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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Carmakers to add alerts to prevent child heatstroke deaths

By the 2025 model year, nearly all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will come with electronic alerts to remind people to not leave children behind in the back seats.


Man joined ‘Seven Summits Club’ when he reached Everest’s peak, then died climbing down

It was the final climb on his quest to reach the highest summit on all seven continents. When Christopher Kulish finally reached Mount Everest’s 29,035-foot peak, he joined an elite …


Utah climber, four others die on Mount Everest

Officials say American climber Don Cash, who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, died of probable altitude sickness on the way down …


After four inmate deaths, judge finds medical care at Virginia prison unconstitutional

All four were inmates at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the state prison in central Virginia is failing to provide adequate medical care and …


Rise in U.S. deaths in Afghanistan clouds outlook for peace

A rash of American combat deaths in Afghanistan is putting a spotlight on a stalemated 17-year war that is testing President Donald Trump’s commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban.


Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

The captain of a tourist boat that sank in a southwest Missouri lake and killed 17 people, including nine members of one family, didn’t tell passengers to put on flotation …


U.S. health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it’s …


Authorities say guards killed 3 Afghan officials

Afghan officials say three top Kandahar province officials have been killed by their own guards in an attack at a security meeting that also wounded two U.S. troops.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will …


80,000 people died of flu last winter in U.S.

The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter – the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.


New culture center to honor Shoshone killed in 1863 massacre

The chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation is on a mission to make sure hundreds of tribal members who were killed by U.S. troops in the 1863 …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018

ffAngry at plight of southern-resident orcas, speakers rebuke NOAA in public meetings

Attendees criticized NOAA for coordinating the now-canceled rescue effort of the orca J50 with SeaWorld, the entertainment park that had for decades profited from capturing the animals for use in …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018

Rally draws activists, relatives of inmates who died in Spokane County Jail

“My cousin died three years ago in Spokane County Jail, and I wish that it had stopped with him,” said Monica Moore, whose cousin, Lorenzo Hayes, died in the jail …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Hurricane’s death toll in Puerto Rico put at nearly 3,000

Hurricane Maria killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico in the desperate, sweltering months after the storm – almost double the previous government estimate – with the elderly and impoverished …


Five killed in domestic violence incidents in one day

Thursday was a particularly tragic day in regard to domestic violence in Idaho with five people being fatally shot throughout the state, including two couples who died in separate murder-suicides.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018

Fifth Spokane County Jail inmate dies in 12 months

A Spokane County Jail inmate died in his cell Wednesday night, possibly as the result of an attack by his cellmate, authorities said.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions not seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Feds: Goodyear tires may have caused 95 deaths or injuries

The U.S. government’s road safety agency says it has received allegations that defective Goodyear motor home tires caused crashes that killed or injured 95 people during the past two decades.


2 killed, 2 injured when car hits snow plow making U-turn

Two people died and two others were injured when their vehicle crashed into a snow plow that had taken a U-turn in Grays Harbor County.


Two dead in suspected murder-suicide outside Arkansas plant

Two people died early Wednesday in a suspected murder-suicide outside of a cosmetics factory near Little Rock, police said.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018

New Montana panel looks into child deaths

A new panel has begun looking into recent deaths of children in Montana’s child protective services system.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

Settlement reached in Chiquita case involving U.S. deaths

Court records show a settlement has been reached in lawsuits filed against banana giant Chiquita Brands International by the families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

Puerto Rico reports 78 killings in one of deadliest months

One of Puerto Rico’s deadliest months in recent years has closed, with 78 killings reported in January as the U.S. territory struggles with a surge in violent crime and growing …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018

The flu can kill tens of millions of people. In 1918, that’s exactly what it did.

The flu arrived as a great war raged in Europe, a conflict that would leave about 20 million people dead over four years. In 1918, the flu would kill more …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018

Iran protests have violent night; at least 12 dead overall

Nationwide protests in Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, bringing the death toll in …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017

Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

The world’s biggest journalists’ organization says that at least 81 reporters have been killed on the job this year and that violence and harassment against media staff have skyrocketed.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017

Islamic State kills 41 in attack on Afghan cultural center

An Islamic State suicide bomber struck a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and underscoring the extremist group’s growing reach in Afghanistan even as …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2017.


Egypt’s health ministry says 13 killed in road accident

Egypt’s Health Ministry says a deadly road accident has left 13 people dead and eight others injured in south Cairo.


33 killed as bus falls into river in western India

At least 33 people were killed on Saturday after a passenger bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said.