Disasters

Trump visits scorched California

by Mickey McLean
Posted 11/17/18, 05:42 pm

President Donald Trump visited fire-ravaged Northern California Saturday, as the death toll from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century rose to 76 and authorities attempted to locate more than 1,000 others. Trump was joined by California Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, both Democrats. Brown welcomed the Republican president’s visit, tweeting, “Now is a time to pull together for the people of California.”

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Associated Press/Photo by Binsar Bakara

Indonesia searches plane crash site

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/30/18, 11:16 am

Indonesian authorities and rescue workers on Tuesday continued to search for human remains and clues after a plane crashed Monday with 189 people on board. The Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft went down in the sea northeast of Jakarta 13 minutes after it took off. The Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency on Tuesday said workers recovered 10 intact bodies and some other body parts.

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Associated Press/Photo by Tatan Syuflana

Survivors unlikely in Indonesian plane crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/29/18, 09:27 am

Rescuers are searching for debris and human remains after an Indonesian plane with 189 people on board crashed into the sea minutes after it took off early Monday morning from Jakarta. The Lion Air plane went down 13 minutes after it departed the Indonesian capital for Pangkal Pinang, an island chain off Sumatra. Officials said 181 passengers and eight crew members boarded the flight, including an Italian national and an Indian pilot.

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