Today, in a speech at the Justice Department — scheduled for 11AM eastern — the President is expected to address calls for reform in how the intelligence community collects and uses digital data.
Today California firefighters are battling several significant wildfires in the midst of serious and wide-spread drought.
On this day in 1994 a 6.7 earthquake hit Northridge, California. On this day in 1995 a 7.3 earthquake hit Kobe, Japan.
On this day in 1966 a US B-52G bomber collided with a KC-135 tanker during mid-air refueling over the Mediterranean Sea. The KC-135 was destroyed when its fuel load ignited. The B-52G broke apart. Three of four nuclear weapons carried on the B-52G were found on land near the small fishing village of Palomares, Spain. The non-nuclear explosives in two of the weapons detonated upon impact with the ground, resulting in the contamination of a 0.78 square mile area by plutonium released from the nuclear weapons. The fourth weapon, which had fell into the Mediterranean Sea, was recovered intact after a 2½-month-long search.
On this day in 2010 riots between Christian and Muslim communities in Jos, Nigeria resulted in 200 deaths.
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