The Attack at a Synagogue in Texas

Reaction to the hostage siege in Colleyville, Texas. Also: Glass barriers in the subway; the Bronx fire; Democrats’ task; vote counting and the V.P.

#bronx-nyc, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #fires-and-firefighters, #harris-kamala-d, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #morris-mary-1947, #new-york-city, #subways

Sudan’s Security Forces Kill Protesters as U.S. Diplomats’ Visit Nears

Seven people died after being shot at demonstrations in the northeast African country, a doctors’ group said, bringing the civilian death toll since the military seized back power to 71.

#al-burhan-abdel-fattah, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hamdok-abdalla, #khartoum-sudan, #politics-and-government, #sudan, #united-states-international-relations

The Civilian Casualties of America’s Air Wars

Why is the death toll of U.S. strikes so staggeringly high?

#afghanistan, #audio-neutral-informative, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #middle-east, #syria, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Two Earthquakes in Afghanistan Kill at Least 27

The quakes struck about two hours apart in a western border province along the border with Turkmenistan.

#afghanistan, #badghis-province-afghanistan, #deaths-fatalities, #earthquakes, #qala-e-naw-afghanistan

2 Earthquakes in Remote Area of Western Afghanistan Kill at Least 22

There were fears the death toll could rise as the first rescuers reached some of the mountainous villages struck by the temblors in one of Afghanistan’s most impoverished regions.

#afghanistan, #badghis-province-afghanistan, #deaths-fatalities, #earthquakes, #united-states-geological-survey

Texas Rabbi Recounts Dramatic Escape From Synagogue

As a gunman ranted, the hostages whispered instructions and edged closer to the door. The rabbi credited security training for their safe exit.

#akram-malik-faisal, #colleyville-tex, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #deaths-fatalities, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #rabbis, #synagogues, #terrorism

Yemen’s Houthi Militia Claims Rare Military Strike on U.A.E.

Emirati officials said that several people had been killed in an explosion of fuel tankers in Abu Dhabi, possibly as a result of a drone attack.

#abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates, #deaths-fatalities, #drones-pilotless-planes, #houthis, #united-arab-emirates, #yemen

11 Hours of Fear, Negotiation and Finally, Relief

The F.B.I. identified Malik Faisal Akram, a British national, as the man who took hostages in a Texas synagogue on Saturday. He was killed during the rescue operation.

#akram-malik-faisal, #colleyville-tex, #dallas-tex, #deaths-fatalities, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #homeland-security-department, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #rabbis, #synagogues

Tonga Shrouded by Ash and Mystery After Powerful Volcano Erupts

So far, the only deaths reported occurred 6,000 miles away, in Peru. But outside emergency workers have yet to make their way to the Pacific island nation.

#ardern-jacinda, #deaths-fatalities, #new-zealand, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis, #tonga, #volcanoes

Inside a Deadly Bronx Fire: Scenes of Chaos, Desperation and Love

When the building where they made their home became a smoke-filled death trap, hundreds of residents had to make life-or-death decisions as rescue workers raced to save them.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

‘Devastated’: Crowds Throng Funeral Service for 15 Bronx Fire Victims

Mourners crowded a mosque to say goodbye to 15 of the 17 people killed in the Jan. 9 blaze in a Bronx high-rise.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #funerals-and-memorials, #islamic-cultural-center-bronx-ny

New Virus Cases Begin to Slow in U.S. Cities Where Omicron Hit First

Reports of infections are falling in Cleveland, Newark and Washington, suggesting that a national peak may be approaching.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #united-states

After Apartment Fire, Some Tenants Wary of Going Back to Bronx Building

Residents of the Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a smoky blaze gathered to express frustration over their current circumstances.

#accidents-and-safety, #adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters

Palestinian American Dies of Heart Attack After Brief Detention by Israeli Troops

The elderly man, who was identified as Omar Asad, had been held during a raid by the Israeli Army on a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank.

#deaths-fatalities, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #state-department, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

A Look Inside Rikers: ‘Fight Night’ and Gang Rule, Captured on Video

Videos obtained by The New York Times reveal scenes of violence as the Department of Correction struggles to restore order in the jail system.

#assaults, #correction-department-nyc, #crips-gang, #de-blasio-bill, #deaths-fatalities, #gangs, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #newbauer-april, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #trinitarios-gang

How the Site of a Bronx Fire Became a Haven for Gambians

Abdoulie Touray is believed to have been the first Gambian to move into 333 E. 181st Street. He drew scores of compatriots to the building where 17 died in a fire.

#africa, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-fire, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heating, #immigration-and-emigration, #muslims-and-islam, #new-york-city, #touray-tower, #west-africa

Covid Caused Most Deaths in U.S. Police Officers in 2021, Report Says

Despite rising statistics, some police officers and law enforcement unions continue to push back against vaccine mandates, with many threatening lawsuits and resignations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #national-law-enforcement-officers-memorial-fund, #vaccination-and-immunization

Desperate Search for Those Missing in Bronx Fire: ‘We’re Still Waiting’

Two days after the fire, the city released a partial list of the deceased.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #hospitals, #office-of-the-chief-medical-examiner-of-the-city-of-new-york

What We Know About Victims of Bronx Fire

The day after his 12th birthday, Muhammad Drammeh died along with his mother and two of his sisters.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters

Why a Closed Door Can Save Lives During a Fire

After a fire in a Bronx high-rise killed 17 people, fire officials are focusing on simple safety measures that can help in the earliest moments of a blaze.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

Philadelphia Fire Started When Boy, 5, Ignited Christmas Tree

Investigators determined that a 5-year-old, who told the police he had been playing with a lighter, was the only person in the part of the apartment where the fire began.

#deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-housing-authority, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #smoke-detectors

Nearly 5 Years After Grenfell Fire, U.K. Tells Developers to Pay for Upgrades

After a deadly high-rise blaze in 2017, countless instances of unsafe building practices came to light. The latest plan to address them expands who will be covered.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #england, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017, #law-and-legislation

David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, Dies at 65

No cause of death was immediately available. He had been hospitalized in Italy because his immune system was not functioning normally.

#david-sassoli, #deaths-fatalities, #european-parliament, #italy, #politics-and-government

Two Open Doors Created ‘Flue Effect’ of Deadly Smoke at Bronx High-Rise

Smoke inhalation appeared to cause all 17 deaths related to the fire — a number officials feared could climb.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters

A Family Tried to Flee the Bronx Fire. Smoke Overwhelmed Them.

The Dukuray family had left Gambia over a decade ago and settled into a top-floor apartment in the Bronx building that burned on Sunday.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #missing-persons, #nigro-daniel-a, #office-of-the-chief-medical-examiner-of-the-city-of-new-york

What We Know About the Bronx Apartment Building Fire

The blaze began just before 11 a.m. on Sunday in a building on East 181st Street. Nine children were killed.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

19 Killed in New York City’s Deadliest Fire in Decades

Nine children were among those who died when a space heater malfunctioned in a Bronx apartment building, city officials said.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #happy-land-social-club, #hochul-kathleen-c, #jacobi-medical-center, #new-york-city, #nigro-daniel-a

Cliff Collapses on Boaters in Brazil, Killing 10

The tragedy in Minas Gerais state gripped the nation because it was captured on videos that showed an immense slab of rock smashing into pleasure boats.

#boats-and-boating, #brazil, #deaths-fatalities, #geology, #minas-gerais-brazil

A Rise in Deadly Border Patrol Chases Renews Accountability Concerns About

The increasing number of deaths adds urgency to questions about when and how agents should engage in high-speed chases as they pursue smugglers and migrants.

#border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #las-cruces-nm, #mayorkas-alejandro, #molix-erik-a-d-2021, #smuggling, #united-states-politics-and-government

Body of Virginia Man Who Abandoned Vehicle in Snowstorm Is Found

Jacob Whaley, 34, was discovered just over 200 yards from where his family had originally estimated he would be.

#deaths-fatalities, #snow-and-snowstorms, #virginia

Worker Killed in Pennsylvania Mine Collapse, State Officials Say

The fatal injury occurred when the mine’s roof fell onto equipment the miner was using, officials said. No one else was caught in the collapse.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #mines-and-mining, #pennsylvania, #west-virginia

Connecticut High School Hockey Player Dies After Fall on the Rink

Teddy Balkind, a sophomore at St. Luke’s School, died after he fell and his neck was cut by another player’s skate, police and school officials said.

#brunswick-school-greenwich-conn, #connecticut, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #falls, #hockey-ice, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #st-lukes-school, #teddy-balkind

New York Plans to Install ‘Vending Machines’ With Anti-Overdose Drugs

In addition to naloxone, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses, the machines will distribute free syringes, toiletries and safe-sex kits.

#deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hypodermic-needles-and-syringes, #naloxone-drug, #new-york-city, #opioids-and-opiates, #vending-machines

Five People in the U.S. Died From Rabies in 2021, the Highest Number in a Decade

Three of the deaths involved direct contact with bats, the C.D.C. said.

#bats, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #deaths-fatalities, #rabies, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Families of Veterans Who Died of Covid Win $53 Million Legal Settlement

The New Jersey nursing home settlement is believed to be the first of its kind nationwide.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #holyoke-soldiershome-holyoke-mass, #menlo-park-veterans-memorial-home, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-veterans-home-at-paramus, #nursing-homes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #veterans

How to Help Someone With Grief After a Sudden Death

Here’s how to offer support to someone grieving after an unexpected death.

#content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Hundreds Gather to Remember 12 Victims of Philadelphia Fire

The city is investigating the possibility that a child playing with a lighter near a Christmas tree sparked the blaze.

#christmas-trees, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #mcdonald-destiny, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-housing-authority, #tate-mcdonald-quintien

After dozens are reported dead in Kazakhstan, troops from a Russian alliance begin to deploy.

A revolt sparked by anger over a surge in fuel prices is convulsing the Central Asian nation on Russia’s doorstep. As protests turned deadly, troops from a Russian-led military alliance began arriving in the country.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #politics-and-government, #russia, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Philadelphia Rowhouse Fire: What We Know

Twelve people, including eight children, were killed in the blaze, which swept through a building owned by the federally funded Philadelphia Housing Authority.

#deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-housing-authority, #smoke-detectors

Dozens Reported Dead in Kazakhstan, as Russian Alliance Sends Troops

A revolt inspired by anger over a surge in fuel prices has since spread across the country. A Russia-led military alliance has sent troops to help quell the violence in what it described as a temporary peacekeeping effort.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #politics-and-government, #russia, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Philadelphia Fire in Fairmount Leaves 12 Dead, Including 8 Children

It was among the deadliest residential fires in the country in recent years. The mayor called it “one of the most tragic days in our city’s history.”

#deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-housing-authority, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #smoke-detectors

India’s Rising Omicron Wave Brings a Grim Sense of Déjà Vu

Just months after Delta fueled hospital failures and funeral pyres, India’s leaders again offer a mixed message: Their political rallies are packed even as they order curfews and work closures.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #elections, #hospitals, #kejriwal-arvind, #kolkata-india, #modi-narendra, #mumbai-india, #new-delhi-india, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

Victim of Berkeley Balcony Collapse Dies in Ireland

Aoife Beary, who was left with life-changing injuries after the 2015 accident, died on New Year’s Day, her family said.

#accidents-and-safety, #balconies-and-terraces, #berkeley-calif, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #dublin-ireland, #falls, #ireland, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Death Is for the Living: Lessons From Religious Scholars

There is so much to learn from facing the about what is unknowable.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #philosophy, #religion-and-belief

At Least 12 Die in Stampede at a Hindu Shrine in Kashmir

Thousands of devotees were visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine to mark the beginning of the year.

#deaths-fatalities, #india, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #modi-narendra, #pilgrimages, #stampedes

Suspect in Deadly Arson Fire in Osaka, Japan, Dies in Hospital

The suspect, a 61-year-old man, had been hospitalized for smoke inhalation since the Dec. 17 fire at a psychiatric clinic, which killed 25 other people.

#deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #japan, #osaka-japan

After 4 Killings, ‘Officer of the Year’ Is Still on the Job

A Pennsylvania state trooper was returned to duty following three investigations by his own agency. A fourth inquiry is underway.

#conflicts-of-interest, #deaths-fatalities, #pennsylvania, #pennsylvania-state-police, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #splain-jay

Virus Cases Surpass Last Winter’s Peaks in Some U.S. States

As Omicron surges, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Puerto Rico have reported more infections in the past week than in any other seven-day period.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Super Typhoon Rai Leaves Miles of Wreckage in Philippines

Philippine officials warned that residents were going hungry. Many were still in evacuation centers. On a highway, survivors scrawled an appeal for aid.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #philippines, #rescues, #typhoons

Many Common Medications Can Raise Your Blood Pressure

Popular pain relievers and antidepressants, as well as alcohol and herbal supplements, are among the many substances that can contribute to hypertension.

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