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Gas Kills Subway Passengers At Least 6 Die, 1,200 Hurt As Nazi Nerve Gas Hits Tokyo Commuters

Passengers bleed from the nose and eyes outside a Tokyo station today. Photo by Associated Press


Snipers Kill Two; Serbs Shell Airport

Snipers killed two people Sunday in Sarajevo, including a man shot as he tried to rescue a wounded man, and Serb gunners renewed their attacks on the airport despite the …


Grenade Explodes Inside Dance Hall

A grenade exploded inside a dance hall in a southern Philippine village, killing five people and wounding 32 others, a radio station reported today. The report monitored here quoted police …


Man Cuomo Tried To Save Is Executed

A two-time killer who was at the center of a tug-of-war between former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and Oklahoma’s governor was executed early this morning. In 1993, then-Oklahoma Gov. …


Sandpoint Woman Dies After Car Hits Tree

A Sandpoint woman died after losing control of her car in a hail storm near Cataldo, Idaho, on Saturday night. Christine G. Jensen, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene, …


Four Die From Virulent Strep Bacteria

Four people in southeastern Minnesota have died from a virulent strain of streptococcus bacteria this year and two others have fallen ill, health officials said Thursday. All the patients, who …


Man Waves Gun, Then Hit, Killed By Motorist

A 20-year-old Rathdrum man was killed Saturday night when he was hit by a vehicle as he tried to cross a highway near Rathdrum. Kootenai County sheriff’s officials say Keith …


Homeless Shelter Fire Kills 4 Children

Fire swept through a bedroom at a homeless shelter Saturday night, killing four children. The fire broke out about 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Salvation Army’s Red …


6 Missing In I-5 Collapse California Storms Leave Thousands Homeless; 38 Counties Are Disaster Areas

Rescue workers dig out a vehicle Saturday that plunged from an Interstate 5 bridge into Arroyo Pasajero Creek late Friday. Two people are believed to be in the car, which …


Rathdrum Man Dies In Car Accident

A Rathdrum, Idaho, resident was killed in a car accident on state Highway 53 on Saturday night. The accident happened about 8:25 p.m., the Idaho State Police reported. The man …


Court-Martial Of Former Fairchild Officer Delayed Pellerin’s Attorney Wants To See Safety Report Being Withheld By Air Force Secretary

The court-martial of a high-ranking Air Force officer is being delayed indefinitely because defense attorneys want to read a secret report on the fatal crash of Fairchild’s last B-52. Air …


Spokane Man Found Dead In Port Angeles Motel Room

A Spokane man was found dead in his motel room Wednesday, police said. The man was identified as 37-year-old Thomas R. Rohr.


Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man Officers Say Mentally Ill Victim Attacked With Shard Of Glass After Standoff

1. Blaine Dalrymple 2. Police say Blaine Dalrymple threatened officers with this shard of broken mirror. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Woman Found In Zoo Had Mental Troubles

A woman found dead inside the lion’s pen at the National Zoo over the weekend was identified Monday as an Arkansas resident with a history of mental health problems. Police …


Spokane Man Dies While Driving On I-90

A Spokane man died Friday when he had a fatal heart attack while driving on I-90 during rush hour, the Washington State Patrol reported. George Gabel, 74, was eastbound at …


Zoo Finds Partly Eaten Body In Lion’s Den

A partially devoured woman’s body was found early Saturday in the outdoor lion enclosure at the National Zoo. A zoo official said two lions were in the enclosure at the …


Television Actor’s Death Ruled Suicide

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Koehler, Nobel Winner In Medicine, Dies At 48

Georges Koehler, who shared the 1984 Nobel Prize for medicine, has died at age 48. He died Wednesday of a lung infection, Freiburg University said.


Man, 75, Dies In Snowmobile Accident

A 75-year-old Ferndale man died after a snowmobile accident in the Swan Range, Lake County authorities said Thursday. Leo Sudan died Wednesday after apparently being thrown from his snowmobile on …


Four Children Die In Mobile Home Fire

A racing fire pushed back a mother and father who unsuccessfully tried to rescue their four young children from the blaze that consumed their family’s mobile home Wednesday. The children, …


Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

A Sterling, Idaho, man died after the motorcycle he was riding left a county road and crashed through a fence. Idaho State Police said the rider, Dan Robinson, 41, was …


Speeding Car Breaks Through Rail, Killing One In River Plunge

A 24-year-old man who apparently had been racing with friends died Saturday when the vehicle crashed through a guard rail and into a reservoir at Lower Granite Dam, authorities said. …


Post Falls Man Dies In Crash

A Post Falls man died early Saturday when his Ford Bronco rolled across Interstate 90 west of Spokane and slammed into an abandoned car. James C. Blake, 38, was pronounced …


Mother’s Final Act Saves Rest Of Family From Fire Screams Wake Husband, Daughter In Burning House

1. Sue Swingle 2. Fire Investigators probe the ashes of a house in the foothills area northeast of Spokane that was destroyed by fire Friday. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Four Aboard Killed In Police Copter Crash

A state police helicopter crashed onto the roof of an unoccupied Harvard University boathouse shortly after takeoff Wednesday, killing two police pilots and the two civilians with them. The wreckage …


Idaho Man Dies In Truck Collision

An Idaho man died after his truck collided with another truck Wednesday in the Columbia Basin. Harold W. Metzer, 64, of Fernwood, Idaho, was taken to Othello Hospital, where he …


Idaho Teen Dies Of Exposure

A Lakeland High student was found dead of apparent exposure Sunday, hours after getting lost and then separated from his two snowboarding companions. Working in rain and wind, searchers found …


Highway Accident Kills Nau Star

Brad Snyder, the top scorer on Northern Arizona University’s men’s basketball team, was killed early Sunday when his car flipped on Interstate 17, officials said. The 6-foot-6 junior forward, who …


Train Kills Three Men

Three men trying to steal copper wiring from a railroad track were struck and killed by a passenger train south of Paris. The incident occurred Saturday night. The men apparently …


Two Die While Attempting Emergency Landing On Road

Two people died Saturday when their small plane crashed into Elk Creek as they tried to make an emergency landing on a tree-lined highway south of this small timber town. …