Tag Archives: Disasters

Cladding on building in deadly fire is banned in UK, government says

The cladding used to insulate Grenfell Tower, widely blamed for spreading the devastating blaze, is banned in Britain, Philip Hammond has said. The Chancellor said a criminal investigation would examine whether building regulations had been violated when the block underwent an extensive renovation that was concluded last year. Related Image Expand / Collapse Smoke billows from a tower block severly ...

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Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

FILE – In this Oct. 21, 1981 file photo, Judith Clark is taken into police custody in Nanuet, N.Y. On Friday, April 21, 2017, New York’s Parole Board has denied Clark parole. The former Weather Underground radical drove a getaway car in the1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three people dead. She has served 35 years of a 75-years-to-life ...

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Colombia's FARC concealing weapons despite deal, intelligence analysts say

BOGOTA –  Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces Colombia (FARC) are concealing vital components of their arsenal, according to intelligence analysts, including sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles they agreed to surrender in a peace deal signed with the Colombian government last year. In the agreement, FARC committed to turn over its stocks of weapons and explosives within the first six months of 2017 in exchange for ...

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WARNING SHOTS FIRED: Expert says Kim Jong-Un may go into hiding

The U.S. bombardment of a Syrian airbase just outside of Homs Friday was likely seen by North Korea as a clear warning that President Trump will use his military if United States interests are at risk. The immediate focus after the strikes was on Russia’s Vladimir Putin’s reaction. Russia was not happy with the U.S., it spoke in defense of ...

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Atlanta I-85 bridge destroyed in fire expected to open in June

The portion of Atlanta’s Interstate 85 that was destroyed in a fire last week could be rebuilt and open as early as mid-June, officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation said.  “It is our expectation that the bridge will be reopened in fewer than 10 weeks, or say June 15,” GDOT’s Director of Construction Marc Mastronardi said in a news conference Tuesday ...

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Severe storm system threatens central US, trucker killed during high winds in Oklahoma

A storm system barreling eastwards is putting 17 million people in the central United States under the threat for bad weather, after a truck driver was killed in Oklahoma when his vehicle was pushed off an interstate in high winds. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said an area stretching from Louisiana to central Missouri, including all of Arkansas, ...

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