Moses Lake, WA: Cops Rescue Handcuffed Inmate After Dog Paddle Escape Attempt

5 03 2010

“When we got back to shore, he looked me right in the face and said, ‘You just saved my life, thank you.'” ~ Sgt. Ken Jones

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India: Another Human Stampede

4 03 2010

During a Hindu Festival in Himachal Pradeshat, as organizers were handing out free food and clothes, a crowd control fence collapsed causing panic, sparking a  human stampede and leaving at least 145 people dead, including 40 children.





USA: House Rep Charles B. Rangel Hangs Head in Shame, Quits Chairmanship

3 03 2010

Under investigation for tax evasion, New York Representative Charles B. Rangel stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the House’s powerful tax-writing committee.





Uganda: Monstrous Landslide Wipes Away Three Bududa Area Villages

2 03 2010

Tarsis Kabwegyere, the minister for relief and disaster preparedness, said they recovered 90 bodies and more than 300 people were still missing and presumed lost.





San Francisco: Protesters Angry at Fare Increases Stage “March Against Muni”

1 03 2010

“Union marchers outnumbered the March Against Muni by at least 2 to 1, and by the end of the night — after a largely one-sided public debate on the steps of City Hall — March on Muni’s organizers declared the drivers their friends, and insisted ‘everyone is on the same side here.'” ~ “S F Appeal” (Twitter from the march)





Fierce Storm “Xynthia” Hits France, 51 Killed, Many Homeless, Injured

28 02 2010

“It is a national disaster, a human drama with a terrible death toll.” President Nicolas Sarkozy





Monumental Quake Devastates Chile

27 02 2010

“It is still not possible to fully quantify the effects of this catastrophe.” ~ President Michelle Bachelet