Mexico earthquake: Helicopter crashes in emergency killing 13 – BBC News

February 17, 2018 wpanews 1

  The aircraft was carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the Oaxaca state governor but both survived. The aircraft’s pilot lost control as it was coming in to land, Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said. The 7.2-magnitude quake’s epicentre was in Oaxaca but it shook buildings in Mexico City, 350km (217 miles) away. No deaths have been reported in the earthquake itself. Source: Mexico earthquake: Helicopter crashes in emergency killing 13 – […] READ MORE

Confirmed tornado rips through parts of Uniontown area

February 17, 2018 wpanews 0

  A tornado ripped through Uniontown Thursday evening, damaging dozens of homes and leaving streets littered with full roofs and walls, uprooted trees and downed utility poles. Two young children and their mother were trapped in a trailer in the area of Reppert Boulevard for about 20 minutes before a family member and a neighbor cleared the wreckage to free them. Doug Vandivner pulled up to his home just moments […] READ MORE

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

February 17, 2018 wpanews 0

Mexico City — Powerful earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, and setting off quake alert systems The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake’s preliminary magnitude at 7.2 and said its epicenter was 33 miles, 53 kilometers, northeast of Pinotepa in Oaxaca state. It had a depth of 15 miles, or 24 kilometers. The epicenter is a rural […] READ MORE

Climber dies after fall on Oregon’s Mount Hood; others still stranded

February 14, 2018 wpanews 0

  Two separate rescue operations unfolded Tuesday, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Clackamas Sheriff ✔@ClackCoSheriff Replying to @ClackCoSheriff PRESS CONFERENCE INFO: 1. Climber who fell 700-1000 ft. was declared deceased upon arrival at Emanuel Medical Ctr. 2. We will identify the climber following positive identification and family notifications. Authorities currently working to identify deceased climber’s name/age. 7:08 PM – Feb 13, 2018 14 28 people are talking about […] READ MORE

Puerto Rico hit with partial blackout after power plant explosion | Fox News

February 12, 2018 wpanews 0

An explosion at a main power plant in Puerto Rico caused a blackout Sunday, as officials said several municipalities were without power. Source: Puerto Rico hit with partial blackout after power plant explosion | Fox News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory’s efforts to fully restore power […] READ MORE

Russia plane crash: Passenger jet with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

February 11, 2018 wpanews 7

  Plane fragments were found in the Ramenskoye area about 25 miles from the airport. Footage on state television showed them strewn across a snowy field with no buildings nearby. It was unclear if there were any casualties among people on the ground at the crash site. According to the tracking site Flightradar24, the aircraft was descending at a rate of 3,300ft per minute five minutes after take off, BBC News […] READ MORE

Three dead when Papillon copter crashes into Grand Canyon, 4 injured – CNN

February 11, 2018 wpanews 0

  FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer earlier said the aircraft sustained considerable damage in the crash. He did not have details of the crash. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, Kenitzer said. Papillon Airways describes itself on its website as “the world’s largest aerial sightseeing company” and adds that it provides “the only way to tour the Grand Canyon. At Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, safety is […] READ MORE

Hong Kong bus overturns killing 18 – BBC News

February 11, 2018 wpanews 1

It is not clear what caused a double-decker bus with spectators being transported  from horse races to roll over. Hong Kong’s public transport is usually safe, and deadly accidents of this scale are relatively infrequent. Representatives from the bus operator said on Saturday evening that the driver had a good track record and knew the route, which only runs on race days. Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam said she […] READ MORE

Boy dies after saving his friend who fell through thin ice – NY Daily News

February 7, 2018 wpanews 0

A brave young boy died trying to save a friend who plunged through the thin ice covering a pond in Queens Tuesday afternoon. Anthony Perez was hanging out with a 12-year-old boy at Strack Pond in Forest Park when his older friend walked too far out on the frozen-over water and fell in shortly before 4 p.m., police sources said. Anthony, standing by the side of the pond, rushed in […] READ MORE

‘DWTS’ Tour Bus Crash: Live Show Cast & Crew Involved In Scary Pile-Up – Hollywood Life

February 6, 2018 wpanews 0

A tour bus carrying cast and crew for ‘Dancing with the Stars: Live!’ was involved in a 70 vehicle pileup in Iowa. The dangers of winter travel really hit home for the cast and crew of the Dancing with the Stars: Live!. One of their buses was involved in a terrifying 70 vehicle pileup on an icy highway outside of Ames, IA. The show revealed the harrowing ordeal in an Instagram post after […] READ MORE

The Stock Market Just Took a Historic Nosedive—Why?

February 6, 2018 wpanews 0

  DEREK THOMPSON Sudden stock crashes are notoriously difficult to explain. But rising wages and incipient inflation seem to be scaring investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points on Monday. This was the largest nominal decline in the history of the index, and the first time that the Dow has lost more than a thousand points in a single day of trading. This means the Dow […] READ MORE