Search and rescue teams, with dogs in tow, were deployed across the blackened ruins of southern Oregon towns as smoldering wildfires ravaged US Pacific Coast states after causing widespread destruction.
Oregon’s emergency management director has said officials were preparing for a possible “mass fatality event” if many more bodies turn up in the ash.
The state's emergency management director, Andrew Phelps, has said officials are “preparing for a mass fatality event” and that thousands of structures have been destroyed.
Oregon is the hardest-hit state in the western US, where nearly 100 extreme wildfires are burning, even as forecasters say some weather relief is in sight.
Uncontrolled wildfires rage across US West, incinerating town of Malden and threatening communities in Oregon and California, powered by high winds and unprecedented heat.
Activists and Oregon officials have urged people in Portland to re-centre the focus on Black Lives Matter after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents.
The Trump's administration earlier this month sent federal tactical teams to intervene in Portland after weeks of protests against racism and police brutality saw windows broken and graffiti scrawled on the federal courthouse.
The country is headed for a period when desperation, paranoia, and racism, allied with a climate of fear and uncertainty, could start a chain reaction that leads to not just economic collapse, but a violent and indefinite period of social collapse.
Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention don’t require N-95 masks for Covid-19 caregivers, but many hospitals are opting for the added protection because the infection has proven to be extremely contagious.
A powerful snowstorm hit the US Midwest, blocking roads and causing hundreds of flight cancellations that threatened travel plans for many people who intended to fly or drive to Thanksgiving feasts this week.
Public health officials are still at a loss to explain the cause of the severe lung illnesses, which have now reached 1,080 cases across 48 states and one US territory so far, up from 805 cases last week.
The 70-year-old actor, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as "Seinfeld" and "Night Court", was reported missing on July 8 by his son after he hadn't heard from his father for several days.
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