Southern Californians might remember the summer of 2018 for its sweltering heat waves, record ocean temperatures and destructive wildfires. But it also claimed another distinction: the summer we went nearly three months without a day of clean air.
A young black man who died in the custody of four white Louisiana deputies had “significant traumatic injuries” to his neck consistent with asphyxiation, according to the coroner, who classified the case as a homicide.
A thunderstorm, one of several to strike southeastern Australia during this year’s humid November spring, triggered a rash of asthma attacks across Melbourne on Monday. The deadly respiratory blitzkrieg left families grieving in its wake.