Worker who raised alarm before deadly New Orleans hotel collapse to be deported

Honduran Delmer Joel Ramrez Palma, who has lived in New Orleans for 18 years, warned supervisors of safety concerns A construction worker who attempted to warn managers about building dangers and was seriously injured in last month’s deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans, will be deported on Monday, his lawyers said this week. […]

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Missing Kiribati ferry: Australia and US join search for survivors

Up to 100 people are feared to have been on Pacific island vessel when it capsized South Pacific Missing Kiribati ferry: Australia and US join search for survivors Up to 100 people are feared to have been on Pacific island vessel when it capsized Eleanor Ainge Roy @EleanorAingeRoy Mon 29 Jan 2018 01. 47 EST […]

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Hurricane Michael: rubble of obliterated Mexico Beach yields new victim

Searchers raise official death toll from category four blizzard as officials say 285 people may have defied evacuation order Rescuers intensified their efforts on Saturday in the attempt to find survivors amid the wreckings of a small Florida Panhandle community that was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael. One body had already been recovered. Crews with […]

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AE Hotchner, author, playwright and friend of Hemingway, dies at 102

Hotch wrote 1966 memoir Papa Hemingway and was friends with Paul Newman but detected himself sued by Polanski AE Hotchner, a well-traveled author and playwright who wrote a famous memoir of Ernest Hemingway, had business escapades with Paul Newman and find Steven Soderbergh film his book about his Depression-era childhood, died on Saturday. He was […]

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Native American ‘land taxes’: a step on the roadmap for reparations

In the San Francisco Bay Area, local residents and businesses can pay to help restore Indigenous land to Indigenous stewardship The two-acre plot deep within east Oakland is a bright green oasis surrounded by urban sprawl. The creek that runs through it has been sealed with cement, and an interstate highway has been built overhead. […]

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Huge, fast-moving wildfire forces California evacuations

The blaze, which started Saturday near San Francisco, has exploded in size as dry weather sweeps western states A vast wildfire in rural northern California has exploded in sizing and forced evacuations in hot, dry climate that is sweeping through several western states where blazes are threatening thousands of homes. The fast-moving fire that started […]

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Top rock climbers head to Washington to push for public lands protection

In 62 separate meetings, 13 teams of athletes and advocates made their ask of politicians: protect public lands by supporting funding Alex Honnold was stuck in traffic. The world’s most renowned rock climber was due on Capitol Hill for a US Senate reception with other top climbers from around the country, who had descended en […]

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Deepwater Horizon disaster had much worse impact than believed, study determines

Effects of 2010 BP oil spill were 30% larger than calculated as satellite images were unable to detect full magnitude of pollution in Gulf The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico a decade ago was much worse than previously believed, are in accordance with a new study. […]

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Orca mother finally abandons dead calf she carried for more than two weeks

Researchers say endangered killer whale who lives off the coast of Seattle is back to feeding and cavorting with her pod Researchers say an endangered killer whale that carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks has finally abandoned the calf’s body and is back to feeding and cavorting with her […]

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