Severe weather along Florida’s Gulf Coast left a trail of damage in the Panama City area on April 10, as forecasters issued a flurry of tornado warnings in the region.Footage taken by Twitter user @AudiaMcGee in Lynn Haven, Florida, shows a building with a collapsed roof.The National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings for parts of the Florida Panhandle on Saturday afternoon, including for the Panama City and Lynn Haven areas. Credit: @AudiaMcGee via Storyful
Both deputies were shot in the face while on patrol outside the jail complex, Rivera said.The suspected gunman, whose identity was not immediately known, was killed during the gunfire exchange.Both deputies were taken to the hospital. One was to be released with a bullet graze to his face, and according to Rivera, the other remains in critical yet stable condition with a gunshot wound to the eye.The motive behind the shooting was not yet clear.
The Top Gun sequel will not be jetting to theaters in July as planned. “Top Gun: Maverick” - which was expected to be one of the biggest releases of the summer blockbuster season - has been pushed back to November 19th. Tom Cruise fans will know that was the day Paramount Pictures had set for the release of the actor’s seventh ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie. Now, that film has been moved to May 2022. Maverick’s delay is the latest setback for this summer’s movie theatre rebound - after a year of closures due to the health crisis. Movie theaters were devastated by the closed doors, and are hoping that audiences will return this spring and summer as vaccines become more widely distributed.Those hopes were lifted by the recent Blockbuster success of Godzilla Vs. Kong… even though it was released on the HBO Max streaming service at the same time. But movie-goers will have to wait for Top Gun’s high-altitude, stomach-dropping action flick for a while longer.
(SOT CONEY ISLAND FOOD VENDOR - "Oh, I'm so happy to be back to Coney Island... Yes, I make my funnel cake, cotton candy..."Parts of New York City's famed amusement park at Coney Island are back open for the first time since since the health crisis kept it closed for 18 months.Face masks and social distancing required - of course - and thrill-seekers will have to make an online reservation to get in.The warm-weather fun spot is operating at a reduced capacity of just 33 percent due to local guidelines.The reopening is just the latest sign of a city that's trying to get back to normal after most social activities were canceled last year.Park goers like Phil Kossover are happy to see the amusement park open again."I feel wonderful. We used to come here a lot a couple of years ago. And we missed last year and we feel really good to be here today."Some of the long-time favorites are back like the Cyclone roller-coaster and the Wonder Wheel... all open with health and safety protocols, says Ken Hochman of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park."The Wonder Wheel itself is the perfect, socially-distant ride. It's an open air gondola. The breezes blow in off the Atlantic Ocean and the beach over the boardwalk. And when you come here, you get your own gondola car. You go on only with your family or with your friends who you come with. We're not mixing and matching. Our staff is all masked. All the rides are being cleaned in between every trip. Face coverings are required, but screaming for joy is encouraged."The opportunity to get out the house and jump on a ride couldn't happen any sooner for neighborhood residents Yvette Pagan and her daughter."We live here. I was born and raised here. I work in Coney Island Hospital. I'm so happy to be a part of this community. And I just love it. It feels so good just to be in the fresh air."But with Coney Island just feet away from the beach, a stroll on the sand could be the perfect way to end a relaxing day - OUT of the house.
Buckingham Palace has released details of the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband who died on Friday aged 99.The prince will have a ceremonial funeral on Saturday April 17 - without any public access or public procession.It will take place at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and will begin with a national minute of silence. Philip's son and heir-to-the-throne, Prince Charles, and other members of the royal family will take part in the procession on foot behind the coffin.PRINCE CHARLES: "My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time."The funeral will be broadcast live and will be followed by two weeks of royal mourning by the family.Prince Harry plans to attend - though his pregnant wife, Meghan, has be advised not to by her physician - who said she should avoid traveling.In line with government COVID-19 guidelines, the guest list for the funeral will be limited to 30 - and attendees will be required to wear masks.
He also expressed gratitude for the outpouring of praise for "my dear Papa.""It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time," he said.Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband who died on Friday aged 99, will have a ceremonial funeral on Saturday April 17 without any public access or public procession, according to Buckingham Palace.
A third eruption fissure cracked open on April 6, in between the two already existing ones.Drone footage filmed on Friday (April 9) showed the second fissure surrounded by a blanket of snow.The volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula, some 30 kilometres southwest of the capital Reykjavik, started to erupt on March 19 and has become a tourist attraction, drawing thousands of visitors.Volcanologists have no idea how long the eruption will continue, saying it could stop soon or continue for years, possibly even decades.
A 3,400-year-old "lost" city was unveiled in Egypt's Luxor on Saturday (April 10), a find which archaeologists hail as the most significant since the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb."I call it lost city because it was lost, no one really believed that the city could exist here."Renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass and a team originally began searching for a mortuary temple in September.Within weeks, they found mud brick formations in every direction and eventually unearthed the well-preserved city."Three main districts, one area for storage, we found a big area for the storage of making sandals, also sewing clothing, precious stones for making necklaces and bracelets; pottery tells us about the relation of Egypt with the New Kingdom. We think that this is the beginning of the discovery."According to historical references the site once housed three palaces of Amenhotep III, the ninth king of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt, alongside the empire's administrative and industrial center.It has almost complete walls and rooms filled with tools of daily life, along with rings, scarabs, and coloured pottery, all shedding light on the day-to-day lives of ancient Egyptians.
Gun salutes were held on the UK’s Royal Navy vessels and in areas across the United Kingdom, on Saturday, April 10, to mark the death of Prince Philip at the age of 99.The Ministry of Defence released footage of the frigate HMS Montrose performing a 41 gun salute in Duqm, Oman.The BBC said 41 gun salutes were fired by ceremonial 3lb guns at Portsmouth and Devonport Naval Bases and aboard destroyer HMS Diamond in UK waters.Batteries fired 41 rounds at one round every minute from midday in cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as Royal Navy warships, the Evening Standard reported. Credit: Ministry of Defence via Storyful
There are so many cases of coronavirus in Thailand’s capital Bangkok that at least a dozen of the hospitals have stopped testing.They say it’s due to a lack of kits and capacity as the country struggles to cope with a third wave of infections.Authorities say hospitals are reluctant to test because they must admit people if they test positive.Ten thousand field hospital beds are being hastily set up. The current surge appears to be the country's worst yet.Bangkok, the epicentre of an outbreak, has seen cases climb from a few dozen to several hundred a day.The outbreak includes the highly transmissible variant first identified in Britain.Thailand's third wave comes ahead of major national holidays next week and as the country seeks to reopen to foreign tourists.Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Saturday he was “very worried” and urged people to stay home.
The Lexington Police Department on April 10 released footage showing a patrol car hitting a 19-year-old man in Garden Springs, Kentucky, last month.Police said they responded to a report on March 30 that the man, named as Liam Long, had threatened his case worker. Local reports said the autistic man was in the middle of a mental health crisis.Police said Long produced a knife when an officer made contact with him in a parking lot on Larkspur Drive. This footage shows a foot pursuit before Long is hit by the patrol car.Police said the patrol car was traveling about 40mph and had its emergency lights flashing, adding that the collision was unavoidable because the suspect ran onto the road.Local reports said Long suffered a brain bleed, a fractured nose and multiple lacerations after being hit by the cruiser. His family reportedly said he remains in hospital. Credit: Lexington Police Department via Storyful
Gun salutes were held across the United Kingdom on Saturday, April 10, to mark the death of Prince Philip at the age of 99.Batteries fired 41 rounds every minute from midday in cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as Royal Navy warships, the Evening Standard reported.Video shared by the Tower of London shows a battery firing a salute alongside the River Thames with Tower Bridge seen in the distance. Credit: The Tower of London via Storyful
Gun salutes were held across the United Kingdom on Saturday, April 10, to mark the death of Prince Philip the previous day.Batteries fired 41 rounds every minute from midday in cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as Royal Navy warships, the Evening Standard reported.Video shared by Martin Hatch shows artillery batteries preparing for their salute before firing rounds at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London. Credit: Martin Hatch via Storyful
Lightning flashed over La Soufriere in St Vincent, after multiple eruptions were reported at the volcano on Friday, April 9.Video shared by Twitter user @OneilSprottSr shows flashes of lightning illuminating the dark clouds over the volcano.Meteorologist Chris Vagasky said more than 100 lightning events had been detected near the island since the morning of April 9. Credit: @OneilSprottSr via Storyful
A surveillance camera at a high school in Wautoma, Wisconsin, captured a lightning strike that destroyed a pine tree outside a classroom on April 8.This footage shows the lightning hitting the tree at Wautoma High School on Thursday.Wautoma High School principal Jennifer Johnson said the lightning struck just before 8.30am as students were preparing to take a test. “Fortunately, no one was injured and there was no damage to the school,” she said. Credit: Wautoma High School via Storyful
A drone operator was afforded a sneak peek at preparations for WrestleMania in Tampa, Florida, after he flew a drone over Raymond James stadium where the event begins on April 10.Jackson Paul was visiting the stadium in a bid to see if any Super Bowl paraphernalia remained after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the game in their home stadium in February.Unaware that WrestleMania was occurring in the venue, Paul was taken aback by the images his drone produced.“I couldn’t see into the stadium so I had no clue what was inside but I hoped there would be Super Bowl things still around,” he told Storyful. “I was a bit let down but also curious so I went further and deeper for longer and at first I thought it was a concert.”Reports said 25,000 fans are expected to attend the event, providing WWE with their first live audience in more than a year. Credit: Jackson Paul via Storyful
A line of severe and isolated storms capable of producing over 70mph winds, large hail and tornadoes hit coastal areas of Alabama on April 10, the National Weather Service said.The NWS issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 5am local time, and said hail the size of quarters could fall during the storm.Video shared by Frank Dennis shows hail falling in Orange Beach as lightning flashes in the sky. Credit: Frank Dennis via Storyful
A police officer resigned amid an internal use-of-force investigation, after he was shown to have repeatedly shoved snow in the face of a man during a domestic violence arrest in Akron, Ohio, on February 7.In video footage released by the City of Akron, an officer can be seen repeatedly placing snow on a man’s face as other officers handcuff him. The man can be heard saying that he “can’t breathe.”The incident happened after a woman called 911 to report that a man, named as Charles Hicks, had “threatened her with a knife and that she was scared for the safety of her children”, according to local reports.During a news conference on Thursday, Acting Chief Mike Caprez said the “tactic” used by the officer was “not supported by the circumstances” or trained by the department. Officer John Turnure voluntarily resigned effective March 31, local media reported. Credit: City of Akron via Storyful
These mud bubbles are located several miles from Mount Etna in Italy But scientists think they might hold the key to predicting what Europe's tallest active volcano might do next.The Salinelle mud pools, located in the town of Paterno, are created when magmatic gas, mostly carbon dioxide, mixes with methane from underground hyrdrocarbon reservoirs, bringing water and mud to the surface.Volcanologists like Salvatore Giammanco see the mud pools as a window into Etna's activity."Those are real mud volcanoes where highly salty water, more concentrated than sea water is omitted together with gas which is bubbling right in the center of the vents."Fountains of lava from Mount Etna have been regularly lighting up the Sicilian night sky since December and the current cycle of eruptions have, so far, posed no risk to the human settlements that surround it, just like the other 200 or so that the mountain has produced since 1998.But Giammanco wants to leave as little to chance as possible, should that change.He says the very first hints of an eruption could be in the mud pools. "We can predict what Mount Etna is going to do just by looking at the amount of gas which is emitted and the proportions between magmatic gas and hydrocarbons. When magmatic gas increases it's clear that something new is about to happen on Mount Etna and more important the fluids emitted here become warmer, the temperature that we normally measure is actually the ambient temperature but during stronger eruptions of mud the temperature rises up to almost 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit)."Giammanco is expecting Mount Etna to rumble on for several more months before returning to a more dormant state.Meanwhile, he'll be keeping a close eye on the mud.
The U.S. is considering sending money to Central Americans in an attempt to stem the flow of migration.A senior White House official told Reuters the program would aim to address the economic woes pushing people to move.There's been a steady increase in arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months.Some 168,000 people were picked up by U.S. Border Patrol agents in March - the highest monthly tally in twenty years.Roberta Jacobson, the White House's southern border coordinator, said the potential program would be targeted at people in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.She told Reuters: "We're looking at all of the productive options to address both the economic reasons people may be migrating, as well as the protection and security reasons." Republicans have already hit out at the idea.House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday that the idea was insulting to millions of Americans out of work.Republicans also blame the recent surge in arrivals on Biden's decision to reverse former President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies.Biden has instead called for $4 billion in development aid to Central America over four years to address the underlying causes of migration.On Friday, the White House requested $861 million from Congress for that effort in Biden's first annual budget proposal.
"We always went out for the same reasons, to free Algeria, for a better Algeria, to let young people work, for children and youth, for the coming generation, Algeria belongs to them.” Lynda, a protester, told Reuters.The protest movement, known as 'Hirak', brought tens of thousands of people to the streets each week for more than a year until the pandemic hit Algeria in early 2020, forcing them to stop.The 2019 protests prompted the military to oust veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after two decades in power.Elected in December 2019, President Abelmadjid Tebboune has vowed to implement political and economic changes in a bid to put an end to the protest movement which demanded the departure of the whole ruling elite.Tebboune has set June 12 for early legislative elections, after announcing the dissolution of the lower house of parliament last month. The vote is part of political reforms promised by Tebboune.However, protesters have rejected the upcoming elections. Protester Chawaki told Reuters "nothing has changed, we have a president who belongs to the old regime... nothing has changed so people will keep protesting until we get a state of rights and a civil state, not a state governed by the army."
A volcano has erupted on the Caribbean island of St.Vincent forcing thousands to evacuate.After decades of inactivity, La Soufriere started erupting on Friday morning sending dark plumes of ash and smoke into the sky.The eruption column reached six miles high, blocking the sun's morning rays and plunging the area into near total darkness.One eyewitness described the scene:"It was bright, but then the light began to deteriorate. And it wasn't at a slow pace, it was rapidly deteriorating."The volcano first started showing signs of increased activity in December.That picked up this week prompting Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves to order an evacuation of the surrounding areas on Thursday.Thousands of people then left for safer parts of the island, others were taken to a cruise ship.Heavy ash fall has since hampered evacuation efforts due to a lack of visibility.Gonsalves said that depending on the extent of the damage, it could be months before the evacuees can return home.The neighbouring islands of Dominica, Grenada and Antigua have agreed to take people in.La Soufrière last erupted in 1979, and a previous eruption in 1902 killed more than 1,000 people.
A tornado-warned storm brought heavy winds and hail to parts of southern Virginia on Friday, April 9.Footage posted to Facebook by Connie Owen shows the intense storm dumping hail in Blair, Virginia.The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning in the area on Friday, warning of golf ball sized hail and wind gusts of up to 70 mph. Credit: Connie Owen via Storyful
Queensland-based bat carer Denise Wade captured video of the moment she released several little red flying foxes back into the wild after they were rehabilitated at her local sanctuary.“Following what can amount to months in care for some individuals, how wonderful to see them flying free to their former lives pollinating forests and spreading the seeds of biodiversity,” Wade said in a caption to the video. Credit: Denise Wade via Storyful
Pro-British loyalist militants in Northern Ireland said on Friday there had been a "spectacular collective failure" to understand their anger over Brexit and other issues as there was some respite in street clashes following a week of riots.Despite appeals for calm from London, Dublin and Washington, the nightly unrest in pro-British areas spread further into Irish nationalist parts of Belfast on Thursday (April 8), where police responded to petrol bomb and stone attacks with water cannon.A number of loyalist protests planned for Friday night were postponed in what posters put up in pro-British areas said was a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.However some masked individuals threw bricks and missiles at police in a loyalist area of Belfast where television footage showed a British Union Jack flying on a flagpole nearby.The clashes have been some of the worst violence in Northern Ireland in years and have raised concern about the 1998 peace accord that largely ended three decades of sectarian and political bloodshed during which 3,600 people were killed.The Loyalist Communities Council (LCC), which says it speaks for the Ulster Volunteer Force, Red Hand Commando and Ulster Defence Association militant groups, said it was not involved in the riots and it called for calm.