Emergency response crews remained at the scene of a deadly explosion in Madrid, Spain, late on Wednesday, January 20, as officials confirmed at least three people had died in the blast.Spain’s Interior Ministry said one person remained missing and at least seven were injured following the explosion in downtown Madrid on Wednesday afternoon.At least four floors of a building were destroyed by the explosion. Local news reports said the explosion was believed to have been caused by a gas leak and investigations were underway.This footage, provided by the Madrid Emergency Information Office, shows firefighters gathered at the scene of the explosion on Wednesday night. Credit: Madrid Emergency Information Office via Storyful
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A snow squall moved in over Avon-By-The-Sea, New Jersey, on January 20. This timelapse footage was captured by Collin Gross, who said it was filmed over Shark River.The National Weather Service had forecast potential snow squalls throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey on January 20, and later in the afternoon reported locally heavy snow showers moving across southeast Pennsylvania. Credit: Collin Gross via Storyful
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Poet Amanda Gorman on Wednesday became a sudden star at age 22 at President Joe Biden's inauguration as she recited verse inspired by the Capitol attack, touching on how democracy "can never be permanently defeated."
Methane leaking out of the more than 4 million abandoned oil and gas wells in the United States and Canada is a far greater contributor to climate change than government estimates suggest, researchers from McGill University said on Wednesday. Canada has underestimated methane emissions from its abandoned wells by as much as 150%, while official U.S. estimates are about 20% below actual levels, the study, published in Environmental Science and Technology, found. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment and Climate Change Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the study.
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. The variant of the new coronavirus identified in South Africa can resist, or "escape," antibodies that neutralize earlier versions of the virus, scientists have found. It "exhibits complete escape" from three classes of monoclonal antibodies manufactured for treating COVID-19 patients, and it shows "substantial or complete" resistance to neutralizing antibodies in blood donated by COVID-19 survivors, the scientists reported on Tuesday on bioRxiv ahead of peer review.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about half of the 31 million doses distributed to the states by the federal government have been administered so far. — President Joe Biden is signing a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic. Biden is requiring the use of masks and social distancing in all federal buildings, on federal lands and by federal employees and contractors.
At least three people were killed, seven were injured, and one person remained missing after an explosion destroyed a building near the Puerta de Toledo in Madrid, Spain, on January 20, officials said.Four floors of a building were severely damaged by the explosion. Local news reports said the explosion was believed to have been caused by a gas leak and investigations were underway.This clip, posted by the Policia Nacional, shows an aerial view of the destroyed building in the aftermath of the explosion. Credit: Policia Nacional via Storyful
President Trump’s White House tenure is over, but some members of the far-right media think there’s more of the now-former Commander-in-Chief’s story to tell. Several of the outlets, many of which have gained a reputation in media circles for promoting opinions based on falsehoods, spent part of a day devoted to the inauguration of a […]
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Fire crews rescued 46 sheep stranded by floodwater in the village of Llanfoist, Wales, on Wednesday, January 20, as Storm Christoph hit the UK with torrential rain and snow.Footage shared by the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service shows a flock of sheep on a grassy patch surrounded by floodwater.“If you live near the River Usk, in Llanfoist – ‘ewe’ may have ‘herd’ our fire engines attending an incident earlier today involving the rescue of 46 sheep from floodwater,” officials joked on Facebook.“Crews from Gorsaf Dân ac Achub Y Fenni / Abergavenny Fire and Rescue Station and Ebbw Vale were able to rescue all sheep safely, so we thought we’d ‘shear’ this video with you!” the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service continued.Multiple flood alerts were in effect in the region, and the storm caused delays and closures of several roads, according to local news reports.The Met Office expected an increased chance of flooding and snow in the north of the UK on Wednesday evening. A yellow weather warning was also issued in areas of England and Wales as rain, snow, and ice was expected until Thursday. Credit: South Wales Fire and Rescue Service via Storyful
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Bernardo Silva fired Manchester City to the top of the Premier League for the first time since August 2019 as his late strike inspired a 2-0 win against Aston Villa on Wednesday.
Schalke remained rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga table after slipping to a 2-1 home loss to fellow strugglers Cologne on Wednesday, despite a fifth goal in three games for American teenager Matthew Hoppe.
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In the early aughts, Kenny Ortega had directed a string of “Ally McBeal” and “Gilmore Girls” episodes, but what he really wanted to was return to making movies. So he asked his agents to keep an eye out for a TV movie, something “under the radar” that would allow him to quietly flex his filmmaking […]
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