Firefighters were working in difficult terrain to protect the iconic trees and a small mountain town as the U.S. weathers another very active year for fires.
On July 5 2022, footage often described as the “Simplisafe fireworks video” was shared on several platforms, including Reddit’s r/AbruptChaos (titled “Best finale ever”): Best finale ever from AbruptChaos
On July 4 2022, a Reddit account shared an informatively titled post to r/funny, “happy 4th of July folks it’s the 11th anniversary of the infamous San Diego fireworks show where they all went off at once”: happy 4th of Jul
The Fourth of July festivities became the internet’s punchline.
A Fourth of July wildfire that authorities say may have been sparked by fireworks or a barbecue temporarily trapped holiday revelers as it chewed through a mountainous California region.
Jayland Walker, 25, was unarmed.
Images from different incidents that occurred in 2018 were falsely shared as those of laser beams causing California wildfires.
REVIEW Recurrent mass shootings in the U.S., such as the Uvalde school shooting in June 2022, once again drew the attention of both the American and international media on the issue of firearm-related deaths. Unsurprisingly, posts and commentaries o
A jetliner carrying 126 people caught fire after landing at Miami International Airport when the front landing gear collapsed, but no serious injuries were reported.
Did the Danish navy open fire as Russian warships entered territorial waters on June 17, 2022? No, that's not true: According to a statement from Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the situation was handled diplomatically, not milita
President Joe Biden has signed off on giving federal wildland firefighters a hefty raise for the next two fiscal years.
Soviet and Chinese communists have “grabbed control” of U.S. entertainment, movies, television, music, academia, K-12 education and the news media.
Did nearly 100 food processing plants mysteriously explode in 2022? Did 10,000 cattle in Kansas die mysteriously too? No, neither of those claims are true: Lead Stories determined the food processing explosions claim was false -- because
The image of the Governor of Marib Governorate, Yemen, Major General Sultan Al-Arada, has been misinterpreted as a businessman from Canada.
“Not a single person in the crowd on January 6 was found to be carrying a firearm. Not one.”
Did someone "torch" one of the largest egg factories in the United States on May 28, 2022? And is this incident connected to an "outbreak" of fires at similar facilities across the country in the past six months? No, those rumors are not
New York City Police confirmed that the crowd gathered in Barclays Center in Brooklyn mistook a sound disturbance for an active shooting.
A June 4 2022 tweet about the latest in a purported string of food processing plant fires (or “food factory” fires) built on other, similar narratives in order to go viral: The tweet addressed others who might be “not paying attention
Are firearms the leading cause of death in children? In a speech on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., recounted details of two recent mass shootings, one in a […] The post Are firearms the leading cause of death in child
“The leading cause of death among children is a firearm.”
“Nobody in any election in America gets 74% of the votes. Ever. It doesn’t happen.”
Firefighters have rescued an abandoned newborn elk calf found amid the ashes of the nation's largest wildfire.
A New Mexico facility where researchers work to restore forests devastated by fires faced an almost cruelly ironic threat: The largest wildfire burning in the U.S. was fast approaching.
Vangelis, the Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for the film “Chariots of Fire” and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died at 79.
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher called Nick Saban a “narcissist” after the Alabama coach accused the rival Aggies of using name, image, and likeness deals to land their top-ranked recruiting classes.
As Israel and the Palestinians wrangle over the investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several independent groups have launched their own probes.
Quick Take Data on the number fires at food-processing plants in 2022 “does not signal anything out of the ordinary,” according to the National Fire Protection Association. Despite no evidence of foul play, unfounded rumors from conservativ
On April 25, Twitter announced that it had agreed to sell the company to entrepreneur Elon Musk for approximately $44 billion. The news was cheered by some of the social […] The post No, Elon Musk hasn’t fired the Twitter board appeared fir
“Elon Musk just fired the entire Twitter board of directors.”
There is no evidence that any food processing plant fires in the U.S. were planned or that these fires have resulted in a food shortage problem.
Did American food processing facilities mysteriously and suspiciously begin to catch fire after President Joe Biden predicted that there could be real food shortages due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine? No, that's not true: Several inc
Fires at food processing plants are an “attempt to starve us.”
The real trend here is an uptick in fear-mongering over food-supply shortages.
The bus that can be seen on fire in the video, near the Italian city of Perugia, was powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).
Photographs and videos highlighting the supposedly negative aspects of electric vehicles are often shared on social media, whether they're truthful or not.
COVID-19 is a synthetic version of “snake venom” that evil forces are spreading through remdesivir, the COVID-19 vaccines and drinking water to “make you a hybrid of Satan.”
Sprinklers alone did not save the house. The firefighters and the national guards' quick response suppressed the forest fire.
Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay more than $55 million to avoid criminal prosecution for two major wildfires started by aging Northern California power lines belonging to the nation’s largest utility.
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A super PAC supporting Rep. Conor Lamb for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania made two misleading claims about the Democratic front-runner, John Fetterman, one of which resulted in a Philadelphia TV station pulling the ad. The ad claims Fetterman is “a