California measles cases still increasing
CNN.com – California health officials said Wednesday there are 79 confirmed measles cases in the state. According to the California Department of Public Health website, 52 of those cases are linked to an outbreak at Disneyland. There are four confirmed cases in Riverside County, where the Desert Sands Unified School District told 66 students -- who have either not been vaccinated for measles or can't show proof -- that they need to stay home. read more...
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"I've been shot in the head" A rookie cop's survival
After having a slug removed from his forehead, Kevin McCormick was back on patrol without missing a beat
PoliceOne.com - The first order of business was to go back to scene of the shooting. It wasn’t a sentimental thing. He just had to go back to where it happened to see what he could have done differently, what he could remember. The fence, there. The dumpster, there. The alley where he sped his vehicle in reverse, flawlessly. read more...
First drone operator fined by the FAA settles for $1,100
Engadget.com - The Federal Aviation Administration vs. Raphael Pirker legal roller coaster has finally come to an end, years after the latter allegedly flew a drone for commercial purposes in a reckless manner. Pirker, who has reached a deal with the FAA to settle his $10,000 fine for $1,100, was sued by the agency for using a Zephyr drone to capture aerial shots of the University of Virginia in 2011. In court, he argued that the Zephyr was but a model airplane and that the FAA had no right to regulate something not officially and legally classified as an aircraft. A National Transportation Safety Board judge initially sided with him and warned the FAA to be careful of what it calls a drone. But the decision was eventually overturned, effectively classifying small UAVs as aircraft ("any contrivance invented, used, or designed to navigate, or fly in, the air") falling under the FAA's jurisdiction. read more...
Ready-to-consume packets contain a sports drink, water, fruit puree, snack bar, amino acid chews and an anti-bacterial hand wipe
Firechief.com Fire rehab is a vital firefighter safety component on the fire ground. It provides firefighters and other responders with resources such as rehydration, on-scene nutrition, treatment for smoke inhalation and prevention of life-threatening conditions. Aaron Kammann, founder of Knuckle Dragger Fitness, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, is a Michigan firefighter and EMT and also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. After seeing many other firefighters "hit a wall" while on scene, Kammann realized most of his colleagues were not getting proper on-scene nutrition. So he came up with a way to eliminate this problem. We caught up with him to learn more about his company. read more...
CNN.com - Three photos, two men, one mystery: Who kept Boston's historic landmark free of snow during one of the city's worst storms? More than two feet of snow covered the streets and sidewalks, shutting down Boston's schools, businesses and roadways this week. Although streets were plowed, snowfall obscured the iconic Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street. One of the first photos to surface shows a man in dark clothing approaching the street with a shovel. Philip Hillman, 44, took the photo and told CNN he was working out of a hotel room in downtown Boston on Tuesday afternoon because he didn't want to commute during the snowstorm, and happened to notice something strange outside his window. read more...