Tag: accidents

Explosion at German chemical complex declared extreme threat

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies has shaken the German city of Leverkusen, sending a large black cloud rising into the air...

A China Subway Flood Survivor’s Harrowing Experience: ‘I May Not Be Able to Get Out’

HONG KONG—As floodwaters surged into a stalled subway train beneath the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, Pure Li hurriedly tapped out farewell messages to a close...

We tested out the Solo Stove Yukon fire pit and now we’re obsessed

CNN —   No backyard barbecue or camping trip is really complete without a fire to cap off the night. But the biggest drawback to...

TSA-approved battery packs | CNN

CNN —   As vaccines roll out all around the globe, some may be finally thinking about traveling again. And in case you’ve forgotten, traveling...

Germany’s Flooding Rearranges Political Picture Ahead of Election to Succeed Merkel

BERLIN—Last week’s devastating floods in Germany that have so far claimed nearly 160 lives have become the central issue of the country’s coming election that...

Europe Floods Move South and East as Rains Hit Germany, Austria

Flooding moved to southern and eastern parts of Germany and into neighboring Austria on Sunday, as heavy rainfall over Alpine regions swelled rivers and overwhelmed...

Flooding Prompts Mass Evacuations in Germany, Belgium as Death Toll Tops 160

BERLIN—Germany and neighboring countries were evacuating new areas hit or threatened by the region’s worst flooding in decades on Saturday, as the death toll across...

Recovery effort at collapsed building could end soon

Efforts to recover human remains from the debris of a South Florida condominium are nearing an end By Associated Press July 16, 2021, 2:58 PM...

Floods in Germany, Belgium Leave More Than 100 Dead as Rescuers Race to Find Survivors

BERLIN—Rescuers in Germany and neighboring countries were racing to find survivors from the region’s worst flooding this century, as the death toll rose to over...

My father-in-law returned our truck with a $1,500 fender bender. My in-laws were flippant and declined to pay. Should we push it?

Dear Quentin, My husband decided to buy a new truck at 0% interest in 2019. At the time our son was 13 years old; he...

Fire in Coronavirus Hospital in Iraq Kills at Least 58 People

BAGHDAD—A fire caused by an exploding oxygen canister killed at least 58 people in a hospital treating Covid-19 patients in southern Iraq late Monday in...

Best tablets of 2021 | CNN

CNN —   Whether you’re looking for a portable media experience or a powerful, lightweight laptop replacement for travel, a tablet can fit the bill....

Wreckage of Russian Plane Carrying 28 Found in Far-Eastern Region

MOSCOW—Search teams found debris of a Russian passenger plane carrying 28 people that disappeared earlier Tuesday above Russia’s sparsely populated far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, authorities said....

Best kitchen knife sets of 2021

CNN —   High-quality, super-sharp kitchen knives make culinary tasks easier and safer. (Did you know that dull knives are actually more dangerous?) While many...

Philippine Military Plane Crashes, Killing Dozens

MANILA—At least 29 people were killed and 50 injured when a Philippine military C-130 aircraft crashed and burst into flames after missing the runway in...

Philippine military plane crashes, 29 dead, 50 rescued

The Philippine defense secretary says at least 29 people have been killed and 50 rescued in the crash of a Philippine air force C-130 aircraft...

Opinion: Record heat and your retirement: Why the climate crisis should factor into your financial plan

The Pacific Northwest is currently experiencing a record heat wave so severe that statisticians say it should happen only once a millennium, but which climatologists...

Best standing desks of 2021

CNN —   For many professionals and students alike, the “new normal” has meant trading in their cushy office space or classroom for a work-from-home...

Panama Canal Tackles Climate-Change Puzzle: Too Little Rainwater or Too Much

PANAMA CITY—The Panama Canal faces a creeping threat from climate change, including droughts so intense that ships sometimes reduce their cargo so as not to...

1 dead, 13 wounded in two shootings in Chicago

Two separate shootings have left one person dead and at least 13 others injured Sunday night in Chicago ByThe Associated Press June 28, 2021, 8:06...

Officials: Deadly Pride parade crash appears unintentional

Officials say a driver unintentionally slammed into spectators at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one person and seriously injuring another...

Driver rams cyclists in Arizona race, critically injuring 6

Police say a driver in a pickup truck has plowed into bicyclists competing in a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders ByThe...

Foam containing ‘forever chemicals’ used against plant fire

A company hired to help extinguish a fire that gutted a northern Illinois chemical plant this week used foam containing toxic compounds that have tainted...

Police: Car plows into protesters in Minnesota, killing 1

The Minneapolis Police Department says a woman was killed and two others were injured after being struck by a car during a protest in the...

Unique Father’s Day gifts | CNN Underscored

CNN —   He’s no ordinary dad. No, your father’s one heck of a mensch; a four-leaf clover in a field of grass. This Father’s...