NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Intense recovery efforts and a complex investigation were under way Thursday at the scene of the gas explosion in East Harlem, as authorities identified more victims and searched for those still unaccounted for. An eighth body — that of a woman — was pulled from the blast site Thursday evening, authorities told 1010 WINS. READ MORE: Indoor Family Entertainment Centers Reopen At 25% Capacity In New York That comes in addition to seven others confirmed dead, in the blast that also injured more than 60 others. An unspecified number of people were still missing. Mayor De Blasio Holds Briefing On East Harlem Blast Rescuers found three bodies on Wednesday and four more between midnight and Thursday morning. One of the still-unidentified people is a man, and genders are not know for the other two. All but one of the victims has been identified. Officials confirmed the identity of Andreas Panagopoulos Thursday. A close friend, Evangelos … [Read more...] about 8 Confirmed Dead In East Harlem Gas Explosion; Active Scene Remains
WASHINGTON — Democrats who long blistered the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies are suddenly in a tough political bind. The Biden administration is responding to a wave of children crossing the southern border into the U.S. with some of the very tactics that evoked moral outrage from Democrats when former President Donald Trump embraced them. That includes accommodating children in hastily improvised lockups, spurring Republicans to argue that Democrats are now the ones throwing “kids in cages.” The moment leaves many Democrats with few good options. There’s little appetite to condemn President Joe Biden in the same terms as Trump. Biden, after all, is pushing for a massive immigration overhaul that includes prized goals such as a pathway to citizenship for millions and has spoken of the need to treat those entering the U.S. with compassion. But in taking a softer stance, Democrats and immigration advocates also risk being branded by the GOP as hypocrites. … [Read more...] about “Very angry”: Democrats face tough choices on immigration
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for March 19 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on FoxNews.com. An armed child-rape suspect who left Arkansas , where he was wanted on 11 felony counts, was killed in Arlington, Texas , this week after pointing a gun at police during a traffic stop, according to a report. "We are thankful no innocent community members or officers were injured," the Arlington Police Department wrote on Twitter. Suspect Juan Jimenez-Salas, 46, was later found to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico who had previously been deported from the U.S., authorities told FOX 4 of Dallas-Fort Worth. The suspect was accused of repeatedly molesting two young daughters of his Arkansas girlfriend, authorities said. Both girls were under age 10. "Approximately 20 years ago, he was arrested on felony charges similar to that on what we have on him in this case now," Capt. Scott Harwell of the … [Read more...] about Illegal immigrant from Mexico wanted for raping 2 young girls is killed by Texas cop: report
A former Milan school occupied by migrants and the homeless has become a den of crime and drug abuse, according to a member of Senator Matteo Salvini’s League party. The League’s Silvia Sardone, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Milan municipal councillor, spoke out about the situation at the former school located along the Via Zama in the eastern part of the city. “The matter is getting grotesque,” Sardone told newspaper Il Giornale , and questioned why the current leftist mayor of Milan, Beppe Sala, had not done anything about the rising levels of crime. Sardone has documented the state of the area since February, filming the conditions which show former classrooms filled with garbage and padlocked after being turned into makeshift housing: “Unfortunately, these are the results of [the Italian Democratic Party’s] unrestrained reception policies: undocumented stragglers, ghosts in the Italian State, who commit repeated crimes while institutions remain … [Read more...] about Former Milan School Turned Migrant ‘Hotel’ Becomes Epicentre of Crime
Opening day isn’t just special to Adam Salas. It’s personal. Hey, without the Rockies, he wouldn’t even be here. “Both my parents met while working at Coors Field,” Salas explained between sets on the corner of 18th and Wynkoop early Thursday afternoon, an acoustic guitar slung across his left shoulder. “Rockies fans have been through so much. You feel like you’re in an abusive relationship.” It’s a complicated relationship, to be sure. Yet after the pandemic delayed the 2020 season and eventually forced it to be played without spectators, opening day felt like one giant baseball hug. The gates at Coors Field were opened for the first time since Sept. 29, 2019 — 550 days that felt like an eternity. That the return of fans landed on a sun-kissed, 70-degree afternoon was the cherry on top. “It’s a nice opening day,” said Muriel Wrede of Longmont, who’d been to every one of them, save for 2020, since the franchise’s first in 1993. “I’ve been here when it’s 37 degrees. That’s … [Read more...] about Rockies fans aren’t embracing Dick Monfort and Jeff Bridich. But 2021’s opening day win felt like a giant baseball hug.