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Familes from Florida, NY die in Costa Rica plane crash

Costa Rican investigators are looking into what caused a charter aircraft to crash in woods in the country’s northwest soon after takeoff, killing two crewmembers and 10 U.S. citizens, including …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Five members of Washington family among 10 killed in fiery crash outside Acapulco

Five members of a Tacoma family were among 10 people killed in a fiery crash on a coastal highway in southern Mexico, Mexican authorities and a relative of the family …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Idaho called fourth most fatal state for snow driving

Idaho is the fourth most dangerous state for driving in snow, according to a report by SafeWise, a website for home security and safety advice.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Hood Canal-area couple among those killed in Mexican bus crash

Eight Americans, two Swedes and a Canadian were among those killed when the bus taking them from their cruise ships to visit Mayan ruins crashed in southeastern Mexico, officials said …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

12 killed as bus carrying foreign tourists crashes in Mexico

A bus carrying cruise ship passengers on an excursion to Mayan ruins in southeastern Mexico flipped over on a narrow highway Tuesday, killing 11 travelers and their guide and injuring …


Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 9

Two suicide bombers struck a church in Pakistan on Sunday, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others, authorities said, in the first attack on a church claimed by …


Suicide bomber kills 18 at Somalia police academy

An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 18 people at a police academy in Somalia’s capital on Thursday, authorities said. The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 in Yemen

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have killed at least 23 people, including prisoners, and wounded dozens in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, rebel officials and eyewitnesses said Wednesday.


Authorities: Two dead after school bus fire in western Iowa

A fire erupted on a school bus after it backed into a ditch in western Iowa early Tuesday, killing a student and the bus driver, investigators said.


Strong cyclone kills at least 12 in southern India

A strong cyclone over the southeast Arabian Sea triggered heavy rains and strong winds in southern India, damaging hundreds of huts, power lines and trees and killing at least 12 …


Five killed as Kenya police clash with Odinga supporters

At least five people were killed Friday in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued.


Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children

At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid escalating violence in and around the capital despite a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Gunman targeted neighbors then continued rampage

A Northern California man killed two neighbors with whom he had been feuding before he went on a shooting rampage Tuesday at apparent random sites – including an elementary school …


Ethiopia: 11 killed in continued violence in restive region

Eleven people have been killed in clashes in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence, said regional officials …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Fifty-four Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45.


Taliban attacks across Afghanistan leave 74 dead, hundreds wounded

Taliban militants launched a series of bombings across Afghanistan, targeting police and government facilities in attacks that killed 74 people and wounded more than 200, officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Portugal wildfires kill at least 35; 4 dead in Spain

Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left others missing in the country’s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups

Kenya police shot dead a street vendor as opposition supporters held demonstrations calling for electoral reform, a senior police official said Monday, while human rights groups said police killed had …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing

The death toll from a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital has risen above 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled …


Seven injured, one missing after oil rig blast on Louisiana lake

One person is missing and seven were injured after an explosion at an oil rig in a Louisiana lake just north of North Orleans.


Huge blast rocks Somalia’s capital; police say 20 killed

A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years.


Four Moldovans dead in cargo plane crash off Ivory Coast

A cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on its approach to the international airport in Abidjan, killing four crew members from Moldova and injuring …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Kenya police shoot dead 2 opposition protesters

Police in Kenya shot and killed two opposition protesters who allegedly stormed a police station with farm tools and rocks in the western part of the country, while police used …


Police: At least 12 dead in capsizing of boat of Rohingya

An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the confluence of a river and the Bay of Bengal and at least 12 people died, police said Monday. Five …


Two killed, 6 injured in Fort Jackson accident

An accident involving a military vehicle and a troop formation at Fort Jackson on Friday afternoon, resulted in the deaths of two soldiers and injured six others, two critically.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

12th death linked to Florida nursing home tragedy after Irma knocked out AC

A 12th patient of the sweltering Hollywood, Fla., nursing home died Thursday night, according to the Broward Medical Examiner.


Palestinian kills 3 Israelis outside West Bank settlement

A Palestinian gunman killed three Israelis and critically wounded a fourth outside a West Bank settlement before he was shot dead Tuesday, dealing a new blow to the efforts by …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Eight dead, dozens injured as fierce storm hits western Romania

Authorities say five people have died and at least 30 were injured during a violent storm in western Romania that produced winds of up to 60 miles an hour.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

Congo forces shoot dead at least 18 Burundi refugees: UN

Congolese forces have shot and killed at least 18 Burundian refugees near Burundi’s border, officials said Saturday.