Two people are dead after a weather-related building collapse at an Amazon distribution warehouse on Baltimore's southeast side, the fire department said. A 50-foot wall collapsed late Friday at the Amazon Fulfillment Center as a storm hit the area, Baltimore Fire Chief Roman Clark told WBAL. Clark said one person was found under debris and taken to a hospital, where the person was pronounced dead. The second victim was unaccounted for but later found under the rubble. No other injuries or missing persons were reported. Top News Photos: High Tides Recede From Venice Luca Bruno/AP Police have not released identities of the victims. Images taken from outside the facility showed a badly damaged truck, a knocked-over light pole and a large swath of the building exposed through a missing wall. The National Weather Service had earlier warned of thunderstorms in the area, with some producing gusty winds and heavy rain. Updated Chairman of Maryland Board Resigns After Furor … [Read more...] about 2 Dead After Wall Collapses at Baltimore Amazon Fulfillment Center
At least one person is dead and another unaccounted for when a wall collapsed late Friday at an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore, the city's fire chief said. Firefighters found the deceased victim under rubble and transported to a hospital, where the person was pronounced dead, fire chief Roman Clark said. Clark said there is a search underway for the person who is still not accounted for. It's unclear if the incident is related to the severe weather that hit the city, but Clark said the area was getting strong winds and rain at the time. This is a developing story. It will be updated. … [Read more...] about Baltimore Amazon warehouse wall collapse: 1 dead, 1 missing, fire chief says
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and eight company executives kicked in contributions between $250 and $5,400 in an 11-day period in September to Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner’s 2020 re-election campaign, according to a recent report from CNBC.Denver has been listed among cities being considered by Amazon for a second company headquarters, although Gov. John Hickenlooper recently said he believes Denver is no longer in the running.The contributions were made between Sept. 17 and Sept. 25. Women outnumber men in early voting statewide and in El Paso County, elections officials sayThe contributors:Jeff Bezos, CEO: $5,400 (the maximum allowable contribution to a congressional candidate) on Sept. 17David Clark, senior vice president of operations, $5,400 on Sept. 20Jeffrey Wilke, CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer division, $5,400 on Sept. 25Brian Olsavsky, CFO, $5,400 on Sept. 24Doug Herrington, senior vice president for North American consumer division, $5,400 on Sept. 14Brian … [Read more...] about Bezos, other Amazon execs contribute to Colorado Sen. Gardner’s 2020 re-election bid
Joseph Pisani, Ap Retail Writer Updated 6:55 am PDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Amazon is Seattle's biggest tenant. See where the online giant is located throughout the city in the following gallery. Amazon is Seattle's biggest tenant. See where the online giant is located throughout the city in the following gallery. Photo: Google Maps The Amazon-owned building at 535 Terry Ave. N. has the project name "Wainwright," named after the first person to buy a book on Amazon.com. The Amazon-owned building at 535 Terry Ave. N. has the project name "Wainwright," named after the first person to buy a book on Amazon.com. Photo: Google Maps Amazon leases the "Bigfoot" (left), "Nessie" (front) and "Delight" (back right) buildings between 9th Ave. N. (foreground) and Westlake Ave. N. and Republican St. (right) and Mercer St. (left). Amazon leases the … [Read more...] about Amazon’s new goal: Teach 10 million kids a year to code
Google, Amazon, insurers and credit card companies have long been able to tell whether you vote, own a dog, spent time in prison or drive a rusty 1997 Chevrolet. Now, that type of information is starting to pop up in front of doctors when you walk into their examination rooms. A small but fast-growing number of technology companies, including data brokers LexisNexis and Acxiom, sell health care providers detailed analyses of their patients, incorporating criminal records, online purchasing histories, retail loyalty programs and voter registration data. Story Continued Below Some health systems think the data may drive better medical decision-making — helping them identify patients at risk of expensive care or rehospitalization, for instance, and enabling them to connect hurting patients with follow-up care or social work programs. The fact that a hypertension patient lives in a food desert, or lacks carfare to get to appointments, may be more important to her health than any … [Read more...] about Does your doctor need to know what you buy on Amazon?