While Los Angeles County may have sun, beaches, and nightlife, it’s also susceptible to a number of natural disasters.
In fact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculated that the area is the most dangerous in the U.S. Deadline reports that FEMA determined the risk of every county in America based on 18 types of natural disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, volcanoes, and tsunamis. The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t considered, though Los Angeles has been dubbed “ground zero” for the virus.
Federal agents conducted a massive drug bust this week, seizing about 16.5 tons of cocaine found aboard a cargo ship at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Port in Philadelphia. Law enforcement say the drugs have an estimated street value of more than $1 billion, marking the largest drug seizure in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
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Jimmy Butler is on his way out of Minnesota. The disgruntled Timberwolves star has been pushing for a trade since well before the season began and he’s finally got his wish. Butler is being traded to Philadelphia in a deal that includes All-Defensive First Team member Robert Covington and forward Dario Saric, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Continue reading Wolves Reportedly Trade Jimmy Butler to Sixers →
The outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election has inspired a new wave of hate speech across the United States, both online and in real life. Friday morning, black University of Pennsylvania students were reportedly targeted by unknown perpetrators using the GroupMe app. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the messages in question included “scheduled” lynchings for specific students under the group name “N***** Lynching.”
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Americans will be able to fly commercial to Cuba in the fall, the U.S. Transportation Department announced on Friday.
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Successfully operating a for-profit grocery store in a “food desert” — that is, a low-income rural or urban area with few or no options in the way of fresh, healthy and affordable food — can prove challenging. Yet one regional chain of stores in the Philadelphia area appears to be doing just that.
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