Saturday, April 13, 2024

Search on for 1,276 now missing after California’s deadliest wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. - The number of people missing after California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276, despite authorities locating hundreds of people who scattered when the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise. (Reuters)

Multi vehicle crashes as unseasonal blizzard hits southern Alberta

Drivers are being cautioned to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary as a spring snowstorm develops over Alberta. Shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, an alert was issued warning drivers severe winter weather conditions were impacting both local and provincial roads.(CBC)

Australia fires: U.S. aircrew dead in firefighting plane crash

An air tanker has crashed in a fireball while fighting bushfires in Australia, killing the three people on board. Officials lost contact with the C-130 Hercules plane shortly before 13:30 local time (02:30 GMT) on Thursday. The cause of the crash in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales (NSW) state is not yet known. The victims were American residents. (BBC)

Paris cleans up after latest ‘yellow vest’ protests

Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital. (CBC)
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  • Camp Fire death total rises to 63, sheriff says

    Investigators in California revealed Thursday night that another seven sets of human remains have been found in the northern part of the state’s Camp Fire, bringing the total number of people killed to 63. (Fox News)

    COVID-19 and crime

    New data from some of Canada’s biggest police forces show major COVID-19 lockdowns across much of the country in the spring led to a sharp uptick in calls to police for domestic violence and people in a mental health crisis. (National Post)

    Helicopter pilot crash landed on roof of Manhattan skyscraper to ‘spare people on the street’

    NEW YORK - A helicopter crashed into the roof of a Manhattan building Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, in what officials said was an attempt at an emergency landing. There were no other injuries or deaths, officials said. (National Post)

    Protest marches and general strike paralyze Barcelona

    A general strike was announced and five huge marches, all peaceful, converged on the city centre, bringing the streets to a standstill. Police estimated that more than 500,000 people had joined Friday's rallies. (BBC)

    Dramatic video shows bystanders rescue girl after dad’s subway suicide

    NEW YORK - Dramatic cell-phone video shows the moment a 5-year-old girl crawls out from under a Bronx subway car that her suicidal dad had just fatally leaped in front of — with her cradled in his arms. (New York Post)

    Capitol rioter who appeared in horned helmet arrested

    Federal agents have arrested the rioter seen wearing a horned-headress and holding a spear during Wednesday’s rampage through the Capitol. (New York Post)

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