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          California Judges Hand Trump Rare Court Win By Allowing Return Of Migrants To Mexico      Comment   Translate Page      

It might be a sign of the apocalypse, but a panel of judges in the Ninth Circuit has temporarily blocked a California judge's order to halt a Trump administration policy to allow the return of some asylum seekers to Mexico while they await their court dates - handing the administration a rare victory in the courts.

According to the Associated Press, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay Friday, blocking a ruling by San Francisco Judge Richard Seeborg, who delivered a temporary injunction on Monday blocking the policy while challenges filed by civil liberties groups moved forward.

Seeborg justified the injunction by arguing that the policy failed to take into account the dangers that migrants might face in Mexico.

Migrants

The three-judge panel set a Tuesday deadline for civil liberties groups to submit arguments for why the policy should be discontinued while the issue winds its way through the courts. The panel set a Wednesday deadline for the White House to argue why the policy should remain in effect.

The government asked the panel to reconsider the injunction, arguing that Seeborg's argument was made in error, and that keeping the migrants in the US, where federal facilities are overflowing, forcing the government to release more asylum seekers amid an unprecedented surge in border-crossings. More than 100,000 migrants crossed into the US via the southern border in March - a 12-year high.

The circuit court managed to block the injunction before it took effect, meaning there was no interruption to the Trump administration's plans to start returning some migrants to Mexico, according to the AP.

Though the decision doesn't mean the policy will be upheld indefinitely - it could still ultimately be ruled unconstitutional - but it does underscore how San Francisco judges have been a persistent thorn in the administration's side when it comes to immigration policy, contributing to the White House's six percent win rate on legal challenges surrounding its policies.

Panic

At a time when appropriations authorized by Trump's national emergency declaration appear to be moving forward in spite of a flurry of legal challenges, one can't help but wonder if this marks a turning point in the administration's struggle to implement its immigration agenda, as the crisis at the border - which Democrats declared "fake" as recently as February - has now been widely acknowledged, as municipal officials from border cities like McAllen, Texas, which have strained under the influx of migrants requiring shelter, medical care and other services, have warned of a "system-wide collapse."


          'Hostile And Aggressive' Migrants Break Through Border Into Southern Mexico, Join US-Bound Caravan      Comment   Translate Page      

A group of around 350 Central American migrants broke the locks on a gate at the Guatemala-Mexico border, forcing their way into Mexico to join a larger caravan of 2,000 or so migrants headed towards the United States, AP reports. 

According to the National Immigration Institute, the migrants were acting in a "hostile" and " aggressive" manner - and said that they were attacking local police in the Mexican village of Metapa near the city of Tapachula. 

The incident echoed a similar confrontation on the same border bridge between Mexico and Guatemala last year. 

Migrants breach Guatemala-Mexico border in October, 2018

Several groups of migrants in the southern border state of Chipas have expressed frustration at Mexico's cold attitude towards them, as they have been slowed or stopped during their northbound journey, according to AP

A group of several hundred Cuban, African and Central American migrants have been waiting at the immigration offices in Tapachula for documents that would allow them to travel to the U.S. border, where most plan to request asylum.

Some members of that group have scuffled with immigration authorities and broken windows at the offices in recent days, accusing officials of making them wait too long for papers. -AP

One group of Central American and Cuban migrants estimated at 2,500 strong have been stuck for at least a week in the Chipas town of Mapastepec, north-west of Tapachula. 


          Fashion brand 'FUCT' seeks trademark help from Supreme Court...      Comment   Translate Page      

Fashion brand 'FUCT' seeks trademark help from Supreme Court...


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          Migrants break border gate, force way into Mexico...      Comment   Translate Page      

Migrants break border gate, force way into Mexico...


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          Charging Assange reflects dramatic shift in US approach...      Comment   Translate Page      
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Charging Assange reflects dramatic shift in US approach...


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          WIKILEAKS set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism...      Comment   Translate Page      

WIKILEAKS set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism...


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          Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records...      Comment   Translate Page      

Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records...


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          Religious symbols proposal ignites fiery debate in Quebec...      Comment   Translate Page      

Religious symbols proposal ignites fiery debate in Quebec...


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          Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US (Associated Press)      Comment   Translate Page      

Associated Press:
Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US  —  PHOENIX (AP) — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier …


          Mets analyst Darling: Surgery set for 'large mass' in chest (Associated Press)      Comment   Translate Page      

Associated Press:
Mets analyst Darling: Surgery set for ‘large mass’ in chest  —  SHARE URL EMAIL FBMSNGR WHATSAPP SMS  —  ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets announcer Ron Darling says he will have surgery next week to remove a “large mass in my chest” and hopes to return to the broadcast booth in May.


          The refugee tragedy in the failed state of Lebanon. Sarkis Naroum, Annahar. Malcolm Hoenlein      Comment   Translate Page      
Photo:General view, with Lebanon in the distance, Beyrout, Holy Land, (i.e., Beirut, Lebanon) Date between 1890 and 1900 Dimensions 1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color. Accession number  LCCN2002724972 Credit line  Library of Congress square logo.png This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppmsca.02663. This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information. العربية | čeština | Deutsch | English | español | فارسی | suomi | français | עברית | magyar | italiano | македонски | മലയാളം | Nederlands | polski | português | português do Brasil | русский | slovenčina | slovenščina | Türkçe | українська | 中文 | 中文(简体)‎ | 中文(繁體)‎ | +/− Notes Print no. "15107".; Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J-foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Photographic Company, 1905.; Forms part of: Views of the Holy Land in the Photochrom print collection. Source  Library of Congress Catalog: http://lccn.loc.gov/2002724972 Permission (Reusing this file)  Public domain This work is in the public domain in the United States The refugee tragedy in the failed state of Lebanon. Sarkis Naroum, Annahar. Malcolm Hoenlein Sarkis Naoum is the Senior Columnist for Annahar newspaper in Beirut. · https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-treasury-sanctions-lebanese-currency-exchange-11554997035 · https://www.apnews.com/267f643ad429496b84c2cab52b2f3659 · https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/trumps-golan-move-causes-concern-in-lebanon-for-land-owners/2019/04/11/6c554f70-5c23-11e9-98d4-844088d135f2_story.html?utm_term=.6692ec382eb1 · http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/261240 · https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/02/01/new-government-demonstrates-hezbollahs-dominance-of-lebanon/
          Augustin's late 3-pointer gives Magic Game 1 win over Raptors, 104-101      Comment   Translate Page      

D.J. Augustin scored 25 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic beat the Toronto Raptors 104-101 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series on Saturday.

Kawhi Leonard got a final shot for Toronto, but missed the rim with his 3-pointer from the top.

Aaron Gordon had 10 points and 10 rebounds, Evan Fournier scored 16 points and Jonathan Isaac had 11 as the No. 7-seeded Magic became the latest team to beat Toronto in the opening game of a playoff series. The Raptors are 2-14 in playoff openers.

Leonard scored 25 points, Pascal Siakam had 24 and Fred VanVleet had 14 for the second-seeded Raptors, who reclaimed the lead after trailing by 16 points in the second quarter, but couldn't hold on down the stretch.

Toronto got 13 points apiece from Danny Green and Marc Gasol, but guard Kyle Lowry finished scoreless, missing all seven of his attempts. Lowry did have eight assists and seven rebounds.

Leonard hit a tying 3 with 1:35 left, then put Toronto up 101-99 with a jumper at 1:02. Augustin made a layup to tie it again with 44 seconds left, then connected from long range for the fourth time to win the game.

Augustin's 3 was the seventh lead change of the final quarter and the 13th of the game.

Augustin made 9 of 13 attempts, going 4 of 5 from beyond the arc.

Leonard made all four of his attempts in the first and added a pair of free throws. He scored 11 points in the opening quarter as Toronto led 30-25.

Leading 42-41 with 3:46 remaining in the second, Orlando got 10 points from Augustin in a 15-0 run that put the Magic up 57-41 with 55 seconds left. Siakam stopped Toronto's drought with a jump shot, and Gasol and Green added 3-pointers but the Raptors trailed 57-49 at halftime.

Leonard scored five points as Toronto used a 12-2 spurt at the start of the third, reclaiming the lead on Gasol's 3 at 8:19. Siakam scored eight points in the third, while Leonard and Green each had seven, as the Raptors took a narrow 76-75 lead to the fourth.

TIP-INS

Magic: F Jonathan Isaac (concussion) and Nikola Vucevic (illness) both started after missing Orlando's regular-season finale Wednesday. ...Vucevic didn't score in the first quarter, missing all three of his attempts.

Raptors: Toronto shot 3 for 10 from 3-point range in the first quarter, and 3 for 11 in the second. The Raptors finished 12 for 36 from outside. ... Siakam had nine rebounds.

HERO'S WELCOME

Former Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas got a huge ovation when he walked to his baseline seat near the Toronto bench a few minutes before the tipoff. Valanciunas, C.J. Miles and Delon Wright were traded to Memphis in February for Gasol.

UP NEXT

Game 2 is Tuesday night in Toronto

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          THE AMNESTIER-IN-CHIEF:      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US (ASTRID GALVAN and MORGAN LEE, 4/13/19, AP)

An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country.

The plan would put thousands of immigrants in cities that are not only welcoming to them, but also more likely to rebuff federal officials carrying out deportation orders. Many of these locations have more resources to help immigrants make their legal cases to stay in the United States than smaller cities, with some of the nation's biggest immigration advocacy groups based in places like San Francisco, New York City and Chicago. The downside for the immigrants would be a high cost of living in the cities.

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University announced this week that an analysis found that immigrants in sanctuary cities such as New York and Los Angeles are 20% less likely to be arrested out in the community than in cities without such policies.

Bring them all.

          Baseball roundup: Sabathia is solid in return to Yankees (Associated Press)      Comment   Translate Page      

Associated Press:
Baseball roundup: Sabathia is solid in return to Yankees  —  CC Sabathia began his 19th and final big league season with five stellar innings, pinch-hitter Luke Voit (Lafayette High) came through with a broken-bat RBI single in the seventh and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 Saturday to end a four-game slide.


          World Gives America One Year to Stop Trump or Face Sanctions      Comment   Translate Page      
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by John Feffer
The deputy assistant under secretary general of the United Nations has given the United States a one-year warning. If the country doesn’t clean up its act and become a responsible world citizen, Ithell Colhoquon announced yesterday, the international community will impose sanctions on U.S. government officials and tariffs on U.S. goods and services.
This announcement comes shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump told Mexico that it had one year to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States or face the shutdown of the southern border.
When asked what precipitated the international community’s sudden threat to sanction the United States, Colhoquon said, “The ICC decision. That was a line in the sand. That really demonstrated beyond a doubt that the United States is a rogue nation.”
Colhoquon was referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s denunciation of the International Criminal Court for “attacking America’s rule of law.” The Trump administration has followed up by revoking a visa for an ICC prosecutor looking into possible U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan. The administration has also threatened to arrest and prosecute ICC officials.
“If we could kick the United States out of the ICC, we would do so,” said ICC Third Vice President Elena Ferrante. “But it has always considered itself above the law — and above the ICC.”
Mexico and Canada have applauded the UN decision. Both countries have vowed to close their borders with the United States if the international community’s demands are not met.
Mexico has a wide range of complaints concerning U.S. policy, including the treatment of Mexican nationals, the dumping of U.S. products, and the unregulated trade in U.S. firearms. It has also complained about the enormous market for drugs in the United States, which has transformed Mexican narcotrafficking into an international force.
“Also, we don’t like college students coming down here on spring break,” Mexican Vice President Roberto Bolano recently said. “Every spring we have to deal with a caravan of loud, lazy, good-for-nothing gang members, and we’re tired of it!”
Canada has gone further by declaring the United States a failed state. Canadian President Marie-Claire Blais points to the murder rate in major cities, the opioid epidemic, the crumbling infrastructure, the endemic corruption, the huge gulf between rich and poor, and the authoritarian leadership.
“Sure, we all like our iPhones and Starbucks coffee,” Blais says, “but we can’t let this kind of social chaos spread like bird flu into our country.”
Although the Trump administration has not made any official comments on these recent developments, the U.S. president has been busy on Twitter.
“Everyone at UN is ugly and fat,” he tweeted. “Everyone in Mexico is ugly and stupid. Everyone in Canada smells bad and talks funny. Sad!”
Several countries have rallied behind the United States: Saudi Arabia, Russia, Hungary, North Korea, South Ossetia, the Canary Islands.
“Of course we have to speak up on behalf of the American president,” said Russian Vice Prime Minister Alexander Fadeyev. “You know the famous poem, yes? First they come for the human rights violators. And we say nothing. Then they come for the war criminals. And we say nothing. Then they come for the autocrats. And we still say nothing. So, when they come for us, who will be left to protest?”
When pressed about the actions the United States needs to take in order to return to the good graces of the international community, the UN’s Ithell Colhoquon was very specific. “The removal of Donald Trump is a necessary but not sufficient condition. Mike Pence is just as bad if not worse. So, we recommend that, after a series of public trials, Americans sentence all top-ranking officials of the Trump administration to a decade of community service picking up trash along America’s highways. Oh, and they should be forced to wear pink jumpsuits. Balls and chains would also be a nice touch.”
Response from the American public has been mixed.
“We’re not going to let a bunch of furriners tell us what to do in our own country,” said MAGA Stewart, the president of the Hands Off Trump coalition. As part of their commitment to the president, the members of the coalition have all changed their first names to Make America Great Again, or MAGA for short.
“Sovereignty is a cornerstone of American democracy,” opined Charles Coughlin, a constitutional law professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. “We can tell other countries what to do, but it’s not a two-way street. In American jurisprudence, we call this the ‘one-way-street principle,’ though it’s also known more colloquially as hypocrisy.”
Support for the UN move, however, could be seen from satellite photographs. In fields and public parks across the United States on Tuesday at noon, Americans lay down to form letters with their bodies to spell out: “Thank you, UN!”
It’s unclear what will happen next in this standoff between the United States and the international community. Several countries have already withdrawn recognition of the Trump government and recognized Nancy Pelosi instead as the legitimate leader of the country. New Zealand has declared that, in the unlikely event that Donald Trump sets foot in the country, he will be immediately charged with crimes against intelligence.
But in perhaps the most significant sign that the international threats are having an effect, Twitter announced that it will suspend President Trump’s account. “Look, I just took the car keys away from my 99-year-old father,” one unnamed Twitter executive said. “Sometimes you just have to do the right thing to make the world a safer place.”

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          AP Explains: Why 2nd-worst Ebola outbreak is growing concern      Comment   Translate Page      
By CARA ANNA APNews.com 4/13/2019 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization has decided that the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Congo is not yet a global health emergency , causing frustration among some health experts. With multiple rebel groups active in the region, wary communities sometimes resisting health workers and a […]
          Migrants dropped off in New Mexico; city asks for donations      Comment   Translate Page      
APNEWS.com 4/13/2019 LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico’s second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, prompting Las Cruces city officials to appeal for donations of food and personal hygiene items and a state medical program to seek volunteers to provide health […]
          GOP Lawmakers Propose Bill to Separate Chicago From Illinois      Comment   Translate Page      

Legislation proposing the separation of Chicago from Illinois is intended to spark discussion about the overarching influence of the city in state politics, not actually lead to the creation of the 51st state, according to a central Illinois lawmaker who sponsored the measure.

GOP state Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer, the bill 's sponsor, said the proposal would urge U.S. Congress to make the nation's third-largest city its own state, the State Journal-Register reported.

"It's more of a frustration of the policies than the true belief that Chicago and Illinois would be better off as separate states," Davidsmeyer said. "I don't believe that Chicago and the state of Illinois should be separated. Our relationship is mutually beneficial."

Chicago needs to recognize how its policies impact rural Illinois, Davidsmeyer added.

"The reality is, the city of Chicago is competing with New York City and L.A. and San Francisco, and (downstate is) competing against rural Indiana and rural Missouri," he said. "The policies that come down from Chicago are actually pushing our economic opportunity away."

GOP state Rep. Brad Halbrook introduced the proposed measure in February. He co-sponsored a similar proposal last year that failed, and this year's attempt has even less of a chance of succeeding in the Democratic-controlled Legislature. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the leaders of the state House and Senate are all Democrats from Chicago.

Halbrook said the city of 2.7 million people differs ideologically from the rural population downstate on matters such as abortion and gun rights.

"Our traditional family values seem to be under attack at every angle," Halbrook said. "We are trying to drive the discussion to get people at the table to say these are not our values down here."

Forming a new state from a portion of a current state requires endorsement from Congress and the state legislature, according to the U.S. Constitution.

"When you have a large population center that seems to control the agenda for the rest of the state, it just kind of creates some issues," Halbrook said. "The Constitution gives us a pathway, so we'll see what happens."

Tension between urban and rural areas aren't exclusive to Illinois. The same has occurred in New York and California , according to a paper published last year by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.

John Jackson, a visiting professor at the institute and co-author of the paper, said it's odd that the bitterness has persisted for so long in Illinois.

"We ought to have leaders who get together and coalesce for the good of the state," Jackson said. "The idea of this being a total zero-sum kind of game, that mentality 'you win, I've got to lose,' seems to be the mentality many have. That's just not the case. The state needs to prosper together."



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          Ivanka Trump Bucks Donald Trump’s Policy Priorities, Follows Hillary Clinton’s Footsteps In Africa      Comment   Translate Page      

Ivanka Trump

Running largely contrary to Donald Trump’s “America First” philosophy of foreign policy, the president’s advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump is now in Africa where she is working towards development of a global women’s program, The Associated Press reports. Ivanka Trump is currently visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast as part of the initiative through what is a four-day trip.

The president’s daughter will be visiting with women working in the local coffee industry and taking a tour of a women-run textile factory. Ivanka Trump will also be meeting with leaders and making an appearance at a World Bank policy summit.

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          Event Update For 2019-04-10      Comment   Translate Page      




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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2019-04-10 - Unknown odor sickens workers and evacuates 911 call center in Sunrise (Florida), near the coast:
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/bso-dispatch-center-in-sunrise-evacuated-because-of-strange-odor
http://wsvn.com/news/local/all-clear-given-after-public-safety-building-in-sunrise-evacuated-following-foul-odor/
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-ne-sunrise-911-smoke-20190410-story.html

Quote: "A Broward Sheriff's Office dispatch center in Sunrise was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a strange odor. Sky 10 was above the scene of the BSO regional communications center. Sunrise police said several dispatchers started feeling ill, prompting the evacuation. Some of the dispatchers were taken to an area hospital to be evaluated. Six were treated at the scene."

Note: Someone call 911! Er, waitasec...

2019-04-10 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in central North Carolina:
http://myfox8.com/2019/04/09/neighbors-report-hearing-loud-boom-in-randolph-county/
http://www.sott.net/article/410946-Loud-boom-heard-in-central-North-Carolina

2019-04-10 - Car goes up in flames shortly before 3 AM and burns man to death on street in Chicago (Illinois):
http://patch.com/illinois/bucktown-wickerpark/man-dies-near-west-side-car-fire
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/04/10/fatal-car-fire-jackson-washtenaw/
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4063197-man-found-dead-in-near-west-side-car-fire/
http://abc7chicago.com/man-dead-after-car-fire-on-west-side/5241447/
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/man-found-dead-inside-car-fire-on-near-west-side/
http://wgntv.com/2019/04/10/man-found-on-fire-dead-next-to-burning-car-on-west-side/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UOEjx1xzGs

Quote: "A man died after he caught fire when a car went up in flames early Wednesday morning on the Near West Side. Police said an unidentified man was found inside a burning car parked near Jackson and Washtenaw shortly before 3 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the car was still on fire, and the man was on fire on the sidewalk outside the car. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead."

2019-04-10 - Around 60 cars go up in flames at auto salvage yard in coastal Surrey (Canada):
http://www.cloverdalereporter.com/news/car-fires-at-auto-yard-cause-early-morning-traffic-snarls-in-surrey/

Quote: "Jerome said there was a pile of cars 'fully engulfed,' estimating there were approximately 60 vehicles on fire."

2019-04-10 - Huge wildfire breaks out and causes power outages on the Western Islands (Scotland):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=CID-20190411-67426-GBR
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/western-isles/1720979/huge-wildfire-cuts-power-to-more-than-13000-people-in-the-western-isles/
http://www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/news/fire-service-tackles-wild-fires-in-bernera-1-4904889

Note: Off the western coast of Scotland...

2019-04-10 - Big ol' pile of manure goes up in flames near the bosque along the Rio Grande in Corrales (New Mexico):
http://www.koat.com/article/big-ol-pile-of-manure-on-fire-near-bosque/27103084

Quote: "Fire crews responded to a manure fire near the Village of Corrales Wednesday. The Corrales Fire Department Chief Anthony Martinez told KOAT 'a big ol’ pile of manure' was on fire on the 7000 block of Corrales Road near the Bosque."

2019-04-10 - Continuing wildfires could send electricity rates skyrocketing across California:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/04/11/pge-rates-dire-prediction-california-wildfires/
http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/California-electricity-rates-could-surge-50-13757757.php
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/04/11/pge-rates-could-skyrocket-after-another-wildfire/

Quote: "If California wildfires continue to be as devastating as they have been the last two years, millions of customers’ electric rates could skyrocket 50% and threaten the state’s ability to execute some of its top clean energy initiatives, according to a new analysis prepared for Gov. Gavin Newsom. The sharp rate rise would be worse for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers, whose bills could double in just one year, said Steven Weissman, an emeritus lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, in a Wednesday memo to a Newsom administration official."

2019-04-10 - Former fire chiefs warn about increasing climate threat in Australia:
http://wildfiretoday.com/2019/04/10/former-fire-chiefs-warn-australians-about-increasing-climate-threat/

2019-04-10 - Hundreds of millions of pigs feared dead (!) from swine fever, pork price up 38 Percent in 4 Weeks:
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/hundreds-of-millions-of-pigs-feared-dead-from-swine-fever-price-of-pork-has-risen-38-percent-in-the-last-4-weeks
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6905587/Price-bacon-rocket-African-swine-fever-hits-pigs-China.html
http://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/10/killer-hog-disease-a-dire-situation-in-china-stoking-fears-in-us.html




2019-04-10 - Home explodes, burn and collapses in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 killed:
http://fox4kc.com/2019/04/10/fire-crews-looking-for-1-person-trapped-after-house-explosion-near-15th-and-fremont/
http://www.kctv5.com/news/firefighters-search-house-at-th-and-fremont-avenue-after-house/article_c2e21e1a-5be0-11e9-8880-67b3b1a6026c.html
http://www.kctv5.com/news/kansas-city-crews-continue-to-investigate-deadly-home-explosion/article_e74fcd20-5c43-11e9-bdf9-9bd4eff8f0e1.html
http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/house-collapses-in-fire-on-16th-street-in-kcmo
http://www.kmbc.com/article/kansas-city-home-collapses-during-firefight-wednesday-afternoon/27105600
http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article229095999.html

Quote: "A body was found in the rubble of a home that collapsed during a fiery explosion Wednesday afternoon near East 15th Terrace and Fremont Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri."

Quote: "A spokesman with Spire said the company had no gas service at the location of the house that exploded."

Note: This is the 65th residential explosion in 2018...

2019-04-10 - Ethanol plant damaged by fire near Hennepin (Illinois):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20190411-67416-USA
http://wqad.com/2019/04/10/fire-breaks-out-at-ethanol-facility-east-of-the-qc/
http://www.newstrib.com/free/responders-head-to-marquis-energy-for-fire/article_529660ce-5bce-11e9-a9be-a3ee7d976a6c.html

2019-04-10 - Shopping complex damaged by deadly fire in coastal Bangkok (Thailand), 2+ killed, 12+ injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20190410-67411-THA
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47883708
http://www.yahoo.com/news/fire-breaks-bangkok-mall-complex-1-reported-dead-115350964.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/fire-bangkok-centara-grand-hotel-centralworld-11430140
http://www.koin.com/news/national/fire-breaks-out-at-bangkok-mall-complex-killing-at-least-2/1913843875
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/asia/2019/04/10/fire-breaks-out-at-bangkok-mall-complex-1-reported-dead.html
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/fire-at-bangkok-shopping-mall-kills-one/news-story/32426e93fa7804647defc13a3702c643

2019-04-10 - Brush fire breaks out and destroys four homes near Portales (New Mexico):
http://www.koat.com/article/firefighters-battle-grass-fire-on-dangerously-windy-day/27103884
http://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/crews-attacking-grass-fire-near-portales/5312004/
http://www.fireengineering.com/ap-news/2019/04/10/the-latest-firefighters-battle-blaze-in-eastern-new-mexico.html

2019-04-10 - Boat, trike, trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home in St. Cloud (Minnesota):
http://knsiradio.com/news/local-news/garage-contents-destroyed-fire
http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2019/04/10/garage-and-contents-total-loss-wednesday-fire/3426938002/
http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2019/04/11/st-cloud-garage-fire-78-000-damage-fire-department-central-minnesota/3433543002/

Quote: "The garage and its contents, including a boat, trike motorcycle, trailer and snowblower, were a total loss."

Note: This is the 319th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-10 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at junction in Little Missenden (Britain):
http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/
http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2848717/coach-fire-on-a413-causing-delays/

Quote: "Wednesday 10 April, 4.32pm Coach on fire, junction of Taylors Lane and A413, Little Missenden. One appliance and crew from Amersham and one from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used two main jets, one hose reel, three sets of breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera."

Note: This is the 190th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly before 3 AM on I-35 near Belton (Texas), driver injured:
http://www.kcentv.com/article/news/local/driver-injured-after-semi-trailer-catches-fire-on-i-35/500-d500840c-4995-43ce-95b0-49b44f8361f1
http://www.kcentv.com/video/news/driver-hospitalized-after-semi-trailer-catches-fire-on-i-35/500-a5594472-3647-4927-8ebf-5cb7b0efa433
http://www.tdtnews.com/news/article_ea6ff3ca-5b91-11e9-b4a1-f70ef9ab0ce3.html
http://www.centexproud.com/news/local/belton-truck-fire-blocks-interstate/1914462484

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-57 near Lick Creek (Illinois):
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/40287146/semi-fire-slows-traffic-on-i-57-in-union-county
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=157726639879&story_fbid=10157580869029880

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 400 in Wilson County (Kansas):
http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article229106689.html
http://www.koamnewsnow.com/news/semi-carrying-frozen-pizza-catches-fire-closes-highway/1068123196

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Triport Road in Scott County (Kentucky):
http://www.news-graphic.com/news/a-tractor-trailer-truck-caught-fire-around-triport-road-wednesday/article_836cb404-5bcf-11e9-bc9d-f7a6fcfc5472.html

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M6 near Carlisle (Britain):
http://www.cwherald.com/a/stories/lorry-fire-causes-m6-tailbacks.499206.html
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/17563028.m6-blocked-southbound-due-to-lorry-fire/
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/17563048.m6-blocked-southbound-due-to-lorry-fire/
http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2019-04-10/two-lanes-of-m6-closed-after-lorry-caught-fire/

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in Helmsley (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident_summary_10_apr

Quote: "Time of call: 11:01 Ampleforth, Helmsley area Kirkbymoorside and Easingwold crews attended and extinguished a fire to a large goods vehicle, using 2 hose reel jets. Fire also spread to ungrowth on both sides of the vehicle."

Note: These are the 567th, 568th, 569th, 570th, 571st and 572nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-10 - Dump truck bursts into flame on I-94 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):
http://www.onfocus.news/vehicle-fire-closes-southbound-lanes-on-i-94/
http://fox6now.com/2019/04/10/traffic-alert-dump-truck-fire-slows-traffic-on-i-94-nb-near-college-avenue/
http://www.facebook.com/fox6news/videos/dump-truck-fire-on-i-94/2199466436786649/

2019-04-10 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in San Clemente (California):
http://patch.com/california/sanclemente/rv-fire-burns-san-clemente-home

2019-04-10 - RV and pickup truck being towed go up in flames on I-75 in coastal Tampa (Florida):
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-hillsborough/rv-towing-truck-catches-fire-shuts-down-i-75-near-fletcher-avenue
http://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/hillsboroughcounty/truck-rv-catch-fire-on-i-75-in-tampa/67-a1b0040d-c603-481d-a162-4b386bcc35b3
http://www.wfla.com/news/hillsborough-county/truck-and-rv-burst-into-flames-on-i-75/1914047683
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/motor-home-fire-closes-i-75-in-hillsborough-20190410/
http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article229068459.html
http://twitter.com/HCSOSheriff/status/1116006802062229505/photo/1
http://twitter.com/FHPTampa/status/1116009295034896384/photo/1

Note: These are the 110th and 111th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-04-10 - Van bursts into flame on Schooley's Mountain Road in Washington Township (New Jersey):
http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/2019/04/10/police-lights-horn-warn-driver-escape-van-fire-washington/3425712002/
http://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/northernhighlands/police-fire/morris-county-lieutenant-pulls-over-burning-van-to-save-unsuspecting-driver-passenger/765899/
http://abc7ny.com/nj-police-lieutenant-saves-2-when-van-bursts-into-flames/5243796/

2019-04-10 - Van bursts into flame at 1:41 AM on Swan Hill in Crewkerne (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=50525&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2019-04-10 - Van bursts into flame near store in coastal Herne Bay (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/herne-bay/news/van-fire-near-superstore-202498/

2019-04-10 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at Columbia Park along the Columbia River in Kennewick (Washington):
http://newstalk870.am/electrical-fire-consumes-suv-in-columbia-park/
http://www.yaktrinews.com/news/kpd-parked-suv-catches-fire-at-columbia-park-1/1067788805
http://www.facebook.com/Kennewickpolice/posts/2220086991391637

2019-04-10 - SUV bursts into flame at 12:03 AM on Tower View Close in Wybunbury (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/vehicle-fire-in-wybunbury

2019-04-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at Sonic in Plainview (Texas):
http://www.myplainview.com/news/local/article/Firefighters-respond-to-car-fire-at-Sonic-on-13759105.php

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), 600 feet from the ocean:
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article229108014.html
http://wpde.com/news/local/myrtle-beach-fd-responding-to-vehicle-fire
http://www.wbtw.com/news/grand-strand/vehicle-fire-in-myrtle-beach-parking-garage/1915794646
http://www.wmbfnews.com/2019/04/11/myrtle-beach-investigate-vehicle-fire-parking-garage/

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Little Caesars Pizza in Hermiston (Oregon):
http://www.hermistonherald.com/news/local/car-catches-fire-in-little-caesars-parking-lot/article_785902ae-5bf0-11e9-8aa6-bb98cb689a16.html

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Alpena (Michigan), 1200 feet from Lake Huron:
http://www.thealpenanews.com/news/local-news/2019/04/no-one-hurt-in-car-fire/

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-25 ramp in Loveland (Colorado):
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/loveland-local-news/ci_32565932/loveland-firefighters-respond-car-fire

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on street in Cayce (South Carolina):
http://www.swlexledger.com/single-post/2019/04/11/Cayce-Public-Safety-fights-car-fire-Wednesday-afternoon-Untitled

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-79 in Bridgeport (West Virginia):
http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Vehicle-fire-on-I-79-closes-one-lane-of-traffic-in-Bridgeport-508368031.html

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame at motel on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna (Canada):
http://www.lakecountrycalendar.com/news/car-on-fire-at-accent-inns-in-kelowna/
http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/car-on-fire-at-accent-inns-in-kelowna/
http://www.revelstokereview.com/news/car-on-fire-at-accent-inns-in-kelowna/
http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/car-on-fire-at-accent-inns-in-kelowna/
http://www.eaglevalleynews.com/news/car-on-fire-at-accent-inns-in-kelowna/

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on Salmi Road in coastal Kuwait City (Kuwait):
http://www.pressreader.com/kuwait/arab-times/20190410/281736975831836

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on Ilminster Road in Ruishton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=50527&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on River Park in Marlborough (Britain):
http://www.dwfire.org.uk/incident/fire-vehicle-small-marlborough-2/

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on Nixon Road in Leyland (Britain):
http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/vehicle-fire-in-leyland-6/

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on Halifax Road in Nelson (Britain):
http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/vehicle-fire-burnley/
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/17566237.electrical-fault-led-to-nelson-car-fire/

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on Court Lane in Iver (Britain):
http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/

Quote: "Wednesday 10 April, 10.54am Car fire, Court Lane, Iver. One appliance and crew from Langley attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-04-10 - Motorcycle bursts into flame while parked at apartments in Great Falls (Montana):
http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/great-falls/no-injuries-in-motorcycle-fire-outside-apartment-complex/article_58f33350-5b99-11e9-9764-772d37f91ff8.html

2019-04-10 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home on Laurel Boulevard in New Castle (Pennsylvania):
http://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/local_news/fire-torches-north-hill-camper/article_5dd46932-5c13-11e9-b0ae-2f1ba48209c5.html
http://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/camper-fire-spreads-to-house-in-new-castle/1916641884
http://www.wytv.com/news/local-news/camper-fire-spreads-to-house-in-new-castle/1916647435
http://snewsi.com/id/19289671944/Fire-torches-North-Hill-camper

2019-04-10 - Car, motorcycle, lawnmower and garage destroyed by fire at home in Gibson City (Illinois):
http://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/crews-battle-garage-fire/1915618537
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-04-11/fire-started-malfunctioning-mower-destroys-garage-gibson-city.html
http://www.wandtv.com/news/fire-started-by-malfunctioning-mower-destroys-garage/article_279b1758-5c5e-11e9-8f5a-37179ca5d428.html

Quote: "The thought is possibly the lawnmower inside may have caused it."

Quote: "Inside the detached garage were a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a car, along with other 'normal garage belongings' such as mowers, tools, a fridge and a freezer, Kallal said."

2019-04-10 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Salt Lake City (Utah):
http://www.ksl.com/article/46529253/garbage-fire-leads-to-traffic-trax-delays-near-u-campus
http://fox13now.com/2019/04/10/garbage-truck-fire-near-500-south-1300-east-closes-trax/
http://gephardtdaily.com/local/crews-battle-garbage-truck-fire-in-salt-lake-city/

2019-04-10 - Several greenhouses destroyed by fire on River Road near the Contoocook River at 3:30 AM in Concord (New Hampshire), firefighter has 'medical emergency':
http://www.wcvb.com/article/firefighter-suffers-medical-emergency-at-nh-fire/27098010
http://www.wmur.com/article/firefighters-battle-large-fire-in-concord/27097021
http://whdh.com/news/firefighter-hurt-while-battling-massive-blaze-that-torched-several-structures-on-nh-farm/
http://www.unionleader.com/news/safety/fire-strikes-concord-farm-communities-called-in-to-help/article_88145fcb-20ad-5bbc-807c-e6ad7d61c8f4.html?block_id=664688

Quote: "One firefighter from a mutual aid company was taken to the hospital for a medical emergency, according to Concord Fire Chief Dan Andrus."

Quote: "The fire did reach 4 alarms, mainly due to difficulties getting water. Crews did pump water from the nearby Contoocook River."

2019-04-10 - Commercial building damaged by fire in Norristown (Pennsylvania):
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/04/10/2-alarm-fire-norristown/

2019-04-10 - Shoe factory destroyed by fire in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):
http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/486467-Fire-gutted-shoe-manufacturing-factory-in-Karachi

2019-04-10 - Oil mill heavily damaged by fire in coastal Gujarat (India):
http://www.newsnation.in/india-news/fire-breaks-out-at-oil-plant-in-gujarats-banaskantha-rs-25-crore-worth-property-gutted-article-220073.html
http://www.business-standard.com/multimedia/video-gallery/general/massive-fire-breaks-out-at-oil-mill-in-gujarat-s-banaskantha-82274.htm
http://www.oneindia.com/ahmedabad/gujarat-massive-fire-breaks-out-in-an-oil-mill-banaskantha-2876266.html

2019-04-10 - Home damaged by fire on Sherman Avenue in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/new-haven/crews-respond-to-new-haven-porch-fire/1914803976

2019-04-10 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire shortly after 11 PM in Lemon Grove (California), dog killed:
http://fox5sandiego.com/2019/04/10/family-2-dogs-escape-house-fire-in-lemon-grove/
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Family-Dogs-Escape-Garage-Fire-in-Lemon-Grove-508367621.html
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/story/2019-04-10/lemon-grove-fire-causes-100k-in-damage-to-home-kills-dog
http://www.10news.com/news/local-news/familys-dog-dies-in-lemon-grove-house-fire

2019-04-10 - Home destroyed by fire on Honey Hill Road in East Haddam (Connecticut):
http://fox61.com/2019/04/11/east-haddam-house-severely-damaged-by-fire/
http://fox61.com/2019/04/11/east-haddam-home-destroyed-by-fire-owner-mourns-loss/

2019-04-10 - Waterfront home heavily damaged by fire on Juniper Lake near DeFuniak Springs (Florida), nobody there:
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20190410/fishermen-report-house-fire

Quote: "Two fishermen on Juniper Lake near DeFuniak Springs reported a waterfront home on fire Wednesday when they saw smoke coming from the structure."

2019-04-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Lawton (Oklahoma), nobody there:
http://www.kswo.com/2019/04/10/fire-destroys-part-west-lawton-home-wednesday-morning/

2019-04-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Lubbock (Texas), nobody there:
http://www.kcbd.com/2019/04/10/lubbock-firefighters-extinguish-house-fire/

2019-04-10 - Firefighter's home destroyed by fire in Berryhill (Oklahoma), nobody there:
http://ktul.com/news/local/firefighters-battling-house-fire-in-berryhill

2019-04-10 - Home destroyed by fire on Poplar Avenue in coastal Dundalk (Maryland):
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/dundalk/bs-md-co-house-fire-20190410-story.html

2019-04-10 - Home destroyed by fire on Ethel Road in Spartanburg County (South Carolina):
http://www.wspa.com/news/house-destroyed-by-fire-in-spartanburg-co/1915957796

2019-04-10 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:12 AM on Chuckanut Drive south of Bellingham (Washington):
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article229062749.html
http://www.facebook.com/bellinghamherald/posts/10157155632218899

2019-04-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire just before 2:45 AM in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):
http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Crews-investigating-early-morning-Cedar-Rapids-apartment-fire-508363991.html

2019-04-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Torrington (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/litchfield/torrington-fd-extinguish-2nd-alarm-apartment-fire-no-injuries/1915428757

2019-04-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 6:30 AM on North Broadway Street in McAllen (Texas), 5 injured:
http://www.kveo.com/news/local-news/morning-fire-sends-five-people-to-the-hospital/1914601828

2019-04-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Georgetown (South Carolina):
http://www.live5news.com/2019/04/11/dozens-displaced-after-apartment-building-fire-georgetown/

2019-04-10 - Apartment building devastated by huge blaze in McCandless (Pennsylvania):
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/04/10/mccandless-apartment-complex-fire-residents/
http://www.wtae.com/article/fire-at-apartment-building-in-mccandless/27099364
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/04/10/mccandless-durham-court-apartment-building-fire/
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2019/04/10/firefighters-fire-McCandless-Durham-Court-Apartments-building-Allegheny-County/stories/201904100089
http://twitter.com/BMayo_WTAE/status/1115986565573042178/video/1

2019-04-10 - Apartment building under construction destroyed by fire at 3:09 AM near Lake Delton (Wisconsin):
http://www.channel3000.com/news/2-story-apartment-building-under-construction-destroyed-in-early-morning-fire-officials-say/1067643223

2019-04-10 - Vacant mobile home burns at 6 AM near St. Albans (West Virginia):
http://wchstv.com/news/local/crews-battle-fire-at-abandoned-trailer
http://wvah.com/news/local/crews-battle-fire-at-abandoned-trailer

2019-04-10 - Vacant commercial building burns in coastal Chula Vista (California):
http://fox5sandiego.com/2019/04/10/crews-battle-fire-at-abandoned-building-in-chula-vista/

2019-04-10 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Wichita Falls (Texas):
http://www.newschannel6now.com/2019/04/10/vacant-building-total-loss-following-fire-nearby-home-damaged/




2019-04-10 - Man, 59, hospital employee, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead in parking garage in Nashville (Tennessee):
http://www.wsmv.com/news/employee-of-vanderbilt-health-dies-after-being-found-unresponsive-in/article_d910a4b8-5bef-11e9-b045-3fcc40d2d23b.html

Quote: "An employee of Vanderbilt University Medical Center has died after being found Wednesday afternoon unresponsive in a parking garage on the campus."

Quote: "Metro Police confirms the 59-year-old male had a medical emergency."

2019-04-10 - Man, 67, has 'medical condition' and slumps over dead while driving, car lightly crashes, in New Ulm (Minnesota):
http://www.nujournal.com/news/local-news/2019/04/11/man-dies-in-traffic/

Quote: "Douglas Melvin Walter, 67, of New Ulm, died due to a medical condition while driving."

2019-04-10 - Man found dead at home in coastal Naples (Florida):
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/40286897/man-found-dead-in-collier-county

2019-04-10 - Person found dead at Clem Kelley Softball Complex in Bismarck (North Dakota), 3100 feet east of the Missouri River:
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/bismarck/body-found-at-clem-kelley-softball-complex-nothing-suspicious-police/article_bbb01d85-3695-5d45-9562-3ead3ad41110.html
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/crime-and-courts/4597462-bismarck-police-no-suspicious-circumstances-involving-body-found

2019-04-10 - Man found dead in the Mendenhall River in Juneau (Alaska):
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Body-discovered-in-Juneaus-Mendenhall-River-508406261.html
http://www.juneauempire.com/news/authorities-respond-to-body-found-in-mendenhall-river/
http://www.kinyradio.com/news/news-of-the-north/body-found-floating-on-river/

2019-04-10 - Man, 39, found dead in the Flat River in Park Hills (Missouri):
http://dailyjournalonline.com/news/local/body-of-missing-man-found-in-river/article_41673be0-fd91-5c85-bf0e-87e3f1ebb668.html
http://dailyjournalonline.com/news/local/updated-agencies-respond-to-report-of-body-found-in-flat/article_96b2025d-b4e7-561b-9ce3-b6b382bc48b1.html

2019-04-10 - Woman found dead in ditch near railroad tracks in Olive Branch (Mississippi):
http://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/woman-found-dead-in-olive-branch/938737669
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2019/04/10/missing-woman-found-dead-mississippi-olive-branch-jeanine-blankenship/3422136002/

2019-04-10 - Man has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in Hamilton County (Tennessee):
http://newschannel9.com/news/local/investigation-underway-after-inmate-dies-at-hamilton-county-jail

2019-04-10 - Man, 29, found dead in ditch near Regina (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/foul-play-not-suspected-body-found-1.5092823
http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/autopsy-of-body-found-outside-city-reveals-foul-play-not-suspected-rcmp

2019-04-10 - Man, 30 to 40, found dead in the Swan River in coastal Perth (Australia):
http://www.9news.com.au/national/man-s-body-found-at-perth-s-swan-river/27390629-3127-47bc-b53a-60abc25af37c

2019-04-10 - Man dies after diving at coastal Champagne Reef (Dominica):
http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/man-dies-after-diving-incident-at-champagne/

Quote: "One man is dead following a diving incident at Champagne. Dominica News Online (DNO) has not yet been able to ascertain the cause of the victim’s death who seemed to have experienced some difficulty while diving. He was rushed to the casualty department of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) at 10:15am where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor."

2019-04-10 - Man, 22, found dead in pond in Kano State (Nigeria):
http://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/324898-man-drowns-in-kano-pond.html

2019-04-10 - Man found dead at coastal Dog Mills Beach in Bride on the Isle of Man:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-47870399




2019-04-10 - Trucker, 67, has 'medical episode', tractor trailer crashes into cars and pole, in coastal Hunts Point (New York), 1 killed:
http://www.news12.com/story/40295145/police-driver-in-fatal-crash-had-medical-episode-before-hitting-2-cars-pole
http://bronx.news12.com/story/40295145/police-driver-in-fatal-crash-had-medical-episode-before-hitting-2-cars-pole

Quote: "Police say a tractor-trailer driver suffered a medical episode before hitting two other cars in Hunts Point Monday, killing one person. Authorities say they responded to the scene at the intersection of Randall Avenue and Coster Street around 3:30 p.m. They say the tractor-trailer hit another vehicle, ran up on the sidewalk and crashed into an electrical pole. The 67-year-old driver was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, where they were pronounced dead."

2019-04-10 - Woman, 65, has 'medical event', SUV goes airborne and flies over river, in Waterboro (Maine):
http://www.wmtw.com/article/car-sails-30-feet-over-a-river-in-waterboro/27106961
http://wgan.com/news/074470-woman-loses-control-of-vehicle-goes-airborne-over-river/
http://www.pressherald.com/2019/04/10/suv-goes-airborne-sails-25-feet-over-river-in-waterboro/
http://www.centralmaine.com/2019/04/10/suv-goes-airborne-sails-25-feet-over-river-in-waterboro/
http://www.facebook.com/newscentermaine/posts/10156449173719613

Quote: "The driver made a lucky landing on solid ground after suffering some kind of medical event, hitting a boulder, and sailing over a river in Waterboro."

2019-04-10 - Woman, 41, has 'medical event', car crashes into car, pole and tree, in High Point (North Carolina), 1 killed:
http://myfox8.com/2019/04/11/high-point-woman-dies-after-crash-caused-by-medical-issue/
http://www.wxii12.com/article/woman-suffers-medical-condition-before-deadly-crash-in-high-point/27111292
http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/high-point-woman-dies-after-crash-caused-by-medical-issue/vi-BBVPV7a
http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/high-point-woman-who-died-after-single-vehicle-crash-may/article_8668e4f3-8ea9-5112-84c3-94f914d31692.html
http://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/high-point-woman-dies-after-possible-medical-emergency-that-led-to-crash-police/83-1a126bea-200e-4c4e-a3dc-3ad60e342531
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js00X_Me70I

Quote: "A High Point woman died after a crash caused by a medical event, according to police."

2019-04-10 - Van veers off road at 12:21 AM, crashes into pole, huge fire erupts, in coastal Kearny (New Jersey):
http://www.rlsmedia.com/article/car-bursts-flames-after-crashing-pole-kearny

2019-04-10 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, in Menomonie (Wisconsin), 1 killed:
http://chippewa.com/community/dunnconnect/news/one-dead-after-suv-strikes-tree-in-dunn-county/article_33347d04-eefa-593e-81f8-62842b01a500.html
http://chippewa.com/community/dunnconnect/news/authorities-name-victim-of-suv-tree-crash-in-dunn-county/article_33347d04-eefa-593e-81f8-62842b01a500.html

2019-04-10 - SUV blows tire, crashes into median, bursts into flame, on I-44 near Marshfield (Missouri), 3 injured:
http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Several-hurt-in-fiery-crash-in-Webster-County-508412091.html

2019-04-10 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, in Robeline (Louisiana), 2 killed:
http://www.ksla.com/2019/04/11/northwest-louisiana-residents-die-when-pickup-slams-into-tree/

2019-04-10 - Car veers off road and crashes on North Tomoka Farms Road in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida), 2 killed:
http://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/traffic/2019/04/10/2-dead-in-crash-on-volusia-county-road
http://www.wftv.com/traffic/incidents/road-closed-2-dead-after-crash-in-daytona-beach-police-say/938667345
http://www.news965.com/news/local/road-closed-dead-after-crash-daytona-beach-police-say/ng3iV9qw2oYJAhpJFuf0CN/

2019-04-10 - Car veers off road and overturns at 4:30 AM on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in West Rockhill Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/04/driver-dead-following-crash-on-pa-turnpike-northeast-extension-troopers-say.html




2019-04-10 - Man runs naked through the street in Duncan on coastal Vancouver Island (Canada):
Ivanka Trump

Running largely contrary to Donald Trump’s “America First” philosophy of foreign policy, the president’s advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump is now in Africa where she is working towards development of a global women’s program, The Associated Press reports. Ivanka Trump is currently visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast as part of the initiative through what is a four-day trip.

The president’s daughter will be visiting with women working in the local coffee industry and taking a tour of a women-run textile factory. Ivanka Trump will also be meeting with leaders and making an appearance at a World Bank policy summit.

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          THE AMNESTIER-IN-CHIEF:      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US (ASTRID GALVAN and MORGAN LEE, 4/13/19, AP)

An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country.

The plan would put thousands of immigrants in cities that are not only welcoming to them, but also more likely to rebuff federal officials carrying out deportation orders. Many of these locations have more resources to help immigrants make their legal cases to stay in the United States than smaller cities, with some of the nation's biggest immigration advocacy groups based in places like San Francisco, New York City and Chicago. The downside for the immigrants would be a high cost of living in the cities.

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University announced this week that an analysis found that immigrants in sanctuary cities such as New York and Los Angeles are 20% less likely to be arrested out in the community than in cities without such policies.

Bring them all.

          Column: Golf's most endearing charm: Fending off Father Time - Associated Press      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Column: Golf's most endearing charm: Fending off Father Time  Associated Press
  2. 2019 Masters tee times, pairings for Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club | Masters  PGA.com
  3. Coffee shop encounter leads to once-in-a-lifetime trip to Masters  Tampa Bay Times
  4. Masters 2019: Here’s the updated TV schedule for Masters Sunday  Golf.com
  5. Masters: Impending storm forces Sunday rescheduling  Yahoo Sports
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          This is why the news shouldn't be believed. Today this is all over the internet: Court allows return of asylum seekers to Mexico      Comment   Translate Page      
No, it doesn't.

All it does is ensure both parties have due process by allowing them to argue their positions.  It's a temporary stay.  At best, the administration can return asylum seekers to Mexico for another week, or however long it takes the Circus to write their ruling against the hated man of orange.  Better load 'em up and move 'em out as fast as possible.

A three-judge panel set a Tuesday deadline for civil liberties groups to submit arguments why the order blocking the Trump administration should take effect. It set a Wednesday deadline for the government to argue why the policy should remain in place.


Judge Richard Seeborg ruled Monday in favor of civil liberties groups who want to halt the practice while their lawsuit moves forward challenging the policy. His order had been set to take effect Friday afternoon.
Seeborg said the policy violates U.S. law by failing to evaluate dangers migrants face in Mexico.
The government says Seeborg’s order is erroneous and endangers the public during a humanitarian crisis at the border.

After that, it will be back to legislating from the bench. 

You get - and need - only one guess to know what the Ninth Circus will rule when it comes to a Trump policy.  Orange man bad.  
          Migrants break border gate, force their way into Mexico (Associated Press)      Comment   Translate Page      

Associated Press:
Migrants break border gate, force their way into Mexico  —  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said a group of about 350 migrants broke the locks on a gate at the Guatemalan border Friday and forced their way into southern Mexico to join a larger group of migrants trying to make their way toward the United States.


          The refugee tragedy in the failed state of Lebanon. Sarkis Naroum, Annahar. Malcolm Hoenlein      Comment   Translate Page      
Photo:General view, with Lebanon in the distance, Beyrout, Holy Land, (i.e., Beirut, Lebanon) Date between 1890 and 1900 Dimensions 1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color. Accession number  LCCN2002724972 Credit line  Library of Congress square logo.png This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppmsca.02663. This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information. العربية | čeština | Deutsch | English | español | فارسی | suomi | français | עברית | magyar | italiano | македонски | മലയാളം | Nederlands | polski | português | português do Brasil | русский | slovenčina | slovenščina | Türkçe | українська | 中文 | 中文(简体)‎ | 中文(繁體)‎ | +/− Notes Print no. "15107".; Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J-foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Photographic Company, 1905.; Forms part of: Views of the Holy Land in the Photochrom print collection. Source  Library of Congress Catalog: http://lccn.loc.gov/2002724972 Permission (Reusing this file)  Public domain This work is in the public domain in the United States The refugee tragedy in the failed state of Lebanon. Sarkis Naroum, Annahar. Malcolm Hoenlein Sarkis Naoum is the Senior Columnist for Annahar newspaper in Beirut. · https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-treasury-sanctions-lebanese-currency-exchange-11554997035 · https://www.apnews.com/267f643ad429496b84c2cab52b2f3659 · https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/trumps-golan-move-causes-concern-in-lebanon-for-land-owners/2019/04/11/6c554f70-5c23-11e9-98d4-844088d135f2_story.html?utm_term=.6692ec382eb1 · http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/261240 · https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/02/01/new-government-demonstrates-hezbollahs-dominance-of-lebanon/
          One dead in shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured - Reuters      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. One dead in shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured  Reuters
  2. Drive-By Shooting Outside Australia Nightclub Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured  HuffPost
  3. Melbourne nightclub shooting leaves one dead, three injured  BBC News
  4. Security guard gunned down outside Love Machine nightclub in Prahran, three others injured  Herald Sun
  5. Shooting at Australia nightclub leaves 1 dead, 1 critical  The Associated Press
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          AP: What’s left for Florida lawmakers in final 3 weeks? A lot      Comment   Translate Page      
AP: What’s left for Florida lawmakers in final 3 weeks? A lot
          Analysis: Safety rules give homes better chance in wildfires - Associated Press      Comment   Translate Page      
Analysis: Safety rules give homes better chance in wildfires  Associated Press

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The sky was turning orange and the embers were flying from the Camp Fire when Oney and Donna Carrell and Donna's father sped ...


          Hillary Clinton Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign to Media After Release of Mueller Report      Comment   Translate Page      
“She has told her team she is waiting at least to see the Mueller report.” www.apnews.com/e5ce07a3af02dd… Be Charged With A Conspiracy To Defraud Americans thefederalist.com/2019/04/12/comey-mccabe-charged-conspiracy-defraud-americans/
          Historic HBCU Moment: Morehouse College To Admit Transgender Men In 2020      Comment   Translate Page      

Morehouse To Admit Transgender Men In 2020

The country’s only all-male historically black college made a historic move this weekend. Morehouse College told The Associated Press that their board of trustees voted Saturday to begin admitting transgender men next year.


          WHY TRANSPORTING IMMIGRANTS TO "SANCTUARY CITIES" MAKES SENSE TO CONSERVATIVES      Comment   Translate Page      
The obvious question is: If you're Donald Trump or one of his supporters, and you don't want undocumented immigrants in America, doesn't this defeat the purpose?
An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country.

The plan would put thousands of immigrants in cities that are not only welcoming to them, but also more likely to rebuff federal officials carrying out deportation orders. Many of these locations have more resources to help immigrants make their legal cases to stay in the United States than smaller cities, with some of the nation’s biggest immigration advocacy groups based in places like San Francisco, New York City and Chicago....

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University announced this week that an analysis found that immigrants in sanctuary cities such as New York and Los Angeles are 20% less likely to be arrested out in the community than in cities without such policies.
But conservatives don't think this would be embedding the immigrants more securely in America because they don't regard big liberal cities as part of America. As far as the right is concerned, our voters are fraudulent, our gun laws are illegitimate, our multiculturalism is treasonous, and basically everything about us says "un-American hellhole." Real America consists of outer-ring suburbs, exurbs, and small rural towns. If you live in a gated community, you live in America. If you live in Denver or Boston or Seattle, you live in the Third World.

For years they've substituted anecdotes for data in their assessment of the impact of immigrants on society, so they assume every single person they'd be transporting to our cities is a violent criminal or future welfare sponger. They think we know this about immigrants, but we want them in our cities to illegally pad the voter rolls, or to show our liberal friends that we're "woke."

But mostly they think we're not part of their country. And in a way they're right -- they don't live in cities and they never visit. They have no idea how urban life works; everything they think they know about city life derives from news broadcasts and crime dramas of the late '60s, '70s, '80s, and early '90s. They still fear crack and the Black Panthers; they still laugh at Jackie Mason jokes about Puerto Ricans stealing hubcaps. They think they're just shipping the immigrants across another border -- one they'll never cross.

          German Lawmakers Consider Nationalizing Private Apartments To House The Poor      Comment   Translate Page      

While Mario Draghi continues to lament the lack of inflation that the ECB's massive balance sheet - now at 41% of Europe's GDP -  has failed to spark, and is contemplating even more aggressive measure to create higher prices, to one group of people, the ECB's reflationary efforts have been more than successful: Berlin renters who are furious that the median rent has more than doubled since 2011, soaring past 10 euros a square meter, meaning a 1,000-square-foot apartment costs more than $1,100 a month (still be a bargain in most other major cities),

And as the anger over soaring rents grows, so do the protests: last weekend, 50,000 protesters took part in a march against rent increases in Germany's capital city, which was organized by an affordable housing advocacy group in an effort to collect signatures for a referendum that would push the city to expropriate apartments from large landlords, and transfer some of the city's increasingly expensive residential rental properties to public ownership.

Protestors with a banner reading ’Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen and Co.’ in Berlin on April 6; Getty Images.

If the group gathers enough signatures — about 20,000 — the city's government will have to consider a plan to seize more than 250,000 apartments from their corporate owners, The Associated Press reported.

The proposal targets for-profit companies that own more than 3,000 apartments in Berlin: "These are companies that are coming in and seeing a really profitable market," Thomas McGath, a spokesperson for the group that organized the campaign, told NPR. "It's not your normal mom and pop landlord."

In other words, far from not sparking inflation, the ECB has not only doubled Berlin rents, but sparked a historic backlash that may result in the confiscation and the nationalization of big, corporate chunks of the housing market.

And here's where it gets especially troubling for the ECB: under German law, the plan technically could happen. As NPR reports, Article 15 of the German Constitution states that "land, natural resources and means of production may, for the purpose of nationalisation, be transferred to public ownership."

Furthermore, while Germany has the lowest proportion of home owners in the European Union, renters are by far in the majority in Berlin. That makes rental costs a political issue. Merkel’s government has taken tentative steps by passing legislation to limit rent increases and pledging to invest more than 6 billion euros in affordable housing.

Ah the irony: East Germany, in its passionate desire to "tear down this wall", never really considered the long-term consequences of a free market (even if one manipulated entirely by the ECB), and is suddenly feeling nostaglic for the good, old days of communism, where things such as private property did not exist.

"At the beginning, some of the fathers of the constitution thought, 'Well, there could be a situation where the market ... gets out of control and then it could be important to get this regulation," Ralf Schoenball, a reporter for the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, told KCRW Berlin. But Schoenball said the article has never been used before.

Well, congratulations, Mario Draghi: your monetary policies are about to force the first European nation to revert back to socialism.

As for those who think that Germany's anger at soaring rents is a flash in the pan and will soon be over, think again. As Bloomberg reports, during last weekend's demonstration, a blond-haired girl carried a wooden placard as she marched with her parents and thousands of others at a demonstration against soaring rents. Her sign had a stark message: “My future? Sleeping under bridges.”

The girl’s poignant protest highlights the emotionally charged nature of the housing debate in Germany, and Berlin in particular. In the capital city, where residents have been buffeted by a sudden surge in costs, a movement is gaining momentum for a radical solution: nationalizing big chunks of the housing market.

Protesters in Berlin carry a giant "rent shark" at a march against rent increases on Saturday. Michael Sohn/AP

Furthermore, unlike any typical, disorganized grassroots movement, this one is very clear in their demands: the organizers have started collecting signatures for a referendum to push the city to expropriate apartments from large landlords - companies that own more than 3,000 units like Deutsche Wohnen SE and Vonovia SE.

The advocacy group has named its campaign "Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co," which translates as take possession of the real estate company Deutsche Wohnen, which owns about 160,000 residential and commercial units.

"There are a lot of stories about the Deutsche Wohnen ... that they raise rental fees, that they try to get rid of tenants with old contracts with low rental fees," Schoenball told KCRW Berlin. "A lot of tenants are afraid that they could be put out of their apartment."

The final straw for the activists according to Blocame last year, when Deutsche Wohnen agreed to buy 800 residential and commercial units on Karl Marx Allee, an imposing Stalinist boulevard in the former communist east. Residents fearing rent increases mobilized, and the city sought to block the deal in court. Naturally, the property company - one of the main winners of Berlin’s housing boom - has rejected demands to turn over its property.

“We won’t allow our assets to be expropriated,” Deutsche Wohnen Chief Executive Officer Michael Zahn said during a panel discussion in Berlin this week. “That’s just not going to happen. We’re not living in a banana republic."

We wouldn't be so sure: the activists need to collect 20,000 within six months and another 170,000 by February. While pushing the state to buy apartments won’t increase supply, campaigners argue that the measure would send a signal to landlords that they need to play fair or risk losing their assets.

Of course, landlords are merely responding to market supply and demand  - if rents this high were uneconomical they wouldn't exist. The question is why are such high prices suddenly affordable. For the answer, look to this man, who has injected trillions in both Europe's capital markets and, to a far lesser extent, the economy. The result are rents that are unaffordable for the majority of the population, but since they were never the marginal price setters, well.... take your protest from Berlin to Frankfurt, and ideally inside the lobby of the ECB.

"Expropriation is creating a lot of emotions right now," Zahn told AP in an email. "But it won't create a single apartment." AP also reported that the company said, on average, its apartments are about 645 square feet and cost about the equivalent of $650 to rent, and that the company follows government rules for calculating permissible rent increases based on neighborhood averages.

So will Berliners be successful in pushing through the first nationalization of property in modern German times? It remains to be seen: if the campaign can pass its first hurdle and collect 20,000 signatures, the city's government will be tasked with drafting a counterproposal that satisfies the grassroots group. If the government fails, the group will need to rally another 170,000 signers to move the proposal to a referendum and then to a ballot, where a majority will be required to pass it.

As Bloomberg adds, the chances of the referendum’s success may not be so far-fetched. The German constitution allows for expropriation in the interests of “socialization” in return for adequate compensation. Berlin has a vibrant track record of civic activism, with a 2014 referendum successfully forcing the city to back off plans to sell parts of the former Tempelhof airfield to developers.

While most mainstream politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and Berlin’s mayor, are against using taxpayer money to buy apartments, there has been tentative support. Robert Habeck - co-leader of the Greens, the second-strongest party in Germany in recent polls - has said state housing purchases need to be considered to counter speculation.

The risk is that such state intervention could scare away investors needed to bolster supply, which is the only real long-term solution. The German construction industry association warned that compensation for expropriated owners could run to 36 billion euros ($41 billion), enough money to build over 220,000 rental units on government land.

“What we really need to do is build, build and build again,” said Stefan Koerzell, a senior official at the German Trade Union Confederation, which supports the referendum. The growing crisis is a “wake-up call” for politicians, he said at a press conference in Berlin.

And since a flood of supply isn't happening any time soon, the schism between renters and property owners is only set to grow, potentially with dire consequences:  on a panel with the Deutsche Wohnen CEO, Rouzbeh Taheri - one of the leaders of the referendum campaign - said he and other activists were treated like “pesky mosquitoes” by the property company. As public backing grows, he had a warning: “Try spending a night with a thousand mosquitoes and see what happens.”


          Altuve homers, Verlander dominates as Astros beat M's 3-1      Comment   Translate Page      

Jose Altuve homered for the fifth straight game, Justin Verlander struck out eight of the first 10 batters he faced and finished with a season-high 11, and the Houston Astros won their eighth straight beating the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday night.

Altuve homered for the sixth time in the past five games with a solo shot off Seattle starter Felix Hernandez (1-1) in the fifth inning. Altuve is the first Astros hitter to homer in five straight games since Morgan Ensberg set a franchise record with six straight in 2006. Robinson Chirinos also homered as Houston handed Seattle consecutive losses for the first time this season.

Verlander (2-0) was the reason why in this one.

Verlander was overpowering early and didn't allow a baserunner until Mitch Haniger's solo home run with one out in the fourth inning. Haniger's homer extended Seattle's MLB-record streak of 17 games with a home run to begin a season. Seattle has 38 homers in 17 games, but was held to a season low in runs. It was just the third time Seattle was held to less than six runs.

Daniel Vogelbach singled leading off the fifth, but that was it for baserunners allowed. Verlander walked none and only a rising pitch count equated an end to his evening. Still, he had plenty left in the later innings, hitting 98 mph with his fastball in the sixth inning and his pitch count nearing the century mark.

Verlander did get one key defensive play in the fifth inning when Jake Marisnick made a running catch in deep right-center field on a drive from Ryon Healy. Off the bat, Verlander appeared to think the ball was gone, but Marisnick chased it down to end the inning and save Houston a run.

Marisnick made another fine running catch on Domingo Santana's drive to center leading off the seventh. Seattle got a bad break later in the inning when Tim Beckham's drive bounced over the fence for a ground-rule double when Vogelbach likely would have scored from first if it stayed in play. Omar Narvaez grounded out to end the threat.

Roberto Osuna pitched the ninth for his sixth save.

Hernandez had a solid outing after being pulled early from his last start due to illness. Hernandez pitched six innings, allowing six hits and striking out five. Most of his trouble came in the third inning when Chirinos' homer was followed by a hit batter, an infield single by Altuve and Michael Brantley's two-out RBI single.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: 3B Alex Bregman was back in the lineup after missing the previous two games with a sore hamstring. Bregman was 0 for 4.

Mariners: Seattle didn't have much of an update on starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc a day after he left the game in the fifth inning with a strained oblique. LeBlanc underwent an MRI, but the team opted not to make a roster move as it analyzed options. LeBlanc is expected to miss at least one start.

UP NEXT

Astros: Gerrit Cole (0-2, 3.32) looks for his first victory. Cole has allowed three earned runs or less in each of his starts, but has yet to earn a victory after going 15-5 last season.

Mariners: Marco Gonzales (4-0, 3.16) tries to remain unbeaten. He's the second pitcher in franchise history to win each of his first four starts to begin a season. Rick Honeycutt won his first six starts to begin the 1980 season.

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Thousands of Christian pilgrims took part in Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem at the start of the Holy Week. Worshippers carried palm fronds and olive branches and marched from the top of the Mount of Olives to the Old City of Jerusalem. Israeli police say an estimated 15,000 people took part in the procession. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and is the start of the church’s most solemn week, which includes the Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus’ crucifixion and death and his resurrection on Easter. (...)

          IDEMIA Launches Enhanced Security Smart Cards Resistant to Quantum Computers - Associated Press      Comment   Translate Page      
IDEMIA Launches Enhanced Security Smart Cards Resistant to Quantum Computers  Associated Press

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          At Least 3 People Dead As Severe Weather Moves Across Southern U.S.       Comment   Translate Page      

Severe weather that moved across the southern U.S. on Saturday left at least three people dead and ravaged numerous homes in its path.

Two children, ages 3 and 8, were killed in eastern Texas when a tree fell on the car in which they were traveling. Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said in a statement that the children, who were in the car with their parents during the storm, were pronounced dead on the scene.

"They were at the wrong place at the wrong time," Capt. Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office told The New York Times. "The tree fell just as they were going under it."

In central Texas, approximately a dozen people were injured in Franklin where a tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service, according to The Dallas Morning News.

In a preliminary damage report, the National Weather Service assigned the tornado an EF-3 rating, saying peak winds reached around 140 mph in Franklin.

Video from the area showed damage to houses with roofs ripped off.

In North Texas, The Dallas Morning News reported hail, ranging from pea-sized to baseball-sized, falling throughout the region.

As the storm moved east, at least one man was killed by a tornado in the northern Mississippi, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

During a press conference, Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said the man died when a tree fell on his trailer in Hamilton, Miss. At least 19 others were injured and taken to hospitals for treatment, the AP reports.

In Alabama, a possible tornado damaged some buildings, power lines and trees in the southeastern part of the state Sunday morning, according to the AP, but no injuries were reported.

In preparation for the inclement weather reaching Georgia, the Augusta National announced it would move up the start time on Sunday for Round 4 of the Masters in hope that play would finish before thunderstorms reached the golf course, according to CBS.

The severe weather is expected to continue into late Sunday evening. According to AccuWeather, regions from Ohio to Pennsylvania and southern New York to northern Florida are at risk of damaging winds and flash flooding.

According to The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang, the potential for isolated tornadoes also exists and could affect the Mid-Atlantic region.

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          Study: Fox News is obsessed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez      Comment   Translate Page      
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NEW YORK (AP) — Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's name is on the lips of nearly everyone at Fox News. A study found that the New York City Democrat was mentioned 3,181 times on Fox...
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The country's only all-male historically black college will begin admitting transgender men next year, marking a major shift for the school at a time when higher education institutions around the...
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