Tag Archives: tragedy

East Village Selfie Woman Apologizes

“It was inconsiderate to those hurt in the crash and to the city of New York. What happened last week in the East Village is not to be taken lightly and I regret my course of action.” – Former Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Christine Freundlich, apologizing for taking a cheerful  selfie in front of the gas explosion which destroyed ...

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Today’s New York Post

Via Gothamist: The photo of 7 women cheerfully taking a selfie on 2nd Avenue—as buildings crumble and burn behind them, and victims of the explosion remain missing—was almost unbelievable. The selfie stick, the beaming smiles… surely this was Photoshopped. It wasn’t. The very real photo quickly spread online yesterday, and this morning the NY Post has put the young women ...

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Malaysian Prime Minister Tells Families That All Lives Were Lost In Airline Disaster

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Possible Breakthrough On Missing Airliner

USA Today reports: Authorities in Australia are investigating two objects in the Indian Ocean spotted by satellite imagery that may be related to the missing Malaysian airliner, in what is being described as the most credible lead in the hunt for the plane that vanished nearly two weeks ago with 239 passengers and crew aboard. A Norwegian ship was the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Search Continues In Harlem, Residents Blame Landlord

The search for bodies and possible survivors continues at the site of yesterday’s explosion in Harlem. Residents of one of the destroyed buildings say they had complained to the landlord about a gas leak for weeks. One of the victims was identified as 44-year-old Griselde Camacho, a public safety sergeant at Hunter College. The second victim was identified as 67-year-old ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Buildings Collapse In Harlem After Massive Explosion

A massive explosion has resulted in the collapse of at least two apartment buildings on the east side of Harlem this morning. Dozens of NYFD units are on the scene. All Metro-North service is suspended due to possible damage to the elevated tracks and a nearby station. MTA service on the 4-5-6 subway lines is moving very slowly due to ...

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CNN: Missing Plane Was Far Off Course

CNN has a breaking report: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was hundreds of miles off course, traveling in the opposite direction from its original destination and had stopped sending identifying transponder codes before it disappeared, a senior Malaysian Air Force official told CNN Tuesday. If correct, these are ominous signs that could call into question whether someone in the cockpit might ...

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New Developments In Airliner Case

Via New York Daily News: Two men who used stolen travel documents to board the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished Saturday were caught by surveillance cameras and were not Asian in appearance, a Malaysian official said Monday, conflicting earlier reports about what the pair looked like. “We confirmed now they are not Asian-looking males,” Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation chief, ...

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Search Continues For Malaysian Airliner

Debris from the aircraft may have been found. Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors belonging to the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Sunday, as troubling questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the Boeing 777 using stolen passports. The discovery comes as officials consider the possibility that the plane disintegrated mid-flight, a ...

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50 Years Ago Today

I was four years old when JFK was assassinated and lately I’ve wondered how real my memories of my mom, my aunt, and my grandmother crying in front of the TV are. We were at my grandparents’ house in Newark for Thanksgiving that week and my mother later often told the story about everybody rushing home from work that day ...

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Man Killed By Truck While Walking To Honor Bullied Son Who Committed Suicide

Tragedy upon tragedy. KATU-TV reports: Joe Bell had a message for gay teens suffering from bullying who might be contemplating suicide: “It’ll get better.” He was spreading that message during a walk across the country – from Oregon to New York City. Joe was walking in honor of his son Jadin. The 15-year-old boy was gay and suffered from bullying. ...

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BREAKING: Jetliner Crashes At SFO

Casualties unknown at this writing. Story developing… UPDATE: From a man claiming to have been a passenger.

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BRAZIL: Hundreds Dead In Nightclub Fire

The Rio Times reports: At least 245 people have died in a nightclub fire in central Rio Grande do Sul, police have said. A band’s pyrotechnics reportedly started the blaze at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria at 2:30 AM Saturday night. Police finished removing bodies from the scene late Sunday morning, Folha de São Paulo reported. In addition to ...

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LA Gay Chorus: Tribute To Sandy Hook

Put it on full screen. Gorgeous beyond words.

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Gun Sales Soar After Sandy Hook

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Funerals Begin For Sandy Hook

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Has Westboro Baptist Agreed To Not Picket Sandy Hook Elementary?

Radio host David Pakman sends us this: “I just finished convincing Westboro Church to consider NOT picketing the funerals of the victims in Newtown in exchange for some air time. As much as I hate to offer them airtime, if I can keep them away from those funerals, I think it is worth it. Here is the video, we are ...

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NRA Remains Silent

The National Rifle Association has yet to comment on the Sandy Hook tragedy. In fact, the day after the shooting they took down their main Facebook page. On Saturday, one day after the unthinkable shootings at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, the NRA took a more drastic measure by deactivating its Facebook page after celebrating getting to 1.7 million fans ...

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The rifle used to kill all those kids can easily be purchased online. And shipping is free.

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President Obama Speaks In Newtown CT

The program will commence shortly. UPDATE: I’ve replaced the official White House live-stream with a recording of the president’s remarks.

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