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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.


Dozens killed, injured as crowded bus veers off Nepal road

A bus filled with people traveling to their home villages in Nepal to receive the first government payments for victims of last year’s devastating earthquake slipped off a narrow mountain …


Shallow quake in Peru kills at least 4, including U.S. tourist

A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake centered in southern Peru’s picturesque Colca Valley killed at least four people, including a 65-year-old U.S. tourist, and left some 30 injured as it toppled …


Six die in plane crash in Alabama

Six people died when a small aircraft flying from central Florida to Oxford, Mississippi, developed engine problems and crashed Sunday morning while trying to land in Alabama, authorities said.


Authorities identify victims of Oregon motel fire

Authorities have identified the remains of four people who perished in a motel fire in Newport, Oregon.


Javier aims for Mexico’s Baja; 45 dead from earlier storm

Tropical Storm Javier pushed closer to the resort city of Cabo San Lucas on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday as the death toll from former Hurricane …


Doctors Without Borders says hospital it supports in Syria bombed, 13 killed

A hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and specializing in pediatrics in a rebel-held northern Syria province has been destroyed in a series of airstrikes over the weekend that killed …


Sheriff’s Department: Pierce County man kills nephew, shoots self

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said a man killed his 12-year-old nephew with a machete before fatally shooting himself in the head.


New storm forms off Mexico; toll from earlier storm hits 39

The death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Earl grew to 18 in Mexico on Sunday as a new tropical storm formed off the country’s Pacific Coast.


1 of 2 skydivers killed in California was first-time jumper

One of two skydivers who died plummeting into a Northern California vineyard was 18 and jumping for the first time, and his family was there watching when he hit the …


Macedonia declares emergency after flooding kills 21

Macedonia’s government declared a state of emergency Sunday in parts of the capital hit by torrential rain and floods that left at least 21 people dead, six missing and dozens …


Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 14 people

A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said.


17 bodies found, 1,128 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

ROME – Rescue boats recovered the bodies of 17 migrants and plucked 1,128 survivors from the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily on Thursday, a day after 22 corpses were found …


Scout leader: Storms kill boy, woman in northern Minnesota

ELY, Minn. – A boy and a woman camping with a Boy Scouts adventure program were killed and two other campers were injured when severe storms swept through a northern …