Top US News: 1 Dead, Several Rescued From Fire At Westlake Area Building; Man Dies After Trench Collapses In Southern Minnesota; & More
1 found dead, several rescued from fire at Westlake area building
One person died while several others were rescued from a fire at an office building in the Westlake area on Monday, as reported by KTLA. The deceased victim was found dead at the scene. Those injured in the tragedy were “unauthorized occupants” of the building, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. As many as 145 firefighters were battling the fire.
Man dies after trench collapses in southern Minnesota
On Monday, a man who was placing underground pipes in a farm in Blue Earth County was killed after the trench fell down on him and trapped him 10 feet under ground, as reported by TwinCities.com. The name of the victim has not been released. The employees of Vortex Drain and Tile Co. were working to put pipes underground. The victim was working in a trench box.
Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton postponed in wake of Orlando shooting
In the wake of the deadly Orlando shooting, a fundraiser for Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton at Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley’s house has been postponed, as reported by the Washington Times. As many as 50 people were killed while dozens were injured in the shooting. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has rescheduled Monday’s campaign for Wednesday.
Apple’s Siri open to third-party developers
Several new features have been added to Apple’s digital assistant, Siri. One of these features is opening the voice assistant to third party developers for inclusion in their applications, as reported by The Star. However, the change has elicited questions from experts as to why the tech giant did not make Siri an open platform sooner. Alexa, Cortana and Google app have already been made open to third-party developers.
High lead levels found in drinking water at 19 Chicago Public Schools
Drinking water at as many as 19 Chicago public schools has been found to contain high levels of lead. These amount to 25 percent of the schools with available results, as reported by Chicago Sun Times. The results were gathered from 74 elementary schools.