November 17, 2013 |
MOSCOW - A Boeing 737 being operated by a regional airline crashed in gusty weather Sunday evening while attempting to land at the airport in Kazan in central Russia, killing all 50 people on board, authorities said. The Tatarstan Airlines flight from Moscow was carrying 44 passengers and six crew members when it crashed into the airport tarmac, caught fire and broke apart, according to Sergei Izvolsky, a spokesman for Rosaviatsia, a federal air transportation agency. The cause was not immediately known.
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November 6, 2013 |
The flashes and bright lights that were reported across Central and Southern California on Wednesday night likely were long-lasting meteor streams known as the South Taurids, according to the National Weather Service. The Taurids are known for having exceptionally bright meteors. On Wednesday night, people used Twitter to describe what resembled a meteor shower, bright lights or fireballs in the sky. Mary Slosson said she driving eastbound on the 10 Freeway when saw a "flareup" that "looked like something burning up upon entry into atmosphere" over the Culver City area. The flash of light caused drivers to hit their brakes and swerve to catch a glimpse, Slosson said.
October 30, 2013 |
It may not be as painful to the global economy as a shock to oil supplies, but it sure will feel that way to many: The world is facing a shortage of wine. Global production has dipped to its lowest level in over 40 years, largely after poor weather ravaged European vineyards, according to a report by Morgan Stanley released this week. “After adjusting for non-wine uses, demand for wine exceeded supply by 300 [million] cases in 2012, the deepest shortfall in over 40 years of records,” the report said.
October 29, 2013 |
MOSCOW - Clouds of dust. Piles of rubble. Muddy roads and construction sites. Oleg Rubezhansky looks around Sochi and says: "We live like in a besieged town during the war. " His Russian city is not under attack, it is scrambling to finish preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics with only 100 days remaining until the opening ceremony. And Rubezhansky, who owns a local newspaper and television company, is not alone in his concern. Work delays, massive cost overruns and allegations of corruption have marked the run-up to these Games.
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October 21, 2013 |
Meteorologists are calling it "June gloom" in October and say Angelenos will have to wait until the end of the week for the sun to reign supreme. "Kinda June-ish ... June gloom is here for the week," said Andrew Rorke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Rorke said temperatures throughout the week will be from around 70 degrees at the beaches to the upper 70s inland, and into the mid-80s in the valleys. He said there was no real chance of rain. Downtown L.A. on Monday was expected to have a high of 76. At Los Angeles International Airport, temperatures were forecast to reach 68 degrees.
October 16, 2013 |
In the farmland of northwestern Missouri, a 2012 rape case that never went to trial has put tiny Maryville under siege from state politicians, national journalists and a hackers' collective pledging retribution. Early on Jan. 8, 2012, Melinda Coleman, a widow who had recently moved to town with her four children, discovered her 14-year-old daughter, Daisy, sprawled outside her home in 22-degree weather. The girl was incoherent, clad only in a T-shirt and sweatpants, her hair brittle from the cold.