New migrant caravan leaves Honduras for journey to US border | Fox News

A new caravan of at least 500 migrants late Monday began its perilous journey from a rain-soaked bus station in Honduras to the United States border, members of the group told Fox News.

The scene was a familiar one: The group had a mix of people that included some mothers carrying their young children on their shoulders. It’s unclear where the group will rest, but past migrants have used the Honduran city of Quimistan, which is 35 miles from the bus stop, as an early checkpoint.

As they walked, some migrants pleaded with local store owners to give them food or water for their journey, according to the Associated Press.

Source: New migrant caravan leaves Honduras for journey to US border | Fox News

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Car Seat Falls Out Of Vehicle With Child Still In It | HuffPost

A mother in Mankato, Minnesota, may be facing charges of child endangerment after a car seat fell out of her vehicle on Monday while the child was still in it.

Chad Mock was driving behind the vehicle and saw the 2-year-old in the middle of the road, still strapped in the seat, which he captured on dashcam video.

Mock immediately stopped his truck, and got out of it in hopes of flagging down the child’s mom.

He then got down to check if the child was OK.

Minnesota officials are considering charging the toddler’s mother with child endangerment.

Source: Car Seat Falls Out Of Vehicle With Child Still In It | HuffPost

Antarctica ice melt has accelerated by 280% in the last 4 decades – CNN

(CNN)A pair of new studies released on Monday share a same ominous message — that our planet’s ice is melting at an alarming rate, which is bad news for global sea levels.

According to a study led by Eric Rignot from the University of California at Irvine, which looked at details of ice and snow from the entire continent of Antarctica since 1979, Antarctica’s crucial ice sheet has been melting for the entire 39 year period, but that is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.

Source: Antarctica ice melt has accelerated by 280% in the last 4 decades – CNN

Bayer to close site in Robinson, over 500 positions impacted

The decision to close the Robinson site will impact 569 positions and 96 contractors.

The site will be closed over a two-year period to “provide ample time for employees and operations to transition smoothly.”

Part of the official statement is as follows:

“For more than 150 years, Bayer has stood for quality and trust, making innovative products in health and nutrition that improve lives and make a contribution to society. Our employees around the globe work every day to find solutions to a growing and aging population.

“With the acquisition of Monsanto completed last year, we doubled the size of our business in the United States to more than $16 billion in sales, and we now employ more than 20,000 people in 300 locations across the country.

“As part of the work to bring our companies together and significantly improve productivity and profitability, Bayer announced in November 2018 that it will reduce 12,000 jobs globally by 2021.”

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Report: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road : NPR

For the first time in U.S. history, a leading cause of deaths — vehicle crashes — has been surpassed in likelihood by opioid overdoses, according to a new report on preventable deaths from the National Safety Council.

Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to the council’s analysis of 2017 data on accidental death. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103.

“The nation’s opioid crisis is fueling the Council’s grim probabilities, and that crisis is worsening with an influx of illicit fentanyl,” the council said in a statement released Monday.

Source: Report: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road : NPR

Where is the collusion? Was the investigation a waste of government money? Mueller report to be ‘almost certain to be anti-climactic,’ sources tell ABC’s Karl | Fox News

Mueller just got a bit older and wasted a lot of government money. “Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report may not be as shocking as it has been built up to be” – at least according to ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl.

Karl’s comments come two days after the New York Times reported that the FBI opened an investigation into whether Trump was working on behalf of Russia in 2017 following the president’s dismissal of former FBI director James Comey.

Source: Mueller report to be ‘almost certain to be anti-climactic,’ sources tell ABC’s Karl | Fox News

Cannabis-based beer debuts to high demand | WPXI

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A craft beer brewer in South Africa is debuting a new cannabis lager.

Poison City Brewing started up in 2015 and makes five different beers including its latest brand, Durban Poison Cannabis Lager. Durban Poison is blended with hemp instead of hops.

Hemp and cannabis are from the same family, but hemp doesn’t contain the psychoactive chemicals found in marijuana.

Source: Cannabis-based beer debuts to high demand | WPXI

Earth’s North Magnetic Pole Is Moving Faster Than Expected

Northern pole is moving faster than expected, forcing change in navigational models

(NEWSER) – Attention anyone who navigates by compass, be they shipping companies, aircraft, or uber-serious hikers: North may not be where you think it is. The magnetic north, that is. Nature reports that the Earth’s northern magnetic pole has moved so quickly since the last update of an official guide known as the World Magnetic Model in 2015 that scientists are jumping in early to update it again instead of waiting until 2020. The move was supposed to happen on Tuesday, but it will now wait until Jan. 30 because of the government shutdown. It seems the pole, whose movement is notoriously difficult to predict, is speeding away from the Canadian Arctic on its way to Siberia much faster than scientists predicted three years ago.

Source: Earth’s North Magnetic Pole Is Moving Faster Than Expected

Water gushes from ground after water main break | WPXI

WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. – Water gushed up from the ground in West Homestead late Sunday night after a main broke in a home’s yard.

The water main break was reported shortly after 11 p.m. on Fieldstone Drive.

As the water gushed from the ground, it rushed through a chain-link fence and down the street.

Crews were called to the scene and turned off the water.

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Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect decided to take teen after seeing her get on a school bus, complaint says | Fox News

Jayme Closs’ kidnapping suspect began his plot to abduct the 13-year-old girl from his Wisconsin home after seeing her get on a school bus and deciding that “he knew that was the girl he was going to take,” the criminal complaint revealed Monday.

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, told authorities he spotted Closs for the first time after he stopped behind a school bus on Highway 8 while he was driving to work at the Saputo Cheese Factory, where he worked for only two days. He didn’t provide a specific reason why Closs was his selected target and the complaint doesn’t provide a date for the chance encounter. Soon after, however, Patterson said he purchased a mask to use in the abduction.

The home where Closs was allegedly held captive in Gordon, Wisc. (Cristina Corbin/Fox News)

“The defendant stated he had no idea who she was nor did he know who lived at the house or how many people lived at the house. The defendant stated, when he saw [Jayme Closs], he knew that was the girl he was going to take,” the complaint stated.

Patterson was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of kidnapping and armed burglary after police captured the 21-year-old following Jayme’s escape from the Gordon, Wisconsin house. He appeared in court for the first time Monday and his bail was set at $5 million cash

Source: Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect decided to take teen after seeing her get on a school bus, complaint says | Fox News

Crash shuts down Route 30 in both directions in North Huntingdon

Route 30 was closed between Colonial Manor Road and Carpenter Lane while emergency responders remained at the scene.

A crash closed Route 30 in North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County on Monday evening.

Traffic was blocked in both directions between Colonial Manor Road and Carpenter Lane while emergency responders remained at the scene.

Route 30 has since reopened.

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Source: Crash shuts down Route 30 in both directions in North Huntingdon

Canadian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling amid tensions between countries | Fox News

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given the death penalty in Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in the northeast province of Liaoning after an appeals court last month agreed with prosecutors that Schellenberg’s original punishment was too lenient.

The court on Monday said Schellenberg had an “extremely large” negative impact on China and was a “core member” of an international drug ring.

Source: Canadian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling amid tensions between countries | Fox News

Iranian cargo plane crash kills 15, leaves 1 survivor

TEHRAN, Iran — A decades-old Iranian Boeing 707 military cargo plane reportedly carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran’s capital, killing 15 people on board and leaving a sole survivor, authorities said.

The crash of the jetliner marked just the latest aviation disaster for Iran, which hoped to replace its aging fleet under terms of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

But instead, President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the accord in May scuttled billions of dollars in planned sales by Airbus and Boeing Co. to the Islamic Republic, only increasing the danger for passengers in Iran planes.

The aircraft, which bore the paint scheme of the Iranian air force’s Saha civilian airline, was making emergency landing around 8:30 a.m. Monday at Fath Airport, an airfield controlled by Iran’s powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard. The plane skidded off the runway, crashed through a perimeter fence and into a residential neighborhood.

Source: Iranian cargo plane crash kills 15, leaves 1 survivor

Coal mine collapses in China | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one coal miners were killed when a mine collapsed in northern China, state media reported Sunday.

The disaster occurred Saturday in Shenmu in Shaanxi province in the heart of the country’s coal-mining belt, according to state TV and the Xinhua News Agency.

Sixty-six other miners were rescued, the city government said in a statement.

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The number of fatalities reported in cave-ins, explosions and other disasters in Chinese coal mines has fallen sharply over the past decade, but the industry still is the world’s deadliest.

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L.A. teachers’ strike: Tens of thousands walk off job in Los Angeles

Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday after negotiations in the nation’s second-largest school district fell through.

Braving rain, teachers carrying signs saying “on strike for our students” and umbrellas stood in picket lines Monday morning demanding smaller class sizes, more nurses, counselors and librarians, higher wages for educators and more accountability for charter schools. There were picket lines at 900 schools across the city, United Teachers Los Angeles union president and teacher Alex Caputo-Pearl said at a news conference Monday.

“Here we are in a fight for the soul of public education,” Caputo-Pearl said. “The question is: Do we starve our public neighborhood schools so that they are cut and privatized, or do we reinvest in our public neighborhood schools for our students and for a thriving city?”

Source: L.A. teachers’ strike: Tens of thousands walk off job in Los Angeles

Hostage situation at New Jersey UPS facility ‘resolved,’ county spokeswoman says – CNN

(CNN)Shortly after a local prosecutor said police were negotiating Monday with a hostage taker a UPS facility in Logan Township, New Jersey, a Gloucester County spokeswoman told CNN it is “resolved.”

She did not immediately provide details.
Minutes before, Gloucester County prosecutor Charles Fiore said at a news conference that police were in speaking via telephone with a man holding two women hostage at the facility.
The women had not been harmed, he said, but details of the hostage situation were not clear as the three were barricaded in a room at the facility. The women are UPS employees, he said.
Though shots were fired, there are no reports of injuries, Fiore said at the time.

Source: Hostage situation at New Jersey UPS facility ‘resolved,’ county spokeswoman says – CNN