• Mining disaster in Turkey: The explosion has left at least 232 people dead. The energy minister says, "Regarding the rescue operation, I can say that our hopes are diminishing." There are estimated to still be 100 to 150 workers still in the mine. One miner said workers were not adequately protected:
"There is no security in this mine. The unions are just puppets and our management only cares about money."
• What's the problem with the Seattle Police Departments's failure to review shootings—like the one where officers shot a man in the rear end as he was running away?: The Community Police Commission, which is the civilian component of the federal reform settlement, takes interim Chief Harry Bailey to task for failing to review the four pending cop-involved shootings since he was appointed in January. (Yes, that's FOUR that need review just since the beginning of the year.
• Alec Baldwin rides bike, yells, tweets: He was allegedly going the wrong way on a one-way street. He might leave New York! So there! Best quote goes to Eddie Cacho, a stylist at the aptly named Dramatics NYC: