The Red Cross sent a six-page response to the investigation into disaster services provided by the organization, demanding that NPR and ProPublica issue corrections. It probably shouldn’t have done that. Read more →
Thirty years ago today, Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crashed shortly after taking off from the airport in Reno. Most of the victims of the crash were from Minnesota. They’d flown to Nevada for Super Bowl weekend. Read more →
Searchers still haven’t found any sign of AirAsia Flight 8501, which disappeared Saturday while on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore.
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It’s hard to imagine a more damning assessment of a sacred cow than ProPublica’s expose of the American Red Cross.
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Fire has claimed two of the four restaurants in Dorset, Minn., a hamlet in north central Minnesota hamlet that bills itself as the restaurant capital of the world. Read more →
This was the last image Jamaliah Jannah had of her two children, before they swept away in a tsunami in Indonesia 10 years ago that killed 275,000 people. The four year old daughter, Raudhatul, was swept onto an island, found by a fisherman, and raised with the name Winni by the fisherman’s mother. A couple Read more →
The initial flood damage tally for last month’s water world in Minnesota has been pegged at $32 million. How does that compare to past disasters? Read more →
ProPublica is trying to find out if the same thing happened with the funds for Hurricane Sandy victims, but this time the Red Cross is fighting back. Read more →
There is a code among firefighters that few of us can fully comprehend, even though we so admire its existence. Read more →
In 1950, an airliner heading for Minneapolis disappeared over Lake Michigan and has never been found. Read more →
A satellite photography company is using crowdsourcing to pore over thousands of images, looking for debris from the apparently downed Malaysia Flight MH370. Read more →
The San Francisco Fire Department is defending itself against allegations it was callous in its response to a 16-year-old girl who was injured when thrown from the Asiana Airlines jet that cartwheeled at the airport last year. Read more →
A private jet crashed while attempting a second landing in Aspen this afternoon, at least one of the three people on the plane died. The aircraft was a private Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 601-3R from Mexico. It was making a stop in Aspen and was to return to Mexico this evening. Comedian Kevin Nealon tweeted: “Horrible Read more →
There’ve been a fair number of news stories lately about the concern over oil trains hauling crude out of North Dakota. This afternoon, the fears were confirmed when a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded near Casselton. We're hearing flames are approaching about 100 feet into the air in that #Casselton derailment pic.twitter.com/fH33THyv05 — Kyle Read more →