LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures and covering parts of campus in ankle-deep water, including the athletic field and the outside of Pauley Pavilion, the school's famed basketball arena.
The geyser of water began shooting from the 30-inch water main on Sunset Boulevard next to campus at about 3:30 p.m. and was still flowing more than an hour later, opening a hole about 10 feet wide in the street.
LONDON—Libya warned Monday of the risk of a humanitarian and environmental disaster after a second fuel tank caught fire amid heavy fighting at Tripoli airport between rival militias. Nearly 100 people have been killed during two weeks of clashes over control of the airport. The fighting led to the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli on Saturday and the German Foreign Ministry said Monday it had evacuated its embassy as well. A missile late Saturday ignited a storage tank containing petroleum fuel at a complex near the airport. The igniting of a second tank has increased the risk of an explosion at the site, which contains 90 million liters (almost 24 million gallons) of fuel and cooking gas. After requesting international assistance, Libya's interim government said early Tuesday that the Italian government and oil company EniENI.MI -0.25% SpA were sending seven specialized aircraft to fight the blaze. "The situation has become very dangerous after the outbreak of fire in a second reservoir of petroleum products," the government said, adding that it had the potential to trigger "catastrophic humanitarian and environmental consequences."
Just in case there wasn't enough horrible news around the world yet
A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, a charitable organization working in the county said on Sunday.
The latest victim is Nancy Writebol, who was helping a joint Serving In Mission/Samaritan's Purse team in Liberia to help treat victims of the deadly disease at a Case Management Center in Monrovia, according to a statement from Samaritan’s Purse. Writebol was with her husband in the country working as a personnel coordinator for SIM, according to the organization’s website. No details have been released on Writebol’s condition.
Meanwhile, an American doctor earlier infected with the disease was receiving intensive treatment Sunday and was in stable condition, even talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for Samaritan’s Purse said. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, is the medical director for the North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse.
He had been working with the group in Liberia since October 2013 as part of the charity's post-residency program for doctors, said Melissa Strickland, a spokeswoman for the group.
"We are hopeful, but he is certainly not out of the woods yet," she said.
The highly-contagious virus is one of the most deadly diseases in the world. The World Health Organization said the latest outbreak is the largest ever recorded, killing more than 670 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone since it began earlier this year.