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  • U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016

    08/24/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2016 | Beckie Strum
    U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016 Deaths rose 9%, extending a trend that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel increased Traffic fatalities were up 9% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. By Beckie Strum Traffic fatalities rose 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, as a stronger economy and falling gas prices encouraged Americans to spend more time behind the wheel, the National Safety Council said on Tuesday. Traffic fatalities have been trending upward since 2014,...
  • (From May 6, 2016) More crashes reported in wake of construction on Interstate 75

    07/14/2016 2:40:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Local 10 News ^ | May 6, 2016 | Todd Tongen
    BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Interstate 75 express lanes construction project has created a 10-mile stretch of road that is ripe with hazards. "We believe we have had an increase in some crashes," Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky said. "We have had several people that have been seriously injured from debris." Earlier this week, Jessica Gabe was hit by a large rock, but amazingly she wasn't hurt. "A car hit a big boulder in the middle of the road, split it in two and half of the boulder came through my windshield and hit me," Gabe said. "Next thing...
  • 'I love having men at my feet,' says Hillary as she accidentally crashes wedding brunch

    02/27/2016 2:25:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/16 | Francesca Chambers
    'I love having men at my feet,' says Hillary as she accidentally crashes wedding brunch and takes pictures with the groom and his friends Hillary Clinton accidentally crashed a wedding brunch this morning in Charleston, South Carolina - but she made it up the groom and his friends by posing for photos. 'I love having men at my feet,' Clinton said as the man of the hour, Joe Schreck, and his 10 groomsman kneeled around her for a group shot. Clinton's campaign photographer had instructed the men, who had just ordered a round of Bloody Marys at the bakery and...

    02/24/2016 7:18:58 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/23/16 | Jim Hoft
    STOLEN THUNDER—Glenn Beck Looks STUNNED After Trump steals his thunder in Las Vegas tonight.It is widely known that Glenn Beck loathes Donald Trump.In Iowa Glenn Beck even told Ted Cruz supporters he would support Socialist Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump. On Monday and Tuesday Glenn Beck was in Nevada campaigning for Ted Cruz.But revenge is a dish best served cold– Tonight in Las Vegas Donald Trump CRASHED a Caucus where Glenn Beck was speaking.Trump stole Beck’s big caucus moment!The crowd immediately dropped Beck and ran to Trump.THAT HAD TO HURT—-  
  • OPEC Economies On Their Last Legs

    01/28/2016 1:08:17 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies ^ | 1-27-2016 | Euan Mearns
    In November 2014 the OPEC countries met in Vienna and agreed to keep pumping oil to maintain their market share rather than cut production to support the oil price. In a post written a month later I addressed the question of how these countries were positioned to withstand an extended period of low oil prices and high budget deficits. More than a year has now passed, so it's time to take a look at how they have done so far and to see what their actions presage for the future. Results to date: OPEC is known to have suffered economic...
  • Egypt: Russian plane crashes with over 200 passengers in Isis stronghold in Sinai

    10/31/2015 5:13:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Interantional Business Times ^ | 10/31/15 | Mugdha Variyar
    A Russian civilian aircraft crashed moments after it went missing in Egypt's Sinai region on Saturday. There were said to be 217 passengers and seven crew members on board when Egypt's air traffic control lost contact with the aircraft, according to reports. Egyptian prime minister Sherif Ismail has confirmed that the Russian plane crashed near Nekhel in the north of Sinai, and has set up a cabinet level crisis committee to investigate, according to AFP The Russian airline Kogalymavia flight was on its way to Russia after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the Red Sea. Most people on...
  • Russian (Su-24) bomber crashes in Pacific region, both pilots killed

    07/06/2015 11:00:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/6/15 | Associated Press
    MOSCOW (AP) A Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a nighttime training flight and both pilots were killed, the Defense Ministry said. It was the fifth accident involving a Russian military aircraft in the past month, but the first with fatalities. The Su-24 bomber crashed while taking off from an airfield in the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East at 9:35 p.m. local time, the ministry said in a statement. Shortly after leaving the runway, the plane banked sharply to the left and struck the ground, the ministry said.
  • Drivers Licenses for Illegals Leads to Abundance of Organ Donors [semi-satire]

    03/17/2015 11:53:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2015 | John Semmens
    The California Transplant Donor Network hailed Californias policy of granting drivers licenses to persons in the country illegally for boosting organs available for transplant by an estimated 30 percent. Marcella Corona, community development liaison for the Transplant Donor Network, cited two factors she felt were critical components of this good news. Obviously, by putting more drivers on the road there will be more potential crashes resulting in brain-dead victimsthe prime source of organs for transplant. But the gains are likely to be even greater than mere numbers portend. On average, the driving skills of people from Latin America are decades...
  • GM faulty ignition crashes now 47

    05/24/2014 11:14:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 24, 2014 | CNNMoney Staff
    GM (GM, Fortune 500) has raised the number of frontal-impact crashes linked to the problem ignitions to 47 from 32, according to company spokesman Greg Martin. Because of the flawed ignition, key rings holding more than one key could cause the ignition to suddenly switch to the off position. That can lead to a loss of power -- locking the steering wheel and interrupting airbags from deploying in an accident. GM says the number of deaths tied to front impact crashes stemming from this defect remains at 13. On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reportedly said the number...
  • New Obamacare website fix CRASHES just as White House boasts of its success

    12/02/2013 4:55:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/2/13 | David Martosko
    The flagship Obamacare website continued to spout error messages on Monday, hobbling a new fix that the White House bragged would avoid system crashes caused by too much Web traffic. Frustrated with news reports about crashes, delays and other online failures, the Obama administrations tech surge team put in place an email-driven queuing system similar to the overdraft feature available with some checking accounts. [Snip] Cant wait? the message reads. Leave your email with us, and well send you a one-time message when is ready for you to return. This page, too, was prone to crash on Monday, at
  • South Korean passenger jet crashes at SFO

    07/06/2013 1:05:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies ^ | 7/6/13 | Will Kane and John Wildermuth
    A Boeing 777 passenger jetliner bound from Seoul, South Korea, crashed and caught fire while landing at San Francisco International Airport at about 11:30 Saturday. The plane, Asiana Flight 214, came to rest on the side of the runway. The airport remains closed to all traffic and emergency teams are on the scene.
  • Driver Crashes Into San Jose Walmart And Attacks Customers

    03/31/2013 5:42:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 62 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | 03-31-13
    Four Walmart customers were injured in San Jose Sunday morning after a suspect crashed a vehicle into the store and started assaulting people, a San Jose police spokesman said.
  • Danica Patrick crashes hard into wall

    03/03/2013 3:44:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    foxsports ^ | Updated Mar 3, 2013 6:35 PM ET | Lee Spencer
    <p>Danica Patricks day ended in disappointment after she blew a right-front tire during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway 500 and wrecked on the frontstretch at Phoenix International Raceway.</p> <p>The accident on Lap 185 was further compounded when David Ragan slammed into her No. 10 Chevy SS.</p>
  • Helicopter Crashes Into Crane In London

    01/16/2013 12:56:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    A helicopter has crashed into a crane in Vauxhall, south London, plummeting into the ground. The crash involved two cars and an unknown number of people, London Fire Service said. Sky sources said one person was aboard the aircraft, which is believed to be an Augusta 109.
  • 84-year-old woman rescued after car crashes into ocean (VIDEO) Wow, that was close!

    10/02/2012 3:24:05 PM PDT · by rawhide · 13 replies ^ | 10-2-12 | By Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News
    An elderly woman escaped an almost certain death after a group of strangers bravely dove into ocean waters to save her after her car crashed into the water. The Portland Press Herald reports that 84-year-old Ursula Nixon lost control of her car, driving through two fences and submerging her blue Nissan into Maine's Portland Harbor. "It looked like it was barreling pretty fast," Mike Wells, one of the rescuers, told the paper. "I saw it go over the edge and then water splashed up." Katie Nelson was first in the water, climbing on top of the sinking vehicle and then...
  • NASA's 'green' planetary test lander crashes (Morpheus - cheap, environmentally friendly prototype)

    08/13/2012 9:02:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/10/12 | Seth Borestein - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) Earlier this week NASA safely landed a robotic rover on Mars about 150 million miles away. But on Thursday here on Earth, a test model planetary lander crashed and burned at Kennedy Space Center in Florida just seconds after liftoff. The spider-like spacecraft called Morpheus was on a test flight at Cape Canaveral when it tilted, crashed to the ground and erupted in flames. It got only a few feet up in the air, NASA said. ... Morpheus is a prototype for a cheap, environmentally friendly planetary lander. Thursday was the first time it had been tested...
  • Unresponsive Plane Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

    04/19/2012 2:30:50 PM PDT · by rawhide · 27 replies
    abcnews ^ | 4-19-2012 | MATT HOSFORD (@ABCaviation) , PIERRE THOMAS (@PierreTABC) , JASON RYAN (@JasonRyanABC) , LUIS MARTIN
    A twin-engine aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico after the pilot was unresponsive for nearly three hours as radar tracked the plane flying aimlessly in loops. The FAA lost radio contact with the Cessna 421 before 9 a.m. ET. It was circling at approximately 28,000 feet. Fully loaded, the plane was carrying about 3.5 hours worth of fuel. Only the pilot was thought to be on board. The plane took off from Slidell, La., and was en route to Sarasota, Fla., according to a flight plan. Somewhere between the two points, it began flying in circles. Officials at NORAD...
  • Unlicensed driver crashes van into furniture store

    11/21/2011 1:35:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies ^ | 11/21/11 | AP
    Bell, Calif. (AP) -- An unlicensed driver is in jail after crashing a van into a Southern California furniture store. Sgt. Albert Rusas says the 27-year-old man has been booked for investigation of drunken driving and felony hit and run. He remained in jail Monday morning. ... The driver, whose name is being withheld, tried to run away.
  • NASA satellite falls on Canada as space junk. No one hurt. (Near Calgary)

    09/24/2011 2:48:55 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 36 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9/24/11 | Patrik Jonsson
    The 6-ton UARS satellite the biggest piece of space debris to fall from the sky since Sky Lab in 1979 fell back to Earth early Saturday morning. Debris is reported to have been found near Calgary, Canada.The wait is over. NASA's bus-sized Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) has fallen, becoming the largest runaway chunk of space junk to drop back down to Earth since two satellites, including the behemoth Sky Lab, punched the atmosphere in 1979. "We can now confirm that #UARS is down!" reported the official NASA Twitter account. "Debris fell to Earth between 11:23 p.m. EDT...
  • Was 70 mph a bad idea?

    07/20/2011 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 138 replies
    The Northern Virginia Daily ^ | July 20, 2011 | Preston Knight
    WOODSTOCK -- The last few days have been busy for Shenandoah County emergency personnel on Interstate 81. Or, as some people may feel, it's been like old times. Four notable crashes in a 10-mile stretch since Thursday afternoon -- there were two that day, one on Friday and a tractor-trailer overturned Tuesday morning -- may have been the most in such a short period of time since the Virginia Department of Transportation raised the posted speed limit throughout most of the jurisdiction to 70 mph last the fall. Official crash data, though, is not yet available for the past few...
  • Jet Plane Crashes in Russia, at Least 38 Dead

    06/20/2011 4:51:02 PM PDT · by Doogle · 16 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 6/20/11 | FOX
    A passenger jet crash-landed Monday on a desolate stretch of road in northwest Russia, killing at least 38 people, the countrys state news agency reported. The plane reportedly took off from Moscow and contained 48 passengers and five crewmembers. It is unclear what brought the plane down about 2 miles from Petrozavodsk airport, its destination, reported Itar-Tass. But the Tupolev-134 plane caught fire and the fuselage was reportedly completely destroyed. Those injured were considered in serious condition. Authorities began an investigation into the crash; early signs point to a mechanical error, Itar-Tass reported, citing a source.
  • Every Drivers Nightmare Meeting Another Vehicle Coming At You On The Wrong Side Of The Road

    03/31/2011 4:46:24 AM PDT · by sussex · 36 replies
    The Aged ^ | the Aged P
    In the UK we call them lorries, not trucks and, of course, we drive on the left, not on the right, but whichever country you live in it must be a terrifying moment when you are on a dual carriageway and suddenly come face to face with a vehicle driving in the wrong direction.
  • Plane carrying donor organ crashes at UK airport (2 crew members injured, liver OK)

    11/19/2010 1:33:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/10 | AP
    LONDON A small plane carrying a liver for transplant crashed and burst into flames at England's Birmingham Airport Friday. Two crew members were injured, but rescuers managed to salvage the donor organ and rush it to a nearby hospital West Midlands Police Chief Inspector Matt Markham said the privately owned Cessna made a "hard landing" and caught fire just after 3:30 p.m. (1530GMT, 10:30 a.m. EST). He said visibility in the area, 120 miles (195 kilometers) north of London, was "appalling" because of thick fog. An airport spokesman said the plane, flying from Belfast, clipped an antenna as it...
  • Experts Say CAFE Still Kills Despite Congressional Support

    11/02/2010 11:08:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/2/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
    In a questionnaire put out by the Associated Press last week, Michigan congressmen Fred Upton (R-7th District), Mark Schauer (D-8th District) and Gary Peters (D-9th District) all expressed support for "stronger emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on cars and trucks." But some transportation experts say this will lead to higher fatality rates in Michigan and nationally. "There have been many studies showing that these standards will result in more deaths," said Steven Milloy, an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the author of the book Green Hell. "Lighter cars are associated with higher fatalities, period." All three...
  • Plane crashes in south India, 169 feared killed

    05/21/2010 7:39:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 74 replies · 3,127+ views
    al Reuters ^ | 5/21/2010
    All 169 people on board were feared killed when a passenger plane overshot the runway in southern India and crashed early Saturday, an official said.
  • Alan Grayson Crashes Republican Meeting, Windermere, Florida

    04/09/2010 6:31:47 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 57 replies · 2,227+ views
    "Matt Falconer Friends, I went toe to toe with Alan Grayson for five minutes tonight. Alan interupted a Republican meeting at Perkins. I insisted Alan apologize to the republican chairman or leave. He said I was interuppting HIM. Grayson promised to use the Obama forces to defeat me. Bring it on Alan, your 15 minutes of fame are up."
  • Toyota's new woes

    02/03/2010 3:28:33 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies · 610+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 3, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Toyota has hit another pothole. The company has gotten over 100 complaints in the US and Japan about brake problems involving it popular Prius hybrid, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Two involved crashes resulting in injuries. Japan's transport ministry ordered an investigation early today. The complaints are the latest in a spate of quality troubles for the auto maker as it grapples with massive global recalls due to sticking accellerators. The Prius is not part of that recall of nearly 4.5 million vehicles.
  • Truck driver chokes on chili and crashes into home

    01/30/2010 10:26:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 799+ views
    AP on SD U-T ^ | 1/29/10 | AP
    LOWELL, Mass. Police said a Massachusetts lumber truck crashed into a home after the driver was knocked unconscious by a small chili from Wendy's. Lowell police said Eric Gremm reported that he choked on the chili when the truck hit a bump, causing him to pass out as the flatbed truck veered off the road and slammed into the home. The man, 59, said emergency workers at the scene told him that he had passed out, but he could not remember losing consciousness.
  • Phony Crashes a Deadly Scam

    01/23/2010 7:10:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies · 817+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 22 Jan 2010 | Bruce Mandelblit
    Newsmax Mandelblit: Phony Crashes a Deadly Scam Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:42 PM By: Bruce Mandelblit Sometimes Hollywood meets reality. The season premier of "Burn Notice," a popular spy-themed show on the USA network, features a storyline about the deadly consequences from a fake auto accident scam. Sadly, however, such phony auto crash scams are not just a figment of a screenwriters vivid imagination. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to an escalating insurance racket known as the staged traffic accident. Staged traffic accidents, not only have cost the honest consumer hundreds of dollars...
  • Aaaaaaaack! Firefox is beginning to drive me up the wall!

    01/07/2010 2:00:33 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 112 replies · 2,384+ views
    Me | Thurs, January 7, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Is anyone else been having problems with Firefox freezing up on them? not shutting down? not responding? I remember when I first started using Firefox, it ran rock solid. I happilynupdated to newer versions when they became availiable. But over the last handful of versions, i've found that it has been freezing up and not reponding, with an increasing frequency. And with each new vwersion, it's mostly bug and security fixes.. but I just loaded up thne newest version today, and in less than a hour, I found myself, one again, having to use the task manager to shut the...
  • U.S. drone crashes into Iraq political party office (Iraqi Islamic Party, biggest Sunni Arab group)

    09/26/2009 10:06:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 399+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/26/09 | Reuters
    MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) An unmanned U.S. reconnaissance drone crashed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul early on Saturday, hitting the offices of one of Iraq's biggest political parties, the U.S. military said. No injuries were reported, and there was no indication the aircraft was shot down, said Major Derrick Cheng, a military spokesman in northern Iraq. Cheng said it was a coincidence that the drone struck the local offices of the Iraqi Islamic Party, Iraq's biggest Sunni Arab political group, the military said. The U.S. military frequently deploys drones in Iraq as part of measures to counter roadside...
  • VA: 6-year-old misses bus, takes family car, crashes (almost made it to school, an E for effort)

    01/06/2009 11:42:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,601+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/09 | AP
    WICOMICO CHURCH, Va. A 6-year-old Virginia boy who missed his bus tried to drive to school in his family's sedan and crashed. State police say the boy suffered only minor injuries and authorities drove him to school after he was evaluated at a local hospital. Sgt. Tom Cunningham says the boy arrived shortly after lunch.
  • Helicopter crashes at Grand Rapids, Mich. hospital

    05/29/2008 9:16:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 225+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/08 | James Prichard - ap
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A helicopter crashed at a hospital on Thursday, sending thick, black smoke over downtown and forcing the evacuation of patients from the building. It was not clear whether anyone had been injured in the crash, which happened around 11 a.m. A fire dispatcher confirmed the crash happened at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, but could not provide any other details. The police department was setting up a command center, but had no other details. Lynda Ignatoski, who was standing outside the Towers Medical building on the Spectrum Health campus, told The Grand Rapids Press she saw the...
  • Red-light Cameras Increase Crashes, Florida Researchers Find

    03/12/2008 6:42:23 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 903+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-12-2008 | University of South Florida Health.
    Red-light Cameras Increase Crashes, Florida Researchers FindRather than improving motorist safety, red-light cameras significantly increase crashes researchers at the University of South Florida College of Public Health conclude. (Credit: iStockphoto/Sue Smith) ScienceDaily (Mar. 12, 2008) Rather than improving motorist safety, red-light cameras significantly increase crashes and are a ticket to higher auto insurance premiums, researchers at the University of South Florida College of Public Health conclude. The effective remedy to red-light running uses engineering solutions to improve intersection safety, which is particularly important to Floridas elderly drivers, the researchers recommend. The rigorous studies clearly show red-light cameras dont work,...
  • China anti-graft website crashes under public complaints (just one day after it was launched)

    12/19/2007 5:22:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 110+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/07 | AFP
    BEIJING (AFP) - The website of China's new anti-graft bureau crashed shortly after going online due to the huge volume of messages from the public complaining about rampant corruption, state media said Wednesday. The website ( of the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention, which was set up to collect information on corrupt activities, was so popular it crashed on Tuesday, just one day after it was launched. "The enthusiasm that greeted the launch of the website reflects the growing frustration felt by the general public towards corruption at government level," Xinhua news agency said. The website had received more than...
  • Garuda pilot pair ignored 15 crash warnings

    10/22/2007 1:40:30 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 24 replies · 164+ views
    HERALD SUN ^ | October 23, 2007 | Cindy Wockner
    A Garuda jet crashed, killing 21 people including five Australians, after the pilots ignored no fewer than 15 warnings, a report has found. And the sister of one of the dead, Australian Financial Review journalist Morgan Mellish, angrily confronted Indonesia's Transport Minister, demanding to know what action would be taken against the pilot and co-pilot, who survived the crash. Caroline Mellish was furious that authorities refused to use the words "pilot error" or comment on any legal action against the crew. "What is happening to the pilots? Twenty-one deaths on his conscience. Is that all he has?" Ms Mellish asked...
  • Motorcyclist crashes into mortuary, dies (San Diego)

    09/24/2007 1:03:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 76+ views
    SAN DIEGO A motorcyclist was killed early Monday morning when he crashed against a mortuary while trying to elude California Highway Patrol officers on city streets at up to 100 mph. The predawn pursuit began shortly before 2:45 a.m. when two CHP officers spotted the 25-year-old rider speeding south down Euclid Avenue at 60 mph, said CHP Officer Brad Baehr. The posted speed limit on that street is 35, Baehr said. As the CHP unit made a U-turn and tried to catch up, the motorcyclist ran a stop light and turned west onto Imperial Avenue, reaching triple-digit speeds. He...
  • Woman crashes into six vehicles, pig dying

    09/14/2007 9:20:34 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies · 336+ views
    St. Augustine Record ^ | September 14, 2007 | swampsniper
    A Palm Coast woman said she crashed her vehicle into six cars in three separate accidents because she was taking her dying pot belly pig to the veterinarian, but no pig was found. Adding to the confusion, a passenger in the woman's vehicle said he knew nothing about a pig, said the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.
  • TN: Car Crashes at Nuclear Weapons Plant (driver ran checkpoint, crashed into barrier, fled on foot)

    07/30/2007 9:54:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 2,082+ views
    ap on ^ | 7/30/07 | AP
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - A driver ran a checkpoint at a nuclear weapons plant early Monday and crashed into a barrier, then fled on foot, authorities said. Guards at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, a primary storehouse for bomb-grade uranium, said the man "appeared to be impaired in some way" when they stopped him around 5 a.m. at a security checkpoint near a rear entrance, spokesman Bill Wilburn said. They asked him for identification, but the man hit the gas and drove through the checkpoint, then crashed into security barriers a short distance away, Wilburn said. "When he hit...
  • Plane with 176 aboard crashes in Brazil

    07/17/2007 6:18:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 2,404+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/07 | Alan Clendenning - ap
    SAO PAULO, Brazil - A plane with 176 people aboard crashed and burst into flames in Sao Paulo on Tuesday after skidding off a runway that has been criticized as being too short in a driving rain, the nation's airport authority said. There were no immediate reports of deaths by authorities, but a witness said he saw one charred body as flames shot into the sky and clouds of black smoke billowed into the air after the crash. The Tam airline's Airbus-320 skidded off the runway at Congonhas airport, then crossed a busy road at the height of rush hour...
  • CA: Seven injured when car fleeing Border Patrol crashes

    06/21/2007 10:45:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,041+ views
    SAN DIEGO Seven people were hospitalized early Thursday morning after a car fleeing from the Border Patrol on a rural highway collided with a tree about 50 miles east of San Diego, the Border Patrol reported. The crash occurred about 4:15 a.m. on Old Highway 80 and Ribbonwood Road, about two miles west of Boulevard, according to Border Patrol spokesman Richard Smith. Agents had initiated a pursuit of a car heading eastbound on Old Highway 80 from Tierra del Sol that they suspected was carrying illegal immigrants near Campo, Smith said. The driver apparently lost control of the car...
  • Honey, I Wrecked the Porsche

    06/19/2007 10:18:30 AM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 82 replies · 12,161+ views
    yahoo Finance ^ | 06/15/2007 | by Jennifer Saranow
    Call it a metaphor for a prosperous, risk-embracing age or just call it bad driving. Auto makers are turning out a new breed of supremely fast sports cars that sell for upwards of $250,000 and share many characteristics of purebred racecars. But as more of them hit the road, often in the hands of inexperienced drivers, a growing number are ending up wrapped around trees, smashed into guardrails or otherwise totaled in accidents. In the past 18 months, drivers across the world have cracked up at least six rare $1 million Ferrari Enzos -- only 400 of which were built....
  • Navy Helicopter Crashes in Nevada

    05/08/2007 8:11:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 448+ views
    AUSTIN, Nev., May 8, 2007 All five crew members of a Navy SH-60F Seahawk helicopter died yesterday in a crash about 10 miles west of here. Navy file photo of an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 taking off from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman in 2005. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jay C. Pugh, USN(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Officials are investigating the cause of the accident. Press reports indicate the helicopter may have hit power lines in the area. Military aircraft initially located the crash site at 9:40...
  • Seven Killed as Marine Helicopter Crashes in Anbar Province

    02/07/2007 5:37:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 482+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2007 All seven crewmembers and passengers were killed when a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter went down in Iraqs Anbar province this morning, a senior U.S. military officer based in Baghdad confirmed today. Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, told reporters the helicopter went down about 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. The helicopter and its crew were conducting routine operations, military officials said. The servicemembers names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Caldwell would not comment on the possible causes of the incident. The investigation is...
  • Big risks seen in small cars: Twice as many fatal crashes found

    12/19/2006 7:56:35 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 137 replies · 2,789+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 19 December 2006 | Royal Ford
    Americans who buy the smallest cars on the market are twice as likely to have fatal accidents as drivers of midsize and larger vehicles, according to a report being released today by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The data and increased sales of the fuel-efficient "minicars" prompted the institute to test, for the first time, eight models to determine which are safest. Minicars typically weigh about 2,500 pounds or less, half the weight of large pickup trucks or SUVs such as the 4,500-pound Ford Explorer... In the testing, only the Nissan Versa received "good" ratings in front, side, and...
  • Armed man crashes Capitol barricade (another 'non-event'?)

    09/18/2006 10:11:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,541+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/06 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON - An armed man crashed his vehicle into a security barricade at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, ran into the building and was arrested, forcing the complex to briefly be locked down, authorities said. The man was armed with a gun, said one security officer speaking anonymously pending an official briefing. The officer said the man was captured by police after running through the Rotunda in the center of the Capitol and down a stairway into the basement. He said the man appeared to be having a seizure, and was taken to a hospital. A congressional aide said the...
  • US rules on big brother black boxes(Automobiles)

    08/23/2006 12:04:44 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 52 replies · 4,261+ views
    New Zealand Autocar ^ | 22 Aug 2006 | DAVID CRAWLEY
    WASHINGTON: The U.S. government will not require recorders in autos but has said that car makers must tell consumers when technology that tracks speed, braking and other measurements is in the new vehicles they buy. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulation standardises recorder content and sets guidelines for how the information should be disclosed. It also requires recorders to be more durable. Privacy experts complained that consumer interests are not fully protected and information captured by recorders can be exploited. Safety experts, consumer groups and insurance companies have long pressed the agency to mandate recorders in cars, but industry...
  • U.S. Chopper Crashes in Iraq; Soldiers Find Weapons Cache

    08/09/2006 4:01:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 396+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2006 A U.S. Army helicopter crashed yesterday during an orientation flight over Iraqs Anbar province, officials said today. The UH-60 Blackhawk was carrying six coalition troops and has been located, according to a Multinational Corps Iraq news release. Four of the six passengers were recovered and are in stable condition. A search-and-rescue effort is under way to find the two missing crewmembers. We are using all the resources available to find our missing comrades, Marine spokesman Maj. Riccoh Player said. The helicopter crash doesnt appear to be the work of enemy forces, officials said. In other...
  • Teen crashes into tree full of bees

    08/03/2006 12:01:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 322+ views
    AP onYahoo ^ | 8/3/06 | AP
    OSSIAN, Ind. - A teenage driver crashed into a hollow tree and stirred up tens of thousands of angry honey bees, creating a swarm that sent her and nine others to the hospital. "Those bees were mad," said Volunteer Fire Chief Kent Gilbert, who was stung at least 50 times while trying to pull the 16-year-old driver from the wreckage. "I've never seen bees, especially honeybees, attack like that." Jacqueline Cossairt's SUV slammed into the tree Tuesday after she lost control on a gravel road about 10 miles south of Fort Wayne. By the time rescuers arrived, a black cloud...
  • Coalition Helicopter Crashes in Iraq; Terrorists Killed, Captured

    07/13/2006 4:27:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 902+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 13, 2006 A Multinational Division Baghdad AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter crashed southwest of Baghdad today, U.S. military officials reported. The two pilots survived and were transported to a Camp Taji medical facility. The aircraft was conducting a combat air patrol. The cause of the incident is unknown, officials said. A MNDB quick reaction force and a downed aircraft recovery team secured the area. Additional information is being withheld pending investigation. In other new from Iraq, Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers detained five suspected terrorists and discovered two caches containing bomb-making materials yesterday in Baghdad. Three of the suspects...