358 prisoners have died in a prison fire because the guards a) couldnt find the keys to unlock the cells, and b) wouldnt let firefighters into the building. (Story here.)
But judging from u.s. news coverage, the really important story is that Whitney Houston is still dead.
US News coverage is so irrational in what it chooses to cover that I don’t take it seriously at all anymore. Sometimes I feel sorry for the decline of traditional newspaper media, but stories like this usually remind me not to.