Sunday, August 18, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-17

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2019-08-17 - Thousands of homes destroyed by mammoth inferno in Dhaka (Bangladesh), many people homeless:

Quote: "Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless in Bangladesh after fire tore through a slum in the capital of Dhaka. About 15,000 homes were destroyed in the blaze, which hit the Mirpur area late on Friday and left 50,000 people homeless, according to the BBC."

2019-08-17 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "All souls aboard a JetBlue flight are saved after the plane had to make an emergency landing at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport when smoke filled the cockpit."

Note: This is the 91st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-17 - Ferry ship bursts into flame shortly after midnight near island in coastal Central Sulawesi (Indonesia), 7 killed, 4 missing:

Quote: "Kendari, Indonesia: Seven people, including two children, were killed and four others missing after a ferry carrying dozens of passengers caught fire off Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Saturday, police said. The ferry, heading from Southeast Sulawesi to an island in Central Sulawesi, caught fire shortly after midnight. 'Suddenly there were sparks in the engine and fire quickly spread to other parts of the boat,' local police spokesman Harry Goldenhard said in a statement."

Note: This is the 732nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-17 - Landfill fire breaks out in coastal Kpone (Ghana):

2019-08-17 - Another wildfire breaks out on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain):

Quote: "Authorities on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria were set to evacuate more residents on Saturday as a forest fire broke out just days after another blaze raged in the same area."

2019-08-17 - First-ever mandatory water cutbacks will kick in next year along the Colorado River:

2019-08-17 - Home explodes and burns in Gazipur (Bangladesh), 4 injured:

Note: Gazipur is adjacent to Dhaka, where the thousands of homes went up in flames. This is the 124th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-08-17 - Flower farm devastated by massive blaze shortly after 11 PM in St. Catharines (Canada), near Lake Ontario:

Quote: "The fire was in a structure that is a series of greenhouses and outbuildings and about 650,000 to 700,000 square feet in total. 'It's a significant-sized fire,' McCormick said. 'Probably, this would be the most significant fire that I have had of my 33-year career.'"

Quote: "The total damage from the fire remains unclear, though it is expected to be in the millions of dollars."

2019-08-17 - Tanker ship 'Skymir' bursts into flame near coastal Nantong (China):

Quote: "The 'Skymir', en route from Nantong to Yosu had a fire on board on Aug 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. It was successfully extinguished, but the vessel suffered water ingress due to unknown reasons, and therefore sent a distress signal on Aug 16 at 5.45 p.m. At about 6.35 p.m. the Jeju Coast Guard arrived at the site and found that the vessel was listing to about 20 to 30 degrees to port side."

2019-08-17 - Boat bursts into flame while being towed, on US 131 in Kent County (Michigan):

2019-08-17 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Macduff (Scotland):

Note: These are the 733rd, 734th and 735th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-17 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Roseburg (Oregon):

2019-08-17 - Three tractor trailers and car destroyed by fire while parked near haunted house in Passaic (New Jersey):

Quote: "Officials say a fire destroyed three tractor-trailers and a car behind a haunted house attraction in Passaic. The fire happened Saturday around 3:30 a.m. on Brighton Avenue, near the Brighton Asylum."

Note: These are the 1420th, 1421st, 1422nd and 1423rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-17 - Three rental trucks destroyed by fire at 2 AM, two more damaged, while parked at Penske facility in Northwood (Ohio):

Quote: "Fire crews fought a large vehicle fire that wrapped five Penske trucks in flames early Saturday morning. The incident happened in the parking lot of the Penske Collision Center around 2 a.m. Crews put out the fire within 10 minutes of arrival. Three of the trucks were totaled, the other two sustained damage."

2019-08-17 - SUV bursts into flame on street in the Morgan Junction area in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2019-08-17 - SUV bursts into flame on Market Way in North Petherton (Britain):

2019-08-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on US 101 in Salinas (California):

2019-08-17 - Two pickup trucks destroyed by fire at 6:20 AM while parked in Portage la Prairie (Canada):

2019-08-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Richland (Washington):

Quote: "When firefighters arrived the car was burning inside the garage, but they quickly got the situation under control before flames spread to the structure."

2019-08-17 - Car bursts into flame near Wendy's in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "Rescue crews took one person to the hospital after a car caught fire near a Wendy’s restaurant in Miami. City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the blaze near the intersection of Northwest 37th Avenue and Seventh Street, just after 4:45 p.m., Saturday. Cellphone video captured the vehicle fully engulfed."

2019-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on McGregor Boulevard in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2019-08-17 - Three cars destroyed by fire, four more damaged, while parked at Marsh Barton Trading Estate in coastal Exeter (Britain):

2019-08-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Broughton Shopping Park in Broughton (Britain):

2019-08-17 - Car and RV trailer go up in flames at 2:58 AM near Davenport Street and Newcastle Street in Middleport (Britain), another car burns separately:

Quote: "Earlier in the night, at around midnight, Sandyford firefighters had been called to another car fire in Sytchmill Way, Burslem."

Note: The two fires were about 2400 feet from each other...

2019-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near the Tamar Bridge over the River Tamar near coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on Brumby Wood Lane in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe. Sat 17 Aug 2019 21:16 (No:18091) Car fire. 1 BA and 1 hose reel in use."

2019-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on Mortal Ash Hill in Holme (Britain):

Quote: "Mortal Ash Hill, Holme. Sat 17 Aug 2019 17:40 (No:18074) Car fire. Hose reel and 1 BA in use."

2019-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-20 in Van (Texas):

2019-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame near Erin Mills Parkway and Burnhamthorpe Road West in Mississauga (Canada):

2019-08-17 - RV trailer destroyed by fire before 6 AM at campground in Penobsquis (Canada), dog killed, man injured:

2019-08-17 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Hesperia (California):

Quote: "There was no fire damage inside the residence, but there was extensive smoke damage and one vehicle destroyed in the garage."

2019-08-17 - Auto shop destroyed by fire on Baugh Street in Nowthen (Minnesota):

2019-08-17 - Barn destroyed by fire and explosions at 1:30 AM on Royal Avenue in Eugene (Oregon):

2019-08-17 - Chemical factory destroyed by massive fire in Patancheru (India):

2019-08-17 - Home damaged by basement fire in Columbia (Missouri), nobody there:

2019-08-17 - Home damaged by fire near Butte Drive and Wellborn Road in College Station (Texas), nobody there:

2019-08-17 - Home damaged by fire on Harter Street in Herkimer (New York), nobody there:

2019-08-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:58 AM on Albert Street in Cape Girardeau (Missouri), 8+ dogs killed:

2019-08-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM on South Shore Drive in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2019-08-17 - Home destroyed by fire at 6 AM on Brooklyn Heights Road in Thomaston (Maine):

2019-08-17 - Home destroyed by fire on South Market Street in Shamokin (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-17 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM on Smith Way in Peachland (Canada), near Okanagan Lake:

2019-08-17 - Home destroyed by fire on Height Road in Clio (South Carolina):

2019-08-17 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on 16th Avenue in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2019-08-17 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Surrey Lane in Elizabeth Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-17 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Deraud Street in the West Oakland area in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-17 - Deadly fire burns home near Dewey and Main Street in Sapulpa (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2019-08-17 - Deadly fire destroys home on Strickland Loop near Forsyth (Georgia), 2 killed:

2019-08-17 - Deadly fire rips through hotel at 1:34 AM in coastal Odessa (Ukraine), 8+ killed, 10 injured:

2019-08-17 - Deadly fire burns furniture factory at 3:30 AM in Bengaluru (India), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2019-08-17 - Salmon dying off in Washington State:

2019-08-17 - Two sisters die in river while picking flowers in Safipur (India):

2019-08-17 - Man has 'medical emergency' and dies while driving truck, truck crashes into vehicles and fence, in coastal Everett (Washington):

Quote: "A man who crashed a delivery truck at the Boeing Softball Fields in south Everett on Saturday died from a medical emergency, according to the Everett Police Department. At around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the man crashed into one or two other vehicles before hitting the field’s perimeter fence. The fence fell, hitting a woman. She received minor injuries and was taken to a hospital."

2019-08-17 - Woman, 45, has 'medical event' and drops dead at jail in New Britain (Connecticut):

Quote: "A woman died unexpectedly after suffering a medical event while she was in custody at the New Britain Police Department Saturday. Police said they arrested Tamara Mifflin, 45, after responding to a verbal domestic dispute, which involved Mifflin violating a protective order."

2019-08-17 - Man, 37, dies in the Meramec River in Crawford County (Missouri):

2019-08-17 - Man found dead and partially submerged in the water at beach along Ostrich Bay near coastal Bremerton (Washington):

2019-08-17 - Man jumps into lake and dies at Apollo Community Regional Park in Lancaster (California):

2019-08-17 - Boy, 15, found dead in Strawberry Reservoir (Utah):

2019-08-17 - Person found dead in the Thames River in Groton (Connecticut):

2019-08-17 - Woman found dead in mountain bike park in Rotorua (New Zealand):

2019-08-17 - Girl, 5, found dead in pond outside her home in Sadasadi (Bangladesh):

2019-08-17 - Man, 66, found dead in the Forth and Clyde Canal near Auchinstarry Marina near Kilsyth (Scotland):

2019-08-17 - Man, 71, dies after being pulled from coastal Kilkee Bay (Ireland):

2019-08-17 - Twin-engine crashes into home, bursts into flame, home destroyed, near Poughkeepsie (New York), 2 killed, 1+ injured:

Quote: "State Police Capt. Paul DeQuarto said the plane struck the south side of the two-story home and the house has been 'completely destroyed.' The home was fully engulfed in flames following the crash, he said."

2019-08-17 - Small plane crashes near airport in Ruidoso (New Mexico), 2 injured:

2019-08-17 - Small plane makes emergency landing on highway near Zagreb (Croatia), engine failure:

2019-08-17 - Boat carrying two firefighters disappears after leaving coastal Port Canaveral (Florida):

2019-08-17 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal Portland (Maine):

2019-08-17 - Passenger bus slams into store in Perm (Russia), 1 killed, 32 injured:

2019-08-17 - Passenger bus overturns in Arvalem (India), 11 injured:

2019-08-17 - Tractor trailer overturns along waterway, bursts into flame, on I-25 in Weld County (Colorado), 1 killed:

Quote: "Colorado State Patrol said a person died in a semi rollover on I-25 southbound in Weld County Saturday afternoon. Cpl. Ivan Alvarado said part of the semi truck caught fire, while the rest of the vehicle was submerged in a nearby waterway."

2019-08-17 - SUV veers over centerline, hits utility truck head-on, on Miller Bay Road in North Kitsap (Washington), 1 killed:

Quote: "Traffic investigators believe Chandler may have suffered 'a medical event just before the collision,' Wilson said."

2019-08-17 - SUV veers off road, crashes into vehicles and Dunkin' Donuts, in Coventry Township (Ohio), several injured:

2019-08-17 - SUV veers over centerline, crashes into tree, on Knights Pond Road in South Berwick (Maine), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say Brian G. Day may have experienced a medical event when his Jeep crossed the centerline, left the road and struck a tree."

2019-08-17 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into pole, in coastal Portsmouth (Rhode Island), 3 injured:

2019-08-17 - Car veers off road, crashes into fence, sign and pole, on Columbia West River Road near Elyria (Ohio), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-08-17 - Car crashes off bridge at 2:07 AM in Oxford (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2019-08-17 - Hungry brown bear attacks and kills man in Khabarovsk (Russia):

Quote: "A local man, who saw the body, said this time the bear didn't attack the man to defend itself but to kill and eat. An expert of bears' behaviors said this is one of the rare cases where a bear preys a human."

2019-08-17 - Man, 56, goes into cardiac arrest, resuscitated, at baseball game at Chase Field in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "The man, a 56-year-old former minor league pitcher, was at the game as a guest of Giants' pitching coach Curt Young, who told a San Francisco Chronicle reporter that his friend is alert and recovering at a local hospital. In the bottom of the second inning, first responders performed CPR on the man as play continued on the field. Multiple witnesses said he stopped breathing."

2019-08-17 - Experienced hiker, man, disappears in Northern California mountains on 5-day hike:

2019-08-17 - Powerful sudden microburst pounds eight-block area in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "“It appears there was some sort of really violent weather system that rolled through here,” said Pittsburgh Police Public Information Officer Cara Cruz. 'From looking at the trajectory of debris, it looks like it went from north to south. We have two partial building collapses, one at 48th and Butler, and one at Butler and Plummer Street. We also have a lot of uprooted trees, some of them very large, in the Allegheny Cemetary.'"

2019-08-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Istanbul (Turkey), entire winter's worth of rain in 90 minutes, 1+ killed:

2019-08-17 - Large numbers of red sprites in the skies over Europe this summer:


  1. Good morning Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne, and Panther. Here we go again, another week on the way out. ['nother hot & humid one around here today]

    i see we had a giant greenhouse fire in Canada (at a flower farm, yet) along with various vehicle fires and a home burned down. Jeez, what's Canada trying to do, upstage PA?

    Lotta people becoming homeless due to fire, as per your lede story, and followed by the list of residential fires further down.

    Planes are becoming less reliable as vehicles to get one to where they want to go and be alive upon arrival. The twin-engine [plane] that crashed into a home in NY was just one of many that happened the same day.

    Let's take a look around to start off this week.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.18.19 Alaskan fish die but everyone's having a good time on Instagram [~ 15.75 min.]

    Now It’s Raining Plastic in the Rocky Mountains

    It seems now that plastic is finding its way into every facet of life on the planet. And that’s pretty alarming.
    We eat, drink and breathe microplastics. And now it’s raining plastics. [more; yep, the very definition of ubiquitous]

    Power Outages Impact Thousands in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas

    Two firefighters went missing Friday on a fishing trip. Their search remains ongoing

    Oregon Repeals a Ban on Construction of Critical Facilities in Cascadia Tsunami Zones

    Experts say it’s only a matter of time before the Cascadia causes a massive earthquake that generates a tsunami as much as seven stories tall and destroys parts of Oregon Coast.

    But the Oregon’s Legislature repealed a ban on construction of new “critical facilities” in tsunami inundation zones, allowing fire stations, police stations and schools to be built in the potential path of a tsunami. [more; smart . ..]

    Plague-Infected Prairie Dogs Shut Down Parts of Denver

    Prairie dogs infected with the plague – yes, the plague – have shut down parts of a city and wildlife area near Denver this summer. [more; oh, but they're so cute!]

    [more below]

  2. Trump Administration Shutting Down JASON Advisory Group

    Inside a Trump-era purge of military scientists at a legendary think tank

    The fight over Jason, a longstanding panel of military scientists, signals a larger story about the escalating conflict between the Trump Administration and world of science

    Underwater eruption near Fonualei Island, Tonga

    A new underwater eruption took place near Fonualei island in the Tonga archipelago on August 7, 2019. [more; guess they just found out]

    In The U.S., A Transportation Recession Has Already Officially Arrived

    A transportation recession often precedes a recession for the entire economy, and while the debate about when the U.S. economy as a whole will plunge into a recession is quite vigorous right now, the truth is that the debate is over regarding when a transportation recession will begin. Throughout 2017 and most of 2018, U.S. freight shipment volume was booming, and that was a very strong sign that overall economic activity was rising. But when economic activity begins to decline, freight shipment volume often goes negative, and that is precisely what is happening right now. In fact, U.S. freight shipment volume has now declined on a year over year basis for eight months in a row… [more]

    Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

    Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill.

    Spread by a rice-sized, plant-hopping insect, lethal bronzing has gone from a small infestation on Florida's Gulf Coast to a nearly statewide problem in just over a decade. Tens of thousands of palm trees have died from the bacterial disease, and the pace of its spread is increasing, adding to environmental woes of a state already struggling to save its other arboreal icon, citrus trees, from two other diseases.

    Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump EPA 'Screwed' Farmers With Biofuels Exemptions

    Farmers reeling from President Donald Trump’s trade war with China suffered a new blow last week when his administration exempted dozens of oil refineries from requirements to use biofuels. The decision reduces demand for corn-based ethanol, slicing even deeper into farmers’ tanking incomes. [more]

    Ethanol Is Terrible for Health and the Environment, but Government Keeps Backing It

    The US federal government still strongly pushes corn- and soy-based ethanol despite the EPA's new study showing its harmful effects. [more; hey, just like with 5 G and nuclear energy!]

  3. [some stories from Rice Farmer this morning]

    News Links, August 19, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    CEOs see pay grow 1,000% in the last 40 years, now make 278 times the average worker (US)

    U.S. Contemplates 50- and 100-Year Bonds After Yields Plummet

    US National Debt Spiked $363 billion in Two Weeks, $1 Trillion in 12 months. But Who Bought This Pile of Treasury Securities?

    Treasury is about to flood the market with debt to fund U.S.'s $1 trillion deficit — and that is a concern

    12 Reasons Why Negative Rates Will Devastate The World

    Auto Bust At Heart Of Global Downturn Hits Oil Demand

    These 10 'grey swan' events could conspire to imperil global economy and markets

    31 countries where the 'American Dream' is more attainable than in the US

    Hackers just found serious vulnerabilities in F-15 fighter jet

    Damning new evidence is yet another reason why selling arms to Saudi Arabia is illegal

    Air Force Tests Contraption That Can Turn Any Plane Into a Robot Plane

    Israel Meets With UAE, Declares It's Joining Persian Gulf Coalition

    US Threatens Sanctions On Anyone Dealing with Iran's Oil Tanker

    US Joins Secret Talks Between Israel and UAE Targeting Iran

    Corn Industry Battered By Shocking Ethanol Decision
    Nothing is as shocking as the fact that corn ethanol is worthless as a fuel for powering industrial society. Any useful source of energy must be able to "pay its own way" plus have a considerable amount of energy left over to run the economy. Can ethanol power the farm machinery, trucks, and ethanol plants needed to produce it, and still have lots of energy left over to drive the economy? Of course not. Fossil fuels provide all that energy. If ethanol itself were used to provide the energy for its own production, the whole system would fall apart immediately. That shows not only the worthlessness of ethanol, but also the incredible power of fossil fuels, which "pay their own way" and still supply enough surplus energy to build a world-girdling civilization of unprecedented scale and complexity. So, why ethanol? My theory is that it's merely a way to shove piles of money around, which enables some people to make money and raises GDP. -- RF

    Trump's Oil Sanctions Leave Russian Exporters $1 Billion Richer

    The developing world's water crisis has arrived

    The U.S. Plans To Send Nuclear Reactors To Space

    And Now, the Really Big Coal Plants Begin to Close

    Tyson Foods recalls 39,000 pounds of frozen chicken patties possibly contaminated with 'foreign matter'

    Midwest Farm Loan Repayment Issues Hit Highest Level Since 1999Even Larry Summers Denounces World Bank's "PEF" Ebola Bonds That Enriched Investors at Expense of the Sick in the Congo

    What to Know About a Potential Ebola 'Cure'

    Human-induced global warming responsible for West Antarctic's melting ice

    Scientists: Conventional Oil Impacts Groundwater More Than Fracking [heard on Le Show yesterday]

    'Dead zone': Data confirms dire warnings about algae growing in Chesapeake Bay

    We Ignore Thousands of Threatened Plant Species at Our Own Peril

    Beloved baby dugong 'Mariam' dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

    India hints at changing 'no first use' nuclear policy

    Massive Arctic wildfires emitted more CO2 in June than Sweden does in an entire year

    A steady diet of plastic
    For years it has been known that plastic breaks down into microscopic particles that are consumed by shellfish, fish and mammals higher up the food chain, presenting a danger to human health if consumed. However new research is showing that plastic too small to be detected by the human eye is also showing up in drinking water, rain, snow and even in the air.

    [more below]

  4. Shale's Dark Side: Methane Emissions Are Soaring

    Alarm as Trump Requests Permanent Reauthorization of NSA Mass Spying Program Exposed by Snowden

    Saudi Woman dissident Refuses to Make Video exonerating Saudi State from Torture Charges

    The world's most-surveilled cities

    Biometric Data Breach Could Link Your Face to Illegal Activities

    Billions of records exposed: 2019 on track to be worst year ever for data breaches

    Epstein Prison Guards "Not Cooperating" With DOJ Probe

    Former MSNBC Reporter Spills Details On Pro-Establishment Bias In Media

    LSE's FTSE stock market suffers longest outage in years

    Japan surpasses China as largest foreign holder of US Treasuries

    Japan under pressure over past hunting of endangered whales

    Japan to purchase 42 F-35B fighter jets from US [JUNK!]

    Trump Gives Huawei Another 90-Day Reprieve: Who is Desperate for a Deal?

    Housing Peaked May of 2018: Cycle Trends Suggest Long, Weak Recovery is Over

    Cass Freight Index Contracts 8th Month: Cass Predicts Negative GDP by Q3 or Q4

    Freight Shipments Suffer Steepest Drops since Financial Crisis, Overcapacity Balloons

    Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

    Americans are more in debt than ever — experts say 'money disorders' may be to blame

    Deere to slash costs after trade war hits earnings

    The Used Heavy-Duty-Truck Market Is "Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better"

    It Starts: First Truck Maker Cuts Production

    The 'bloodbath' in America's trucking industry has officially spilled over to the rest of the economy

    22 states sue the Trump administration over its climate 'plan'

    Trump Thinks He Is Winning the Trade War. The Data Tell a Different Story

    Trump lost $34 billion in corporate revenue by cutting IRS budget by $13 billion: study
    This guy is brilliant. -- RF

    Trump's Plan to Slash Foreign Aid Puts Humanitarian Programs in Jeopardy ['i'll take the Red Cross for $200, Alex']

    As they reach adulthood, Gen Z isn't shying away from credit cards, loans and other debt

    Trump's Farm Bailout Flows To "City Slickers," a D.C. Lobbyist and 'Farms' on Golf Courses

  5. WWE's Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

    Scottsdale, Ariz., police spokesman Sgt. Mark Clark said Warrior collapsed while walking with his wife to their car at a hotel, and was pronounced dead at a hospital. [more]

    Firefighters called to Point Breeze home for two fires hours apart

    Firefighters were called to a house in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia twice in a matter of hours for two separate fires.

    Firefighters arrived to the 2200 block of Gerrit Street around 5:30 a.m. Sunday and found flames coming from the first floor of a middle rowhome.

    detectives arrived to investigate what they call a "suspicious" fire that happened at the same home around 11 p.m. Saturday night. [more]

    First Alert: Oppressively Hot, Humid Conditions Grip Philadelphia Region as Storms Threaten
    Oppressively Hot and Muggy as Strong Storms Threaten

    Another scorching heat wave has descended upon the Philadelphia region, bringing dangerously high humidity, triple-digit feels-like temperatures and strong storms.

    A First Alert lasts through Wednesday evening for the entire region, except the Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches. The humidity will make the already high temperatures feel even more oppressive.

    Strong to severe thunderstorms are also a concern as the mugginess builds Monday and Tuesday as temps approach the mid 90s. Scattered storms are also a concern on Wednesday and even Thursday. [more]

    9 Hurt After Lightning Strike Causes Tree to Fall on Tent With People Inside at Swim Club in Bucks County
    Lightning Causes Tree to Fall on Tent With People Inside

    Several people, including children, were injured after a lightning strike caused a tree to fall on a tent at a swim club in Lower Southampton, Pennsylvania, Sunday. [more]