World War II artifacts lost, $75K worth of crab pots destroyed after San Francisco Pier 45 fire

More than 24 hours after firefighters extinguished the Pier 45 fire, the site could still be seen smoking. Crews were seen on Sunday inspecting buildings near San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf and spraying down hotspots.

The fire department says they will stay on the scene throughout the holiday weekend.

New video shows thousands of dollars of crab pots that were destroyed and one owner told ABC7 News that he lost $75,000 worth of pots.

Submitted by Forensic at 2020-05-25 19:35pm to the Off Topic News forum.

The Kentucky Miner Who Scammed Americans by Posing as Hitler With ‘Invisible Spaceships’

In mid-1945, just months after Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker, rumors emerged that the German dictator had survived with his mistress, Eva Braun, escaped the country, and was hunkered down somewhere. Where exactly was unclear. People spotted him at neo-Nazi gatherings in Colombia, on a U-boat in Argentina, or with a barely-legal girlfriend in Brazil. Some American papers cited rumors that he had taken to digging tunnels in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky. The evidence of ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-05-25 19:31pm to the Crime forum.

Almost 150 people exposed to coronavirus at salon after second hairdresser tests positive

A second hairstylist at a Missouri salon has tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of people exposed to the virus up to 147.

On Friday, authorities in the city of Springfield said 91 people were at risk of contracting Covid-19 after a stylist worked for more than a week with symptoms.

Of the 91, 84 for were clients of the Great Clips salon, and seven were employees.

An additional 56 clients have now been “potentially directly exposed” according to city ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-05-25 19:32pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Rats are getting aggressive hunting for food amid restaurant closures, CDC warns

Humans aren’t the only ones hankering for the days they could dine out at their cities’ restaurants: Some rats that miss feasting on the scraps are becoming increasingly brazen to find new food sources, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Thursday.

Amid stay-home restrictions set across the country to battle the spread of the novel coronavirus, many restaurants and cafes are closed or limited to takeout and delivery, and with the reduced sales, the restaurants’ trash ...
Submitted by CJH at 2020-05-25 14:51pm to the Food forum.

Frozen bull semen may have unleashed bluetongue virus on farm animals

In 2006, an outbreak began in the Netherlands. It spread to 16 countries and cost billions of euros before a vaccination effort brought it to an end in 2010. “By 2011, no cases were detected,” says Palmarini.

But in 2015, the disease re-emerged in France and this latest outbreak is still ongoing. To try to work out the source of the infection, Palmarini and colleagues analysed the genetic sequences of 150 samples of the virus from both outbreaks.

Viruses accumulate minor mutations as ...
Submitted by NĂ¼ at 2020-05-25 7:34am to the Food forum.

'Horror show': critics hope Bolsonaro's foul tirade could end rule.

“A horror show,” tweeted Marina Silva, a one-time presidential rival, after she, like much of Brazil, watched the expletive-ridden footage. “The whole of Brazil has now seen the sinister entrails running the country … This cannot go on.”

The video, which is at the centre of a potentially presidency-ending investigation into claims Bolsonaro tried to meddle in the federal police, was divulged on Friday after a supreme court ruling. It shows a cabinet summit at the presidential ...
Submitted by terriblefred at 2020-05-25 5:07am to the Politics forum.

State trooper killed in Hammond police chase

Trooper George Baker was among several law officers who were helping Hammond Police stop a vehicle that had taken off during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

[b]Authorities said Baker and another trooper had placed a tire deflating device in the road, which caused the fleeing vehicle to crash. But as the troopers were removing the device from the road, a Hammond Police vehicle struck them.[/b]
Submitted by saitcho at 2020-05-25 1:26am to the Crime forum.

Coronavirus: Sweden’s death toll becomes world's highest per capita

Sweden now has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world per capita over the last week after continuing to shun lockdown.

The government has insisted that its softer approach to dealing with the pandemic will pay off in the long run as restaurants, bars and businesses remain open.

But over the last seven days, Sweden had an average of 6.08 deaths per million inhabitants - more than any other country in the world.

This is in comparison to 5.57 in the UK, 4.28 in Belgium, 4.11 in ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-05-24 23:06pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

The Umami Theory of Value: Autopsy of the Experience Economy

The year was 2018. Emily, one half of the consulting duo Nemesis, was in NYC for a meeting with one of our clients, a media conglomerate famous for youth engagement who’d commissioned our firm to write a report on why young people weren’t having sex anymore. Once they understood this, they could tailor content to it…or so they thought. (What happens when sex no longer sells?). She was also in town to sit on a panel at the pre-launch of a contemporary art center adjacent to the biggest ...
Submitted by thirteen3seven at 2020-05-24 22:04pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

I Hate Dogs and I Am Not a Horrible Human Being

2018 is almost over, and with it will come the end of the year of the dog. Halle-freakin-lujah. These furry creatures already get enough attention without an official 365-day period of dedication. From the endless Instagram dog accounts to the bulldogs stopping traffic on the streets, they’re everywhere I turn. You will not catch me cooing every time a furry four-legged beast comes my way. Here’s the thing: I hate dogs.

Cue the inevitable cries of shock, disgust, and terror. “How can ...
Submitted by Dreaded Candiru at 2020-05-24 20:57pm to the The World forum.

GarfieldEATS is back after a brief closure

Rumours of GarfieldEATS' demise were greatly exaggerated. Toronto's premier (and only) quick-service restaurant dedicated entirely to Garfield is back after briefly closing due to a landlord dispute Friday morning.

Owner Nathen Mazri, who figures as prominently in the restaurant's branding as Garfield himself does, announced the closure in a press release sent to media entitled "a Canadian landlord destroys young entrepreneurship."

“Garfield has entertained the world for 41 years and a ...
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2020-05-24 1:50am to the Food forum.

Poll: 37% of unemployed Americans ran out of food in past month

Oak Park, Ill. — Kate Maehr has never seen anything like it: lines stretching for blocks as people, many with children, inch forward to get boxes of food they hope will last until the next giveaway, until the next paycheck or until they can get government food assistance.

“It’s just heartbreaking,” said Maehr, executive director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “They’re finding themselves in a set of circumstances where they have no income and they also have no food, and ...
Submitted by #YOLO at 2020-05-24 0:44am to the The Economy forum.

One final viral infusion: Trump’s move to block travel from Europe triggered chaos and a surge of passengers from the outbreak’s center


In the final days before the United States faced a full-blown epidemic, President Trump made a last-ditch attempt to prevent people infected with the coronavirus from reaching the country.

“To keep new cases from entering our shores,” Trump said in an Oval Office address on March 11, “we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days.”

Across the Atlantic, Jack Siebert, an American college student spending a semester in Spain, was battling ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-05-23 23:57pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

So, Why Haven’t You Called?

I wrote a long opinion piece about Facebook, which seems totally pretentious, but I've gotten enough good feedback on it that I'm gonna chug some vermouth, put it in the hopper, then go to the grocery store.
Submitted by owl at 2020-05-23 23:06pm to the The World forum.

Coronavirus: The Bolivian orchestra stranded in a German castle

"The breathing techniques required to play these instruments for a few hours put you in a kind of trance," says Miguel Cordoba, who plays the siku flute.

But as soon as the rehearsal finishes they are all too aware of how their life has changed. Because they are not rehearsing back home in La Paz, Bolivia, but in the shadow of a German castle where they have been stranded for 73 days.

The musicians, most of whom have never left Bolivia before, were expecting to spend just over a fortnight ...
Submitted by #YOLO at 2020-05-23 22:30pm to the The World forum.

The Black American Amputation Epidemic

Black patients were losing limbs at triple the rate of others. The doctor put up billboards in the Mississippi Delta. Amputation Prevention Institute, they read. He could save their limbs, if it wasn’t too late.
Submitted by a murder of lawyers at 2020-05-23 22:21pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

No masks allowed: stores turn customers away in US culture war

In the last few weeks a spate of American stores have made headlines after putting up signs telling customers who wear masks they will be denied entry. On Thursday, Vice reported on a Kentucky convenience store that put up a sign reading: "NO Face Masks allowed in store. Lower your mask or go somewhere else. Stop listening to [Kentucky governor Andy] Beshear, he’s a dumbass."
Submitted by B. Weed at 2020-05-23 21:00pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Prosecutor dismisses charges against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, more investigation 'necessary'

The charges of attempted murder and assault against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend are being dropped.

Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine announced at a news conference Friday that his office will move to dismiss the case against Kenneth Walker, who was charged after he fired one shot out of Taylor's apartment, striking a police officer.

Walker's attorney has said he thought they were being robbed and he did not know the intruders were police officers serving a search warrant.

Wine ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2020-05-23 19:06pm to the Crime forum.

A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question

What do copyright and authorship mean in the crowdsourced realm known as the Omegaverse?
Submitted by B. Weed at 2020-05-23 16:47pm to the Books forum.

It's official: SpaceX is 'go' to launch NASA astronauts on Crew Dragon spaceship

SpaceX is ready to make space history with its first astronaut launch for NASA next week.

No showstoppers were found during a crucial flight readiness review (FRR) for SpaceX's Demo-2 mission, keeping the company's first-ever crewed flight on track for a May 27 liftoff, NASA officials announced today (May 22).

"The Flight Readiness Review has concluded, and NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is cleared to proceed toward liftoff on the first crewed flight of the agency’s Commercial Crew ...
Submitted by terriblefred at 2020-05-23 4:58am to the Science forum.