Crews in collapsed Florida condo face weather, weather and other challenges
In addition to inclement weather and debris, emergency responders battle the weather, heat and water as they continue their search on Wednesday for the 149 missing victims of a condo collapse in Surfside, just outside outside of Miami. The death toll stands at 12. On Tuesday, crews completed the sixth day of painstaking work since the incident. Officials say they see it as a rescue mission, not a recovery. However, no one has been found alive since the day of the collapse Thursday amid piles of smashed and sprayed concrete, twisted metal and dangling debris. The longer the search, the more likely it is that the human remains have significantly decomposed, making DNA identification more difficult, experts say.
House set to vote in committee to investigate Capitol uprising
The creation of a House committee to investigate the January 6 insurgency on the U.S. Capitol will be put to a vote on Wednesday. The panel would have eight members appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and five other members selected “after consultation” with House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy. Pelosi said the committee would seek the truth about January 6, “one of the darkest days in our country’s history.” who studied the terrorist attacks of September 11.
NCAA Board of Directors Should Accept Updated Policy on Athletes’ Use of Name, Image and Likeness
The NCAA Division I board of directors is expected to approve a recommendation Wednesday to “temporarily suspend the rules of amateurism.” Under the leadership, schools in states that have enacted Name, Image and Likeness, or NIL, laws would be “responsible for determining whether” the activities of the athletes “comply with state law. “said an NCAA statement. In states without NIL law, athletes could engage in NIL activities without breaking NCAA rules. However, the new policy would leave intact “the NCAA’s commitment to avoid payment for gambling and inappropriate inducements associated with choosing to attend a particular school.” athletes to make money with NIL, but that number could increase to 15 by September 1.
‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack to be sentenced in NXIVM sex cult case
Former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack is due to be sentenced Wednesday for her role in the NXIVM sect, an alleged self-help group that has turned its followers into sex slaves. Mack’s legal team is reportedly not asking for jail time, as she has admitted his wrongdoing and publicly denounced Keith Raniere, the group’s founder. Raniere was sentenced last year to 120 years in prison for his role in leading the criminal enterprise where women have been sexually exploited and marked with his initials. Days before Mack’s conviction, the actress apologized to those she brought to NXIVM, saying she thought she was “helping them.” “It is now of paramount importance for me to say, from the bottom of my heart, that I am truly sorry,” she said.
University of North Carolina board meets amid Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure controversy
Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold a special meeting on Wednesday amid reports he will vote on granting the mandate to investigative reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones. A decision by Trustees earlier this year not to grant tenure to Hannah-Jones, even though she had been given to those who came before her as the Knight Chair in Racial and Investigative Journalism, drew criticism from inside and outside the university. Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for her work on the New York Times Project 1619 examining the legacy of slavery. News of the tenure vote was reported by NC Policy Watch and apparently confirmed in a tweet from Susan King, Dean of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC.