Stories tagged: Death
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 10:11 A.M.
Uncle of boy killed over missing birthday cake gets 10 years
The uncle of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for handcuffing him to a chair …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 7:55 A.M.
Philippine militants release video of German’s beheading
Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 7:51 A.M.
Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva talks continue
At least 11 people were killed in airstrikes on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva …
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 5:14 A.M.
Analysis: The world is ignoring an ‘unprecedented’ starvation crisis
The world is in the grip of an astonishing and acute crisis: More than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen face starvation in the next …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 8:53 P.M.
Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted ‘get out of my country’
In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to “get out of my country,” witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 8:45 A.M.
$3.35 million settlement for family of black teen killed by officer
Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by police in Madison, Wisconsin, say they have settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $3.35 million.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 8:13 A.M.
Woman killed by flying debris as Storm Doris batters Britain
A woman has been killed by flying debris in central England as storm winds of more than 90 mph batter the United Kingdom.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 8:02 A.M.
2 killed in head-on crash near East Helena
Two Helena men died in a fiery head-on crash on U.S. Highway 12 near East Helena.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 5:28 A.M.
20 million going hungry in 4 nations; $4.4B needed soon, U.N. says
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent “a catastrophe” of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 4:05 P.M.
Mexican migrant dies after deportation in possible border suicide
A Mexican man who had just been deported from the United States fell to his death Tuesday from a bridge near the Tijuana-San Diego border crossing. A Mexican official with …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 12:50 P.M.
Federal trial over Michael Brown’s death pushed back to 2018
A federal lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents over the 2014 police shooting death of their son in Ferguson, Missouri, now won’t happen until at least next year, though a judge …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:49 A.M.
Tacoma fire department revises hiring after firefighter’s drug death
The Tacoma Fire Department has revised their hiring practices in the wake of a News Tribune story about a firefighter who died of a drug overdose last summer after showing …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 10:14 A.M.
Up to 600 waterfowl die in western Idaho from avian cholera
An estimated 500 to 600 ducks and geese have died due to avian cholera in western Idaho. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a news release on Tuesday …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 4:51 A.M.
Vancouver police: Son began trying to dismember mom’s body
Vancouver police say a 45-year-old man killed his mother at her Vancouver home last week and tried to dismember her before he was arrested.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 3:17 P.M.
No sign of wounds, heart attack on body of North Korean leader’s slain half-brother
The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother remains a mystery, with initial autopsy results showing no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds, Malaysian officials …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 12:41 P.M.
Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting disarmed Palestinian attacker
A military tribunal sentenced an Israeli soldier to 18 months in prison on Tuesday in the killing of a disarmed Palestinian attacker, noting the army medic showed no remorse for …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:51 A.M.
Washington’s bad flu season may have peaked
Officials say one of Washington state’s worst flu seasons appears to be subsiding. The Seattle Times reports that the Department of Health says influenza had killed 207 people in the …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 10:55 A.M.
Two Beaverton police officers shoot, kill man on roof
A Beaverton police spokesman says two officers have shot and killed a man standing on a roof.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:21 A.M.
Three young people killed in rural Oregon crash
Authorities say three young people died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in a rural community southeast of Portland.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:18 A.M.
Karla Gray, Montana’s first female chief justice, dies at 69
Karla Gray, the first female chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, has died of cancer. She was 69.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 6:39 P.M.
Pilot radioed in ‘Mayday’ call before Australian plane crash that killed four U.S. tourists
A pilot repeatedly yelled out “Mayday” but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:03 A.M.
Police: Pair killed landlord, lived with her body 2 weeks
Police say a man and a woman are accused of killing their landlord in Florida and living with the body for two weeks while trying to decide how to dispose …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 6:05 A.M.
Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border
Sixty feet and the U.S-Mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old Mexican boy and the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 5:02 P.M.
California foster father takes in only terminally ill children
The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway – the sickest of …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 1:26 P.M.
Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s sharp-tongued ambassador to the UN, dies
Russia’s longtime ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died in New York on Monday, following a career that spanned four decades and saw Russia emerge from the Soviet Union …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 7:41 A.M.
Head of Nobel Peace Prize awards committee dead at 65
Norwegian Nobel officials say the head of Norwegian Nobel Committee, Kaci Kullmann Five, has died at age 65.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:54 P.M.
Man sentenced to 112 years for Seattle Pacific shooting in 2014
A mentally ill man who killed one student and wounded two others at Seattle Pacific University in 2014 – a shooting inspired by the Columbine High School massacre a decade …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 10:12 A.M.
6 die in gas leak at South African naval base, several hurt
An apparent gas leak at a naval base in the South African city of Durban killed six people Friday, including three members of the military, authorities said.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:55 A.M.
Avalanche kills 7 army troops in Kazakhstan
A Kazakhstan emergency official says seven army soldiers have died in an avalanche in the ex-Soviet republic’s southern mountains.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 8:27 A.M.
10 snowmobilers die in thinly frozen lakes in mild Northeast
Ten snowmobilers have died in thinly frozen lakes across the Northeast during this mild winter. Most of the accidents happened in New York state, where officials warned that, despite recent …