I’ve been living in the Sunshine State (temperature as I write this – 28 degrees) for nearly nine years. 2010 has seen more than a few interesting news items. This AP story recounts many of them.
Florida lived up to its reputation for being an odd state in 2010, a year where stupid crimes, poor decisions and general weirdness seemingly showed no geographical or age limits.
Read, enjoy, comment.
News sources are reporting a series of coordinated attacks in Baghdad. I’m not going to excerpt anything, sure that you will want to go read the whole report, or turn to television coverage.
Like most of you I have been following the news from Honduras. I can’t come close to the excellent coverage that Fausta has been providing, so I point you there.
#Honduras: Zelaya postpones his trip back “for the weekend”
Honduras: What was on the referendum ballots printed in Venezuela
Honduras defends its democracy
Coup in Honduras – Correction: This is NOT a coup
Thanks for the great work Fausta!
Two Metro trains have collided around the D.C./Maryland border.
At least one person was killed Monday in a rush-hour collision between two Metro transit trains in northeast Washington.
A number of other passengers were severely injured, said District of Columbia fire spokesman Alan Etter, in what he describes as a “mass casualty event.” He said crews were cutting apart the trains to get people out.
Fox News is reporting two fatalities and possibly dozens injured. The trains are a part of the Red Line.
UPDATE: The death toll is continuing to rise. I am now seeing reports of six dead and at least 70 injured, many seriously.
100 Post Marathon #46
Fox News is reporting that no one was injured by a bomb outside a New York Starbucks.
The NYPD bomb squad is on the scene of an explosion outside a Starbucks on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
There are reports an explosive device was left on a bench outside the coffee shop at 1642 Third Avenue and the corner of 92nd Street.
An apartment building above Starbucks was evacuated.
No one was injured in the blast.
Very little else to report.
To learn more about the 100 Post Marathon read here and especially here.
No details at this time, but Tampa Bay Online is reporting:
Youssef Megahed, who was acquitted Friday on federal explosives charges, was arrested today on an immigration warrant, his attorney said.
What do these two stories have in common?
Iraqi police say female suicide bomber kills 35 (AP)
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,243
Yahoo’s news feed shipped both with the same picture.
This is the Reuters picture that they used.
The text accompanying the photo:
U.S. Army Spct. Veona Lobado (L) and sister Nancy Lobado-Hale are reunited at a ceremony welcoming U.S. Army soldiers returning from duty in Iraq at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado February 12, 2009. About 280 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division returned following their 15-month deployment to Iraq.
So why is that the photo they decided to use with those stories?
A small plane leaving LaGuardia airport for North Carolina has crashed in New York’s Hudson River.
A U.S. Airways plane came down in the Hudson River off New York City on Thursday, and remained afloat in the frigid waters.
Local media said the plane was an Airbus with 146 passengers and five crew which had just taken off from La Guardia Airport and was trying to return after apparently striking a flock of birds.
Rescue teams are on the scene.
Michelle Malkin has a lengthy list of right-of-center bloggers providing original reporting over the past year.
For various reasons, the incredible amount of investigative online reporting published on conservative blogs in just the last year alone has gone largely uncredited. Let’s fix that here and now:
It is a long and impressive list. Seriously, take a look.
And to those on the list, you are welcome, even encouraged, to submit your stories to Blog News Co-op. Let’s not rest on 2008′s work, but rather break out even more in 2009 and beyond.
Sadly this is just being reported this morning.
The skeletal remains of a small child were found Thursday near the home of missing Orlando toddler Caylee Anthony’s family.
There was no immediate word on whether the bones, reportedly discovered wrapped in a plastic bag and bound with duct tape, were those of a boy or a girl.
Very few details are yet available.