1 dead in bus crash on Southern California freeway

U.S. 05/01/19, 00:35

Authorities say one person is dead after a car hit a stalled commuter bus on a Southern California freeway and burst into flames.Nobody on the bus was hurt in the accident, which occurred shortly before 8:15 p.m. Tuesday on the westbound Interstate 10 in Alhambra, a few miles east of ...

Experts: Missing pins possibly caused Seattle crane collapse

U.S. 04/30/19, 00:06

It appears workers who were disassembling a construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the sections of the crane's mast to each other, and that could explain why it toppled Saturday, killing four people, experts said.Crane accident investigator Tom Barth said Monday based on videos of the Seattle crane collapse ...

Update: Union IDs man killed in Seattle crane collapse

U.S. 04/29/19, 14:54

The Latest on a deadly crane collapse in Seattle (all times local):12:50 p.m.An Oregon ironworker and former Marine has been identified by a labor union as one of the four people killed when a construction crane collapsed in Seattle over the weekend.Fire and police crew members work to clear the ...

Boeing shareholders meet as company’s plane faces scrutiny

Business 04/29/19, 10:00

Boeing shareholders are meeting six months to the day since the first of two deadly crashes involving the company's 737 Max airliner and as new questions arise about the aerospace giant's handling of the crisis.Southwest Airlines says it wasn't told that a safety feature on the Max was turned off ...

‘Terrifying’: Crane falls on busy Seattle street, killing 4

U.S. 04/28/19, 00:12

A construction crane fell from a building on Google's new Seattle campus during a storm that brought strong wind gusts, crashing down onto one of the city's busiest streets and killing four people.One female and three males had died by the time firefighters had arrived Saturday afternoon, Fire Chief Harold ...

4 die after construction crane crushes cars in Seattle

U.S. 04/27/19, 23:02

Four people died and three were injured when a construction crane on the new Google Seattle campus collapsed Saturday, pinning six cars underneath. One female and three males were dead by the time firefighters got to the scene, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said. Two of the dead were ironworkers, not crane ...

Latest: Seattle crane falls, kills 4; 3 wounded

U.S. 04/27/19, 19:21

The Latest on a construction crane collapsed in downtown Seattle (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Seattle's fire chief says the four people who died after a construction crane fell on a street include two crane operators and two people who were in cars below. Fire Chief Harold Scoggins says the crane fell around ...

Even light rain increases your risk of a deadly car crash

Science 04/23/19, 13:31

Even light rain significantly increases your risk of a fatal car crash, a new study finds.The wetter the roads, the deadlier they become, with rain, snow and ice increasing the risk of deadly car crashes by 34 percent, according to a study this week in the Bulletin of the American ...

Jury to decide if death of man digging tunnels was a crime

U.S. 04/23/19, 00:14

A Maryland jury will soon be asked to decide if it was a crime or an accident when a fire killed a man who was helping a millionaire dig a network of tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker.Jurors are set to hear closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of 27-year-old ...

German plane evacuated Madeira bus crash survivors

Europe 04/20/19, 06:55

Portuguese media says that a German army plane is evacuating 12 German tourists who survived this week's bus accident on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives.Portuguese state broadcaster RTP says Saturday that one German survivor will remain in the hospital in the island*s capital, Funchal. Another German injured ...

Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock dies at 70

Sports 04/18/19, 13:32

Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock has died at age 70 after a car accident a week ago.His daughter, Lyndsey, says on her Facebook page her father died Wednesday. He was a passenger in an accident April 11 near Hilton Head, South CarolinaCoppock was a fixture on local sports television for ...

Ethiopia crash victims’ relatives mark 40 days of mourning

Africa 04/18/19, 11:06

Dozens of relatives of the 157 people who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash have gathered to end 40 days of mourning according to Ethiopian Orthodox tradition.Families held victims' photos or flags representing their 35 nationalities. Many wore black. The March 10 crash occurred shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa ...

Worker killed by falling crane counterweight in NYC

New York 04/13/19, 11:40

A worker was crushed to death Saturday when a crane counterweight fell on him at a lower Manhattan construction site, the third time in less than a week that a New York City construction worker was killed on the job.Saturday's fatal accident happened at around 3:15 a.m. at a building ...

Argentina coach Scaloni injured in bike accident in Spain

Sports 04/09/19, 06:37

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni was briefly hospitalized in Spain after being injured in a bicycle accident.The Argentine soccer federation says Scaloni did not sustain serious injuries in Tuesday's accident in Mallorca.The federation says on Twitter the coach was on his way home after being released from the hospital.Scaloni has been ...

British survivor of nerve agent questions Russian ambassador

Europe 04/07/19, 12:33

A British man who survived exposure to a military grade nerve agent has questioned Russia's ambassador about the accidental poisoning that killed his girlfriend last year.Charlie Rowley told the Sunday Mirror he "didn't really get any answers" and was fed "Russian propaganda" during the London meeting.Rowley fell severely ill in ...

Ferry hits Brazil bridge, sending roadway, 2 cars into river

America 04/06/19, 17:32

A ferryboat collided with a bridge pillar in Brazil's Amazon region Saturday, causing the span's central roadway to plunge into the Moju River along two cars and cutting a highway to one of the country's busiest ports, authorities said. Para state Gov. Helder Barbalho told reporters that witnesses reported seeing the ...

Houston fires renew safety debate in oil-friendly Texas

U.S. 04/05/19, 14:43

Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas.Just days after the first blaze broke out last month, Republican lawmakers suggested ...

Jury finds family of 8 died by murder-suicide in cliff crash

U.S. 04/04/19, 21:10

A special coroner's jury in California ruled the deaths of two women and their six adopted children was a murder-suicide after hearing testimony that one of the women had searched death by drowning online and the other deliberately stepped on the gas, sending their SUV plunging off a cliff. Jurors deliberated ...

Detroit settles with family of girl killed in police raid

U.S. 04/04/19, 15:29

The city of Detroit reached an $8.25 million settlement Thursday with the family of a 7-year-old girl accidentally killed by a police officer during a 2010 raid.Detroit Corporation Counsel Lawrence Garcia announced the settlement with the family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones four days before a civil trial was to begin."Aiyana's death ...

Teen Straschnitzki makes new life year after Humboldt crash

Sports 04/04/19, 02:13

Tom Straschnitzki was wrangling his fussy youngest child when his iPhone buzzed. His hands full, Tom put the phone on speaker and heard the terrifying sound of his oldest son calling from a bus and screaming for help."Dad, you've got to help this time! You've got to save the boys! ...

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