US Coast Guard crew seizes cocaine worth $206 million
The Coast Guard cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, on Friday after the counter-narcotic patrol in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.
The Campbell intercepted suspected smuggling vessels six times, according to a statement from the Coast Guard.
The Campbell's commanding officer, Cmdr. Mark McDonnell, said he's "incredibly proud" of his team. The 29-year-old ship has a crew of 100.
The Cambell and another cutter, Active, seized the drugs off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, the Coast Guard said. The crew offloaded the drugs last week in Florida.
McDonnell said the presence of the Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies is "essential to dismantling the crime networks that threaten the US with their illicit activities."
The crew detained 24 suspected smugglers during the patrol.
The Campbell's crew was assisted with MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron unit, based in Jacksonville, Florida.
A photo shared by the Coast Guard shows some of the crew members standing around the massive cargo.
California explosion victim found 'beauty in everyone'
Authorities said they believe Ildiko Krajnyak, 48, of Trabuco Canyon, died in the explosion Tuesday that also injured two patrons at the day spa she owned in Aliso Viejo, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles. A third person suffered smoke inhalation.
The explosion at the spa on the first floor was so powerful that it blew out walls and windows of the two-story building and caused the ground to shake in nearby structures, Orange County authorities said. A cardboard box exploded when Krajnyak opened it, a witness told authorities. The FBI said the blast was not an accident.
Inside Krajnyak's home, about 14 miles northeast of her business, one neighbor said Krajnyak's husband had been weeping.
Krajnyak was "a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend," said Irene White, a family friend who read a brief family statement scribbled on a yellow notepad.
As White read, she locked arms with Krajnyak's cousin, who stood silent, her face covered with grief.
White said family and friends were in shock over Krajnyak's sudden death.
Krajnyak always put her family first, White said. Neighbors said Krajnyak's college-aged son was away at school at the University of Washington in Seattle when he learned of the blast that killed his mother. He was devastated.
"She took great pride in finding beauty in everyone," White said.
Tiffany Hoskins-Tarachanowicz, a neighbor, said Krajnyak traveled often for her second job selling products for a cosmetic brand. When Krajnyak was home, she cared for her mother, who needed constant care, the neighbor said.
"She was best friends with her mother," Hoskins-Tarachanowicz said.
Krajnyak's Facebook page showed her enjoying life, taking trips to Seattle -- where she took a photo at a University of Washington Husky football game -- to Las Vegas, and to Hungary. One neighbor said Krajnyak mother is Hungarian.
In the photo from a trip to Hungary earlier this month, she posed in front of the business where she said she learned to become an aesthetician 30 years ago.
A voicemail message for the spa, Magyar Kozmetika, said that Tuesday would be Krajnyak's first day back from her trip.
Family and friends started a GoFundMe page to get Krajnyak's son, Keanu Vestil, 20, back home and to help with funeral expenses.
In a brief interview Thursday, Vestil told CNN affiliate KABC he was grateful for the outpouring of support.
"It's just all so sudden," he said. "A lot of this is still very raw, and still really hard to process for everybody."
Here's what Hawaii's volcano eruption looks like -- by the numbers
Molten lava keeps spewing on Hawaii's Big Island, swallowing homes and igniting fears of more destruction to come.
Here's what the disaster looks like, by the numbers:
2,140 degrees Fahrenheit
That's the temperature of Kīlauea lava when it erupts. It's 1,170 degrees Celsius, and it's hot enough to melt gold.
After lava starts seeping across the surface, you can generally tell how hot it is by its color.
Yellow means the lava is about 1,832 to 2,192 degrees Fahrenheit. Orange is about 1,472 to 1,832 degrees. And red is about 1,112 to 1,472 degrees.
26 homes destroyed
And that number could keep growing. "The intermittent eruption of lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano continues," the US Geological Survey said around 9 p.m. Sunday (3 a.m. ET Monday).
1,700+ residents evacuated
All residents of Leilani Estates and the nearby Lanipuna Gardens were told to evacuate. For one resident, that meant saying goodbye to a house he built with his own hands.
Imagine the ground splitting open, revealing cracks through which lava can pour. That's what fissures are. And now Big Island has at least 12 fissures, spouting lava and sulfur dioxide.
1 earthquake per hour
That's the current rate of volcanic earthquakes since Kilauea erupted Thursday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
But even before the eruption, magma shifting around underground was already causing quakes, CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said.
"The quakes are usually a good indication that an eruption may occur," Jones said.
There have also been sizable tectonic earthquakes -- ones that result from moving faults rather than magma -- since Kilauea exploded last week.
Many have been larger than magnitude 4.0, the Tsunami Warning Center said. The biggest was a 6.9 tremor on Friday.
But on an island known for unpredictable quakes and volcanic eruptions, it's impossible to be sure exactly when the next will strike.