On Jan. 15, 1919, 100 years ago today, a tank holding 2.3 million gallons of molasses erupted. A wave of molasses 25 feet high, moving at 35 miles per hour, rushed through Boston's crowded and densely populated North End. Several buildings were flattened in the disaster which killed 21 people and injured 150 others. 📷 File photo @apnews#boston#molasses#stickytsunami
The sky was cold but clear a decade ago Tuesday when Flight 1549 took off from New York's LaGuardia Airport with 155 passengers and crew. “What a view of the Hudson today," pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger remarked to co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles. Less than a minute later, the plane collided with a flock of geese, knocking out both engines. Sullenberger took the controls and somehow brought the plane down in one piece onto the surface of the Hudson River. For Sullenberger, the "Miracle on the Hudson" brought instant fame and eventually a Hollywood film starring Tom Hanks. For the passengers, it led many to re-examine their lives. "Everything that I could think about was the things I was going to miss," said Tripp Harris, 47. "That fundamentally shifted my priorities." #miracleonthehudson#flight1549#miracle
President Donald Trump's vanquished 2016 Democratic opponent appears to be relishing his recent difficulties with news reports about his relationship with Russia. "Like I said: A puppet," Hillary Clinton tweeted Monday, referencing a famous exchange between her and Trump during their third and final presidential debate.
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Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday.
Murray announced his decision in a tweet, ending his brief and storied college career. What's next for the Murray is not yet known.
Hoarfrost caused by atmospheric moisture freezing in sub-zero temperatures covers the branches of a tree near Craig, Colorado. Millions of Americans from Colorado to Washington, D.C., were digging out from a major winter storm Monday while forecasters warned that more snow chaos could be on the way next weekend. 📷 @hughesofthenews, USA TODAY #winter#winterstorm#weather#snow#snowstorm#hoarfrost#colorado
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The partial government shutdown blew through the record of the longest ever in U.S. history over the weekend, and political tensions are rising as President Donald Trump said he rejected a compromise plan to reopen the government temporarily on Monday. Head to the link in our bio to catch up on the news everyone's talking about in today’s #TheShortList. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Andy Murray of Great Britain walks off the court disappointed after losing his first round match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during Day 1 of the Australian Open.
Murray announced Friday that his career would conclude at some time this season. His grand plan is that moment will come at Wimbledon, where he became the first British man in 77 years to win the title in 2013, and then took the honors again in 2016.
In his post-match news conference, Murray said he’s deciding between resting for four months and then training to play a final match at Wimbledon or to immediately pursue having joint replacement surgery. 📷Julian Finney, @gettyimages#andymurray#greatbritain#aussieopen#australianopen#tennis#sports
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