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A transformer caught fire underneath a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport Friday morning, forcing officials to evacuate a smoke filled concourse wing and put the airport on backup generators. It’s not clear what sparked the blaze, but it comes on a day when weather-related issues caused power outages for more than 40,000 customers across northern […]
Emergency at Atlanta Airport: Fire, power outtage, prompts, lights, systems to go down down, travelers stranded
Something was afoot at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Sunday, as airport staff, airlines, travelers, and officials struggled for over 6 hours to regain power to critical systems after a substantial portion of the electrical room was reportedly destroyed by a fire which has since been extinguished.
Warning about ‘imminent’ plot to blow up Universal City station prompts heightened security across L.A.
Warning about ‘imminent’ plot to blow up Universal City station prompts heightened security across L.A. | 05 Dec 2016 | An overseas tip about an imminent bombing of the Metro Red Line’s Universal City station has forced federal and local law enforcement in Los Angeles to swiftly ramp up security across its sprawling transit system, authorities said Monday. An anonymous man warned of a potential attack on Tuesday and provided the information on a tip line abroad, according to Deidre Fike, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s office in Los Angeles.
Rail officials are investigating after 13 cars on a Union Pacific train derailed in Eugene.
Eugene police and Eugene Springfield Fire personnel were called when a black tanker car fell to its side Sunday in west Eugene on the Union Pacific tracks, The Register-Guard reported. Another 10 empty rail cars were behind the tanker, tilted at awkward angles. Two grain cars also derailed.
Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs said the train was headed around a curve when the cars left the track. “The main line wasn’t affected, and there was no release (of any hazardous material),” he said.
Emergency responders kept traffic and residents away from the tracks because of concerns about the flammable liquid that was in the tanker car. “We want to make sure we don’t have a hazmat leak,” said Battalion Chief Jeff Kronser of Eugene Springfield Fire.
Jacobs said Union Pacific will not know what caused the derailment until its investigation is completed. Despite not being on the main track, the derailment delayed passenger train service.
Some residents near the tracks saw the derailment. Debbie Holte said she and her mother were on a walk when (more…)
Don’t Be Surprised if Colin Kaepernick Prompts More Schoolchildren to Sit for the Pledge of Allegiance
The National Interest: Once a month, this column is tackling broader questions about what the country should do about gaps in achievement and opportunity, especially for boys of color, in a partnership with The Root. Colin Kaepernick is a role model whether you like it or not. Many view Kaepernick’s choice of protest as disrespecting the flag, […]Source: Don’t Be Surprised if Colin Kaepernick Prompts More Schoolchildren to Sit for the Pledge of Allegiance
A possible hate crime against Poles in Britain has prompted officials in Warsaw to react to what seems to be a post-Brexit surge in such crimes in the country. Two Polish men were injured outside a pub in Harlow, Essex, on in Sunday following a vigil held for another Pole murdered late last month. Since […]Source: Upsurge in UK hate crime against Poles prompts response from Warsaw
A fast-moving forest fire in the US state of California has forced scores of people to evacuate their homes. The San Bernardino National Forest department said residents in the Summit Valley in Southern California were asked to leave their homes on Sunday afternoon. Lyn Sieliet, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino National Forest, said the […]Source: Forest fire in Southern California prompts evacuations