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California boat fire: six crew members were asleep when fatal blaze erupted, report finds

California boat fire: six crew members were asleep when fatal blaze erupted, report findsAll six crew members were asleep when the fatal boat fire in California erupted, according to preliminary findings released on Thursday.There were 39 people aboard the 75-foot Conception when it set off for a weekend dive trip to the Channel Islands in Southern California.



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All 6 crew members were asleep when a fire started on the diving boat that went up in flames off the California coast and killed 34 people: NTSB preliminary report

All 6 crew members were asleep when a fire started on the diving boat that went up in flames off the California coast and killed 34 people: NTSB preliminary reportThe incident killed 34 of the boat's 39 occupants, including all 33 passengers. The NTSB has not yet determined the cause of the fire.



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NTSB: Entire crew was asleep when fatal boat fire started

NTSB: Entire crew was asleep when fatal boat fire startedThe National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report that said five crew members were sleeping in their quarters behind the wheelhouse on the second deck and another below deck when the fire broke out. Boats like the Conception, which caught fire around 3 a.m. on Sept. 2 and sank, are required to have a crewmember keep watch at night. Federal authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the deadly fire off the coast of Santa Barbara and could bring charges under a statute known as seaman’s manslaughter.



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Air Canada launches investigation after woman left 'all alone' in dark and empty plane after falling asleep on flight

Air Canada launches investigation after woman left 'all alone' in dark and empty plane after falling asleep on flightAir Canada has launched an investigation after a woman was left alone in a dark and locked plane after falling asleep on a flight.Tiffani Adams described waking up “all alone” on a “cold, dark” aircraft after flying from Quebec to Toronto earlier this month.“I fell asleep probably less than halfway through my short 1.5 hour flight,” she said, in a message posted on Air Canada’s Facebook page.“I wake up around midnight (few hours after flight landed) freezing cold still strapped in my seat in complete darkness (I’m talking pitch black).”Air Canada confirmed the incident took place, but declined to comment on how Ms Adams may have been overlooked as its staff disembarked.“We are still reviewing this matter so we have no additional details to share, but we have followed up with the customer and remain in contact with her,” Air Canada told the Associated Press. Ms Adams said she called a friend after waking up but her phone ran out of battery around a minute into the call and she could not recharge it because the power to the plane was off.She said: “I can’t charge my phone to call for help I’m full on panicking [because] I want off this nightmare asap.“As someone with an anxiety disorder as is I can tell you how terrifying this was,” she wrote“I think I’m having a bad dream bc like seriously how is this happening!!?”Ms Adams said she found a torch in the plane’s cockpit and eventually tried to exit the aircraft, but found herself 50ft above the ground with no way down.She said she then used her torch to send out “sos signals” but no one saw them, so she leaned out of the aircraft and called over a passing member of the ground crew, who was able to get her out.In her post, she said Air Canada personnel asked if she was OK and whether she would like a limo and hotel, but she declined the offer.She said representatives of the airline apologised and said they would investigate.“I haven’t got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I’m alone locked up someplace dark,” she wrote.Responding to her post on Facebook, Air Canada said it was surprised to hear the story and “very concerned,” and asked Ms Adams to send a private message with her flight details.“We’ll take a look into it,” the airline wrote.



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Woman falls asleep on flight and wakes up in pitch dark on locked and empty plane

Woman falls asleep on flight and wakes up in pitch dark on locked and empty planeA woman has claimed she was left alone in a dark and locked plane after falling asleep on a flight.Tiffani Adams took a 90-minute Air Canada flight from Quebec to Toronto on 9 June.Ms Adams fell asleep during the journey but woke up to find the aircraft empty, cleared and parked in Toronto.She had somehow been left inside the dark plane, which appeared to have been locked for the night.“I fell asleep probably less than halfway through my short 1.5 hour flight,” she said, in a message posted on Air Canada’s Facebook page.“I wake up around midnight (few hours after flight landed) freezing cold still strapped in my seat in complete darkness (I’m talking pitch black).”Ms Adams described her ordeal as “terrifying” and said she thought she was having a bad dream.The stranded passenger called a friend but her phone died around a minute into the call. Ms Adams then attempted to charge the phone but found that the plane’s power had been switched off.“I can’t charge my phone to call for help I’m full on panicking [because] I want off this nightmare asap,” she said.“As someone with an anxiety disorder as is I can tell you how terrifying this was,” she wrote“I think I’m having a bad dream bc like seriously how is this happening!!?”Ms Adams said she found a torch in the plane’s cockpit and eventually made her way to the aircraft’s main door.She eventually opened the door, only to find herself around 50 ft above ground and unable to negotiate the drop beneath her.The passenger said she sat with her legs dangling out of the aircraft while sending out distress signals with her torch.Ms Adams said she was unable to tell how much time had passed before she saw a man driving a luggage cart, who passed the plane.She said she flagged the startled airport employee down, saying he was “in shock” to see her. “He [asked] how the heck they left me on the plane,” Ms Adams said, describing her rescue.“I’m wondering the same.”The man then accompanied Ms Adams to the airport building, where she was met by Air Canada representatives.Ms Adams said being forgotten on the plane had left her with recurring “night terrors”.She said she struggled to sleep and would wake “anxious and afraid [she was] locked up someplace dark”.An airline spokesperson confirmed the account and told The Independent that Air Canada was reviewing the incident and remained in contact with the passenger.



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Black Yale student fell asleep in common area and white student called police

Black Yale student fell asleep in common area and white student called policeLolade Siyonbola, who is studying for a master’s degree in African studies, was asked for identification even after she used her key to unlock her bedroom during the encounter with three officers. Ms Siyonbola posted two videos of Monday’s encounter on her Facebook page, including part of a conversation with the white student who told her she was calling police after finding her on a sofa in the room at Yale’s hall of graduate studies on the New Haven campus. After questioning Ms Siyonbola for more than 15 minutes, police confirmed she was a Yale student who lived in the building and then left.



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Police: Toddler who died in freezing weather wandered outside while her father was asleep

Police: Toddler who died in freezing weather wandered outside while her father was asleepHeartbreaking new details have come to light in the case of a 2-year-old girl who died after being found outside of her Ohio home in frigid temperatures by her mother.



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Zimbabwe parliament starts impeachment of Robert Mugabe 'for falling asleep in meetings' 

Zimbabwe parliament starts impeachment of Robert Mugabe 'for falling asleep in meetings' Zimbabwe's parliament opened a session to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday as ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who could be the country's next leader, told him to step down. Zanu PF, the ruling party, tabled a no-confidence motion urging parliament to remove Mr Mugabe from office for a string of offenses including falling asleep in meetings and allowing his wife to "usurp" presidential powers.  "We have seen the president sleeping in Cabinet and international meetings to the horror, shame and consternation of Zimbabweans," reads the motion, which was seconded by the parliamentary leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party.  Mr Mugabe also is accused of allowing Grace Mugabe, the first lade, to threaten to kill Mr Mnangagwa.  A joint session of both houses of parliament must now appoint a committee to investigate the claims and report back on whether or not a vote of no confidence will follow.  Further street protests have been called in Harare, raising fears that the political turmoil could spill over into violence. Mr Mugabe also suffered humiliation on Tuesday when almost no government ministers heeded his call to attend a cabinet meeting at his State House residence, official media reported. The snub piled pressure on the embattled president after Mr Mnangagwa, the vice president whose removal by Mr Mugabe sparked the military intervention last week, said he would consider returning to Zimbabwe if his safety was guaranteed. Mr Mnangagwa's intervention is his first public move since the army seized control. Lawmakers of Mr Mugabe's once-loyal Zanu-PF party met in parliament at 12.15pm (GMT) to trigger proceedings that could see the president stripped of office. Lawmakers in Zimbabwe sat for a session of parliament at 12.12pm (GMT) Credit:  Ben Curtis/ AP Parliament speaker Jacob Mubenda gave permission for a joint session of the House of Assembly and the Senate to debate a motion that would trigger impeachment proceedings against Mugabe. "This motion is unprecedented in the history of post-independence Zimbabwe," Mr Mubenda declared. Dozens of protesters gathered near parliament, chanting for Mr Mugabe to resign and brandishing Zimbabwean flags and banners emblazoned with "Mugabe go". A bubbling factional squabble over the presidential succession erupted two weeks ago when Mr Mugabe fired Mr Mnangagwa. The dismissal put Mr Mugabe's wife Grace in prime position to succeed her 93-year-old husband, prompting the military to step in to block her path to the presidency. After Mr Mnangagwa fled abroad, the army took over the country and placed Mugabe under house arrest – provoking amazement and delight among many Zimbabweans as his autocratic 37-year reign appeared close to an end. Mr Mnangagwa – formerly one of Mugabe's closest allies and a regime hardliner – said in his statement that Zimbabweans had "clearly demonstrated without violence their insatiable desire" for Mugabe to resign. "It is my appeal to President Mugabe that he should take heed of this clarion call," he said. The influential war veterans' association appeared to pull back from an earlier call for immediate demonstrations at Mugabe's home, instead threatening further protest action if Mr Mugabe clung on. Zimbabwe | Impeachment process "Smell the coffee – your time is gone," War Veterans' association chairman Chris Mutsvangwa said Tuesday. "Intention and action must coincide now. If he doesn't go, we will be calling on the people of Zimbabwe to come out to show him to go." On Monday evening, army chief Constantino Chiwenga told reporters that progress had been made in talks towards an apparent exit deal for the world's oldest head of state. Mr Chiwenga called for patience and calm after elated Zimbabweans were stunned to see the president declaring in a TV address on Sunday that he was still in power. Mr Mugabe's wife Grace, 52, has not been seen since the takeover. Zanu-PF lawmakers vowed to remove Mugabe after he missed their weekend deadline to resign. Mr Mugabe is thought to be battling to delay his exit in order to secure a deal that would guarantee protection for him and his family. The army insists it has not carried out a coup, but rather an operation to arrest allegedly corrupt supporters around the Mugabe family.



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Democrat senator Al Franken apologises after being accused of groping radio host while she was asleep

Democrat senator Al Franken apologises after being accused of groping radio host while she was asleepA radio broadcaster has accused U.S. Senator Al Franken of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle East. Anchor Leeann Tweeden related her experience in a first-person account on the website of Los Angeles station KABC amid outrage over numerous reports of sexual misconduct by powerful men from Hollywood to Capitol Hill. Ms Tweeden said Mr Franken, a former host of the Saturday Night Live show, wrote a skit that included a kiss between the two and said he insisted upon rehearsing it, which she at first resisted. "He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said 'OK' so he would stop badgering me," she wrote.  "We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth." Al Franken and Leann Tweeden entertain the Soldiers with a skit at Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq on December 16, 2006. Tweeden accused Sen. Al Franken (D-VT) of groping and kissing her with out consent while they were on a USO Tour together in 2006 Credit: Getty She said she pushed Mr Franken away but felt disgusted and violated. Ms Tweeden also said the former comedian groped her while she slept during their flight home on a military plane. "I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated," Tweeden wrote.  "How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?" She posted a photo someone had taken of Mr Franken posing for a photo with his hands on the flak jacket that covered her breasts. "I certainly don't remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn't. I shouldn't have done it," the senator said in a statement. I’ve decided it’s time to tell my story. #MeToohttps://t.co/TqTgfvzkZg— Leeann Tweeden (@LeeannTweeden) November 16, 2017 Sexual misconduct allegations have been leveled against several well-known men in the entertainment industry and Roy Moore, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, has been accused of having sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.  Mr Moore, 70, has denied the accusations and said he was the victim of a witch hunt. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called for a review of Mr Franken case. "As with all credible allegations of sexual harassment or assault, I believe the Ethics Committee should review the matter," he said. Mr Franken was a well-known American comedian before he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 as a Democrat from Minnesota. NEW FRANKEN STATEMENT pic.twitter.com/c3puSkK9Ts— Sam Stein (@samstein) November 16, 2017 Lawmakers this week shared stories of women and men being propositioned and groped in the halls of the U.S. Capitol as Congress reviewed sexual harassment policies. Ms Tweeden said she was telling her story now because she was still angry. "I'm telling my story because there may be others," she said. Mr Franken has called for an ethics investigation into his own actions.  In a lengthy statement, Mr Franken said: "I want to apologise to Leeann, to everyone else who was part of that your, to everyone who has worked for me, to everyone I represent, and to everyone who counts on me to be an ally and supporter and champion of women. "I respect women. I don't respect men who don't . And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel embarrassed."



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Ford Engineers Are Falling Asleep While Monitoring Self-Driving Cars

Ford Engineers Are Falling Asleep While Monitoring Self-Driving CarsThe problem is so pervasive that Ford now plans to skip Level 3 autonomy altogether and aim straight for fully self-driving vehicles.



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