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The death toll stands at seven. 33 others are injured, some critically. (USA Today)
At least 7 people were killed when a Greyhound bus collided with a semi-trailer in New Mexico. The Los Angeles Greyhound bus originally departed from St. Louis. A preliminary report said that the semi had a tire blowout, veered out of control, crashed through the median and into the westbound lanes colliding with the bus. (KOB 4)
• This will be the most expensive Labor Day in the last four years to fill up your car...the national average retail price for regular unleaded gasoline at $2.84 per gallon, 48 cents higher than in 2017
• 16.5 million passengers are expected to fly worldwide on United States carriers over Labor Day week. Airlines should be preparing for 2.36 million daily passengers, an increase of 79,000 people per day from 2017
Sandy Hook Defamation Lawsuit Against Alex Jones Moves Forward -
Alex Jones’ attempt to have one of the several Sandy Hook linked defamation cases against him tossed in court has failed.
The defamation lawsuit brought against conspiracy theorist Alex Jonesby the parents of a victim of the Sandy Hook school shooting will move forward. A district court judge in Texas ruled yesterday the Infowars host must face claims made by Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa.
The couple is seeking more than a million dollars in damages for Jones' repeated claims that the 2012 massacre was a hoax and the parents were nothing more than actors. The couple say they suffer "a severe degree of mental stress and anguish” over that claim. Pozner and De La Rosa's six-year-old son was one of 20 children and six adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
CA Firefighters Are Making Headway With Wildfires -
The deadliest wildfire of the summer is now 100-percent contained.
The Carr Fire burned near Redding for over a month, scorching nearly 230-thousand acres. It cost eight lives, including three firefighters. It's the seventh-largest wildfire in California's history and destroyed over a thousand homes. The blaze was caused by sparks from a flat tire on a trailer.
Meantime, fire crews are still working to fully contain what is the largest wildfire in California history. The Ranch Fire has burned 410-thousand acres, but it hasn't grown much over the past couple days. It's part of the massive Mendocino Complex Fire. It's 93-percent contained and could be fully contained this weekend. The other piece of the Mendecino Complex fire, the River Fire, is fully contained.
Source: Cal Fire
The Cards beat the Pirates 5-0, they play the Reds at 7:15pm