Emergency services in Paris say three people died and 47 were injured after an apparent explosion caused by a gas leak.
The explosion happened at a bakery on the corner of Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in Paris at around 9 a.m. local time on Saturday.
The French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner tweeted “At this hour, 2 firefighters from the Paris fire brigade are dead. 10 people are seriously injured, including a firefighter. 37 people are in a state of relative emergency,” and added “Profound sadness. Standing by the families of victims. The nation shares in their pain.”
Rue de Trévise, aux côtés du Premier ministre, du procureur de Paris, du @prefpolice et de la Maire de la capitale. Plus de 200 @PompiersParis sont engagés dans les opérations de secours. Le bilan s’annonce lourd. Mes premières pensées vont aux blessés et leurs proches. pic.twitter.com/bg8n5bCpi8
An increase in call-offs among TSA agents has increased since a partial government shutdown that left TSA personnel working without pay.
The agency announced in a statement on Friday, “Security effectiveness will not be compromised and performance standards will not change . . . To date, however, screening wait times remain well within TSA standards,”
A 2 year old child was injured after falling into a rhino exhibit Tuesday at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida.
Brevard Zoo said in an emailed statement to ABC News the child fell during the “Rhino Encounter,” a “hands-on, educational experience with Brevard Zoo’s white rhinoceroses.” It also added, “During the encounter, participants and the rhinoceroses are separated by a series of steel poles, according to witnesses, the child stumbled and fell in between two of the poles and at this point, the snout of at least one of rhinoceroses made contact with the child.”
At least six people are injured after a jet bridge collapsed on a Southwest flight Saturday night after it landed.
Southwest Airlines said in a statement to WJZ: “At 7:47pm EST, Southwest flight 822 arrived Baltimore-Washington International Airport from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with a request that paramedics meet the aircraft to assess an onboard medical situation that occurred inflight with one passenger. While medical personnel were assisting that passenger outside the aircraft, the airport-owned passenger loading bridge experienced a failure. Initial reports are that a few people sustained injuries and are being transported to a local hospital. The remaining Customers onboard flight 822 were deplaned using air stairs. We are working swiftly to assist all passengers and Crew,”
William Yerman, a passenger on the plane at the time, said “As they got her, she’s walking out, we heard this incredibly loud bang, it was just deafening. And then the thing crashed and it hit down,”
BWI confirms partial jet bridge failure tonight on flight 822 from Punta Cana. William Yerman was on the plane with his family:
“We heard this incredibly loud bang, it was just deafening. And then the thing crashed and it hit down.”
The DoubleTree hotel in Portland, Oregon that was at the center of controversy, fired two employees it says were responsible for calling the police on a black guest while he was talking on the phone in the lobby.
They later posted a statement on Twitter
We have terminated the employment of the two men involved in the mistreatment of Mr. Massey. Their actions were inconsistent with our standards & values. We reiterate our sincere apology for what he endured & will work with diversity experts to ensure this never happens again.
The safety, security and comfort of our guests and associates is our top priority at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland. This incident that occurred over the holidays between our hotel and guest is unfortunate. We are sorry that this matter ended the way it did and have… (1/2)
Gene Simmons has confirmed to the “Lipps Service” radio show that KISS‘s upcoming “End Of The Road” tour will indeed be the band’s last. “The answer is yes, and I’ll tell you why,” he elaborated,”It’s always interesting marketing when you say, ‘I promise,’ and all that. KISS is the hardest-working band in show business — period. It doesn’t mean we’re the best, although we call ourselves that. But I wear about seven-inch platform dragon boots. Each one weighs 10 or 11 pounds. That’s 20-plus pounds on the legs. It’s like working out with bowling balls. Then on top of that, there’s another 30 pounds or so between the armor [and the rest of the outfit]. And so if you put [Mick] Jagger and Bono — [who are] both great — in my outfits, they’d… like little girls, they’d fall down… They can’t do this. And I’ve gotta spit fire and fly through the air and all that. It is physically exhausting… So the idea is go out with some dignity.”