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Truck slams into crowd on highway in Guatemala; 18 dead

A large truck slammed into a crowd gathered on a dark highway in western Guatemala, killing 18 people and leaving bodies scattered on the roadway, firefighters said Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Aftermath: Alabama’s tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89

The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. Relatives said one extended family lost 10 members.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:35 a.m.

Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims

Rescuers searched for victims Monday amid homes smashed to their foundations, shredded metal dangling from trees and dead animals lying in the open after a tornado ripped through a rural …


Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Thursday near the southern port city of Aden, killing …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Three dead after commercial crabbing vessel capsizes off Oregon

A commercial crabbing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing the three men aboard and sending a shock wave through a seafaring community already struggling from a …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Idaho police: 3 adults dead, 2 children safe after standoff

Three adults are dead and three children are safe after a standoff at a home in Meridian, Idaho on Sunday afternoon.


Mexico helicopter crash claims Puebla governor, ex-governor

A husband-and-wife political power couple who were the current and ex-governors of the central Mexican state of Puebla died in a Christmas Eve helicopter crash, officials announced.


Gunmen kill nearly 30 people in brazen attack in Kabul

Gunmen armed with assault rifles and explosives stormed a government building in the Afghan capital Monday, killing 29 people, wounding more than 20 and terrorizing hundreds in a brazen, eight-hour …


Five missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast, and …


Flash flood swamps Sydney, killing three

At least three people died after a deluge that brought chaos to Australia’s largest city Wednesday.


Pentagon identifies 3 servicemen killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has released the names of three U.S. servicemen killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan


Roadside bomb kills 3 U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, in what appeared to be the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Police: Grocery shooting suspect tried to access black church

A white man with a history of violence and mental illness was recorded on surveillance video apparently trying to get inside a predominantly black church in Kentucky before he went …


One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.


Four men killed in shooting at child’s birthday party in Texas

An argument at a toddler’s birthday party in South Texas escalated into a shooting that left four men dead and a fifth man wounded, authorities said Sunday.


German couple found dead; Mallorca flood deaths now 12

Spanish rescuers have found the bodies of a German couple who went missing after flash flooding on the island of Mallorca, bringing the confirmed death toll to 12. A young …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

Twenty die when limo on way to birthday party blows stop sign

A limousine on its way to a birthday party blew a stop sign at the end of a highway, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Eight people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.


Gunman kills his wife, 4 others and himself in California

A gunman went on a rampage in Kern County, California, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to death, authorities said.


Taliban attack Afghan security forces in north, killing 52

Taliban insurgents launched separate attacks on Afghan security forces in the country’s north, killing at least 52, provincial officials said Monday.


‘A horrific situation’: 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

A gunman opened fire Thursday morning in a building in the heart of Cincinnati in an attack that left him and three other people dead, police said.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Two dead, three critically injured in I-90 crash near Ellensburg

Two people died and three were critically injured after a crash on Interstate 90 near Ellensburg Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24 people, injures 22

A bus hit another vehicle at high speed and then rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 22 while smashing into several houses along a highway …


Eight dead in two-car collision in rural Oregon

A collision in rural Oregon that killed eight people happened when the driver of one SUV crossed the centerline and crashed into another SUV carrying seven people.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Taliban offensive exposes fragile U.S. hopes for Afghan peace

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That’s raising …


Blast in northern Syria kills at least 36; cause unclear

An explosion in northern Syria killed at least 36 people Sunday and wounded many others, but the cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known, opposition activists said.


Eleven killed and nearly 70 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were wounded over the weekend in Chicago, in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to …


Tanker truck explosion in Italy kills 2, injures up to 70

A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people, injuring …


Five killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

Five people on board a small airplane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna crashed Sunday in a Southern California parking lot, authorities said.