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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.


Powerful quake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island, 39 dead

A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Vintage plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

A vintage propeller plane plunged near-vertically into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board as they returned from a two-day trip to southern Switzerland, investigators said Sunday.


Blast in Afghanistan’s Kabul kills 14, returning VP unharmed

A suicide bomber carried out an attack near Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan on Sunday killing 14 people, and narrowly missing the country’s vice president who was returning home after living …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

New Mexico passenger bus crash kills 3, sends 22 to hospital

A crash involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles on a highway in New Mexico early Sunday has killed three people and sent 22 to the hospital, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

At least 100 dead, many missing as ‘historic’ rains pound Japan

At least 85 people have died and 58 are unaccounted for as torrential rains continued to batter parts of western Japan on Sunday, causing landslides and flooding and forcing millions …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Overcrowded bus plunges into gorge in India, killing 48

At least 48 people were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road into a gorge in northern India, officials said.


Nigeria: ‘Deeply unfortunate killings’ as 86 reported dead

Nigeria’s presidency late Sunday announced a “deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities” in central Plateau State as one report cited police as saying 86 people were dead in …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

Idaho coroner: 4 people died in 7-vehicle crash

Authorities say four people are dead after seven vehicles collided in a chain reaction crash near Boise on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Five dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.


Family of 5 killed in explosion at Washington state cabin

Authorities say a family of five was killed in an explosion at their vacation property on Washington state’s Hood Canal.


Ahead of truce, suicide bomber kills at least 13 in Afghan capital

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of an Afghan government building Monday, killing at least 13 people the day before a truce with Taliban insurgents is supposed …


Two dead after glider crash in Grand Teton National Park

Two people are dead after a glider crash in Grand Teton National Park.


EU nations split over asylum; 112 migrants die in shipwreck

European Union countries remained deeply divided Tuesday over how to reform EU rules for managing the influx of refugees and migrants, as U.N. agencies reported that an estimated 112 people …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 62, expected to rise

Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies Monday from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 62 and was expected to …


Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria

At least 4,645 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria and its devastation across Puerto Rico last year, according to a new Harvard study released Tuesday, an estimate that …


Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12

Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday. The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led …


Police: Man purposefully drives car into restaurant, kills 2

Authorities say a man intentionally drove his car into a North Carolina restaurant, killing his daughter and another person and injuring several others.


Report finds multiple failures leading to Niger attack

Multiple failures led up to the deadly Niger attack last October, but top military leaders said Thursday that none directly caused the overwhelming enemy ambush that killed four American service …


Suicide bombers strike in Afghan capital, killing 7

Suicide bombers struck two police stations in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 17, officials said.


Two found dead in quake-hit Polish coal mine; 3 still missing

Polish rescue workers on Sunday found the bodies of two miners after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland.


Bombing at mosque in Afghanistan kills 14, wounds 33

A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration center killed at least 14 people and wounded 33, officials said on Sunday.


Domestic violence call led to standoff, deadly explosion

A Connecticut woman’s call to police to report domestic violence led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left one person dead and nine officers …


Airstrikes kill 23 in IS-held territory in Syria

Airstrikes killed at least 23 civilians on Tuesday in one of the last pockets of Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria, according to Syrian state media and an opposition-linked monitoring group, …


Idaho wreck kills 2 people, injures 4 Mormon missionaries

Authorities say two people were killed and four Mormon missionaries were injured after their cars collided in southern Idaho.


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Four dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early Sunday, shooting four people to death before a …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 8 p.m.

Crash kills 257 in Algeria’s deadliest aviation disaster

A hulking military transport plane crashed just after takeoff Wednesday in Algeria, killing 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in the North African nation’s history and plunging the country …


Twenty-seven children die in India when school bus plunges into gorge

At least 27 children were killed Monday when their school bus skidded off a mountain road into a gorge in the foothills of the Himalayas, officials said.


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Canada town’s arena focus of mourning after bus crash kills 15

The people of the small town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, grieved at their hockey arena Sunday, mourning the deaths of 15 people when a semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the …