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January 6 is the worst day for accidents and fatalities

Thinking of going out on January 6 this year or any year? You might be better staying in. Statistics show you are more likely to die on January 6 than any other day of the year.

Death toll tops 1,400 from massive Nepal earthquake

Kathmandu - More than 1,000 people were killed Saturday when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck near Kathmandu, Nepal's largest city.

Asiana Airlines suspended from using SFO due to 2013 crash

Seoul - South Korea has penalized Asiana Airlines for last year's fatal crash at San Francisco International Airport by barring its jets from landing there for 45 days.

California utility faces new criminal charges from 2010 explosion

San Bruno - A California utility company indicted over a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight and destroyed dozens of homes in the city of San Bruno is facing even more charges.

Man attacked by bear in Alberta lives to tell about it

A 22-year old Alberta, Canada man is "lucky to be alive," according to his father after being attacked by a bear when his ATV became stuck while he was riding through the woods.

Fire that killed four in Florida was arson, officials say

Tampa - A man who appears to have died along with his family when fire destroyed their rented Florida mansion this week had recently bought gas cans and fireworks, authorities said today.

Three Central California teens die in car wreck

Modesto - Three teens from the Central California city of Modesto were killed late Thursday when their car struck a tree and caught fire after a short police pursuit.

Passengers thrown from speeding fatal NYC train derailment

New York - At least four passengers died and dozens were injured in the derailment of a speeding train in the Bronx. Some passengers were thrown from the Metro-North Train.

Tanzanian building collapse update Special

A response from the Tanzania Red Cross Society outlines the needs of the local responders in trying to alleviate the suffering by those on the ground at the building collapse.

Building collapse in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam - A building under construction in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has collapsed with several fatalities and many missing, including workers and children.

'Snowmageddon' 2013 proves deadly for residents of Northeast U.S.

"Snowmageddon" 2013, the powerful winter storm that hit the northeastern part of the United States on Friday, has turned deadly, claiming the lives of at least nine people.

VIA train derailment near Burlington, Ontario — 3 dead

A passenger train traveling between Niagara Falls and Toronto has derailed and is sitting on its side, near the town of Burlington, ON. Around 60 people have been injured, including three fatalities.

Eight dead as superliner runs aground near Italy

One of the largest cruise ships operating in the Mediterranean has run aground causing panic aboard. At least eight passengers are reported dead. Video of the incident is now circulating online.

Second-hand cribs can kill, CPSC issues warning Special

CPSC blames the deaths of 32 babies on faulty drop-side crib design, poor assembly and on consumer home repair of a faulty crib that ultimately fails. Reports of 14 more infant fatalities due to entrapment in drop-side crib design necessitate new warnings

Two Dead After Overnight Arson Spree

Four house fires and four reported car fires overnight left two people dead in the quiet college town of Northampton, Massachusetts.

Update: Sunken Ferry in Southern Philippines

In its 9 a.m. report, the Philippine coast guard disclosed the names of two of the nine casualties in the tragic accident of the SuperFerry 9 passenger vessel at the southern part of the country.

Texas schools screen for heart problems, with shocking results

Cardiac problems are the number one killer of adults in the United States. However, many of these conditions begin in childhood but go undetected until collapse. One school district in Texas is addressing the problem and the results are surprising.

Australian fires: 173 dead, unknown number missing

The all time record for fatalities on Australian soil was set in 1942, when Darwin was bombed by the Japanese. So far it’s been impossible to establish an exact toll from the fires, and the “Hell” fires are still raging.

Australian bushfires: 108 dead, murder charges likely

Thousands of people are homeless, 22 are severely injured, and several towns are still under threat. Police are searching for more bodies. The speed of the fires preempted the usual well organized evacuations.

Higher Gas Prices Save Lives

Gas prices got you down? Don’t despair. There is, at least, one benefit to rising gas prices, say the authors of a new study released this month—fewer auto fatalities.

Concorde crash after takeoff from Paris airport kills 113

Officials now say at least 113 people were killed after a chartered Air France Concorde on its way to New York crashed into a hotel and restaurant a few miles outside of Paris. Four people at the hotel were killed, and at least a dozen were injured....
 

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WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashe...
WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed Dec. 28 on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.
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OFFICIAL: NTSB member Robert Sumwalt arrives at the accident scene to begin his investigation of Tue...
OFFICIAL: NTSB member Robert Sumwalt arrives at the accident scene to begin his investigation of Tuesday's Amtrak crash that killed eight passengers in Philadelphia.
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Flames roar in the hills above Chile s port city of Valparaiso on Saturday from a massive fire that ...
Flames roar in the hills above Chile's port city of Valparaiso on Saturday from a massive fire that killed at least 11 and destroyed at least 500 homes.
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CPSC warns home repairs to cribs like this one can be deadly.
CPSC warns home repairs to cribs like this one can be deadly.
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Washington National Guard members join rescue workers from the Everett Fire Dept. to clear the debri...
Washington National Guard members join rescue workers from the Everett Fire Dept. to clear the debris field from last month's massive mudslide near Oso that killed dozens.
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