3 Compelling Stories from Home and Away
By Robert Foran III
Alaska — From Foran Brand Journalism
Since the start of 2019, over 100 aftershocks have been recorded following the 7.0 earthquake that occurred on Nov. 30th, 2018 in Southcentral Alaska. Although most of those aftershocks register under M3.0 according to the Alaska Earthquake Center, nine of them have reached over that magnitude as of 1/2/19, which is strong enough for Alaskans to remain cautious.
National — From wcbv.com
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced on New Years Eve that she is formally establishing a presidential campaign “exploratory committee.”
Warren made the announcement with an accompanying video message saying, “In our country, if you work hard and play by the rules, you ought to be able to take care of yourself and the people you love. No matter where you live in America or no matter where your family came from in the world, you deserve a path to opportunity.” Warren continued, “That’s the America I am fighting for and that is why today I am launching an exploratory committee for president.”
International — From bbc.com
A man with a “serious fear” of spiders prompted an emergency call by Western Australia police on New Years’ Day.
According to police, a passerby raised the alarm after hearing a “screaming” toddler and a man repeatedly shouting “Why don’t you die?” But after arriving at a home in suburban Perth, they found the man had merely been trying to kill a spider.