Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Daily Misfortune Wednesday August 3, 2016

Daily Misfortune Wednesday, August 3, 2016 --- ===
Monthly Misfortune August 2016 ---

List of incidents of terror which could be accidents, crimes, or terrorist attacks.


  1. The search continues for survivors of a bridge collapse on the Mumbai-Goa highway over the flooded Savitri River in western India. Twenty two people and two buses are believed to be missing. (AP via The Washington Post), (Times of India)
  2. Emirates Flight 521 An Emirates Boeing 777-300, flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram in India, crash lands at Dubai International Airport and bursts into flames. All 282 passengers and 18 crew evacuate safely, although 1 firefighter is killed during the rescue. (BBC) (CNN) (Al Jazeera)
  3. North Korea and weapons of mass destruction North Korea launches two ballistic missiles, one of which explodes immediately after its launch while the main part of the other lands in Japan's economic exclusion zone.(Reuters)
  4. 2016 Russell Square knife attack At least one American is dead and several injured as a result of a knife attack in London's Russell Square by a person of Somali ancestry, some authorities announce there is no evidence pointing to terrorism as a motive. (BBC)



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Before Luling shooting, suspect texted wife: 'Bye bye a-holes,' sheriff says
William Canada Jr. of Luling was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, and booked with three counts of attempted murder in connection withshooting into the house of his estranged wife's parents. St. Charles Parish authorities say the woman's father-in-law ...


Jury awards $2.2 million to family of man killed by LAPD officer
Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
A jury in a civil case Tuesday awarded $2.2 million to the family of a 26-year-old man who was shot and killedby a Los Angeles police officer - a shooting that Chief Charlie Beck had deemed justified and Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey declined to prosecute ...

Police arrest man on murder charge after fatal east side shooting
Fox 59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrested a man following a deadly shooting on the east side Tuesday night.

Five people injured in propane explosion flown to Seattle for treatment
Troopers have released the names of those injured in a propane explosion at a Fairbanks home on Sunday. The victims are identified as Meadow Batejan, 21 of Pennsylvania, Colin Campbell, 27 of Tanana, Morganne Armstrong, 26 of Fairbanks, Ellen ...

Woman killed in standoff with Baltimore County police was live-streaming
CNN The videos were posted just before Korryn Shandawn Gaines, 23, was killed in an exchange of gunfire in which a 5-year-old boy was wounded in the arm.

Benghazi explosion: Suicide bomb kills 18 in Libyan city
BBC News
Correspondents say it was the fourth vehicle bombing in the city in a week, although the number of people killed from Tuesday's explosion was far higher than in previous attacks. A witness told Reuters news agency the powerful explosionon Tuesday had ...

Teen killed in triple shooting
Atlanta Journal Constitution -
Police are investigating a shooting that left a teen dead and injured two men Wednesday morning outside a DeKalb County grocery store.

1 injured in stabbing at North County funeral home - -Police in St. Louis County are responding to a reported shooting at a North County funeral home.

Suspect in Lakeview shooting caught on surveillance video ...
Surveillance video from a gas station in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood shows the person suspected of shooting a 27-year-old man running from the scene.

Man accused of shooting San Diego police officers arraigned at hospital
Fox News -
SAN DIEGO - A man opened fire immediately on a San Diego police officer who walked up to him on a dark residential street last week to ask if he lived nearby, prosecutors said Tuesday, then shot into a patrol car, hitting the officer's partner with ...

British jets bomb Saddam palace used by Isis in Iraq
The Guardian
British jets bomb Saddam palace used by Isis in Iraq. Ministry of Defence says Tornado fighters dropped RAF's heaviest guided bombs on Mosul complex where Islamic State was training foreign recruits.

Father of Mukilteo shooting survivor: 'My son is alive'
SEATTLE -- The father of the young man who was shot at a party in Mukilteo where three people were killed spoke publicly for the first time since the shooting. Will Kramer, 18, is recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in serious condition ...

Outcry as Hundreds Killed in Philippines Drug Crackdown
Human-rights activists are appealing to the U.N. to denounce the killing of hundreds of suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines, at the hands of police and vigilantes.

One fatality in Palm Bay officer-involved shooting
Florida Today -
The sheriff's department, aided with the use of a bomb squad robot, entered the home. When SWAT members breached the ... Police engaged the suspect about 10:45 p.m. when they shot and killed him in the ensuing gunfire. Palm Bay police did not release ...

Teen killed by Chicago cop took part in spree of car thefts: Bolingbrook police
Chicago Tribune
The teen who was shot and killed by Chicago police last week had been driving a car that had been stolen hours earlier from a Bolingbrook home, police in the southwest suburb said Tuesday.

Dallas Police Receive Heartfelt Gift Honoring Victims of Mass Shooting
ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
New York and New Jersey police presented a heartfelt gift to the Dallas Police Department commemorating five officers killed in a massshooting last month. The Dallas Police Department posted photos on their Facebook page Tuesday of an American flag ...

Salem father killed, suspects arrested after shooting
Statesman Journal - ‎11 hours ago‎
two men are in custody following a late night robbery that turned into a fatal shooting in northeast Salem, officials said.

Every baby born in 2016 contains atom bomb radiation - here's why
Tech Insider - ‎18 hours ago‎
Seventy-one years ago Saturday, a United States B-29 bomber named the "Enola Gay" dropped the atomic bomb "Little Boy" over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Every baby born in 2016 contains atom bomb radiation — here's why
Rafi Letzter 
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Seventy-one years ago Saturday, a United States B-29 bomber named the "Enola Gay" dropped the atomic bomb "Little Boy" over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

The bomb fell just over 29,000 feet from the plane and detonated 1,900 feet above Shima Hospital, an active medical center with a history dating back to the 18th Century. Between four and five square miles of buildings were leveled in the blast generated by just 141 pounds of highly enriched uranium. The US Department of Energy (DoE) estimates 70,000 people died in the initial blast, resulting fires, and radiation burst on August 6, 1945, but that the five-year death toll may have exceeded 200,000 people.

President Harry Truman told Japan to surrender or "expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth." Three days later, a second bomb (this time plutonium-based) dropped from an American warplane over the city of Nagasaki. The DoE estimates 40,000 people died in the immediate aftermath, and that number may have reached 140,000 within five years.

These events remain the only cases, so far, of human beings attacking other human beings with nuclear weapons. But the survivors of these attacks are from from the only people to carry the marks of nuclear warfare in their bodies.

Every person alive on the 71st anniversary of those attacks holds in their flesh radioactive remnants of the nuclear era — a period centered in the early decades of Cold War when nuclear nations conducted atmospheric tests of ever-larger bombs.

That's the period that left us images of bright, sky-piercing mushroom clouds like the one at the top of this article, and footage like this of the devastation these weapons could wreak.

Hundreds of bombs detonated in the open air (and several more in the ocean) during the heyday of atmospheric nuclear testing — with thousands more tests conducted underground.

The 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty put a stop to exposed American and Soviet explosions, though France and China continued atmospheric tests until 1974 and 1980, respectively. Many countries pursued underground testing through the early 1990s. Only North Korea has detonated a weapon in the 21st Century.

Nuclear explosions produce radioactive substances that are rare in nature — like carbon-14, a radioactive form of the carbon atom that forms the chemical basis of all life on earth.

Once released into the atmosphere, carbon-14 enters the food chain and gets bound up in the cells of most living things. There's still enough floating around for researchers to detect in the DNA of humans born in 2016. If you're reading this article, it's inside you.

Aug 2, 2016 1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Alexandria, Minn.
KMSP-TV - ‎11 hours ago
(KMSP) - One person died in an officer-involved shooting that occurred during an undercover operation in Alexandria, Minn, according to the Alexandria Police Department.