How to Build Your Own ‘Smokeless’ Fire Pit

Photo: The Image Party (Shutterstock) Fire pits are often considered an inviting part of outdoor spaces—but sometimes the smoke they create is less than inviting. Whether the lingering smell on your coat or in your hair is a nuisance, or you happen to be the person who always seems to be sitting where the wind … Read more

United Airlines Passenger Jumps From Taxiing Boeing 737

Photo: Daniel Slim / AFP (Getty Images) No matter how long a flight actually is, it just feels like the time between landing and being able to step off the plane to the longestiest part of any flight. I usually have to consistently remind myself that it will be only a few minutes until I’m … Read more

An Elderly American Tourist Fell Into — and Ripped — a 17th-Century Religious Painting by Guido Reni at Rome’s Galleria Borghese

Living the nightmare of any museum visitor who has brushed up too close to a painting at an exhibition, a tourist in Rome has fallen onto the Baroque artist Guido Reni’s St. Francis receiving the stigmata (1610–12). Officials have described the damage as a “slight superficial tear” of one-and-a-half inches in the painting’s lower section. … Read more

Officials call to make New York City streets safer following rise in accidents

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – It’s a scene that has been seen too many times – one of them taking place in Sunset Park on Friday afternoon. A 55-year-old on a scooter was fatally hit by a van. The driver stayed on the scene. Hours earlier – on Friday morning in Queens, a man was … Read more

Russian Motor Spontaneously Explodes in Orbit, Creating Debris Cloud

Space agencies are trying to figure out ways to mitigate the effects of space debris.Photo: Arne Dedert (AP) An old Russian motor that’s been aimlessly floating through space for more than a decade has finally met its demise in a sudden explosion, producing at least 16 shards of orbital debris that now threaten satellites and … Read more

A crash involving 3 cars on the FDR resulted in the death of 1 man, 2 other drivers injured

EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) – A man was killed in a car accident on FDR Drive during Tuesday’s evening rush hour. Police were alerted to a crash involving three cars on the southbound side of the FDR Drive near Exit 11 for East 53rd Street. One of the drivers, a 56-year-old man, was transported to … Read more

89-year-old critical after being hit by car in Queens shopping center parking lot

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (WABC) – An 89-year-old woman was hit by a car in Queens, police say. A man struck her while exiting a shopping center parking lot on 48th Street near Northern Boulevard in Long Island City. The victim is in critical condition at Elmhurst Hospital. The driver remained at the scene. Police … Read more

Child Seriously Hurt After Elevator Accident on Grand Concourse – NBC New York

A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition following an elevator accident in the Bronx, authorities say. NYPD and FDNY responded to a call at around 12:46 pm reporting the incident which took place inside a building located at 1235 Grand Concourse. When first responders arrived, they found the unconscious child on top of the elevator, … Read more

Car crashes into Brisbane electorate office of federal Labor MP Terri Butler

A vehicle has plowed into the Brisbane electorate office of federal Labor MP Terri Butler. Ms Butler posted images on Twitter, showing the damage to her office in Greenslopes on Brisbane’s southside. “No-one was harmed. Thanks for your concern, everyone,” she said. “The police are on the scene. We do not know the condition or … Read more