NEW YORK MANHUNT
Manhunt over: The three-week nightmare is over for the folks in upstate New York. Authorities caught David Sweat yesterday, just a couple of miles from the Canadian border. He was shot twice and is in critical condition at an Albany hospital. His partner in crime, Richard Matt, was shot and killed on Friday. More than 1,300 law enforcement officers took part in the search for the convicted killers who escaped from the Clinton Correctional facility.
TAIWAN WATER PARK EXPLOSION
Treat and investigate: Taiwanese health officials are dealing with the horrific aftermath of an explosion that burned hundreds of party goers at a water park over the weekend. Burn units are struggling to cope with the number of people injured. Skin grafts are at a premium. A fireball engulfed the crowd after colored powder was sprayed over them. It’s uncertain what caused the powder to ignite, but investigators are questioning organizers. One woman has died
SPACEX ROCKET BLOWS UP
More problems: The International Space Station will have to wait a bit longer for more supplies. An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded yesterday just a few minutes after takeoff. It was carrying a couple of tons of goods for the crew. It wasn’t clear what caused the rocket to fail, but SpaceX will conduct an investigation overseen by the Federal Aviation Administration to try and figure out what happened. It’s the third resupply mission in recent months to fail.
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