Strong quake kills 9, injures more than 800 in Japan At least nine people have been killed and more than 800 injured by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that toppled houses and buckled roads in southern Japan. With daybreak, the extent of the damage became apparent: collapsed buildings, streets warped. Entire buildings fallen to the ground, roofs that slid off, and windows and walls that crumbled, scattering glass and debris.
Today is April 15 — but it’s not Tax Day. If you’ve been rushing to get your taxes done, relax: You’ve got until Monday. Lucky folks in Maine and Massachusetts have until Tuesday. It’s all due to the observance a couple of holidays. . .today marks D.C.’s Emancipation Day, which celebrates the freeing of slaves in the District in 1862; and Monday is Patriots’ Day, two New England states celebrate, Maine and Massachusetts.
Secretary of State John Kerry says the USS Donald Cook could have shot down those Russian fighters that buzzed the ship.
The CEO of AMC movie theatres is considering allowing texting at movies, hoping to attract young adults. They are thinking about a special section or special text friendly showings of movies.
While Central Texans have anxiously awaited Lake Travis filling up once again, the milestone also comes with anxiety for those closest to the water. The last time they saw major flooding was in 2007, after the Marble Falls “rain bomb.” Over 20 inches of rain poured down over the area in just a few hours. That was the last time flood gate operations occurred at Mansfield Dam. Homeowners aren’t the only ones preparing for possible flooding. Emergency responders are too.
A passerby saved a 16 year old girl from being abducted. The suspect had her in a bear hug and lifted her up, and forced her into the car. The passerby ran to the car and opened the car. The girl escaped during the confrontation between the passerby and the witness. This happened on Renton Dr. – the girl goes to Lanier High School.