Photos of Kobe Bryant’s crash scene shared during awards ceremony cocktail hour, witness says

CNN — Photos taken at the scene of the fatal helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were shared by a Los Angeles County firefighter during cocktail hour at the an awards ceremony a month after the accident, according to testimony. The lawsuit was launched on Wednesday for a … Read more

Some of the roughly 1,000 people stranded at Death Valley National Park have left despite flooding

CNN — Death Valley National Park announced its closure on Friday due to extensive flooding in the park, according to a news release. “All roads into and out of the park are currently closed and will remain closed until park staff can assess the extent of the situation,” the National Park Service said Friday. There … Read more

10 people – including three children – have been killed in a house fire in Pennsylvania, state police say

CNN — Ten people – including three children – died following a fire in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, early Friday morning, state police confirmed to CNN. The victims are between the ages of 5 and 79, according to the authorities. Nescopeck is about 95 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Authorities responded to the scene of a two-story house … Read more

Kentucky floods: As dozens of dead are found and death toll expected to rise, authorities call for critical recovery supplies

CNN — As the death toll in flooded areas of Kentucky continues to rise, rescuers and officials are focusing on recovering missing people in multiple counties and coordinating lifesaving assistance for thousands of displaced residents. At least 28 people, including four children, have died as a result of severe flooding that hit parts of Kentucky … Read more

California Oak Fire: Fast-growing blaze engulfs homes near Yosemite National Park as it burns over 15,000 acres

CNN — As thousands of residents were forced to flee a burgeoning wildfire outside California’s Yosemite National Park over the weekend, some were told their homes had completely crumbled to ash and in debris. The Oak Fire has exploded in size to more than 16,700 acres since it began Friday in the Sierra Nevada foothills, … Read more

Daytona Beach: Florida man in apparent medical distress crashes car into beach crowd before hitting water

CNN — A driver who apparently suffered a medical emergency crashed into beachgoers in Daytona Beach on Sunday afternoon, a beach safety official told CNN. “Shortly before 5 p.m., a driver drove down the beach ramp at International Speedway Boulevard and crashed into the water,” said Tamra Malphurs, deputy chief of Volusia County Beach Safety … Read more

Oak Fire in California burns over 6,000 acres outside of Yosemite National Park

CNN — A wildfire that raged for the second day on Saturday in Mariposa County, central California, outside of Yosemite National Park, has burned more than 9,500 acres and forced the evacuation of communities rural areas, fire officials said. The fire still has 0% containment on Saturday evening. The blaze began Friday in the Sierra … Read more

Dormant black hole discovered outside our galaxy for the first time

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — An elusive type of black hole has been discovered for the first time in a nearby galaxy, according to a new study based on observations from the Very Large Telescope at the European … Read more

Nantucket Island Fire: Massive blaze damages historic hotel and several other buildings

CNN — Massachusetts firefighters were battling a large fire first reported at a hotel on Nantucket Island. Authorities received a report of a fire at the Veranda House hotel just after 6:45 a.m. Saturday, when an off-duty captain and several people rushed to the scene to help evacuate hotel guests, said said the Nantucket Fire … Read more