July 01, 2013 Early Morning News/Weather

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19 firefighters confirmed dead fighting Arizona blaze

Published June 30, 2013

FoxNews.com

YARNELL, Ariz. –  Local fire officials have confirmed that 19 firefighters have died while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in central Arizona.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/06/30/arizona-fire-prompts-evacuation-120-homes/#ixzz2XlP3bkyk

At least 1 dead as heat wave intensifies in Southwest

Las Vegas heat wave

Ten-year-old Easton Martin stops to cool off in a misting fan while walking along The Strip with his family in Las Vegas. Photograph: Julie Jacobson/AP

Forecasters predicted more supercharged temperatures on Sunday, as a heat wave gripped the US southwest, leaving one man dead and another hospitalized in serious condition in heat-aggravated incidents.

Temperatures in Las Vegas shot up to 115F (46C) on Saturday afternoon, two degrees short of a record, while Phoenix baked in 119F (48C). Large swaths of California sweltered under extreme heat warnings, which are expected to last into Tuesday night – and maybe even longer.

In Death Valley – known as the hottest place on Earth – temps reached 125F (52C), according to the National Weather Service. Death Valley’s record high of 134F (57C), set on 10 July 1913, stands as the planet’s highest recorded temperature.

A Las Vegas fire and rescue spokesman, Tim Szymanski, said paramedics responded to a home without air conditioning and found an elderly man dead. He said while the man had medical issues, paramedics thought the heat worsened his condition. Paramedics said another elderly man had suffered a heat stroke when the air conditioner in his car went out for several hours while he was on a long road trip. He stopped in Las Vegas, called 911 and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. The oppressive heat has sent more than 40 other people to hospitals in Las Vegas since it arrived Friday, but no life-threatening injuries were reported.

“We will probably start to see a rise in calls Sunday and Monday as the event prolongs,” Szymanski said, in a statement. “People’s bodies will be more agitated the longer the event lasts and people may require medical assistance.”

In Southern California, Palm Springs peaked at 122F (50C) while the mercury hit 111F (44C) in Lancaster and 117F (47C) in Baker. The strip of gas stations and restaurants between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is known by travelers for a giant thermometer that often notes temperatures in the triple digits.

 

National Weather Service meteorologists John Dumas said cooling ocean breezes haven’t been traveling far enough inland to fan the region’s overheated valleys and deserts. In Northern California, record-breaking temperatures were recorded in Sacramento, where the high was 107F (42C); Marysville reached 109F (43F); and Stockton saw 106F (41C).

Las Vegas heat wave

Elvis impersonator Cristian Morales wipes sweat from his brow while standing out on The Strip posing for photos with tourists in Las Vegas. Photograph: Julie Jacobson/APCooling stations were set up to shelter the homeless and elderly people who cannot afford to run their air conditioners. In Phoenix, Joe Arpaio, the famously hard-nosed sheriff who runs a tent jail, planned to distribute ice cream and cold towels to inmates this weekend. Officials said personnel were added to the Border Patrol’s search-and-rescue unit, because of the danger to people trying to slip across the Mexican border. At least seven people have been found dead in the last week inArizona after falling victim to the brutal desert heat.

Temperatures are also expected to soar across Utah and into Wyomingand Idaho. The heat was so punishing that rangers took up positions at trailheads at Lake Mead in Nevada, to persuade people not to hike. Zookeepers in Phoenix hosed down the elephants and fed tigers frozen fish snacks. Dogs were at risk of burning their paws on scorched pavement, and airlines kept close watch on the heat for fear that it could cause flights to be delayed.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/06/30/at-least-1-dead-in-west-heat-wave/?intcmp=trending#ixzz2XlPqrlzv

Close to 100 years after setting the world’s all-time record high, temperatures in Death Valley are expected to dangerously soar to 130 degrees Sunday and Monday.

The record is currently 134 degrees from July 10, 1913.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/06/29/death-valley-heat-to-approach-all-time-world-record/?intcmp=trending#ixzz2XlZu7Luc

Temperatures expected to reach 130 degrees in Death Valley

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2517488073001/temperatures-expected-to-reach-130-degrees-in-death-valley/?intcmp=obnetwork

METEOTSUNAMI

A meteotsunami differs from a tsunami because it is caused by a weather event rather than by seismic activity.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/06/25/possible-meteotsunami-hit-new-jersey/?intcmp=trending#ixzz2XlftnRmJ

 

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NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program

Published: June 6, 2013, Updated June 29, 2013

The top-secret PRISM program allows the U.S. intelligence community to gain access from nine Internet companies to a wide range of digital information, including e-mails and stored data, on foreign targets operating outside the United States. The program is court-approved but does not require individual warrants. Instead, it operates under a broader authorization from federal judges who oversee the use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Some documents describing the program were first released by The Washington Post on June 6. The newly released documents below give additional details about how the program operates, including the levels of review and supervisory control at the NSA and FBI. The documents also show how the program interacts with the Internet companies. These slides, annotated by The Post, represent a selection from the overall document, and certain portions are redacted. Read related article.

New slides published June 29

Acquiring data from a new target

This slide describes what happens when an NSA analyst “tasks” the PRISM system for information about a new surveillance target. The request to add a new target is passed automatically to a supervisor who reviews the “selectors,” or search terms. The supervisor must endorse the analyst’s “reasonable belief,” defined as 51 percent confidence, that the specified target is a foreign national who is overseas at the time of collection.

The FBI uses government equipment on private company property to retrieve matching information froma participating company, such as Microsoft or Yahoo and pass it without further review to the NSA.

For stored communications, but not for live surveillance, the FBI consults its own databases to make sure the selectors do not match known Americans.

This is where data enters NSA systems, described more fully on the next slide.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court does not review any individual collection request.

See the inner workings of the NSA’s top secret spy program »

Analyzing information collected from private companies

After communications information is acquired, the data are processed and analyzed by specialized systems that handle voice, text, video and “digital network information” that includes the locations and unique device signatures of targets.

From the FBI’s interception unit on the premises of private companies, the information is passed to one or more “customers” at the NSA, CIA or FBI.

PRINTAURAautomates the traffic flow.SCISSORS andProtocol Exploitation sort data types for analysis inNUCLEON (voice),PINWALE (video),MAINWAY (call records) andMARINA (Internet records).

The systems identified asFALLOUT andCONVEYANCEappear to be a final layer of filtering to reduce the intake of information about Americans.

Each target is assigned a case notation

The PRISM case notation format reflects the availability, confirmed by The Post’s reporting, of real-time surveillance as well as stored content.

Depending on the provider, the NSA may receive live notifications when a target logs on or sends an e-mail, or may monitor a voice, text or voice chat as it happens (noted on the first slide as “Surveillance”).

Searching the PRISM database

On April 5, according to this slide, there were 117,675 active surveillance targets in PRISM’s counterterrorism database. The slide does not show how many other Internet users, and among them how many Americans, have their communications collected “incidentally” during surveillance of those targets.

Original slides published June 6

Introducing the program

A slide briefing analysts at the National Security Agency about the program touts its effectiveness and features the logos of the companies involved.

The program is called PRISM, after the prisms used to split light, which is used to carry information on fiber-optic cables.

This note indicates that the program is the number one source of raw intelligence used for NSA analytic reports.

The seal of
Special Source Operations, the NSA term for alliances with trusted U.S. companies.

Monitoring a target’s communication

This diagram shows how the bulk of the world’s electronic communications move through companies based in the United States.

Providers and data

The PRISM program collects a wide range of data from the nine companies, although the details vary by provider.

Participating providers

This slide shows when each company joined the program, with Microsoft being the first, on Sept. 11, 2007, and Apple the most recent, in October 2012.

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BREAKING NEWS Monday, July 1, 2013 12:00 AM EDT
19 Firefighters Are Killed Battling Arizona Wildfire

Nineteen firefighters were killed battling a fast-moving wildfire menacing a small town in central Arizona, the United States Wildland Fire Aviation Service said on Sunday.
The firefighters died fighting a fire near the small town of Yarnell about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, the service said in a Facebook post.
“It has been confirmed that 19 Wildland firefighters have lost their lives on the Yarnell Hill fire Arizona,” the post said. “I ask for prayers for the families and friends of these brave men and women.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/us/firefighters-killed-in-yarnell-arizona-wildfire.html?emc=edit_na_20130701

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Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, right, the emir of Qatar until last week, with his son and successor, left, in Doha in May.

Sending Missiles to Syrian Rebels, Qatar Muscles In

By MARK MAZZETTI, C. J. CHIVERS and ERIC SCHMITT

Qatar’s arms supply effort underlines the small but rich nation’s outsize role in a volatile region.

President Obama after a town-hall-style meeting on Saturday in Johannesburg, in his first visit to South Africa as president.

Unable to Visit With Mandela, Obama Honors His Legacy

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and RICK LYMAN

President Obama delivered his respects in a private meeting with Nelson Mandela’s family on Saturday as South Africans gathered at Mr. Mandela’s home to express their emotional bond with him.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking in Chicago this month, has not yet said whether she will run for president again in 2016.

Republicans Paint Clinton as Old News for 2016 Presidential Election

By JONATHAN MARTIN

Republican strategists and presidential hopefuls, in ways subtle and overt, are eager to focus a spotlight on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s age.

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A meteotsunami differs from a tsunami because it is caused by a weather event rather than by seismic activity. 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/06/25/possible-meteotsunami-hit-new-jersey/?intcmp=trending#ixzz2XlftnRmJ

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