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2 Die Trying To Rescue Climber

Two rescuers were killed as they tried to reach an injured climber on Mount Rainier early Sunday morning. The injured man was saved by a second crew. It’s the first …


Runaway Elevator Hits The Ceiling

An out-of-control elevator in the Empire State Building passed the 80th floor Saturday and slammed into the ceiling of the elevator shaft, injuring four tourists, police said. The passengers were …


Searchers Seek Bodies Of 65 Killed In Salvadoran Crash

Searchers climbed the slopes of a volcano Thursday to recover the bodies of 65 people, including at least five Americans, who were killed in El Salvador’s deadliest air disaster. Aviateca …


2 Killed In Plane Crash

A pilot and his passenger died after their plane crashed in mountain foothills on the east side of the Olympic Peninsula, authorities said Sunday. The crash was located Sunday evening …


Boy Dies After Fall Through Hotel Window

A 13-year-old who was running backward while playing in a hotel hallway crashed through a window Friday night and fell seven stories to his death, authorities said. Paris J. Taylor …


Pilot Escapes As Plane Hits Deer

A pilot escaped injury Tuesday night when his plane struck a deer on the Mead Airport runway. Larry Haugen was practicing touch-and-go maneuvers at the airport when he hit the …


Wreckage Of B-24 Found In Amazon

A salvage team has recovered the remains of 10 American aviators from the wreckage of a B-24 bomber that crashed in the Amazon jungle 51 years ago. The military investigators …


3 Workers Trapped In Wet Concrete

Three construction workers were trapped up to their waists in hardening concrete for an hour Tuesday after a section of new floor collapsed and dropped with the men onto a …


Trolley Car Collision Injures 32 In Boston

A crushing rear-end collision between two trolley cars Monday injured 32 people, plunging a subway station into subterranean chaos and launching a massive rescue operation. The crash occurred around 9:40 …


Arms Depot Blows, Dozens Missing

A series of explosions rocked the navy’s main arms depot on a small island about 200 yards offshore late Sunday, injuring at least 20 people and leaving dozens missing and …


Heavy Rain Causes 30-Car Pileup

Four people died and 23 were injured Saturday in a 30-car pileup that authorities blamed on the rain-slicked road. “One vehicle lost control. Cars started piling up after that,” said …


Cda Boater Faces Criminal Charge Runaway Craft Plowed Up On Nic Beach, Crashed Into Woman

A man whose boat ran up onto a beach and smashed into a woman is facing criminal charges, Kootenai County sheriff’s officials said Sunday. Gye St. Louis, 40, of Coeur …


Gun Falls From Closet, Shoots Boy In Leg

A 10-year-old boy was wounded in the thigh when a loaded gun fell out of a closet and discharged Saturday evening, police said. The child was apparently removing some clothes …


Man Pushed His Son Away From Pickup

An Airway Heights man who was hit by a pickup truck Friday night pushed his 9-year-old son out of harm’s way before the collision. Anthony J. Chavez suffered abrasions and …


A Child’s Refuge From Chernobyl Program Lets Children Take ‘Vacations’ To Rebuild Immune Systems

Host family Bob Towne, Michael, 3, and Benjamain, 6, wait for an Aeroflot jetliner carrying their Chernobyl child to land. Photo by Associated Press


More Than 100 ‘Deadheads’ Injured When Wooden Deck Collapses At Missouri Lodge

For the carefree nomads who call themselves “Deadheads,” it was near-nirvana - a night of dancing and partying as an early summer rain fell. But the celebration took a tragic …


Blades Only Witness In Gunshot Death Of Cousin Gun Apparently Belonged To Seahawks Star; Police Calling Death Accident For Now

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Hang Glider Killed

An experienced hang glider was killed when he apparently clipped a tree while trying to land and dropped 50 feet into a hayfield. Flying as high as 5,000 feet after …


Cable Car’s Stop Throws 10 To Street

An abrupt stop by a cable car slipping backward down a hill Monday tossed 10 passengers off the trolley and left them with cuts and bruises. The car, hooked to …


Hot-Air Balloon Hits Hard; Killing One

One person died and two were injured Monday when their hot-air balloon tour ended with a hard landing that threw them from the gondola. The pilot, with nine clients aboard, …


Impact Of Crash Lingers A Month After His Indy Wreck, Stan Fox Still Hasn’t Spoken

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Girl Killed In Fall From Roller Coaster

A 14-year-old girl riding a roller coaster fell to her death, unnoticed by most of the other passengers on the ride. A friend said the ride’s safety restraints had come …


5-Floor Department Store Collapses, Killing Dozens

A rescue worker helps injured people to safety after the collapse. Photo by Associated Press


Six Children Injured In Post Falls Collision

Six children were rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a pickup truck collided with the car they were riding in. Two of the children were being treated in Kootenai …


Bus Wreck Claims Third Elderly Victim

Deaths from a bus wreck near Virginia City rose to three on Wednesday, and examination of state records showed the bus driver was inadequately licensed. Madison County Sheriff Lee Edmisten …


Hiker’s Condition Serious After Fall

A 31-year-old hiker is in serious condition after falling 300 feet from Mount Stuart in Chelan County on Sunday. Gordon Rieker, of Yakima, suffered a cut on his head, a …


Officer Shoots Self On Firearms Range

A 23-year-old state Gambling Commission officer accidentally shot himself Monday during training at the Spokane Police Academy. Randy Johnson, of Vancouver, Wash., was on the firearms range with 29 other …


Activist Gored While Videotaping Bull-Running

A leading British animal rights campaigner was in intensive care in a Spanish hospital Monday after being badly gored by a bull during a small town festival. Vicki Moore, 39, …


Scientists To Plug Leaky Sunken Sub

Russian scientists headed for the Norwegian Sea on Saturday to seal holes in a sunken nuclear submarine and prevent possible radiation leakage. The expedition plans to patch the titanium hull …


Young Man Crushed Under Elevator

A man was crushed to death in a midtown Manhattan parking garage early Saturday when he became entangled in a conveyor belt, the police said. The man, Bill Benson, 19, …