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Idaho’s #BurnTheMask Rally Sees Kids Tossing Face Masks Into Fire

TMZ
Idaho is attempting to pass legislation that would make it illegal for government entities to enforce mask mandates — something folks there are celebrating by rolling out burn barrels and having their children fan the flames with actual face coverings. The supposed state-wide protest happening Saturday is being dubbed #FreeIdaho......

Fire breaks out on Siberian river after suspected pipeline accident: watchdog

Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A fire broke out on Russia’s Ob river in Siberia on Saturday due to a suspected accident on an underwater pipeline, Russia’s Rosprirodnadzor state environment watchdog said. The scale of the accident near the city of Nizhnevartovsk in the oil-rich region of Yugra was not immediately clear.......

Fire, smoke, gunshots in Paraguay capital as pandemic response ignites protests

Reuters
ASUNCION (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with police in Paraguay´s capital, Asuncion, late on Friday as anger over the government´s handling of the coronavirus crisis boiled onto the streets and forced the resignation of the country´s top health official. Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas on hundreds of rioters......

Duggan welcomes J&J COVID shots after prior comments come under fire

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan appeared Friday to walk back comments he made this week after turning down doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine amid pushback from public health experts.  The more positive comments about the Johnson & Johnson......

‘I had this fire in me’: Jan Blachowicz has powered his way from nearly cut to UFC champ

ESPN
DOROTA JURKOWSKA WAS sitting in her home in Warsaw, Poland, in the middle of the night on April 8, 2017, her face illuminated by the glow of a computer screen. She was nervous, nearly to the point of feeling ill, and wouldn’t sleep at all until the following day. She......

Goya Foods again under fire after CEO spouts more false election claims

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Goya Foods is facing renewed calls to boycott the company’s products after CEO Robert Unanue falsely claimed Donald Trump to be “the real, the legitimate, and the still actual president of the United States.” Unanue made his remarks on......

Taylor Wimpey sets aside £125m for cladding and fire safety repairs

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56250730 The company’s chief executive, Peter Redfern, told the BBC: “What we’re trying to do is make sure we’re pick up anybody who is isn’t covered under the current government scheme, so people who need what is known as an EWS1 form to certify their building safety, people who need......

Fire Damages Jones’ Bar-B-Q, a Historic Black-Owned Business

New York Times
Rodney Scott, the James Beard award-winning chef and pitmaster from South Carolina, called Mr. Jones’s son, James Jr., to offer advice on how to rebuild a safer, wood-fire barbecue restaurant. The Scott family’s original restaurant, in Hemingway, S.C., was badly damaged by a fire in 2013, and the pit at......

Man falls through ice in Monroe County, saved by fire worker, siblings

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here An 81-year-old man was rescued Sunday after falling through the ice on a pond in Monroe County, thanks to a local fire department employee who happened to be driving nearby and took action, county officials said. Monroe County Sheriff Troy......

Fire, vandalism at Buddhist temple in Los Angeles under investigation

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Bowden Police in Los Angeles are investigating after someone vandalized a Buddhist temple and set a small fire inside the complex. The Los Angeles Times reported that security camera footage provided to police and arson investigators by the......

Armenian president refuses to fire armed forces chief at center of political crisis

Reuters
People attend an opposition demonstration to demand the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan, Armenia February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Artem Mikryukov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has refused to fire the head of the general staff of the country’s armed forces after he was dismissed by......

Mother drops children to escape apartment fire

BBC
A mother in Istanbul was forced to drop her four children from their apartment window to save them from their burning building. The fire broke out at the entrance to the family’s flat, causing the parent to take drastic action before firefighters arrived. The children and their mother all survived.......

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