Coast Guard salvages Missouri boat after deadly sinking

Coast Guard salvages Missouri boat after deadly sinkingThe Coast Guard said it will load the boat onto a trailer to hand it over to federal investigators. The boat's black box, which contains video and other data, was recovered last week and has already been taken to a Washington laboratory for analysis, the National Transportation Safety Board said. Thirty-one people were aboard the Ride the Ducks boat last Thursday when a sudden, intense storm struck, with winds just shy of hurricane strength churning the lake's waters.



SoCalGas issues natgas curtailment watch ahead of California heat wave

SoCalGas issues natgas curtailment watch ahead of California heat waveSoCalGas, a unit of California energy company Sempra Energy, said the watch would remain in effect until further notice. High temperatures in Los Angeles were forecast to top 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) Monday-Friday with the mercury expected to reach 97 degrees (36 C)on Wednesday, according to AccuWeather. The normal high in the city at this time of year is 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 C).



From Dumbo to Mr. Toad, Disneyland collection goes up for auction

From Dumbo to Mr. Toad, Disneyland collection goes up for auctionFor years, Dumbo the Flying Elephant hung from his living room ceiling, a Mr. Toad Wild Ride car was parked in his library and Bashful's cart from Snow White's Scary Adventures sat on his front lawn in suburban California. Now collector Richard Kraft is selling off his 750-item collection of theme park vehicles, props and artifacts spanning six decades of Disneyland history. Kraft, a Hollywood agent, began his collection 25 years ago, spurred by nostalgia for his visits with his late brother to Disneyland in southern California.



Texas power use to break record on Monday during heat wave: ERCOT

Texas power use to break record on Monday during heat wave: ERCOT(Reuters) - Homes and businesses in Texas will likely use record amounts of power again on Monday as consumers keep their air conditioners cranked up on what is expected to be the last day of a week-long heat wave, the operator of much of the state's power grid said. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) forecast demand would reach 74,647 megawatts on Monday, which would top the current record of 73,259 MW set on July 19.



Deadly Missouri duck boat to be raised, most survivors leave hospital

Deadly Missouri duck boat to be raised, most survivors leave hospitalThe U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday it will oversee the salvage operations for the amphibious vessel that was carrying 31 people when it went down on Thursday in a fierce and sudden storm on Table Rock Lake outside of the tourist destination of Branson. Seven of the 14 survivors were taken to a local hospital, and all but one had been discharged as of Sunday. Two of the World War Two-style amphibious duck boat vehicles were out on the lake and headed back to shore when the storm struck, but only one made it.





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