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Construction Worker Trapped by Houston Fire

8 months agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Nail-biting time: an apartment building under construction is burning, and a construction worker is trapped on a fourth-floor ledge outside a window, while the flames get closer and closer. The Houston Fire Department battled the blaze for several hours yesterday. Show More Summary

Watch a Gripping, Last-Second Rescue by Houston Fire Department

8 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Yesterday, a giant, still under-construction apartment complex in Houston caught on fire. The flames spread quickly, and one unlucky construction worker found himself trapped on a balcony off the building's top floor. A worker at a neighboring...Show More Summary

This Video of a Construction Worker Being Rescued from 5-Alarm Fire Is Insane

8 months agoNews : Mediaite

A five-alarm fire engulfed an under-construction building in Houston, Texas on Tuesday. One video caught a tense rescue of a construction worker trapped on the top ledge of the nearly-400 unit $55 million complex.

Apple Stock: Incredible Value or Value Trap?

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Few stocks are quite as difficult for investors to pin down as Apple (AAPL) is. On one hand, the company looks like a downright bargain based on backward-looking valuation measures like its price-to-earnings...Show More Summary

KOO: The US Is In A 'QE Trap' And Both The Markets And The Media Missing It

Nomura economist Richard Koo is out with his first comments since Janet Yellen's first FOMC meeting last week. Remember, Yellen briefly spooked markets with what some perceived to be a hawkish tone, mostly owing to the specificity with which she talked about the timing of the first rate hike. Show More Summary

Video: Dramatic rescue of man trapped in raging 5 alarm fire

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I can't begin to imagine the terror of this man trapped on a top floor terrace of a building on a 5 alarm fire. Thankfully, Houston's firefighters were able to rescue him on time. Read more...

Firefighters Sing "Let It Go" from Frozen to Calm Little Girl Trapped in an Elevator

8 months agoOdd : Neatorama

Kristin Kerr took her two children, 4-year old Kaelyn and 3-month old Jackson, on an elevator in a building in Reading, Massachusetts. The elevator broke down between floors. Firefighters lowered a ladder into the elevator to evacuate the Kerr family. Show More Summary

Gwyneth Paltrow, Coldplay Rocker Chris Martin Splitting After 10 Years of Marriage

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and rocker Chris Martin seemed like they had it all--fabulous careers, beautiful children and all the trappings of an A-list life. Turns out the couple has been fighting to save their marriage for the past year. Show More Summary

103 Years After Triangle Shirtwaist, Garment Industry Still Hellish

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Today is the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, the New York City garment factory fire that killed 146 workers (mostly immigrant women) when a dropped match lit fabric and patterns ablaze and locked doors trapped women inside. The tragedy prompted major labor and workplace safety reforms in New York.... More »

Payday Loan Companies Make Their Money By Trapping Customers In Debt

Most people who use payday loans pay them back quickly, but the industry's profits rely entirely on those who get trapped in debt. The post Payday Loan Companies Make Their Money By Trapping Customers In Debt appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Stink bug traps may increase damage to tomato fruits

Entomologists suggest that stink bug traps in the garden may actually increase stink bug damage to tomatoes. The researchers asked 15 gardeners to place stink bug traps at the ends of rows of tomatoes, while another group of 14 placed no traps in their gardens. Show More Summary

Flight Facilities – Crave You (Royal Refix)

Royal gets eclectic with his remix of Flight Facilities’ “Crave You.” The DC producer uses a little bit of everything — trap, hip-hop, jersey club — to create a feel-good take on the 2010 track that blasts the competition out of the water. Stream it below. DOWNLOAD: Flight Facilities – “Crave You (Royal Refix)”

Shock-absorbing 'goo' discovered in bone

New findings show that much of the mineral from which bone is made consists of 'goo' trapped between tiny crystals, allowing movement between them. It is this flexibility that stops bones from shattering. Latest research shows that the...Show More Summary

'Star-Crossed' Episode 7 Photos: Zoe Sets a Trap

"To Seek a Foe" - Grayson (Grey Damon) continues to seek solace from Emery (Aimee Teegarden) after the incident with his mother. Feeling guilty for her part in everything, Emery tells Julia (Malese Jow) she?s going to support Grayson during this trying time with his family, putting her relationship with Roman (Matt Lanter) on hold. Show More Summary

Much of bone comprises shock-absorbing 'goo' that stops it shattering

A team of chemists from the UK has made a remarkable discovery about the structure of bone and shown that much of the mineral from which it is made comprises a viscous 'goo-like' fluid that is trapped between the crystals that form bone. Show More Summary

4 Out Of 5 Payday Loans Are Made To Consumers Caught In Debt Trap

The revolving door that is the payday lending debt trap is real. The high-interest, short-term loans may even be more damaging to consumers that previously thought. Four out of five payday loans are rolled over or renewed every 14 days by borrowers who end up paying more in fees than the amount of their original loan, a new Consumer Financial … [More]

Woman Offered Sex, $1000 For Fiancé's Murder

Wisconsin mother of three jailed, faces homicide rap According to cops, Jessica Strom, 33, said the job would be "easy." "I would do it, but I can't, I'd be the first one they'd come after." Wisconsin Death Trap read more

Stink bug traps may increase damage to tomato fruits

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, trap, and kill them. However, new...Show More Summary

Deception IV: Blood Ties Out Today for PS3, PS Vita

It's safe to say that no other game in the world contains as many ways to kill and hurt enemies as Deception IV: Blood Ties, which is out today on PS3 and PS Vita. More than 100 different traps allow you to slice, hit, launch, trip, and otherwise torment your victim in a variety of imaginative ways. Show More Summary

State Property – Reputation

8 months agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Freeway, Peedi Crakk, Young Chris and Beanie Sigel team up for “Reputation” produced by Mike Jerz. Previously: King The Hood Savior & Beanie Sigel – Trapped In The Trap

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