From all accounts, it appears that there are people working for FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security who still cash government paychecks, which is a scandal waiting to happen in the wake of the deadly California wildfires that have burned entire cities to the ground leaving people homeless with nowhere to go. Read more →
This is a test of your cuteness detector. This is only a test. Read more →
The death toll in Puerto Rico is now up to 45. The territory is on its own. The least the rest of us can do is watch the suffering news organizations are documenting. Read more →
Residents of northern California had only minutes to try to get away from the wildfire that destroyed over 400 homes in the so called Valley fire over the weekend.
If ever there was a time to put the camera down and try to get away, this was it. Read more →
You’re on the Amtrak train that careens off the tracks in Philadelphia. People are hurt. You don’t know the extent to the existing danger. What do you do?
If you’re former congressman Patrick Murphy, you pull out the smartphone and start tweeting. Read more →
Jost Kobusch, a German mountaineer attempting to climb Everest, apparently started filming when the ground started shaking at his Everest base camp. Read more →
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 →