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Freak Los Angeles lightning strike kills one, injures several

Los Angeles - At least one person was killed and up to eight others injured when freak lightning struck the bustling Venice Beach of southern California, officials said.

One dead, one in critical condition after lighting hits LA beach

Los Angeles - One person is dead and one is listed in critical condition after lightning struck a crowded Los Angeles beach, electrocuting 13 beachgoers.

Lightning strikes in Toronto as Leafs drop third straight Special

Toronto - The window of opportunity grows smaller with each passing game for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they let another Atlantic Division rival take valuable points away, falling 5-3 to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Lightning get boost as Stamkos cleared to play

Tampa Bay Lightning scoring machine Steven Stamkos has been cleared to resume playing after being sidelined nearly fourth months with a broken leg, the center said on Wednesday.

Kadri, Bernier steal Lightning's Thunder as Leafs beat Tampa Bay Special

Toronto - Returning home from a four-game road trip full of highs and lows, the Maple Leafs bounced back Tuesday night as they snapped the Tampa Bay Lightning's modest three-game win streak at the Air Canada Centre.

Shocking discovery: Lightning can shape mountains!

Lightning has long been hailed as one of the most impressive displays of nature's power. But no one would have imagined that it was responsible for the shape of mountains!

Spanish sanctuary from 1544 destroyed by lightning strike (video)

The A Virxe de Barca sanctuary in Muxía, Galicia, which dates back to 1544, was struck by lightning on Christmas Day. The strike hit a nearby electrical transformer, spread to the building and completely gutted the historic interior.

Nokia harnesses power of lightning to charge cellphones

Nokia has joined forces with scientists from the University of South Hampton, one of the top 15 research universities in the UK. They have harnessed the energy of a lightning bolt to charge a mobile device in a trial run.

Have researchers solved the mystery of 'ball lightning'?

Researchers may have created a rare phenomenon in the lab known as ball lightning. Scientists still don’t understand exactly what that is, but it has seen in nature and floating around in aircraft.

Massive fire at refinery in Venezuela sparked by lightning

Puerto La Cruz - A huge fire broke out in an oil refinery on Sunday when lightning struck a treatment pond. A massive pillar of black smoke enveloped the Venezuelan town of Puerto la Cruz, prompting residents to evacuate the immediate area.

American men more often killed by lightning than women

New research shows American men are nearly six-times more likely to be killed by lightning than women. The report that comes from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) might suggest an overdue look at the reasons mortality is higher for men.

Photo: Lightning strikes Chicago's Willis Tower — Sears Tower

A rare photo showing Chicago's 1,451-foot Willis Tower (Sears Tower), the second-tallest skyscraper in the US, hit by a jagged bolt of lightning during a massive storm on Wednesday night is going viral online.

Lightning strikes 13 Johannesburg children in 2 days

Johannesburg - Thirteen Johannesburg children were struck by lightning during the week of Valentine's day. One died later in hospital.

Photo: Lighting strikes bright enough to be seen from space

A severe storm system that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes sparked two lighting flashes large enough to be seen from outer space.

Lightning possible cause of headaches

A new study involving 90 participants conducted by the University of Cincinnati discovered lightning may cause headaches.

Incredible photo of lightning striking Air New Zealand jet

Brisbane - A passenger waiting to board her plane at the Brisbane International Airport had good timing, managing to take a photograph of her plane at the exact moment a lightning bolt struck the jet.

Polish hikers killed by lightning

Four people were hiking in the Pieniny mountains located in Southern Poland when they were struck and killed by lightning.

Lightning strike on Connecticut golf course sends 15 to hospital

North Stonington - Several people were taken to the hospital yesterday after lightning struck a Connecticut golf course. The incident occurred as workers were clearing the green of water to prepare for a scheduled tournament.

Lightning strikes Spanish man's scrotum

Madrid - A Madrid man survived an unusual lightning strike recently. The bolt entered his scrotum and left through his foot, burning his testicles.

NHL: Leafs win home finale 3-2 over Lightning in overtime Special

Toronto - On a day the Toronto Blue Jays kicked off its 2012 season in Cleveland, the Toronto Maple Leafs were getting ready for its home finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning. What’s the connection you ask?

NHL: Leafs rout Lightning 7-3 Special

Toronto - After a dreadful and disappointing December, the Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off January and 2012 with a bang on Tuesday night.

NHL: Leafs rout Lightning 7-3 Special

Toronto - After a dreadful and disappointing December, the Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off January and 2012 with a bang on Tuesday night.

Spectacular thunderstorm hits Toronto Special

An exceptional thunderstorm hit Toronto last night. While there were strong winds and downpours, the really exceptional part was the spectacular lightning.

Major lightning storm strikes Nova Scotia Special

A major thunder and lightning storm struck Nova Scotia on August 2, leaving passengers stranded at the airport and many residents without power.

Lightning strikes, severe storms cause travel chaos in London Special

Freak summer storms have hit many parts of the south eastern region of the UK causing travel disruption. The control tower at Gatwick Airport was hit around 1400BST (0900EDT) and inevitably flights have been delayed.

Bruins edge Lighting, headed to Stanley Cup Final against Canucks

Nathan Horton scored the lone goal and Tim Thomas made 24 saves as the Boston Bruins shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Bruins will now play the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final.

NHL: Goaltending one of the biggest questions going into Game 7

Before the Bruins-Lightning series started, there was no question Tim Thomas and Dwayne Roloson were stellar throughout the first two rounds, but so far it's been a back-and-forth battle of ups-and-downs for both goaltenders. Who will take over in Game 7?

NHL: Thomas makes 33 saves in Bruins win over Lightning in Game 5

Tim Thomas stopped 33 of 34 shots, and Brad Marchand scored the winner as the Boston Bruins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 3-1 last night, taking a 3-2 lead in the best of seven series.

NHL: Bruins host Lightning in pivotal Game 5 in the East Finals

The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning meet tonight at TD Garden for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The series will take an interesting turn tonight as one team will find themselves a win away from the Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL: Lighting score five to complete comeback against Bruins

Teddy Purcell scored twice and Simon Gagne added a goal and two assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Boston Bruins and even the best of seven series at two games apiece.
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Woman catches fireball on video
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The control tower at Gatwick Airport was hit by lightning strikes as travel chaos hit parts of the s...
The control tower at Gatwick Airport was hit by lightning strikes as travel chaos hit parts of the south-east UK in June 2011
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Lightning above St. Louis' Busch Stadium during a regular season MLB game
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A spectacular thunderstorm hit Toronto on Wednesday 25 August 2011
A spectacular thunderstorm hit Toronto on Wednesday 25 August 2011
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A lightning flash from a line of severe thunderstorms sweeping across the eastern United States was ...
A lightning flash from a line of severe thunderstorms sweeping across the eastern United States was spotted from space by the Suomi NPP satellite on the night of Jan. 29, 2013.
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Thunderstorm signals potential tornado in Natchitoches Parish in Louisiana.
Thunderstorm signals potential tornado in Natchitoches Parish in Louisiana.
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All four towers of San Francisco s Bay Bridge being struck with lightning... at the same time
All four towers of San Francisco's Bay Bridge being struck with lightning... at the same time
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The lightning could be seen up in the clouds like a spectacular show.
The lightning could be seen up in the clouds like a spectacular show.
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A lightning strike lights up the sky.
A lightning strike lights up the sky.
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