Depressing News Briefs

  • Hood County oil well explosion injures at least six this afternoon. As many as three unaccounted for.
  • Edit: Three confirmed dead. Wow.
  • Edit @ 4:01: Oh, no. Ten are still missing!!!!
  • Edit @ 4:27: Some are describing this as "pipeline rupture."
  • Edit @ 4:48: Now we're back to three missing.
  • Edit @ 6:09: Absolutely incredible -- there are no confirmed deaths after all. The rush to "be first" is killing journalism. CNN, Yahoo, the Dallas Morning News, all fed off unconfirmed reports. It even made the NBC Evening News.
  • Seven American soldiers killed in Afganistan.
  • 55 found dead in Mexico.