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Passengers still stranded after Atlanta airport power outage

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/18/17, 10:26 am

Thousands of people remain stranded after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lost power Sunday, grounding more than 1,000 flights. Electricity went out around 1 p.m. due to a fire at an underground power facility, according to Georgia Power. Electrical service was restored and lines were long but moving Monday morning as passengers boarded planes, attempted to reschedule flights, and picked up baggage. Delta Air Lines, with its largest hub in Atlanta, offered passengers a free one-time change to their flights.

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Dubai’s Torch Tower burns again, no injuries

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/04/17, 12:15 pm

One of the world’s tallest residential buildings caught fire early Friday morning in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The fire engulfed more than 40 floors of the 86-story Torch Tower, causing flaming debris to fall below. Authorities reported no major injuries. It was the second time in three years the 1,100-foot-tall building has caught fire with no casualities. The fire started just after 1 a.m. local time, and by 3:30 a.m., firefighters, had brought the blaze under control. Earlier this year, Dubai passed new safety regulations due to several skyscraper fires in recent years.

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Tough-on-crime sheriff found guilty of contempt

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/01/17, 10:32 am

Fiery former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who made national headlines for his aggressive enforcement of laws against illegal immigrants, was found guilty of misdemeanor contempt of court Monday. A judge ruled Arpaio knowingly violated a 2011 court order to stop traffic patrols targeting illegal immigrants because they racially profiled Latinos. Arpaio kept up the patrols and openly discussed his defiance in public.

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