Stories tagged: accidents
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Accidents shed light on tree stand safety
Every fall, it seems, hunters make news for all the wrong reasons after falling out of tree stands in accidents that could have been prevented.
Sat., June 24, 2017
Powell: Motorcyclists, ride like you’re driving a car
I’ve found when I’m operating my motorcycle in roughly the same manner as I drive my car, I’ve had very few problems.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans
Duck boats, the popular sightseeing vehicles in cities around the country, have lost some of their appeal because of a string of recent accidents.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993
For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year – a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 6 p.m.
Study: Medical marijuana may help curb opioid epidemic
After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 10:07 p.m.
It could be a white Christmas, with more storms on the way
Inland Northwest residents awoke to about three inches of fresh snow on the ground, leading to school delays and closures and multiple accidents.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 5:18 p.m.
Volvo studying kangaroos to prevent crashes
DETROIT – Volvo Cars is working on a kangaroo detection system to avoid costly car crashes in Australia. Volvo already has radar and camera-based technology that detects pedestrians and cyclists …
Mon., Aug. 17, 2015, 6:59 p.m.
Firefighters, police hold moment of silence in Tianjin
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Firefighters, police and officials held a moment of silence Tuesday for victims of last week’s huge explosions at a warehouse in the Chinese port city of …
Thu., July 2, 2015, 6:12 a.m.
Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the …
Fri., June 26, 2015, 6:47 a.m.
9 killed when plane crashes on sightseeing trip in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Eight cruise ship passengers and their pilot died on a sightseeing excursion in Alaska when their small plane crashed in remote and rugged terrain. Wind and …
Fri., June 26, 2015, 5:22 a.m.
THE LATEST: Company: All workers accounted for after attack
PARIS (AP) — The latest on the attack in southeastern France (all times local): ___
UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2015, 8:17 p.m.
Nepal quake: 1,865 dead, history razed, Everest shaken
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing …
UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2015, 4:45 p.m.
Jet crashes in Alps with 150 aboard; no survivors expected
PARIS — A passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams …
Sat., March 14, 2015, 1:02 a.m.
Salvage crew at Fla. site of helicopter crash that killed 11
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A salvage barge moved off the Florida Panhandle coast to lift the wreckage of a shattered Black Hawk helicopter from the waters, days after seven Marines …
Fri., March 6, 2015, 7:36 a.m.
Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars
GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a …
Sat., Nov. 1, 2014, 4:37 a.m.
Cruise ship stuck off Norway, no damage
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian rescue officials say a Bahamas-registered cruise liner with more than a thousand people on board has run aground in northern Norway, in sight of the …
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014, 9:03 a.m.
Small plane crashes into Kansas airport building
WICHITA, Kan. - A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing two people inside the building …
Thu., Sept. 11, 2014, 10:26 a.m.
Teacher in accidental shooting in good condition
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a Utah teacher is in good condition after accidentally shooting herself in the leg with a concealed firearm in a faculty bathroom at …
Sat., Aug. 30, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Gun storage requirements could prevent accidents involving children
Parents have been charged with crimes for leaving their kids in fatally hot cars. They’ve been charged for failing to get medical care for children. For leaving kids unattended to …
Sat., July 19, 2014, 3:10 a.m.
Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory with …
Fri., July 18, 2014
Vantage pileup closes eastbound I-90
A chain-reaction accident involving at least 24 vehicles closed eastbound Interstate 90 for much of the day Thursday as emergency crews struggled in blowing dust, ash and smoke to remove …
Tue., July 15, 2014, 6:54 a.m.
Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 20 dead, 150 hurt
MOSCOW (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of morning rush hour. At least 20 people were …
Sun., July 6, 2014, 10:01 a.m.
Victim recounts Southern California shark attack
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who was attacked by a great white shark off a Southern California beach is describing how quickly a routine swim turned into a …
Thu., July 3, 2014, 12:10 p.m.
Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least one person and trapping a commuter bus, two construction …
UPDATED: Sat., June 7, 2014, 12:40 p.m.
Tracy Morgan in intensive care after 6-car crash
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured Saturday after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash that left …
Mon., May 26, 2014, 4:07 p.m.
Man holding breath in Oregon tunnel causes crash
MANNING, Ore. (AP) — A 19-year-old man told investigators he caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, …
Sat., April 26, 2014, 3:32 a.m.
Letter written aboard the Titanic to be auctioned
LONDON (AP) — In April 1912, Esther Hart wrote home about her journey to a new life. “The sailors say we have had a wonderful passage up to now,” said …
Wed., April 16, 2014, 6:59 a.m.
284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving …
Sat., April 12, 2014, 4:49 a.m.
With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt
PERTH, Australia (AP) — With no new underwater signals detected, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday that the massive search for the missing Malaysian jet would likely continue “for …
Sat., April 5, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
China ship detects ‘pulse signal’ in Indian Ocean
PERTH, Australia (AP) — China’s official news agency says a Chinese ship that is part of the multinational search effort looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected a …