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Washington Nuclear Tunnel Collapse

May 11, 2017

Hundreds of workers have been forced to "take cover" after a tunnel in a nuclear finishing plant collapsed in Washington state. Officials detected no release of radiation and no workers were injured, said Randy Bradbury, a spokesman for the Washington state Department of Ecology.


There were no workers inside the tunnel when it collapsed. But nearby Hanford workers were evacuated and others who were farther away were told to remain indoors, the U.S. Department of Energy said. The tunnel reportedly contained highly contaminated materials including nuclear waste trains that are used to transport radioactive fuel rods.  A spokesperson said that there was no evidence to suggest that radioactive materials had been released and that all of the workers in the area were accounted for.


The closed PUREX plant was part of the nation’s nuclear weapons production complex.


Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons and is now the largest depository of radioactive defense waste that must be cleaned.


It contains about 56 million gallons of radioactive waste, most of it in 177 underground tanks. The site was built during World War II and made the plutonium for most of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, including the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, at the end of the war.

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Alert: School Shooting

April 11, 2017

Two adults were killed and two others, possibly students, were wounded in a shooting Monday, April 10, at an elementary school in Southern California, police say.


A San Bernardino City Unified School District spokesperson said the shooter, a white male, was dead at North Park Elementary School. One of the adults involved in the shooting was a teacher, according to San Bernardino Unified School District spokeswoman Maria Garcia.


“We believe this to be a murder-suicide,” San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted.


“Happened in a class room. Two students have been transported to the hospital.” The shooting comes 16 months after a terrorist attack left 14 people dead and 22 others wounded, when Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple, entered a venue hosting a Christmas party for county public health workers and opened fire.


The two were killed hours later in a shootout with San Bernardino police.

Police Violently Drag Man From United Plane

April 10, 2017

On Sunday, April 9, a United Airlines passenger was pulled from his plane seat and dragged off the aircraft — because the airline had overbooked the flight.


Several passengers captured the scene and the disturbing footage appears to show that the man was left bleeding from the mouth after his face was smashed against an arm rest during the scuffle. Security are seen wrenching the man from his seat and then dragging him down the aisle and off the plane. A video posted on social media shows the man being violently removed. A 50-second clip on Twitter of the incident has been re-tweeted 16,000 times since it was posted that day.


Jayse D Ansbach who posted the footage tweeted: "#United overbooked and wanted four of us to volunteer to give up our seats for personnel that needed to be at work the next day."


"No one volunteered, so United decided to choose for us. They chose an Asian doctor and his wife." "The doctor needed to work at the hospital the next day, so he refused to volunteer," Mr Ansbach added. Some people are questioning if there is more to this story.


One person wrote, "There has to be more to this story,"


"Usually when a flight is overbooked they offer free flight vouchers to those willing to change flights or go on standby and a couple people will jump at those as their travel plans may be flexible."


A spokesperson from United Airlines confirmed to WHAS that "Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked. After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.


Female Driver Attempted To Run Over

Capitol Officers

March 29, 2017

A female driver has attempted to run into a police cruiser near the US Congress in Washington DC, authorities said.


Early on Wednesday, March 29, the driver was taken into custody after she hit the vehicle of Capitol Police officers, attempting to run them down.


According to a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson, no one was injured in the incident.


Some sources said that shots were also heard near the Capitol building.


The incident happened on Independence Avenue around 9:30 am local time, police said. Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said the incident is "criminal in nature with no nexus to terrorism."


The incident follows a driving attack last week in London near the UK Parliament, where four people died and 50 others were injured. Hearings on Capitol Hill are continuing as normal, and tourists are being allowed to return to the area. No motivation is known, and the woman has not been identified.


Boy Who Waited 211 Days For New Heart

Faces Health Issues

March 22, 2017

A Boston boy who spent 211 days waiting for a heart transplant is now being treated for acute rejection while his parents deal with a major mold issue that has turned the family’s home into a “sick house.”  Ari Schultz, 5, has been at Boston Children’s Hospital since December, and received his donated heart on March 3.


“Ari is struggling mightily,” Mike Schultz, Ari’s father, wrote in a blog post. Schultz wrote that he began to think about being able to take Ari home last week when he had been showing signs of improved health. But, an ultrasound indicated his body was rejecting the new organ, and they began him on a treatment regimen that Schultz described as “horribly uncomfortable.”


Additionally, Schultz and his wife, Erica, who had been alternating staying with Ari at the hospital and at home with their other two children, Lexi and Eli, discovered severe mold growing in their home.


Schultz wrote. “At first we thought we’d remediate the mold, fix the leaks, and put the house back together. Turns out, it’s not that simple.” He said their contractor called the conditions a “sick house.” A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family to help cover building expenses, while donations for materials, architectural designs and other building necessities are also being accepted.


They are also looking for people to donate goods and services:

  • Architect / designer to put together plans for our house
  • Demolition and removal
  • Concrete / foundation contractor
  • Construction dumpsters and waste
  • Lumber and materials
  • Electrical contractor
  • Plumbing contractor
  • HVAC and materials
  • Windows and doors (millwork)
  • Plaster and dry wall contractor
  • Cabinets
  • Fireplace materials (stove)
  • Flooring contractor
  • Appliances
  • Roofing contractor
  • Painting contractor
  • Landscaping contractor
  • Shed for storing everything we own
  • Off-site storage
  • House rental in the area for all of us while we build


If you can donate these services, or if you have someone who will donate them, you can contact Jerry Rubin or Andrea Rubin, their amazing general contractor at Elite Installations,  jerryrubin5@yahoo.com or arubin@eliteinstallationsllc.com


Man Deported To Mexico One Week

After Traffic Stop

March 21, 2017

A Houston-area man has been deported back to Mexico after he was pulled over for a broken tail light in Dickinson. The father of four and grandfather of three was on his way to see a doctor around noon on March 10, 2017 when he was pulled over.


His family is now pleading with federal immigration officials to allow him to return to America. His attorney, Raed Gonzales, argues deputies had no reasonable cause to suspect Martinez-Morales was in the country illegally, so ICE never should have gotten involved. During the traffic stop, deputies discovered Martinez-Morales' license was expired and took him to jail. He was handed over to ICE officials on Monday, March 12.


Gonzalez says his client first came to the U.S. in 1996. He said Martinez-Morales is the main provider for his family, pays taxes, and has never been convicted of a crime. Martinez-Morales was deported to Mexico once before in 2004, according Gonzales.


Gonzales says because this is the second time Martinez-Morales is being deported, he cannot return to the U.S. for 20 years.


Three Women Blinded After

Stem Cell Injections

March 17, 2017

When three elderly women with a common age-related eye disease were blinded after receiving stem cell injections at a Broward County clinic in summer 2015, the red flags were apparent to Thomas Albini, a clinical ophthalmologist with the University of Miami Health System’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Raising Albini’s suspicion were the women’s accounts of what had happened: Each had both eyes injected on the same day with stem cells extracted from their body fat. They received little to no follow-up care or evaluation before or after the treatments. And they paid $5,000 each for the procedure.








Albini’s article, which was co-written with nine other physicians, exposes what he calls a “loophole” in the U.S. government’s oversight of unproven treatments involving stem cells. It also raises questions about whether federal regulators are doing enough to protect patients from risky medical procedures — especially ones that project the false impression that they are government approved.


He said he co-wrote the article to alert physicians and patients to the dangers of unwarranted claims about the healing power of stem cells, which Albini said hold great promise but remain largely untested for clinical use.


Police Go To Extreme Lengths To Get Drunk Student Home

March 17, 2017

Officers were taking Cameron home after a Big Night Out . But when the lad was unable to tell them his house number, they used his phone to message pals on Facebook to find out. The South Wales Police officers, from Cathays police station, contacted friends and said: “Hello it’s the police on Cameron’s phone. He is very drunk and we are dropping him home. He does not know what number...he lives on”.


One friend replied: "Omg what". Unsurprisingly, Friends on the Facebook group were initially unsure whether the message was genuine. There was some amusing chat, and then an officer posted a selfie to show that, indeed, he was dropping Cameron home.


“Initially I thought it was all a load of rubbish as it’s not something you’d expect a police officer to do," said the human geography student. After being told the correct address, the officers messaged an update: “We will get him home safe now. Don’t forget to thank your friendly neighbourhood officers at Cathays station”.


“I think it’s brilliant, it gives you another side to the police force and you don’t often see them as being a laugh."


A Jogger's Fitness Tracker Documented Her Brutal Attack On A Run

March 16, 2017

Four miles into a planned 10-mile run in Seattle’s Golden Gardens park on Sunday, 36-year-old Kelly Herron stopped for what she thought would be a quick bathroom break. In a viral Instagram post, Herron recounted being brutally attacked on by a man hiding in the restroom.


“I fought for my life screaming("Not today, M**F**er!"), clawing his face, punching back, and desperately trying to escape his grip- never giving up,” Heron wrote in the post, which had received more than 26,000 likes as of Tuesday morning. “I was able to lock him in the bathroom until police arrived. Thankfully I just took a self-defense class offered at my work and utilized all of it.” According to police, the attacker was Gary Steiner, a 40-year-old registered sex offender in Arizona who has a history of assaulting women, ABC News reported.



Herron told ABC she fought Steiner off by scratching and hitting the side of his face, aiming for hard bones and fleshy places, just as she learned in her self-defense class three weeks earlier.


Steiner is reportedly being held in jail on $750,000 bail. According to ABC, he faces charges of attempted rape in the second degree, as well as second degree assault.


Herron’s attack is only the latest in a string of assaults on runners. Sherri Papini, the 34-year-old California mother who disappeared after a run late last year, was rescued after her attackers reportedly branded her then tossed her from an SUV.


ABC pointed out a Runner’s World magazine survey found 43 percent of female runners experience harassment.


A 13-Year-Old Girl Sobbed While Recording Her Immigrant Father Get Arrested By

ICE Agents

March 08, 2017

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez was arrested Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, for having a 2009 DUI conviction and an outstanding deportation order from 2014, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In the video, his daughter, Fatima Avelica, is sobbing as her father is put in a law enforcement vehicle in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.


Brenda Avelica, told KABC that her father has been in the US for 20 years and has four children, two of them adults. ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said in a statement that agents had conducted surveillance on Avelica-Gonzalez to confirm his identity and arrested him a half-mile from the school Academia Avance.

Single Father In Us For 20 Years Deported

March 08, 2017

Juan Carlos Fomperosa García planned to celebrate his son’s 17th birthday on Thursday, March 2. But first, he had to go in for a meeting around 9am with immigration officials in Phoenix for what he believed was to discuss his request for asylum.


“He walked in. An hour later, they brought me a bag with his stuff and that was it,” said Yennifer Sanchez, Fomperosa García’s 23-year-old daughter.


The single father of three US citizens, who entered the country 20 years ago, was detained after meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, but never came out, his daughter said, adding that she thought he was safe because he had a work permit. By Friday morning, March 3, Fomperosa García had called his children to let them know he had been deported to Mexico.


To help the family financially, a local organization started fundraising money online. They raised more than $1,300 in less than three hours.

A Woman Who Reported Domestic Abuse Was Detained by Immigration Agents

February 17, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested an undocumented woman at a Texas courthouse last week, right after the court granted her a protective order against an allegedly abusive boyfriend, according to reports. The woman had been at the El Paso County Courthouse on Feb. 9 seeking protection from her boyfriend when the ICE agents detained and arrested her. ICE had received a tip about the woman’s immigration status, the El Paso Times reports. Gonzalez admitted to being in the country illegally and was taken into custody and taken to the ICE Detention Center located on Montana Ave.


Gonzalez is still being held on a detainer from Homeland Security awaiting her removal from the United States.


“I’m suspicious that the tip may have come from the abuser, who knew precisely where the victim would be at that time and date since he had received notice to be in that courtroom as well.” said County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal. That information however, has not been confirmed. Bernal fears that this arrest could make undocumented immigrants hesitant to come forward. "People whose children might even be victimized might even be afraid to report it for fear that the parent could deported.”

Businesses Across US Close For

 A Day Without Immigrants

February 16, 2017

Around the nation, some shops and restaurants closed in solidarity others braced for a possible shutdown for lack of enough employees Thursday as a "Day Without Immigrants" unfolded to underscore how much immigrants form the lifeblood of the country's economy and social structure. This has been largely driven by word of mouth on social media

Immigrants in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Austin, Texas, and other major U.S. cities planned to stay home from work and school as part of a strike. Coming on the heels of roundups of undocumented immigrants nationwide, organizers urge legal residents as well as undocumented ones to participate in the boycott in response to President Trump's crackdown on immigration, which includes plans to build a border wall and a temporary immigration ban on nationals from certain Muslim-majority nations.


"From doctors to dishwashers, immigrants are integral to daily life in the U.S.," tweeted Janet Murguia, president and CEO of National Council of La Raza, as she praised Spanish-American Chef Jose Andrés' decision to close his Washington, D.C., restaurants Thursday. David Suro, owner of  Tequilas Restaurant in Philadelphia and a Mexican immigrant, said he also planned to participate.


In New Mexico, the state with the largest percentage of Hispanic residents in the nation, school officials worried that hundreds of students may stay home on Thursday. “We respectfully ask all parents to acknowledge that students need to be in class every day to benefit from the education they are guaranteed and to avoid falling behind in school and life,” principals with the Albuquerque Public Schools wrote in a letter to parents. Students who take part in the protest will receive an unexcused absence, Albuquerque school officials said.

It may be hard to estimate how many will participate, but one group that expects to be affected, and is in some cases embracing the cause, is restaurant owners. Dozens of restaurants, which rely heavily on immigrant workers, and other businesses in cities such as Philadelphia, New York, Houston and Raleigh, North Carolina, have vowed to shut their doors on Thursday in solidarity with no-show workers. In New York, the owners of the Blue Ribbon restaurant chain said they would close several eateries despite the economic impact.

Tens Of Thousands Of Kids From El Salvador Continue To Flee To The United States

February 16, 2017

Although a fierce military crackdown on El Salvador’s two main warring gangs has chipped away at violent crime in the last year, this tiny Central American nation remains one of the most dangerous places on Earth, with a per capita homicide rate more than 15 times that of the United States. Children as young as 9 are recruited for gang membership. Extortion is rampant, with gangs squeezing street vendors, restaurant owners and even grandmothers for cash.


An estimated 2 million people of Salvadoran origin now reside in the United States, according to the Pew Research Center, about 700,000 of them illegally.  Last year, nearly 1 in 4 people were victims of a crime, according to a poll conducted by Central American University, which also found that more than 40% of Salvadorans hoped to leave the country within a year.

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