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Mexico’s Domestic Airline Industry in Shambles

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s domestic airline industry is in shambles, plagued by safety problems, a ratings downgrade by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and vandalism. This week alone, passengers missed connections because thieves cut the fiber optic cables leading … Source: Claims Journal

Body of Girl Found in Italy Mudslide; Death Toll Rises to 2

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MILAN (AP) — Search teams pulled the body of a young girl from her family home on Sunday as they dug through mud for a second day in the search for people still missing after an enormous landslide on the … Source: Claims Journal

Fire Damages South Carolina Chicken Processing Plant

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WARD, S.C. (AP) — A fire at a South Carolina processing plant for chicken byproduct, which is used as an ingredient for pet food, has been extinguished, authorities said Friday. The fire started Thursday at Valley Proteins Inc. in Saluda … Source: Claims Journal

Smith Island Changed Course After Hurricane Devastation

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SMITH ISLAND, Md. (AP) — For the people of Smith Island, weather guides a way of life as much as the tranquil atmosphere for which it has become known. Hurricanes with names like Hazel, Agnes, Isabel and Irene become part … Source: Claims Journal

Court Revives Wrongful Death Claim in Ohio Walmart Shooting

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a wrongful death claim against Walmart by the family of a Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer inside an Ohio store after picking up a pellet … Source: Claims Journal

Viewpoint: Unseaworthy Vessels One Reason Containers are Lost at Sea

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The World Shipping Council reported that for 2020-2021, the two-year average annual loss of containers overboard was 3,113 units. That is more than four times the total for the previous three-year, 2017-2019, average loss of 719 units. Two defects contribute … Source: Claims Journal

Walmart Is Helping Authorities After Mass Shooting at Virginia Store

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A Walmart Inc. employee opened fire in a Virginia store late Tuesday, killing six people before taking his own life, police said. Four people are in the hospital with injuries from the attack, Mark Solesky, chief of police in Chesapeake, … Source: Claims Journal

Florida Launches Home-Hardening Grant Program to Prevent Hurricane Damage

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Florida officials this week announced the hard launch of My Safe Florida Home, a program that provides up to $10,000 grants for wind-mitigation efforts for homeowners in vulnerable areas. Once completed, the fortification work can result in significant discounts on … Source: Claims Journal

Report: Welding Sparked Central China Fire that Killed 38

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BEIJING (AP) — Investigators said that sparks from welding work appears to have been the cause of a fire that killed 38 people at a company dealing in chemicals and other industrial goods in central China’s Henan province. Two other … Source: Claims Journal

Indonesian Rescuers Search Through Rubble of Quake; 268 Dead

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CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers used jackhammers, circular saws and sometimes their bare hands Tuesday to shift the rubble of flattened buildings as they searched for the dead and missing from an earthquake that killed at least 268 people. … Source: Claims Journal