Putting “113°” in giant, bold, red font at the top of its homepage, Huffington Post has done a massive job of sensationalizing/ making us very afraid of Los Angeles’ insane heatwave that broke the record for hottest downtown temperature ever.
To be fair, it does seem bleak. Temperature in downtown LA hit 113 degrees yesterday, which somehow caused the power to go out for 30,000 Californians, as well as water problems for 5,400.
Over on the east coast, four people, including a child, were killed in a shooting this morning in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood. Police haven’t arrested anyone yet. After the shooting, one woman was reported as having wailed “why” loudly while onlookers attempted to comfort her.
South of the border, Associated Press is reporting that a hillside has recently collapsed on top of a town in southern Mexico, near Oaxaca. Oaxaca’s governor, Ulises Ruiz, has announced that “100 to 300 houses and speculated that 500 to 1,000 people could be dead.”
“We were all sleeping and all I heard was a loud noise and when I left the house I saw that the hill had fallen,” Vargas said,” a town official said.
Gustavo Sanchez, the mayor of Morelia, another place in Mexico, was recently stoned to death. His aide received the same fate. They were found on Monday by Mexican police.
In a tragic and very ironic turn of events, the owner of Segway, Inc. Jimi Heselden lost control of his Segway and drove it off a cliff and into a river. He died. Aside from owning Segway, Inc., Heselden had donated over 23 million GBP to charitable causes during his lifetime.
Finally, something bad happened at UT Austin this morning. The AP reported that there was a “shooting” while Gawker reported that a man committed suicide with an AK-47 on the sixth floor of the library.
“I was walking from the business school, and a guy sprinted past me screaming, ‘There’s a guy with a gun.’ I looked up and saw a man in a ski mask, wearing a suit, and carrying an assault rifle. And I called 911,” said a UT Austin student.
Gawker additionally noted that tonight, “a coalition of conservative and libertarian groups on the UT campus tonight ‘will be hosting John Lott, famed defender of gun rights and author of the book ‘More Guns, Less Crime’.”