Disaster
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Puerto Rico slowly reopening schools

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/28/20, 11:55 am

After a strong earthquake delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks, just 20 percent of the schools in Puerto Rico opened on Tuesday. Engineers have certified only 177 schools as safe to open after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck on Jan. 7. Another 71 schools are scheduled to start classes on Monday, according to Puerto Rican Education Secretary Eligio Hernández.

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Bryant’s helicopter went down in fog

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/28/20, 11:20 am

Investigators are scouring a hillside outside Los Angeles for the victims of the helicopter crash that killed former NBA great Kobe Bryant and eight others. The aircraft went down on Sunday afternoon as dense fog covered the area, leading the Los Angeles Police Department and the county sheriff’s department to ground their choppers. About 20 investigators spent Monday combing through debris scattered over an area the size of a football field in Calabasas, Calif.

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Earthquake rattles Turkey

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/27/20, 11:17 am

Rescue workers battled freezing temperatures on Sunday to keep searching for survivors after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey’s eastern region. The Friday night quake in Elazig, about 350 miles east of Ankara, killed at least 41 people and injured more than 1,600 others. Workers have rescued about 45 people so far, and authorities have recorded nearly 950 aftershocks.

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