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  • Pa. zoo: Wild dogs killed boy who fell in exhibit

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A zoo where a 2-year-old boy fell into an exhibit and was fatally mauled by African wild dogs had met or exceeded all safety standards for animals …


  • Mayor: Police helicopter refurbished before crash

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta police helicopter that crashed and killed two officers on board had been completely refurbished within the last decade, and its pilot and maintenance crew were …


  • Zoo: Wild dogs killed boy, 2, who fell in exhibit

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 2-year-old boy who fell into an exhibit of African wild dogs was killed by the animals, not the fall, the president of the Pittsburgh Zoo said …


  • Boy, 2, dies after fall, dog attack at Pa. zoo

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A mother’s attempt to give her 2-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a fatal tragedy after the boy fell into the exhibit …


  • Mourners leave flowers at helicopter crash site

    ATLANTA (AP) — Mourners have been leaving flowers, cards and other mementos at a makeshift memorial near the site of a police helicopter crash that killed two Atlanta officers who …


  • Wild dogs kill 2-year-old boy at Pa. zoo exhibit

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A mother’s attempt to give her two-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a tragedy at the Pittsburgh Zoo after the boy fell …


  • NTSB: Police chopper hit pole, crashed; 2 killed

    ATLANTA (AP) — A low-flying police helicopter searching for a runaway boy hit a power line pole before it plummeted to the ground and exploded, killing both officers on board …


  • NTSB: Police chopper hit pole in crash; 2 killed

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal investigators say an Atlanta police helicopter hit the top of power line pole and its support cables before it crashed on a busy city street, killing …


  • Atlanta police ID officers killed in chopper crash

    ATLANTA (AP) — The two Atlanta police officers killed in a weekend helicopter crash are being remembered as public servants who died honorably as they searched for a missing 9-year-old …


  • Atlanta police helicopter crash kills 2 officers

    ATLANTA (AP) — A low-flying police helicopter scanning a bustling neighborhood not far from downtown Atlanta for a runaway 9-year-old boy suddenly plummeted to the ground and exploded, killing both …


  • Tragedies can’t break heroic NY community’s spirit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tragedy has too often visited one Queens community, but residents drew a line in the sand with Superstorm Sandy, rallying with a surfboard and kayaks at …


  • Police helicopter crashes in Atlanta, 2 dead

    ATLANTA (AP) — A police helicopter flying low over Atlanta on a nighttime search for a missing 9-year-old boy plunged to the ground in a northwest neighborhood of shops and …


  • Storm was cruel to elderly who refused to evacuate

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even with her Coney Island apartment squarely in the path of Superstorm Sandy, Loraine Gore was staying put. At age 90, she said, she had her …


  • Ky. evacuation indefinite as chemical tanker burns

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of people will remain forced from their homes indefinitely as a massive effort continued Friday to move derailed train cars filled with hazardous materials away …


  • Coast Guard probing cause of tall ship’s sinking

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has ordered a formal investigation into the sinking of a famous tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. …


  • Derailed tanker burns in central Kentucky

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emergency workers in Kentucky were increasingly confident that fire crews had contained a blaze spewing flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car, allowing them to …


  • 3-day search ends for ship captain off NC coast

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard halted its search Thursday for the captain of a tall ship that sank off the North Carolina coast during Hurricane Sandy …


  • Derailed tanker burns in Ky. with no end in sight

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The blaze that authorities initially said would end in a couple of hours instead spewed flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car for a second …


  • Blaze at site of derailment in Ky. to keep burning

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A chemical fire at the site of a train derailment in Kentucky that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes is expected to continue burning …


  • Chemical fire burns at Ky. train derailment site

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A chemical fire was still burning early Thursday after an explosion at the site of a train derailment in central Kentucky that forced the evacuation of …


  • Fire erupts at Ky. chemical train derailment site

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Flames from a derailed train car sent people rushing out of neighborhoods and an entire town near Louisville on Wednesday while firefighters tried to douse the …


  • Coast Guard searches on for tall ship’s captain

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Robin Walbridge had been in a lot of dicey situations as the captain of the HMS Bounty, an 18th-century replica tall ship that was the …


  • Coast Guard hopeful about finding ship’s captain

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard used ships and airplanes to search the Atlantic on Tuesday for the captain of the HMS Bounty, which went down during Hurricane …


  • 1 dead, captain missing after Sandy claims ship

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — When the Bounty set sail last week, the captain running the ship made famous in Hollywood adventure films believed he could navigate around Hurricane Sandy …


  • Hurricane claims famous tall ship off NC coast

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The final hours of the HMS Bounty were as dramatic as the Hollywood adventure films she starred in, with the crew abandoning ship in life …


  • Coast Guard finds 1 missing crew member of ship

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has found one of the missing crew members of a tall ship that went down off the North Carolina coast, …


  • Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing streets

    NEW YORK (AP) — A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds Monday and dangled precariously, prompting plans for engineers and inspectors …


  • Crew of ship that went down in Sandy identified

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard is identifying the crew of a replica 18th-century sailing vessel that went down off the North Carolina coast and says the missing …


  • Trooper fired from chopper to stop truck, kills 2

    LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper who fired on a pickup truck from a helicopter and killed two illegal immigrants during a chase through the desert was …


  • Sen. Reid leaves hospital after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was discharged from the hospital less than three hours after an apparent rear-end crash Friday afternoon on a Las Vegas freeway, …