Sunday, November 10, 2019

Event Update For 2019-11-09

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

2019-11-09 - British Airways passenger planes hit by toxic fumes 85 times in the last two months:

Quote: "A total of 85 'toxic fume events' have been reported on BA jets in the last two months. Cabin crew felt sick amid a stench on Flight BA979 from Hanover, Germany, to Heathrow last week."

Note: And this is just ONE airline. I would take from this information the following: 1) these events are now happening with significant frequency; and 2) the majority of these events are not covered in the news, because if they were then I'd have noticed them, and I have found just a fraction of that count mentioned in news stories. Obviously everyone in positions of authority has reason to downplay these events. The airlines don't want to lose business, and governments don't want people to realize that it's the end of the world. In any case, an increasingly contaminated atmosphere results in more planes flying though clouds of poison gas, which means more toxic fume events. Simple as that...

2019-11-09 - Unknown odor closes courthouse in coastal Tillamook County (Oregon):

Quote: "The Tillamook County Courthouse is closed until further notice due to an unknown odor that raised concern on Friday, according to the Oregon Courts’ website."

2019-11-09 - Wildfires continue raging along the coast in eastern Australia, death toll rises to 3:

Quote: "Prime minister Scott Morrison warned Australia to expect more bad news from the fire zones after the third victim was confirmed."

2019-11-09 - Multiple large brush fires break out in northwest Kansas, governor declares disaster:

Quote: "Governor Laura Kelly has issued a disaster declaration after multiple large grass fires broke out on Saturday in northwest Kansas."

2019-11-09 - Brush fire breaks out in Hollywood Hills (California):

2019-11-09 - Mighty Taku Glacier in Alaska begins melting, succumbing to climate change:

Quote: "The Taku Glacier, located north of Juneau, Alaska, has started to retreat as temperatures rise, said Mauri Pelto, a glaciologist at Nichols College in Massachusetts. Up until now, of the 250 glaciers that he has studied, all had retreated except one: Taku Glacier. But an analysis shows that Taku has lost mass and joined the rest of the retreating glaciers. 'This is a big deal for me because I had this one glacier I could hold on to,' Pelto told NASA’s Earth Observatory. 'But not anymore. This makes the score climate change: 250, and alpine glaciers: 0.' New photos released by NASA this week show that the melting of Taku has at last become visible."

2019-11-09 - Deadly virus spreads among marine mammals as Arctic ice melts away:

2019-11-09 - Fishing trawler bursts into flame near coastal Agadir (Morocco):

Note: This is the 919th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-11-09 - School bus bursts into flame on Route 135 in Westborough (Masschusetts):

Note: This is the 149th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 543rd bus to burn in 2019...

2019-11-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Manaus (Brazil):

2019-11-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame while parked in Kukatpally (India):

Note: These are the 544th and 545th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-11-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on the 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass (California):

2019-11-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on Highway 69 near Key River (Canada):

2019-11-09 - Tractor bursts into flame near 270th Street in Clear Lake (Iowa):$75-000-in-fire

Note: These are the 1964th, 1965th and 1966th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-11-09 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Central Square in Brockton (Massachusetts):

2019-11-09 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Okeechobee County (Florida), separate house fire too:

Note: These are the 405th and 406th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-11-09 - Van bursts into flame on Burma Drive in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Burma Drive, Marfleet Lane, Hull. Sat 9 Nov 2019 15:33 (No:25238) Vehicle fire. Two breathing apparatus and two hose reels in use. Incident left with Police."

2019-11-09 - Police car bursts into flame on Knickerbocker Avenue in Rochester (New York):

2019-11-09 - Car bursts into flame in bank drive-thru in Edmond (Oklahoma):

2019-11-09 - Car bursts into flame shortly after midnight on I-690 in Syracuse (New York):

2019-11-09 - Car bursts into flame on the Long Island Expressway near Roslyn Heights (New York):

2019-11-09 - Two cars go up in flames at 12:16 AM while parked on Middle Green in South Brent (Britain):

2019-11-09 - Car bursts into flame on Langport Road in Langport (Britain):

2019-11-09 - Car bursts into flame on Darenth Lane in South Ockendon (Britain):

2019-11-09 - Car bursts into flame on the M42 near Henley (Britain):

2019-11-09 - Car bursts into flame at 2:11 AM on Arundel Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Arundel Close, Hull. Sat 9 Nov 2019 02:11 (No:25186) Car fire, hose reel."

2019-11-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Bonita Springs (Florida):

2019-11-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Kirkham Drive in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Kirkham Drive, Hull. Sat 9 Nov 2019 10:49 (No:25217) Vehicle fire. One hose reel and small tools in use."

2019-11-09 - Horse trailer bursts into flame while being towed on I-20 in Aiken County (South Carolina):

2019-11-09 - Three cars and garage destroyed by fire at 4:15 AM at home in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

Quote: "The homeowner tells WCCO they lost two vintage Cadillacs in the fire, as well as a third car that was parked next to the garage."

2019-11-09 - Vehicle and two buildings destroyed by fire at 11:17 PM, another vehicle and home damaged, in Bisbee (Arizona):

Quote: "A fire in the 300 block of O’hara Ave in Bisbee destroyed two structures, one vehicle, damaged one home and another vehicle on Saturday night. The Bisbee Fire Department says the fire started around 11:17 p.m."

2019-11-09 - Barn destroyed by fire near Atascadero (California):

2019-11-09 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Montgomery (Alabama):

2019-11-09 - Grocery store damaged by fire just after 6 AM on Chesterfield Road in coastal East Lyme (Connecticut):

2019-11-09 - Timber yard heavily damaged by fire in coastal Kopu (New Zealand):

2019-11-09 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire on Naomi Drive in the Oceanway area in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 2 injured:

2019-11-09 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire at 12:44 AM on Fort Lowell Road in Tucson (Arizona):

2019-11-09 - Home damaged by fire on South Anna Drive in South Anna (Virginia), 4 injured:

2019-11-09 - Home damaged by fire at 3:45 AM on Ingersoll Street in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2019-11-09 - Home damaged by garage fire on Scarlet Oak Drive in Van Buren (Arkansas):

2019-11-09 - Home damaged by fire just after 3:30 AM on SW Lincoln Street in Topeka (Kansas):

2019-11-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Ivy Home Road in coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2019-11-09 - Home destroyed by fire on Norton Hill Road in Ashfield (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2019-11-09 - Home destroyed by basement fire shortly after 11 PM on Cruiser Run in Lawrenceville (Georgia):

2019-11-09 - Home destroyed by garage fire on SE 192nd Street in coastal Renton (Washington):

2019-11-09 - Home destroyed by fire on Old Hay Road in Mariaville (Maine):

2019-11-09 - Home destroyed by fire on Meadow Circle in the Lake Forest area in Daphne (Alabama):

2019-11-09 - Deadly fire burns home on Thistledown Lane in Land O' Lakes (Florida), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-11-09 - Deadly fire destroys home near Paris (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2019-11-09 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Phoenix (Arizona), 1 killed:

2019-11-09 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Maine Avenue in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-11-09 - Vacant school building burns on Carolina Avenue in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2019-11-09 - Fish, birds and rats wash ashore dead on beach in coastal Westport (New Zealand):

Quote: "Davies doesn't think 1080, a controversial poison used in pest control, is the cause, because reports of dead fish and birds - along with the rats - are not consistent with the way 1080 is understood to work."

Quote: "The poison operation was also more than 140km away from Westport's North Beach, where the rats washed up."

Quote: "The theory that it was 1080 that killed about 600 rats, an octopus, a calf and other animals that washed up on a West Coast beach is highly unlikely, a Department of Conservation (DOC) regional manager says."

Note: Apparently they used poison on some rats 140 kilometers away. Color me skeptical that poison applied 140 kilometers away killed these creatures. If that were so, then there would have been a bunch of dead life of all kinds between this beach and that poison drop...

2019-11-09 - Man, 28, dies after being pulled unconscious from swimming pool in coastal Darwin (Australia):

Quote: "A 28-year old man has drowned in a swimming pool in Darwin. Police and St John Ambulance were called to a property in Cullen Bay late this afternoon where the man was found in the water unconscious and not breathing. Resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful."

2019-11-09 - College student found dead at the University of Oklahoma in Norman (Oklahoma):

2019-11-09 - Person has 'medical emergency' and drops dead along North Delphine Avenue in Waynesboro (West Virginia):

Quote: "Police said it appears the victim passed away due to a medical emergency."

2019-11-09 - Man, 67, drops dead in parking lot in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2019-11-09 - Man found dead at Victor Falls in Bonney Lake (Washington):

2019-11-09 - Man found dead in Putah Creek in Winters (California):

2019-11-09 - Man, 71, found dead in creek bed at Hood Mountain Regional Park (California):

2019-11-09 - Man found dead outside building in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2019-11-09 - Person found dead in field near Clarinda (Iowa):

2019-11-09 - Man found dead on Robinson Street in Regina (Canada):

2019-11-09 - Person found dead in canal in Odisha (India):

2019-11-09 - Man, 36, drops dead at home on Ellgreave Street in Stoke-on-Trent (Britain):

2019-11-09 - Man, 35, found dead in canal in Newport (Britain):

2019-11-09 - Driver has 'medical issue', van crashes into home, in Windsor (Canada):

Quote: "Police say the driver of the vehicle suffered from a medical issue and was treated at the scene."

2019-11-09 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands), engine failure:

2019-11-09 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in the Bahamas, engine failure:

2019-11-09 - Small plane crashes near Hooks Airport in Spring (Texas), engine failure:

2019-11-09 - Small plane crashes into woods near airport in Huntsville (Arkansas), 1 lightly injured:

2019-11-09 - Small plane makes emergency landing on I-95 in Exeter (Rhode Island), engine failure:

2019-11-09 - Tour bus crashes down embankment near coastal Paradise Beach (Thailand), 10 injured:

2019-11-09 - Tractor trailer veers over centerline, hits car and truck head-on, in Florence County (South Carolina), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-11-09 - Tractor trailer overturns down embankment, on I-24 in Clarksville (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2019-11-09 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, in Harrison Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

2019-11-09 - SUV crashes into median on Highway 12 in Suisun City (California), 1 injured:

2019-11-09 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into mobile home, in coastal Lantana (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-11-09 - Car crashes on East Indian River Road in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), 1 killed:

2019-11-09 - Car veers off road, plunges into creek, in Landover (Maryland), 3 injured:

2019-11-09 - Car veers off road, plunges into the Eagle River, in Eagle-Vail (Colorado), 1 injured:

2019-11-09 - Alligator attacks and injures person near DuPuis Management Area in Palm Beach County (Florida):

2019-11-09 - Power outage blacks out 4,000 homes in coastal San Bruno (California):

2019-11-09 - Nearly 1,000 earthquakes in a week shake coastal Ventura (California):

2019-11-09 - Lightning strike injures 3 people in Oman

2019-11-09 - Cyclone Bulbul approaches the coast of Bangladesh, mass evacuations ensue:

2019-11-09 - Tropical Storm Nakri brings flooding and landslides to the Philippine Islands, 7+ killed, thousands affected:

2019-11-09 - New oil and gas drilling could start soon near popular California parks:

2019-11-09 - Coca-Cola is world's biggest plastics polluter, again:

2019-11-09 - World's largest producer of horseradish warns of shortage:

2019-11-09 - NASA unveils experimental electric plane:


  1. Good morning Jonny and all your readers. Nice day on tap here until tonight, when the weather turns to rain and cold.

    [start off the week with some headlines]

    News Links, November 11, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Germany's economic pain is here to stay

    Billionaires' wealth falls for the first time in a decade

    Report: Number of billionaires rises nearly 40% to 2,101 worldwide

    How big tech is dragging us towards the next financial crash

    U.S. Debt Jumps $1 Trillion in 3 Months – Is the Economy Healthy?

    Founder of world's biggest hedge fund says 'world has gone mad' with easy money and 'system is broken'

    Health Partners Cuts 300 Jobs: 30 Pharmacies And Mail-Order Operations To Close

    German Airline Lufthansa Grounds 1,300 Flights As Flight Attendants Strike

    Indonesia's Lion Air finds cracks in two 737 NGs with fewer flights than FAA safety directive

    Southwest and American pull 737 MAX until early March, nearly a year after grounding

    US reported to be building two bases near Syrian oil fields

    Trump plan to save Syria's oil is shaping up to be a public-relations dumpster fire

    Troops Will Keep Guarding Syrian Oil, But US Won't Keep Profits, Pentagon Says [yeah, they'll send it to Daesh/ISIS]

    Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil

    Pentagon's East Syria Operation About More Than Taking the Oil

    Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

    Rockets Hit Iraq Base with US Troops; No Word on Casualties

    Iran has 'military advantage over US and allies in Middle East'

    "Wake-Up Call" To Europe: Iran Vows Increase Of Nuclear Activity Every 2 Months

    Three Deep State Confessions On Syria

    Trump to confront Turkey about buying Russian air defense system ["wool yerz'r JUNK!]

    Bolivian armed forces orders operations to 'neutralize' armed groups

    US Threatens Sanctions On Serbia, Scrambles To Thwart Possible S-400 Purchase

    [continued below]

  2. Bolivia's beleaguered President Morales announces resignation

    Violence spreads across Hong Kong's New Territories in 24th weekend of unrest

    Trend in gang crime bombings rock Sweden

    Protesters in Chile set fire to university, loot church

    More than 300 dead, nearly 15,000 injured in Iraq protests

    The Rig Count Collapse Is Far From Over

    2019 a 'disastrous' year for crop farmers in Alberta

    'A struggle right from the start'

    More than 2m people in Zambia face severe food insecurity

    Drought parches southern Africa, millions faced with hunger

    How climate change is affecting food production

    'We're fighting for our lives' – US apple farmers endure major crop and profit losses as climate changes

    Displaced by Desert: Expanding Sahara Leaves Broken Families & Violence in its Wake

    Australia battles bushfires, prepares for "catastrophic" conditions

    Sydney faces 'catastropic' fire warning as Australian brush fires continue

    Kratom associated with liver damage

    Why biodegradables won't solve the plastic crisis

    Today's Electric Car Batteries Will Be Tomorrow's E-Waste Crisis, Scientists Warn

    Bangladesh's plan to massively expand coal-based power plants will be a catastrophe, says new report

    EPA targets more coal ash and waste rules as roll-backs continue

    Emperor Penguins could march to extinction if nations fail to halt climate change

    Hackers Can Silently Control Your Google Home, Alexa, Siri With Laser Light

    David Stockman on How the Deep State Really Works

    Grand Ayatollah Sistani Warns Against U.S. Coup Plot In Iraq

    Iran says prepared to show footage of inspector incident

    Assange lawyers' links to US govt & Bill Browder raises questions

    Father of Julian Assange Fears His Son Will Die in Prison
    "Julian may die in jail over a nine-year persecution for revealing the truth of war crimes. It is beyond obscene."

    Japan's Pacific saury catch could hit record low

    UK weather: Woman dies and hundreds evacuated after 'biblical' floods hit North and Midlands

    53 Million Americans Drowning In Cycle Of Low-Wage Work

    Decline in Profit Margins and Investment Suggests Recession Due Now

    Lawsuits over climate change proliferate across the United States

    America's Richest 1% Now Own As Much Wealth As The Middle And Lower Classes Combined

    Illinois' annual pension bill creeps closer to $10 billion, still not close to paying down debt

    The Whole Country is Grappling with Suicide Epidemic, VA Secretary Says

    Why are so many people over 55 going bankrupt?

    Feeling sleep-deprived? Doctors and police officers are too, study says

    FBI: Cybercrimes on the rise because of sophisticated scams\

    California Approves $3.2 Billion Bond For High Speed Train To Nowhere

    [more later[

  3. Looking at Jonny's report today we see a rare triple JJFH event in Hull, U.K., college drop dead season is still in effect and the atmosphere evacuated another building.

    Monday, 11 November 2019
    ABC News on the fires
    NSW and Queensland fires:

    'Catastrophic' danger for Sydney and Hunter a danger region widened

    Tomorrow's fire danger will be worse than originally forecast.
    Rural Fire Service NSW has extended the danger regions to include the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.
    Greater Sydney and Greater Hunter were declared as catastrophic danger this morning - the highest risk level and unprecedented for Greater Sydney.
    High temperatures, strong winds and low humidity are forecast, making conditions dangerous.

    Nine finance editor Ross Greenwood said the cost of the bushfires is going to soar into the "hundreds of millions of dollars". [more]

    NSW and QLD bushfires: UPDATE

    NSW and QLD bushfires:

    Worst may still be yet to come with catastrophic conditions forecast

    The danger facing Australians tomorrow is so monumental that authorities are warning it will be "almost impossible" to protect you. [more]

    James Le Mesurier: British Spy Trainer Behind White Helmets 'Found Dead'

    It is not known how Mr Le Mesurier died, but Turkish media reported he may have fallen from the balcony of his apartment in the Turkish city. [more; possible toppler]

    US 'coup d'état': Bolivian President Evo Morales announces his resignation, UPDATES

    "I resign from my position as president so that (Carlos) Mesa and (Luis Fernando) Camacho do not continue to persecute socialist leaders," Morales said during a televised address naming the leaders of the opposition.

    Morales said that he decided to leave the post in hopes that his departure would stop the spate of violent attacks against officials and indigenous people, "so that they [protesters] do not continue burning the houses [of public officials]" and "kidnapping and mistreating" families of indigenous leaders.

    "It is my obligation , as the first indigenous president and president of all Bolivians, to seek this pacification," he said, adding that he hopes opposition would "understand the message."

    Shortly after the announcement his Vice-President Alvaro Marcelo García Linera also submitted his resignation. The next person in line to take over the government, the president of the Senate Adriana Salvatierra, resigned soon after.

    Washington has played a hand in the resignation of Bolivia's president Evo Morales, human and labour rights lawyer Dan Kovalik told RT. The US has been stirring unrest for years with millions of dollars in democratic aid, he said. [more]

    [more below]

  4. Bright meteor fireball streaks across the US East Coast

    The meteor was seen about 7:40 p.m. from New York to North Carolina, with several reports from the D.C. area, including Leesburg and Vienna. [more]

    35 % of apple orchards heavily damaged by 5-feet deep snow in Kashmir

    Preliminary reports suggest that the orchards have received "heavy to huge damages" as foliage-laden trees got uprooted or cracked under the weight of 3 to 5-feet snow. [more]

    Floods in South Sudan affecting nearly a million people - year's worth of rain falls in weeks

    The United Nations reports a year's worth of rain has fallen in a matter of weeks in some areas, washing away homes and livestock. Airstrips and roads are unusable, making many remote areas inaccessible.

    The World Food Program reports tens of thousands of people are homeless and living in temporary shelters. Even before the rains fell, the agency notes 4.5 million people in the country did not know where their next meal was coming from. [more]

    Weather likely to cause drop in US potato yields

    Weather issues in both the upper Midwest and Idaho mean potatoes could be in short supply this year.

    Some estimates are that yields could be down anywhere from 10 to 30 percent. [more]

    40,000 people displaced by flooding in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Thousands of people were also displaced in neighbouring areas of Central Africa Republic during this time. [more]

    Has the 21st Century destroyed Darwin's Theory of Evolution once and for all? Why isn't our world teeming with shiny happy people and shiny sparkling wildlife?

    [doesn't answer the question but presents a lot of harsh facts; this makes so-called "intelligent design" look bad too]

    For Millions Of Americans In The Middle Of The Country, It Feels Like An Economic Depression Right Now

    What do you do when you have lost all hope that things will ever turn around? It may still feel like “the economy is booming” for those at the top end of the economic food chain in big coastal cities such as New York and San Francisco, but for millions of hard working Americans in the middle of the country, talk of a “coming recession” is absolutely ludicrous because it already feels like a severe economic depression is happening right now. In America’s heartland, bankruptcies are surging, debt burdens are becoming overwhelming, and suicide rates are spiking to unprecedented levels. We have not seen economic despair this extreme since the last recession, and I am about to share a story with you that will absolutely break your heart. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: Climate Change = Bad Financial News [~ 8.5 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: XR Protester Glues Himself To Plane - Zimbabwe Drought [~ 7.5 min.]

    Police report reveals how 'Seinfeld' actor Charles Levin came to gruesome end

    Police ruled out foul play and suicide as the cause of death. The autopsy report stated the cause of death was "accidental."
    [more; more like JJFH caused death]

  5. Rafael Correa: Morales forced out by 'coup'; OAS an instrument for 'US domination'''

    "Of course there was a coup d'etat," Correa told RT Spanish in an exclusive interview on Monday, explaining that such an insubordination of the country's armed forces "cannot exist in a constitutional state of law" or democracy. "If Evo Morales did not resign, there would have been a bloodbath because there was no public order," he said.

    There can be no true democracy until the arbitrators are the citizens and "not the uniformed," Correa said, adding that he would not be surprised if there were foreign forces behind the efforts to oust Morales. Correa said that the Organization of American States (OAS), which encouraged Morales to call for new elections, did not condemn events in socialist Bolivia because democracy is only valid when it serves the interests of the right.

    "You can see the double standards that exist in all this. For the right, democracy is valid as long as it meets its interests," Correa said. When those interests stop being fulfilled, suddenly democracy is not enough and "the situation must be changed to blood and fire, as we are seeing in Bolivia." [more]

    FBI edits, DOJ paper mess, new discoveries prompt Flynn legal team to get to bottom of Russiagate plot

    As Michael Flynn's sentencing date nears, the retired lieutenant general's legal team have come up with new discoveries suggesting that the former national security adviser was trapped by the FBI amid the Russiagate inquiry. According to Flynn's defence, there's already enough evidence to overturn Flynn's plea deal.

    Michael Flynn's defence team signaled Monday that it has enough evidence to file a motion "at the appropriate time" to dismiss the prosecution for "egregious government misconduct and in the interest of justice" amid growing controversy over the FBI and DOJ's handling of the retired lieutenant general's false statement case. [more]

    Anomalously severe cold in Siberia for the time of year

    [and it's NOT in the Arctic .. they keep forgetting that: here's the temperature in the Arctic circle for this month]

    [next piece follows]

  6. 'Sounds like bells rubbing': Strange noises heard in Hillsboro, Oregon

    [~ 2.25 min. video]

    M5.4 earthquake felt in southern France

    Collegiate gymnast Melanie Coleman, 20, dies days after training accident

    Missing airman who fell out of plane into Gulf of Mexico identified as 29-year-old Special Tactics combat controller

    The Air Force has identified the missing airman who fell out of a plane over the Gulf of Mexico during a training exercise as a 29-year-old Special Tactics combat controller.

    Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff fell from a C-130 aircraft on Tuesday during a parachute training exercise, according to the Air Force. His parachute was deployed, officials said.

    It was unclear what led to the fall. [more]

    Haze wraps India's capital again as air quality plummets

    Haze shrouded India's capital city again on Monday, with residents braving dangerous air quality to return to work after a weekend of clearer air and better weather. [more]

    DOWN UNDER TRUCKING: Australia's Brutal String Of Trucking Accidents

    A spate of deadly trucking-related accidents has taken place around Australia over the last week. Truck rollovers were a major contributor to the death toll. There was also a range of other tragic accidents involving moving vehicles.

    Truckers, Pedestrians, Drivers, Animals Killed Around Australia In Brutal String Of Accidents [more; long list]

    Red Porsche hits median, soars into office building

    'I think we landed': American Airlines flight slides off Chicago runway in scary landing