookout, Victoria, Australia. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A 38-year-old woman fell from a 262-foot-high cliff and died in an attempt to pose for a photo.  Police said Loomba attempted to take a photo at a "picture perfect rock" when she fell off the cliff, 9News reported. An alarming number of people in recent years have lost their lives in the process of trying to take a photo in dangerous and risky locations. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A 38-year-old woman fell from a 262 feet high cliff and died in an attempt to pose for a photo.  Australia's 9News first reported that Rosy Loomba of Victoria, Australia fell off a cliff at a popular tourist spot in the famous Grampians National Park. Police said Loomba attempted to take a photo at a "picture perfect rock" when...
    An Alabama man died after sustaining severe head trauma in a 50-foot fall while trying to take a picture of the scenic views in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Wesley Brandon Stedham, 48, of Warrior, fell to his death from the Chimney Tops Overlook at around 1.40pm Tuesday, the National Parks Service confirmed.  He slipped after 'stepping down a steep slope below the overlook for a photograph', said the statement, but added that he had broken no park rules before he fell.    Park rangers and a rescue team rappelled down by rope to rescue Stedham but he died from his injuries.   Wesley Brandon Stedham, 48, died Tuesday after falling from the steep slope at Chimney Tops Overlook in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Pictured here with two unidentified women The National Parks Service released this picture from the scene as they tried to rescue Stedham following his fall down the...
    A well-respected Atlanta-area high school principal has drowned on a Puerto Rican beach while trying to rescue his wife, who also perished in the ocean during a weekend getaway.  Jamar Robinson, the principal of Westlake High School in South Fulton, and his wife AnnMari Robinson, an assistant professor at Georgia State University, have been identified as the tourists who died last Sunday in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The couple leave behind their two sons, ages 14 and 15, including a boy with special needs, who are now staying with relatives.  Tragedy; Georgia high school principal Jamar Robinson and his college professor wife, AnnMari (pictured), both drowned in Puerto Rico last week  The Robinsons were on the beach behind the La Concha hotel in San Juan (pictured) on Sunday when a rip current pulled them under  According to a local news outlet, the Robinsons had traveled to Puerto Rico last weekend and...
    (Kaiser Health News)A tidal wave of grief and loss has rolled through long-term care facilities as the coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 91,000 residents and staffers — nearly 40% of recorded Covid-19 deaths in the U.S.And it's not over: Facilities are bracing for further shocks as coronavirus cases rise across the country.Workers are already emotionally drained and exhausted after staffing the front lines — and putting themselves at significant risk — since March, when the pandemic took hold. And residents are suffering deeply from losing people they once saw on a daily basis, the disruption of routines and being cut off from friends and family.In response, nursing homes and assisted living centers are holding memorials for people who've died, having chaplains and social workers help residents and staff, and bringing in hospice providers to offer grief counseling, among other strategies. More than 2 million vulnerable older adults live in...
    UPDATE: One of her five children had just pulled Felicia Hernandez De La Cruz out of their burning Paterson home when she suddenly rushed back inside to try and save their dog, witnesses said. The 53-year-old mom, who ran a local food stand that catered to the community, never made it out. Authorities confirmed her death in the pre-dawn fire Sunday that displaced 47 residents from nine families and sent two firefighters to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Two 2½-story wood-frame homes on Summer Street were entirely consumed by flames and three others damaged, one severely, after the blaze broke out at 1:43 a.m. The fire spread so quickly that it barely took 10 minutes to go to four alarms. A fifth alarm was sounded 15 minutes after that. Power lines were downed, requiring a PSE&G crew. Two city firefighters were treated at St. Barnabas Medical Center in...
    A Navy SEAL has been honoured for rescuing three children who were pulled out to sea in a rip current as their father drowned trying to save them. An East Coast-based Navy SEAL - whose identity has not been revealed due to operational security concerns - was awarded with a Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the highest non-combat decoration awarded for heroism.   The Navy SEAL was visiting Atlantic Beach in Morehead, North Carolina on memorial day weekend in 2019 where he spotted three boys playing in the water further out than anyone else. He was already on alert having heard that six people had drowned at the same beach so far that year - more than during the whole of 2018. He and his wife had only narrowly decided in favour of going to the beach that day with their own family, fearing it could be too dangerous.  But when he arrived, he...
    A DRIVER has tragically died trying to break the 207mph British land speed record at an airfield in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Police said officers were called to reports of a "serious collision" at Elvington Airfield to the east of York at 4.30pm on Thursday afternoon. 8A driver has died during an attempt to break the British land speed record todayCredit: Ben Lack 8The crumpled wreckage of the car is pictured being taken away from the scene of the collision Credit: Ben Lack Harrowing pictures show the crumpled wreckage of a vehicle being taken away by police at the airfield last night. Officials said a full investigation will be launched into the circumstances of the fatal crash. The British land speed record for a vehicle is currently 207.6mph, set by racer Tony Densham in 1970. 8Police are seen scouring the sceneCredit: Ben Lack 8Officers are continuing their investigations todayCredit:...
    (CNN)A hiker died after falling from a cliff into the ocean on Sunday in Oregon's Oswald West State Park, becoming the latest person to lose their life while trying to snap a scenic photograph.Steven Gastelum, 43, walked down the Devil's Cauldron Trail and climbed a tree near the edge of the cliff to pose for a photo, Oregon State Police said. A tree limb broke, and Gastelum fell about 100 feet into the ocean, police said in a statement.A US Coast Guard helicopter and Nehalem Bay fire rescuers on jet skis located Gastelum and brought him to shore.Gastelum was taken to Tillamook Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Oswald West State Park is about 90 miles northwest of Portland on the Oregon coast.Read MoreIn July, a woman died after a fall in Grand Canyon Nation Park while she was taking photos with her family. Hundreds of...
    SAN ANTONIO – Friends and family of 18 year-old Damian Escobar held a candlelight vigil Friday night, but they never expected his life would be cut short. “I always thought my son was going to bury me, not me burying him,” said Sylvia Martinez. San Antonio police said the teen was killed while trying to cross Loop 410 near between Marbach Road and Highway 90. The driver told police that she didn’t see Escobar until it was too late. Police said the driver did remain at the scene afterward and tried to help. Martinez was left in disbelief after the incident. “That’s not my Damian, and it was my Damian," she said. Police have not said why Escobar was trying to cross the highway, but his family said he was trying to save a friend from committing suicide. “He was trying to save someone else’s life and he lost his......
    PRESIDENTIAL candidate Joe Biden made another gaffe on Monday, messing up the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. During a campaign speech in Wisconsin, the Democratic presidential nominee attempted to bash President Trump. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 4Biden messed up the Pledge of Allegiance on MondayCredit: AP:Associated Press His bash was shortly followed by a botched attempt of the Pledge of Allegiance. "I don't pledge allegiance to red states of America or blue states of America," Biden said. "I pledge allegiance to the United States of America. One nation, indivisible, under God. For real." "I'm running as a proud Democrat, but I'm not going to govern as a Democratic president, I'm going to govern as president." The correct words to the Pledge of Allegiance are: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America...
    A woman fell out of a car onto a highway while filming a Snapchat video. Reuters A woman traveling on a highway in Surrey, England, hung out of a passenger car window to film a Snapchat video and fell out.  She landed in a live lane on the highway, but survived.  Local police said on Twitter that it was "only by luck she wasn't seriously injured or killed."  More than 250 people died around the world while trying to take a selfie between 2011 and 2017, according to a 2018 study.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A woman traveling on the M25 highway in Surrey, England, fell out of a car after trying to film a Snapchat video while hanging out of a car window, local police said on Twitter Monday. Despite falling into a live lane, the woman survived, which police said was "only by...
    CHICO (CBS SF) — As the flames closed in on Butte County Mountain community of Feather Falls last week, two local residents tried unsuccessfully to outrun the North Complex West Zone fire. They were overwhelmed in their vehicles and are among the 15 who have died in the blaze, authorities said Tuesday evening. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea identified the two men as Jacob Albright, 74, and Randy Harrell, 68. Both men were found inside their burned out vehicles and were the first confirmed victims from the Feather Falls area. Two other bodies were discovered in roadways among the wreckage of what was Berry Creek. One of this victims has been identified as Paul Winer, 68. Authorities were still attempting to identify the other man. “On Sept 10th two individuals were found in the roadway on Handkirk Lane in Berry Creek,” Honea said. “One was in a roadway about 10...
    LYONS, Ore. -- The fire was 15 miles away, so the Oregon family went to sleep but planned to leave soon.On Monday evening, Angela Mosso had packed a few things for the family to take with them and her husband, Chris Tofte, drove to town to borrow a friend's trailer to carry the family, their dog and their belongings.But as family members slept, the Beachie Creek Fire bore down, the Statesman Journal reported. Eventually, it reached their house, turning a night of calm preparation into harrowing loss.Gov. Kate Brown said more than 40,000 Oregonians have been evacuated from their homes as two large windblown wildfires rage across the Pacific Northwest. About 500,000 people are in different levels of evacuation zones, either having been told to leave or to prepare to do so. Dozens of people are reported missing and at least six fatalities have been reported.EMBED More News Videos Deadly...
    LYONS, Ore. — The fire was 15 miles away, so the Oregon family went to sleep but planned to leave soon. On Monday evening, Angela Mosso had packed a few things for the family to take with them and her husband, Chris Tofte, drove to town to borrow a friend’s trailer to carry the family, their dog and their belongings. But as family members slept, the Beachie Creek Fire bore down, the Statesman Journal reported. Eventually, it reached their house, turning a night of calm preparation into a harrowing loss. Gov. Kate Brown said more than 40,000 Oregonians have been evacuated from their homes as two large windblown wildfires rage across the Pacific Northwest. About 500,000 people are in different levels of evacuation zones, either having been told to leave or to prepare to do so. Dozens of people are reported missing and at least six fatalities have been reported....
    From left to right: Angie Mosso, Wyatt Tofte, Peggy Mosso, and Coby Bertalotto. Lonnie Bertalotto At least 46 wildfires are burning in Oregon, including the Santiam/Beachie Creek Fire, which grew from 469 to over 131,000 acres overnight from Monday to Tuesday. That fire, currently at 182,000 acres, killed a 12-year-old boy, Wyatt Tofte, and his grandmother, Peggy Mosso. Their bodies were found Wednesday near their home in Mehama. Family members said Mosso was a devoted, fun-loving mom and grandma, and Tofte was a shy but adventurous kid.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Monday night, Peggy Mosso called her son to tell him that she'd fallen and broken her knee. The timing wasn't good: The Santiam/Beachie Creek Fire was burning not far from her home in Mehama, Oregon, where Mosso lived with her daughter, her daughter's partner, and her 12-year-old grandson. Officials had issued a level...
    YUBA CITY (CBS13) — A 19-year-old has died after deputies say he was dragged while trying to stop some men from stealing his father’s car in Yuba City. The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office says, around 9 a.m., deputies got a 911 call about a fight along the 2700 block of Howlett Avenue. After getting to the scene, deputies were told by the resident that his 19-year-old son tried to stop a pair of attempted car thieves by reaching into their vehicle – but was instead dragged away. The teenager had suffered major injuries and deputies started first aid immediately. He was rushed to the hospital, but was later pronounced dead. Few distinguishing features about the two suspects have been released at this point. Detectives say they are working to try and develop some leads on who the pair might be. Anyone with information relevant to the case is urged to...
    GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — Gila County will receive a $21 million federal grant to build a bridge over Tonto Creek where three young children died last November when a family's truck was swept away in rural east-central Arizona, Sen. Martha McSally announced Thursday. The Arizona Republican said the bridge to be funded by a U.S. Transportation Department grant “will provide safe passage over Tonto Creek during flooding, and provide critical access to school, health care, and work for residents who must currently take a 75-mile detour during floods." Siblings Willa Rawlings, 6, and Colby Rawlings, 5, and cousin Austin Rawlings, 5, died while trying to cross the creek about 75 miles northeast of Phoenix. Willa and Colby’s parents, Daniel and Lacey Rawlings, and four other children were rescued. “No other family should have to experience this kind of unimaginable loss," McSally said in a statement. “I appreciate the Transportation Department...
    A widower whose wife died fighting ISIS in Syria last year, came out in defense of President Trump's respect for fallen veterans following an Atlantic story claiming the president made disparaging remarks about them. “President Trump’s actions have shown our troops more respect than any president in my lifetime,” Joe Kent wrote in a piece for NBC News on Saturday. “His use of decisive military force only when absolutely necessary, combined with his reluctance to use the military as the sole tool of foreign policy, is not only good and smart, but the sign of utmost respect for the lives of our troops.” Kent’s wife, Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent, died in 2019 after a suicide bombing in Syria, which killed four people. Kent met the president following his wife’s death, when he waited with him for his wife’s body to come back to the United States, according...
    MAGICIAN 'Wizard Mandrake's' loved ones probably wish they could turn back time and stop him from trying out his latest terrifying trick. The Indian stuntman, 40, was found dead yesterday after being lowered into the Ganges River while tied up with steel chains and ropes. 21 'Wizard Mandrake' is pictured being lowered into India's Ganges River on Sunday while in shacklesCredit: Getty - Contributor But it isn't the first time a magic trick has gone horribly wrong. From magicians shot dead and mowed down by speeding cars to escapologists crushed to death while being buried alive, the industry is blighted by tragedy. And it's not just the stuntmen and women themselves who fall victim - a TV presenter was once stabbed through her hand with a nail during a paper bag trick live on air. Here, as 'Wizard' Chanchal Lahiri's family and friends mourn their loss, we look at the...
    SCOTTS VALLEY (CBS SF) — A 70-year-old man found dead near Davenport likely was killed while trying to escape the advancing CZU Complex fire while 6 others were rescued after they became trapped by flames while trying to return to their evacuated homes, officials said Monday during an update on the battle with the massive wildfire. The fire complex grew overnight to more than 78,000 acres, was 13 percent contained and has destroyed at least 231 structures. Another 24,300 structure were being threatened and thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes. A number of reinforcements have arrived increasing the size of the small army of firefighters battling the blaze to 1,511. While the region remained under a Red Flag Fire Warning until 5 p.m., a forecast of gusty winds and numerous dry lightning strikes has yet to materialize. Cal Fire spokesman Jonathan Cox said as of 6 a.m. there...
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Aug 19 . .- A total of 212 immigrants have arrived on the Canary Islands during the month of August and between 115 and 117 people who tried to do so have been presumed dead or missing. According to data from the Ministry of the Interior, so far this year 3,448 immigrants have arrived in the Canary Islands in 144 boats compared to the 556 people who arrived this way in 2019. In August, seven people died when a boat was shipwrecked in Tarfaya (Morocco); another ten when another boat was wrecked in Dakhla (Sahara), and on August 6, 27 people died of hunger and thirst in a drifting boat located in Nouadhibou (Mauritania). Also that day, a pneumatic boat with 63 people on board who had been looking for three weeks was reported missing. To these deaths must be added between 8 and 10 occupants...
    GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — Police said a man who jumped into Lake Winnipesaukee died after trying to help a companion who lost his balance while trying to board a boat. James Murphy Jr., 66, of Laconia, died Wednesday, the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol said. Murphy was trying to help Ronald Bickford, 71, of Laconia, who was boarding the boat from the Gilford Town Docks. Witnesses described both men as having difficulty staying on the water's surface. Both men went beneath the surface multiple times before good Samaritans were able to grab their arms and hold them until more help arrived. A nearby Marine Patrol boat then assisted both men out of the water, where first aid and CPR was administered. Both were taken to the hospital. Murphy later died. Murphy's wife, Cindy Murphy, told The Laconia Daily Sun that she and her husband had provided home care for...
    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman who tried to break up a fight in Westminster last month has died. Destiny Morehouse had friends over to home on Raleigh Street on July 17. A fight started early the next morning. Destiny Morehouse (credit: Westminster Police) Morehouse tried to break up the fight but someone fired a gun, hitting Morehouse. She was placed on life support but died earlier this month. Westminster detectives are still investigating and hope to hear from anyone who might know more.
    By CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Dozens are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants sank off Mauritania’s coast, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency. Approximately 40 people were on board the vessel that sank off the coast of Nouadhibou, Mauritania, U.N. Refugee Agency Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Vincent Cochetel said on Twitter Thursday. There is one survivor from Guinea, he said. Further details were not yet available. “UNHCR & IOM along with authorities & partners are trying to step up efforts to prevent such tragedies, but traffickers keep lying to their clients,” Cochetel wrote in the tweet. Those aboard the vessel were migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, confirmed U.N. Refugee Agency Africa spokesman Charlie Yaxley. U.N. officials are at the site providing assistance, he said. “These are the awful consequences of immoral and unscrupulous smugglers and traffickers arranging these desperate sea journeys,” he wrote on...
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Dozens are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants sank off Mauritania’s coast, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency. Approximately 40 people were on board the vessel that sank off the coast of Nouadhibou, Mauritania, U.N. Refugee Agency Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Vincent Cochetel said on Twitter Thursday. There is one survivor from Guinea, he said. Further details were not yet available. “UNHCR & IOM along with authorities & partners are trying to step up efforts to prevent such tragedies, but traffickers keep lying to their clients,” Cochetel wrote in the tweet. Those aboard the vessel were migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, confirmed U.N. Refugee Agency Africa spokesman Charlie Yaxley. U.N. officials are at the site providing assistance, he said. “These are the awful consequences of immoral and unscrupulous smugglers and traffickers arranging these desperate sea journeys,” he wrote on Twitter. In December, 63 people...
    New Jersey Federal Judge Esther Salas — whose son was killed two weeks ago in a hail of gunfire at their home — said the college student died trying to protect his father, who was also wounded in the ambush. The shooting, she said, came a day after son Daniel Anderl celebrated his 20th birthday. The family had hosted a party for a few of Daniel’s Catholic University of America friends, she said in a recorded message released Monday. The next day, the family was cleaning up from the festivities. “Daniel and I went downstairs to the basement and we were chatting, as we always do,” Salas said. “And Daniel said, ‘Mom, let’s keep talking, I love talking to you, Mom.’ It was at that exact moment that the doorbell rang, and Daniel looked at me and said, ‘Who is that?’” “And before I could say a word, he sprinted...
    New Jersey Federal Judge Esther Salas — whose son was killed two weeks ago in a hail of gunfire at their home — said the college student died trying to protect his father, who was also wounded in the ambush. see also Killer anti-feminist lawyer reportedly had a hit list of over a dozen targets The crazed “anti-feminist” lawyer who gunned down a New Jersey... The shooting, she said, came a day after son Daniel Anderl celebrated his 20th birthday. The family had hosted a party for a few of Daniel’s Catholic University of America friends, she said in a recorded message released Monday. The next day, the family was cleaning up from the festivities. “Daniel and I went downstairs to the basement and we were chatting, as we always do,” Salas said. “And Daniel said, ‘Mom, let’s keep talking, I love talking to you, Mom.’ It was...
    A GRAN died from accidentally setting fire to herself with a candle after applying a flammable skin cream. Yvonne Webb, 83, who suffered from dementia, had applied the emollient cream shortly before tragedy struck at home in North London. 1Yvonne Webb, 83, who suffered from dementia, had applied the emollient cream shortly before tragedy struck at home in North LondonCredit: SWNS:South West News Service She tried to light the candle at her gas stove and set herself a blaze. The pensioner ran into the street enveloped in flames where she was helped by neighbours who tried to save her. But after being rushed to hospital for treatment, Yvonne later died. SKIN CREAM TRAGEDY Emollient creams are widely used to treat dry and itchy skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis but contain paraffin, petroleum or natural oils, all of which are flammable. Yvonne’s son Ben Webb said: "We aren't sure...
    A MUM who died trying to rescue her dog from the sea has been pictured for the first time as her family paid tribute to their "heartwarming friend." Emergency crews were scrambled to New Brighton in Merseyside at around 12.30pm on Monday after Christine Robinson, 57, and a man in his 20s got into difficulty in the water. 2Christine Robinson, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene Credit: PA:Press Association Ms Robinson, from Eastham, Wirral, was later pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics while the man was taken to hospital. He has now been discharged and the dog was recovered safely from the water. Merseyside Police said there were no suspicious circumstances. In a tribute issued through police, her family said: "There are no words that can describe the emptiness we are all feeling following the tragic loss of our mum. "We can't even begin to describe what type...
    TWO heroic teenage boys jumped into the River Thames to save the life of a man who had got into difficulty while swimming.  Jack Staunton and Ralph Sewell, both 15, dived into the water at the beauty spot to help the swimmer after he failed to resurface.  4Jack Staunton, left, and Ralph Sewell, both 15, jumped into the River Thames to try and save a man Credit: SWNS:South West News Service 4Eyad Al Ryabi died after getting into difficulty swimmingCredit: Hyde News & Pictures Ltd The brave teenagers had been relaxing with a group of friends at Odney Weir, in Cookham, Berks., on Tuesday when the tragedy hit.  The body of dad-of-five Eyad Al Ryabi, who is also believed to have jumped in to try to save his friend, was found by emergency service teams at the scene on Wednesday.  His friend, in his 30s, who has not been named,...
    The racing driver who died in a high-speed crash in Oregon last year has been posthumously awarded the female world land speed record. Jessi Combs reached 522.783mph during the world-record attempt in the Alvord Desert last August but the 39-year-old died when her car went up in flames.  Despite her death, Guinness World Records has certified the new benchmark which beats the previous female record of 512mph - set by Kitty O'Neil in 1976.   Jessi's boyfriend Terry Madden said in response that 'no record could ever be worth her not being here, but it was a goal that she really wanted'.   Jessi Combs (pictured) reached 522.783mph during the world-record attempt in the Alvord Desert last August but the 39-year-old died when her car went up in flames  The 56-foot, 52,000-horsepower 'jet car' went up in flames during the record attempt last year  Combs's family said at the time...
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — A woman who lives outside Riverside said her blind horse died after injuring itself when it got scared by fireworks and broke out of its paddock. The horse, Gammera, was 33 years old but her owner Sharon Holmberg said she still had much more life left. Holmberg said “horrendous booms” from illegal fireworks, which had been rattling her Riverside County neighborhood every night for weeks now, spooked Gammera. Last Friday, the horse slammed into a wooden fence while trying to run away from the noise, badly injuring her leg and face. Holmberg learned days later that Gammera also suffered internal injuries and her veterinarian needed to put her down. She left a note about Gammera’s death on mailboxes in her community so whoever has been setting off the fireworks can know what happened. It turns out Gammera wasn’t the only animal affected by the fireworks going off...
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