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Investigators in a north Florida town say they're working to determine what led a trucking company employee to go on a shooting spree that left himself, his former boss and a former coworker dead — and two others wounded. Authorities say Hubert Allen Jr., 72, drove to locations Florida's Union County and shot the men Saturday.
Amazon's unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites. AirBnB says its site was one of those affected. Other services that were slow or unavailable included Instagram and Twitter's Vine video-sharing application.
A giant wildfire raging out of control grew to nearly 200 square miles (518 sq. kilometers) and spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, as California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the city of San Francisco 150 miles (240 kilometers) away because of the threat to the city's utilities.
Libraries across Maine are collecting donations to help rebuild the library destroyed when a runaway train exploded in Canada earlier this summer. Farmington Public Library Director Melanie Coombs launched the effort because the Maine community is the sister city of Lac-Megantic (lak may-gahn-TEEK'), Quebec. The July 6 explosion and fire killed 47 people.
The latest high-tech disruption in the financial markets increases the pressure on Nasdaq and other electronic exchanges to take steps to avoid future breakdowns and manage them better if they do occur. The three-hour trading outage on the Nasdaq stock exchange Thursday also can be expected to trigger new rounds of regulatory scrutiny on computer-driven trading.
A mysterious glitch halted trading on the Nasdaq for three hours Thursday in the latest major electronic breakdown on Wall Street, embarrassing the stock exchange that hosts the biggest names in technology, including Apple, Microsoft and Google.
A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park — one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. — more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials said the blaze burning in remote, steep terrain had grown to more than 84 square miles and was only 2 percent contained on Thursday, down from 5 percent a day earlier.
The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee's calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries. Police said Wednesday that school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff was heroic in how she responded after being taken hostage a day earlier by Michael Brandon Hill, a 20-year-old man with a history of mental health issues.
Rentsys Recovery Services To Host Second Annual Education Seminar On Business Continuity & Disaster RecoveryAugust 22, 2013 9:20 am | by Rentsys Recovery | News | Comments
Rentsys Recovery Services, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery solutions for businesses ranging from community banks and credit unions to enterprise organizations, hosts its Second Annual Education Conference and Open House on Thursday, September 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard in Billerica.
Agility Recovery & The U.S. Small Business Administration Launch Webinar Series To Prepare Businesses For September’s National Preparedness MonthAugust 21, 2013 5:24 pm | by Agility Recovery | News | Comments
In observance of National Preparedness Month, Agility Recovery, North America's premier provider of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions to organizations of all types, together with the U.S. Small Business Administration, have launched a webinar series to help educate businesses on the importance of business preparedness.
MissionMode Solutions has released three new mobile applications that revolutionize how organizations respond to crises and operations issues. The apps put the power and versatility of MissionMode’s emergency notification and incident management software on a tablet or smartphone. They extend the capabilities of the company’s web-based applications.
As communities around the world continue to recover from natural disasters on epic scales, citizens look to companies — not just governments or aid organizations — to provide critical relief assistance. According to the 2013 Cone Communications Disaster Relief Trend Tracker, nearly nine-in-10 (87%) global consumers believe companies must play a role in natural disaster response.
Two of the Jersey shore towns hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy in October will soon be protected by a steel sea wall. Mantoloking and Brick have received federal and state approval for the wall that will be covered by sand and form the base of a makeshift dune system. Work is expected to begin this fall.
Wildfires burning in California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana are taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise upped the national wildfire preparedness level Tuesday to the highest level for the first time in five years.