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  • Scores killed after crane crashes in Mecca mosque

    09/11/2015 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies ^ | 11 Sep 2015 | aljazeera
    At least 62 people were killed when a crane crashed in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said on its Twitter account. It said nearly 30 people were injured as well. The Muslim annual Haj pilgrimage is due later this month. Al Jazeera's Hasan Patel, reporting from Mecca, said witnesses told him that a crane fell on the third floor of the Grand Mosque around 5.45pm.
  • Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down in Maryland

    08/18/2015 12:12:42 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/17.2015 | Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox
    The Batmobile pulled into a gas station Sunday night and, as usual, the children who spotted it gawked. Lenny B. Robinson was used to that. The Maryland man, better known as the Route 29 Batman, had for years dressed as the Caped Crusader and driven his custom-made car to deliver moments of happiness and distraction to hundreds of sick children at area hospitals. His costume stored in the Batmobile but his alter ego never entirely switched off, Robinson gave the kids at the gas station some superhero paraphernalia before driving off. Minutes later, Robinson pulled over with engine trouble on...
  • DrillChem Explosion Rocks Texas Town As Black Smoke Clouds Sky [Video]

    08/14/2015 9:16:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Maat van Uitert
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Drillchem, a Conroe, Texas, plant, went up in flames as an explosion rocked the building. According to news channel KHOU Houston, Texas, ďa series of explosions triggered a huge 3-alarm fire at the DrillChem plantĒ on Friday, August 14th in the afternoon. Thereís been no word of injuries amidst the confusion that has followed the explosion. According to their website, DrillChem is an oil industry supply company that creates sealants, shale inhibitors, and lubricants. (PHOTO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK)The explosion caused tall streams of black smoke to rise into the air, causing a situation at the DrillChem plant that was very dangerous for...
  • Big Rig Hauling Tea & Glue Tears Open Along Pennsylvania Turnpike

    08/10/2015 8:14:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | July 21, 2015 | Dan Stamm
    A tractor-trailer hauling glue and loose tea overturned along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday morning. The big rig wrecked around 9:15 a.m. on the ramp from the eastbound Turnpike (I-276) to the Northeast Extension (I-476) in Plymouth Township Montgomery County, said state police. The 26-year-old driver luckily escaped with only a non-life-threatening hand laceration, said police. The force of the crash caused the trailer to crack as it came to a stop on its side along the grassy shoulder. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time after the wreck, traffic slowly got by as crews worked to right the rig. Police...
  • Malaysia MH370: Still a tragic accident and nothing more

    07/30/2015 7:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2015 | Rob Schapiro (34 Year International Airline Pilot)
    My feeling is that the Boeing 777 then meandered out aimlessly over the ocean with its dead pilots till its fuel was exhausted.¬† It was a tragic accident, not a conspiracy or crime. ¬†They turned left to come home, not to flee, steal, or murder. ¬†It just went badly wrong.¬† The plane is in the ocean. ¬†Floating debris will turn up sooner or later, and the black boxes will tell the final story. This is the last paragraph in my American Thinker article ‚ÄúMalaysia370. A tragic accident and nothing more,‚ÄĚ published in March 2014, shortly after MH370 went missing...
  • Killer to Get ESPY ďCourageĒ Award

    07/14/2015 6:38:46 AM PDT · by kathsua · 34 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 14th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    It was in the county of Los Angeles, California. It was Saturday Feb. 7, 2015. At 12:12 P.M. the call came in. ESPYís future hero then known as Bruce Jenner had been courageously driving along the Pacific Coast Highway at just over 46 mph casually smoking a cigarette like an old movie hero. He was apparently unaware of the danger ahead where some vehicles were stopping at a traffic light. ESPYís future hero didnít have to worry. The big Cadillac SUV he was driving would protect ESPYís hero from injury when he couldnít stop fast enough to avoid hitting the...
  • 5 dead, 8 injured in balcony collapse in (Berkeley) California, police say

    06/16/2015 3:55:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2015
    Authorities say five people are dead and eight others injured in a balcony collapse in Berkeley ... many of the injured have critical, life-threatening wounds.
  • Crying over spilled milk ó and traffic delays ó in Mt. Airy, Md.

    05/31/2015 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2015 | Dana Hedgpeth
    Talk about crying over spilled milk. Authorities said an overturned tractor trailer spilled up to 6,000 gallons of milk onto a highway in Mt. Airy, Md., causing hours of delays on Wednesday morning. The incident happened about 6 a.m. on the eastbound side of Interstate 70. Milk spilled and at one point blocked all four lanes on the eastbound side. As of mid-morning, some of the lanes were getting by but traffic was reported to be heavy in the area. No one suffered major injuries.
  • Kerry flown to Swiss hospital following bike crash

    05/31/2015 4:04:50 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 165 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31 2015
    BREAKING NEWS Ė Secretary of State John Kerry was flown to a Swiss hospital Sunday following a bike crash outside Geneva, where he had been holding nuclear talks with Iranís foreign minister. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry likely suffered a leg injury in the accident. Kerry was in stable condition. The accident occurred near Scionzier, France, outside the Swiss border. Paramedics and a physician were on the scene with his motorcade at the time. Kerry was transported to Genevaís main hospital HUG, where he was being evaluated, Kirby said. A paramedic traveling with his motorcade immediately examined Kerry...
  • John Kerry Has Bicycle Accident In France

    05/31/2015 3:03:07 AM PDT · by mkmensinger · 86 replies
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  • John Kerry Suffers Broken Leg in Bike Accident in France

    05/31/2015 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Shawna Thomas, Nancy Ing and Matthew Grimson
    Secretary of State John Kerry suffered a broken leg in a bike accident in France early Sunday, and will return to the U.S. for treatment, the State Department said. The cycling accident occurred near Scionzier, France, about 25 miles from Geneva, where Kerry had been holding nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif. Kerry was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Geneva in a stable condition, and is said to be in good spirits. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry had suffered a broken femur, but is expected to make a full recovery.
  • Highway traffic jam turns into jam session

    05/18/2015 8:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | May 18, 2015 | KRON and WAVY
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (KRON) ¬ó A recently formed music group in Virginia Beach seized the opportunity to play in front of a stadium sized audience, and it was all for a great cause.Members of the Hot Gumbo Brass Band decided to perform a mini-concert for frustrated drivers and passengers after traffic came to a standstill on Interstate 264 while police worked to clear the scene of an accident, Saturday night.Many viewers asked 10 On Your Side about a big backup on I-264. Dispatchers told a two-vehicle crash shut down the westbound lanes of the highway at Rosemont Road around...
  • Amtrak Employee Injured in Derailment Files Lawsuit

    05/16/2015 1:44:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    KVOA-TV / NBC News ^ | May 15, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An Amtrak employee has filed the first lawsuit in connection to Tuesday's deadly train derailment that killed eight people and injured over 200 others in Philadelphia. The Bala Cynwyd law firm Coffey Kaye Myers & Olley, which is representing Amtrak employee Bruce Phillips and his wife Kalita Phillips of Philadelphia, confirmed with NBC10 that their clients are filing a lawsuit against Amtrak. Phillips is still hospitalized at Temple University Hospital. Phillips, an Amtrak employee, was "deadheading" in one of the rear railcars of Amtrak Regional Train 188 Tuesday night when the derailment occurred, according to the lawsuit. Deadheading is a...
  • At least five dead, 50 injured in Philadelphia Amtrak derailment

    05/12/2015 10:19:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    United Press International ^ | May 13, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    At least five people died and dozens were injured Tuesday evening when several cars of an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia. Train 188, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York. Seven cars and the engine of the train derailed in the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter confirmed at least five people died in the accident. "It is an absolute disastrous mess," he said. "Never seen anything like this in my life." Six people in critical condition and more than 40 people with less critical injuries were transported to...
  • Father arrested for erecting a barricade on bridge where his daughter plunged to her death

    04/14/2015 1:44:26 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2015 | Daily Mail Staff Reporter
    A grieving father was arrested as he attempted to build a barricade on the bridge where his teenage daughter died. White County Sheriff's deputies arrested Shannon Hamilton on Gene Nix Road Sunday. On March 15, Hamilton's 16-year-old daughter, Cecily Hamilton, and 18-year-old Taylor Swing died when their car went off the road and into the water below. Their car went undiscovered for hours; both teens drowned. Family members said Shannon Hamilton was trying to build a barricade on the bridge to prevent future tragedies. "The reason I was out there yesterday is because it's been 30 days and there hasn't...
  • BREAKING - Video of Harry Reid's Exercise Accident released

    04/08/2015 10:29:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-8-2015 | TCRLAF
    Language warning....
  • Twizzlers Spilled All Over I-70 In Westmoreland County

    04/01/2015 12:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 12, 2015 | CBS Pittsburgh
    ROSTRAVER (KDKA)- Police had to redirect traffic around a messy crash along Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a tractor-trailer swerved and hit a barrier, which split the trailer wide open. This crash happened in the construction zone between exit 44 (Arnold City) and exit 43 (Fayette City/Donora). The big rig was hauling Twizzlers licorice, which spilled all over the highway. I-70 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess. The truck driver was not seriously hurt in the crash. Foggy conditions in the area may have played a role in the crash.

    03/29/2015 6:30:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    Powerline ^ | Mar. 28, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Scott wrote here about Harry Reidís announcement that he will not run for re-election, a decision which, Reid was quick to say, was not the result of his ďelastic exercise bandĒ accident. In January, I wrote OK, So What Really Happened to Harry Reid? I noted the injuries that Reid suffered on New Yearís Day, in Las Vegas: multiple broken bones around his right eye, damage to the right eye, severe facial bruising, broken ribs, and a concussion. Was all of this really the result of losing his balance because an elastic exercise band broke? That seems unlikely, to say...

    03/29/2015 6:26:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 34 replies
    Powerlline ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | John Hinerraker
    We wrote here about Harry Reidís supposed close encounter with a piece of exercise equipment, which landed him in the hospital. The equipment was later claimed by Reidís office to be an elastic exercise band. This is how the accident allegedly happened: The accident happened when an elastic exercise band broke, striking Reid in the face and causing him to fall, said spokesman Adam Jentleson. Reid struck some equipment as he fell, breaking multiple bones near his right eye. As he hit the floor, he broke several ribs, Jentleson said. Ö Jentleson said Reid is likely to have severe facial...

    03/29/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Harry Reid sustained what sound like serious injuries on New Yearís Day, allegedly while exercising. This is the complete statement that was issued by his office: On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson. A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face. Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His...
  • The captain of downed Germanwings plane reportedly tried to break into the cockpit with an axe

    03/27/2015 10:28:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/27/2015 | Pamela Engel
    The captain of the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French alps with 150 people on board earlier this week reportedly tried to break into the cockpit with an axe once he realized he was locked out, according to German tabloid Bild. The Telegraph cites Bild's reporting based on unnamed security sources, noting that the information has not been officially confirmed but that a spokesman for Germanwings confirmed to AFP that an axe was on board the plane. Officials have confirmed that the cockpit voice recorder recovered from the crash site shows that the captain tried to break down the...
  • New York City-Bound Amtrak Train Hits Truck, Derails in North Carolina; 55 Hurt

    03/10/2015 5:06:51 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies ^ | March 10, 2015
    An Amtrak train headed to New York City slammed into a tractor-trailer that got stuck on the tracks while trying to make a difficult left-hand turn in North Carolina Monday. One of the train's cars toppled and the conductor and at least 54 others were injured. It was the third serious commuter train crash in less than two months. Two deadly crashes in New York and California in February killed a total of seven people and injured 30. The oversized flatbed trailer involved in Monday's crash was transporting a modular building wrapped in blue plastic and jammed with electrical equipment,...
  • Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

    03/09/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/9/15 | Ben Brunfield
    A mystery arose from the rescue: The police officers who entered the water say they heard a voice calling for help. The mother was dead, but the officers said that they heard an adult's voice calling to them. "The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car," Warner told CNN. "To me, it didn't sound like a child's voice." The voice gave the rescuers a surge of adrenaline needed to push the vehicle upright, he said. The mother was dead. The child was unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering, and the rescuers knew she was alive, Warner...
  • Caught On Video: Skydiver Suffers Seizure During Jump Before Instructor Pulls Ripcord, Saving Him

    03/02/2015 3:51:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal ^ | 03/01/15 | sanfrancisco.cbslocal
    SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) ó A skydiver posted video of himself having a seizure during a jump that quickly racked up views on YouTube. The diver posted the video on San Bruno-based YouTube under the username Nomadic Adrenaline showing what he describes as ďpossibly the scariest moment of my life.Ē
  • High-speed chase along I-70 ends under a mattress

    02/24/2015 7:02:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    KCTV 5 News ^ | February 24, 2015 | By DeAnn Smith, et al.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - A high-speed police chase wound through Independence and Kansas City, and the suspect driver hit at least one innocent motorist before he ditched the car and hid underneath a mattress. Police were then able to arrest the man. Independence police began to pursue the vehicle about 3:30 p.m. Monday. The light-colored Cadillac was reported stolen in the northwest part of Independence. The driver weaved dangerously through traffic at high-speed on a crowded I-70. Independence police were joined by Kansas City officers. The man drove from Independence into Kansas City where he hit an innocent motorist driving...
  • FBI agent accidentally shot at Otay Mesa gun range (During "Training Session")

    02/21/2015 4:58:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 127 replies
    OTAY MESA ó An FBI agent's handgun discharged into his leg Thursday morning during training at a firearms training center in Otay Mesa, a federal official said. The shooting happened at the San Diego Regional Firearms Training Center on Alta Road about 10 a.m., FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said. Investigators are trying to determine if the agent accidentally shot himself or if the gun malfunctioned.
  • Chunks of Concrete Fall From Bridge, Hit Passing Car in Maryland

    02/12/2015 9:11:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    4 NBC Washington ^ | February 11, 2015 | Tracee Wilkins (Associated Press)
    A driver narrowly missed being injured when a chunk of concrete fell from a Beltway bridge onto a passing car Tuesday afternoon. The driver, Katherine Dean, said she was driving on Suitland Road in Morningside, Maryland, when pieces of the overpass fell onto her car. The concrete smashed in Dean's windshield and hood, but she wasn't seriously hurt.
  • Taiwan TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

    02/03/2015 8:36:06 PM PST · by machogirl · 206 replies
    BBC news ^ | Feb 3, 2015 | BBC
    A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed in a river in Taipei. More than 50 people were onboard at the time, and a number of people were reportedly injured. Some reports said there were several people trapped inside the plane in need of rescue. Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) showed a picture of a plane almost submerged in the Keelung river. The ATR-72 had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was headed to Kinmen Airport on the outskirts of Taiwan, just off the coast of south-east China, CNA said. The cause of the latest incident...
  • Cirrus SR22 Pilot Releases Selfie Video from Ditching

    01/31/2015 10:58:18 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies ^ | 1-29-15 | Pia Bergqvist
    The Cirrus SR22 pilot who pulled the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) and was saved by a cruise ship about 250 miles east of Maui this week has released a selfie video of the incident. Leu Morton's facial expression is incredibly calm despite the stressful situation and, through an open door, Morton's video shows the parachute above the airplane moments before it hits the water. In a "Good Morning America" report, Morton describes how he used his satellite phone to report his emergency, which he described as a malfunction in the fuel system. Whether it was the airplane's fuel system...
  • ĎWe hold each other upí: NCTC softball team returns after tragedy [lst game since 4 players killed]

    01/30/2015 10:44:36 PM PST · by Colofornian · 1 replies (Dallas Morning News) ^ | June 30, 2015 | Kate Hairopoulos
    GAINESVILLE ó The North Central Texas College softball team lined up on the third-base line Friday afternoon, each player resting her hand on the shoulder of the teammate in front of her. They stood like so, heads of ponytails and braids bowed, their red jerseys bold against the January gray, in a public moment of silence. The sting of grief has become familiar for this team since an 18-wheeler plowed into the Lady Lionsí team bus last September, killing four players, none yet 21. All 15 of the players riding in the bus and coach Van Hedrick, who started the...
  • France: Car explosion near synagogue in Paris suburb is accident, not related to shooting

    01/07/2015 8:22:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/07/2015
    French Media reported Wednesday that a car explosion outside of a synagogue near Paris was not related to the terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices, which left 12 people dead and several others injured. A car caught fire in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles on Wednesday near a synagogue, an event the city's mayor, FranÁois Pupponi, called an "accident, not an attack," according to Metronews.
  • AirAsia jet may have made safe landing on sea before sinking, experts says

    01/02/2015 12:14:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/02/2015
    The pilot of AirAsia Flight 8501 may have landed the doomed plane on the ocean surface, only to have it sink in high seas, according to aviation experts, who cited the intact condition of several bodies as possible evidence for the theory. "The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) would work on impact, be that land, sea or the sides of a mountain, and my analysis is it didn't work because there was no major impact during landing," Dudi Sudibyo, a senior editor of aviation magazine Angkasa, told the AFP. "The pilot managed to land it on the sea's surface." The theory...
  • ĎDozens of vehiclesí involved in crashes on New Hampshire interstate

    01/02/2015 9:12:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 2, 2015 | Staff
    Nasty weather conditions have sparked accidents on I-93 in New Hampshire: Injuries have been reported:
  • Partygoerís life is saved by £35 skintight dress after cement mixer crash

    01/01/2015 3:55:25 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 54 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 12-31-14 | Rob Waugh
    A festive partygoer owes her life to the skintight £35 Ďbodyconí dress she squeezed into before going out, after it stopped her bones piercing her organs in a horrific car accident. Zoe Turnerís dress acted Ďlike a corsetí and stopped bones popping out and causing fatal internal injuries after her taxi was hit by a cement mixer. Doctors told the 21-year-old that the dress almost certainly saved her life, after Ms Turner and three friends were left badly hurt in the crash. She said: ĎI couldnít believe my dress saved my life. Thatís the best £35 Iíve ever spent. ĎAlthough...
  • My take on the Tamir Rice shooting

    12/01/2014 7:36:52 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 7 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 12/1/2014 | Pauli
    Tamir Rice's father should be absolutely ashamed of himself for not teaching his son that playing with guns (which have been doctored to look real) in public and not listening to policemen with real weapons will get you killed. I realize that his father, Leonard Warner, has a criminal history, but that should only make him more ashamed that he hadn't taught his son simple survival skills, and what a mistake it is to play chicken with the cops. Someone should do a quick anecdotal study about how many of these kids involved in these high-profile shootings (Trayvon Martin, Michael...
  • Video shows Satsuma cop running over fleeing suspect ....

    10/25/2014 10:02:40 AM PDT · by boycott · 46 replies ^ | October 25, 2014 | Brendan Kirby
    FULL TITLE: Video shows Satsuma cop running over fleeing suspect, footage jurors will weigh to determine if 2008 act was intentional ---- MOBILE, Alabama -- Sam Commins, then an officer with the Satsuma Police Department was not even on duty on July 29, 2008, when he joined in a high-speed chase that began on Interstate 65 in Baldwin County and zigzagged through northern Mobile County. When the silver Dodge Charger driven by Hillary Bernard Baldwin finally stopped on the Interstate 165 connector in Prichard, he and passenger Jermaine Gaillard got out of the car and began to run. The dashboard...
  • Witnesses attack and beat driver who hit and killed 41 year old Chandra Martin in Lakewood-

    08/11/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT · by JimRed · 43 replies
    News 12 NJ ^ | 08/11/2014 | Staff
    LAKEWOOD - Police in Lakewood say several people attacked and severely beat a driver whose SUV hit and killed a woman Monday night. Investigators say 41-year-old Chandra Martin was crossing Route 88 when she was hit and killed. Martin's brother witnessed the crash, which happened near her home. Several other people who witnessed the crash allegedly attacked the SUV driver. The 26-year-old Lakewood man was flown to a trauma center. Police have not made any arrests at this time.
  • Man has two fingertips SLICED OFF on Pirates of the Caribbean log flume

    07/11/2014 8:41:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | Paul Thompson
    A British tourist had the tops of two of his fingers sliced off while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney World in Florida. The victim lost the tip of his ring and little finger after apparently dangling them outside the log fume ride which inspired the Johnny Depp movies. Disney officials in Orlando, Florida, immediately shut down the ride in the Magic Kingdom park following the incident.
  • Feds to clean site of 1976 'Atomic Man' accident

    07/02/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) ó Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation ó the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician to a massive dose of radiation, leading to him being nicknamed the "Atomic Man." Harold McCluskey was working in the room when a chemical reaction caused a glass glove box to explode. He was exposed to the highest dose of radiation from the chemical element americium ever recorded ó 500 times the occupational standard. Hanford, located in central Washington state, made plutonium for nuclear weapons for decades. The room...
  • Unlicensed driver faces charges in crash that killed young couple

    06/23/2014 7:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    WCVB ^ | June 23, 2014 | Julie Loncich
    BOSTON óTwo Allston residents are said to be facing charges in connection with a fatal crash in Boston's Back Bay that claimed the lives of a young couple walking on the sidewalk. Ghuzlan Alghazali, 26, is facing two counts of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, Boston police said. Alghazali does not have a driver's license, according to the Department of Transportation.
  • Husband, Wife Killed When Their Cars Collided in Head-On Crash

    06/06/2014 8:42:05 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 06/05/2014 | Lina Batarags
    The two drivers who were killed in a recent head-on collision in North Texas were reportedly husband and wife. The victims were identified as Nicolas Cruz, 31, and Kristina Munoz, 26. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash happened midmorning on Wednesday, three miles west of Odell on County Road 87. Both Cruz and Munoz worked on a farm nearby. Trooper Tony Fulton said that after one of the cars hit a curve in the road it ďcollided head-on with unit number two, which was travelling south on County Road 87. ďThis is a very narrow, blacktop...
  • One hospitalized after collision with Varnell police car

    05/23/2014 3:33:53 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 4 replies
    A two-vehicle wreck involving a Varnell police officer Wednesday evening resulted in one man being airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. The wreck happened in front of North Whitfield Middle School on Cleveland Highway and involved a Varnell patrol car driven by an officer identified by officials as Patrick Hayes and a Jeep Cherokee, according to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) public information office. The driver of the Cherokee, David Gambrell, was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. No further information was available late Thursday. Varnell Police Chief Lyle Grant said both vehicles were...
  • Another Oil Train Explodes in Town; River Contaminated: Who Wants Keystone Now?

    05/02/2014 5:09:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Another major derailment of a train carrying oil through a town in the U.S. has caused the evacuation of 300 people, with oil washing into the James River in Virginia, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.
  • California bus crash: 5 students among 10 killed; at least 30 injured

    04/11/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT · by dila813 · 14 replies ^ | April 11, 2014 | Howard Blume, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian
    LA Times Story via Drudge since I can't link to a story directly.
  • Family of 'affluenza' teen settles with victims' families

    03/18/2014 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    The family of Ethan Couch, the teenager who fatally struck a disabled motorist and three good Samaritans last summer while driving drunk near Burleson, has settled lawsuits with some of the victimsí families. The Couch family agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to the families of Breanna Mitchell and Hollie Boyles and her daughter Shelby. The family of youth pastor Brian Jennings has not reached a settlement with Couchís family. Jennings and the Boyleses had pulled over to help Mitchell, who had stopped after a tire blowout late June 15 in the 1500 block of Burleson-Retta Road. The pickup Couch...
  • BAD Day at the Gun Range

    03/11/2014 9:43:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    It happens... † † More at Reaganite Republican... † †
  • Adjustments of Speed and Path when Avoiding Collisions with Another Pedestrian

    03/05/2014 9:30:58 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 8 replies ^ | February 26, 2014 | Markus Huber,Yi-Huang Su,Melanie KrŁger, Katrin Faschian,Stefan Glasauer,Joachim
    "When walking in open space, collision avoidance with other pedestrians is a process that successfully takes place many times."
  • Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates Slips, Falls On Knife

    01/09/2014 10:45:29 AM PST · by Oberon · 27 replies ^ | 1/8/2014 | Dick Scuttlebutt
    SEATTLE ó Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in critical-but-stable condition in Seattle-Tacoma General Hospital after a tragic accident in his home kitchen left him brutally stabbed multiple times, sources confirmed this morning. Gatesí wife Becky found him lying on the floor of the family kitchen and called 911, according to a family spokesperson. Investigators believe Gates, 70, slipped on an orange peel while preparing breakfast and fell onto a paring knife 68 times. Paramedics confirmed that while grabbing for a handhold to stabilize himself, he also accidentally discharged a 20-gauge shotgun into the back of his own head three...
  • Palestinian Authority Ambassador to Prague Killed in Explosion

    01/01/2014 10:56:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/14 | Ari Soffer
    The Palestinian Authority's ambassador to the Czech Republic has died of wounds sustained in an explosion which rocked his house in the capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal was rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the explosion, which apparently occurred as he was opening a safe or container of some kind. Contrary to initial reports that his family were unharmed despite being in the building at the time, it has been confirmed that al-Jamal's wife was also hurt in the blast. A spokeswoman for Prague Emergency Services told CNN that the 57 year-old ambassador has been taken to Prague military...
  • Palestinian diplomat killed in blast at Prague residence

    01/01/2014 9:21:04 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 January 2014 | AFP
    The Palestinian ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, was killed in an explosion at his residence on Wednesday in an incident which Czech authorities believe was likely an accident. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said ambassador Jamal was trying to open a safe that had been recently moved to his new home when the blast occurred. A Czech government source told the Reuters news agency that the explosion was probably caused by a faulty security device on the unit. It was unclear what that was. Some safes can be fitted with mechanisms designed to destroy secret documents in the event of the...