Kai Schultz, Jeffrey Gettleman, Mujib Mashal and Bhadra Sharma, New York Times 3:39 pm PDT, Sunday, May 26, 2019 This handout photo taken on May 22, 2019 and released by climber Nirmal Purja's Project Possible expedition shows heavy traffic of mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. - Many teams had to line up for hours on May 22 to reach the summit, risking frostbites and altitude sickness, as a rush of climbers marked one of the busiest days on the world's highest mountain. (Photo by Handout / Project Possible / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PROJECT POSSIBLE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ---HANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images less This handout photo taken on May 22, 2019 and released by climber Nirmal Purja's Project Possible expedition shows heavy traffic of mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. - Many ... more … [Read more...] about ‘It Was Like a Zoo:’ Death on an Unruly, Overcrowded Everest
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By Doug Ferguson Associated Press Published 9:27 PM EDT Mar 31, 2019 Austin, Texas — Kevin Kisner can’t think of another tournament that made him grind so hard. He began the Dell Technologies Match Play with a loss in the opening round. He had to play 120 holes over five days. Three matches were decided on the 18th hole. He had to play three sudden-death playoff holes just to get to the weekend. And on Sunday morning, he faced a cold wind that made temperatures feel like the upper 30s. It all felt worth it when he made good on his second try at winning golf’s most unpredictable tournament. Kisner outlasted British Open champion Francesco Molinari in the semifinals, and then let Matt Kuchar make the untimely mistakes Sunday afternoon until Kisner closed him out with a 20-foot putt for a 3-and-2 victory. “Grueling, not only from the mental side, but the physical side,” Kisner said. “A lot of golf and a lot of stressful holes and stressful … [Read more...] about Kevin Kisner gets it right at Match Play
Mark Hicks and Sarah Rahal and Charles E. Ramirez The Detroit News Published 9:31 PM EST Jan 30, 2019 A record-breaking arctic blast that led to at least two deaths in Metro Detroit, snapped aging water mains and brought classes, government offices and even mail to a halt could last at least one more day. Michigan was among the 22 states hit by the polar vortex that saw temperatures plunge below zero Wednesday, shattering local National Weather Service records of more than 65 years. The mercury is expected to top out in the single digits on Thursday, extending the extreme cold that has up-ended routines across the region and prompted unprecedented measures. In a rare move, the U.S. Postal Service suspended mail delivery Wednesday in parts or all of several Midwest states including Michigan, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. Mail service won't be restored in Michigan until Friday, officials … [Read more...] about Arctic cold that killed 2 to linger in state
By ERIC LIPTON, STEVE EDER and JOHN BRANCH DEC. 26, 2018 In just two years, Trump has unleashed a regulatory rollback with little parallel in the past half-century. This Is Our Reality Now BAKERSFIELD, Calif. THOMPSONS, Tex. CHARLESTON, W.Va. FORT BERTHOLD, N.D. In California, where over a third of the nation’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts are grown, farm workers are being sickened by a pesticide that the Obama administration tried to ban. In the heart of West Virginia’s coal country, the state’s largest inland waterway is still being contaminated with hundreds of pounds of selenium, a pollutant that can wipe out aquatic life, as well as smaller amounts of arsenic and mercury. A coal-burning power plant in the suburban sprawl of Houston, one of the country’s fastest-growing metropolises, is getting a free pass to continue spewing harmful levels of sulfur dioxide into the air. Far to the north, on the Fort … [Read more...] about President Trump’s Retreat on the Environment Is Affecting Communities Across America
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?