Grief & Suffering
Associated Press/Ventura County Fire Department

Dozens killed in dive-boat fire

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/02/19, 03:30 pm

Rescue workers have confirmed the deaths of 25 people and say nine others are missing after a fire on a scuba diving boat Monday off the coast of Southern California. The Coast Guard said it received a mayday call about 3:15 a.m. and arrived at the scene to find the Conception engulfed in flames. Five crew members survived by jumping overboard shortly after the blaze broke out.

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Troubled waters

News | Back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, bring a tragic conclusion to a long summer
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/15/19, 09:17 am

End-of-summer television this year included an annual ritual that seems counterintuitive for anyone still trying to enjoy the ocean: Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Other channels aired Jaws, the 1975 movie about a shark roaming the waters near a New England beach town. Director Steven Spielberg said the mechanical shark malfunctioned during the filming, and he wasn’t able to show it as much as planned. 

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Sleepers on the subway

Drug Abuse | In a crowded, busy city with a drug problem, it’s important to notice that person slumped on the floor
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/01/19, 10:38 am

A New York moment: 

For the last few years, I’ve been covering the opioid crisis, which now is more properly called the drug crisis because it encompasses substances from fentanyl to benzodiazepines. Ads in the New York City subway now describe the ways to recognize an overdose: pupils are dilated, skin is bluish, or the person is unconscious or has shallow breathing or makes gurgling sounds. If you can make it to the person with a spray of the overdose reversal drug Narcan (naloxone), you may save a life. 

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