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Mexican earthquake death toll reaches 90

The death toll from the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that struck southwestern Mexico last week has risen to 90, authorities said, as recovery efforts accelerated in the hardest-hit areas.


Activists: At least 17 killed in east Syria airstrikes

Syrian activists say at least 17 civilians have been killed in a series of airstrikes on a Euphrates River crossing in eastern Syria.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany

Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 2:08 p.m.

Egypt says police killed 10 suspected militants in Cairo

Egyptian police on Sunday raided two adjacent apartments used as hideouts by members of a splinter faction of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, killing 10 of them in a shootout, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

With saxophones and sobbing, Mexicans mourn earthquake dead

Slow-moving funeral processions converged on Juchitan’s cemeteries from all directions on Saturday, so many that they sometimes caused temporary gridlock when they met at intersections.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:24 a.m.

Authorities: Assailants attack Iraqi power station, 7 dead

At least three attackers entered a power station in Samarra Saturday and blew themselves up, killing seven workers and wounding eight security forces, Iraqi authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

City struggles to restore water service in Harvey aftermath

As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

New Mexico officials: 2 dead, 4 injured in library shooting

Two people were killed and four others injured when gunfire erupted inside a public library on Monday, throwing an eastern New Mexico community into a panic as officers swarmed the …


At least 950 killed in South Asia’s annual monsoon floods

Devastating floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed more than 950 people and displaced close to 40 million people across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh in recent days.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides

A local leader and a minister in Sierra Leone say more than 1,000 people have died in the mudslide and flood that hit the country’s capital nearly two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

A district police chief killed in western Afghanistan

An Afghan official says two police officers, including a district police chief, have been killed when their convoy was attacked by militants in western Nimroz province.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

Ongoing Myanmar clashes leave 96 dead, including six civilians

Myanmar’s government and advocates for the country’s Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority traded charges Sunday of killing civilians, burning down buildings and planting land mines, as clashes that began last week …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

Italy quake of 3.6-magnitude rocks resort island of Ischia

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday, collapsing some buildings, cutting electricity and sending panicked residents and tourists into the …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:59 a.m.

Thirty-three wounded, 6 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago

Chicago police say at least 33 people have been wounded, six fatally, in weekend shootings in the nation’s third-largest city.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Eighteen dead in suspected jihadist attack on Burkina Faso eatery

Hours after suspected Islamic extremists opened fire as patrons dined at the popular restaurant where she worked as a waitress, Amy Sawadogo was still wandering around barefoot at a crisis …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

Family, friends mourn 3 dead in Virginia rally violence

The mother of the woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia said she doesn’t want people to be angry …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Pentagon cites artillery “mishap” in 2 U.S. deaths in Iraq

A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery “mishap.”


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Man accused of ramming protesters pictured with racist group

The driver of a car accused of crashing into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia had been photographed hours earlier carrying the emblem of one of the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, sending at least 26 others to hospitals …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 12:45 p.m.

3 dead in California after Border Patrol chase ends in crash

An SUV being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents smashed through a guard rail and hurtled into a ravine off a San Diego freeway, killing three of the vehicle’s occupants …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Train collision in northern Egypt kills 43; 122 injured

Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people, according to authorities, the country’s deadliest rail accident in more than a decade.


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 7:43 p.m.

Trouble at the top of the world: Bodies recovered at Everest and complaints of stolen oxygen

Tragedy and a troubling mystery have enveloped Mount Everest as the mountain’s climbing season reaches its peak. The bodies of three Indian climbers were retrieved Sunday amid reports that climbers …


Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year – the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

13 killed, 2 hurt when church bus and truck crash in Texas

A small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 13 people and injuring two others Wednesday on a two-lane highway …


Traffic deaths surged in first 9 months of 2016

Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that began in late 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 4:08 p.m.

Official: Six dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

Six people were killed Monday when a Chattanooga school bus with 35 young children aboard crashed, turned on its side and wrapped around a tree, according to the district attorney.


Driver, 10-year-old child, 2 players die in N.C. bus crash

The bus driver, two football players and a 10-year-old child are the four people killed after a bus carrying a South Carolina junior college football team to its first game …


Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years …


Thousands hunker down after Louisiana floods; 6 killed

Thousands of people in southern Louisiana hunkered down in shelters Monday, forced out of their homes by intense flooding that took many people by surprise.