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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Two Navy Fighter Jets Crash In Western Pacific; 1 Pilot Missing

By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau Two Navy F/A-18 fighter jets crashed after taking off from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. One of the pilots was quickly located and brought aboard the carrier for medical attention. Search efforts continue for the second pilot. No names were […]

September 12, 2014

‘Chicago Fire’ Actress Molly Glynn Killed By Falling Tree

By Nina Metz and Alexandra Chachkevitch, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO –‘Chicago Fire’ actress Molly Glynn died Saturday, a day after she was hit by a falling tree while biking on a north suburban forest preserve trail, officials and Glynn’s husband said. Glynn, who lived in Rogers Park, Illinois, was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m. at Evanston […]

September 8, 2014

Communication Errors Cited In Friendly-Fire Deaths In Afghanistan

By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Communication errors by troops on the ground and in the air led to the deaths of five American soldiers and one Afghan during a June battle with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, a Pentagon investigation concluded in a report released Thursday. In one of the deadliest friendly-fire incidents […]

September 5, 2014

After Uzi Death, Gun Ranges Debate Safest Way To Teach Kids To Shoot

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — The accidental death of an instructor at an Arizona shooting range, killed while teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire a fully automatic Uzi, has touched off a national debate on whether children should be given access to such weapons. But among those who enjoy and teach […]

August 29, 2014

Body Found Outside Jerusalem Probably Missing American, Say Police

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — A man’s body was found Thursday near the area where a young American yeshiva student had disappeared while hiking six days earlier. An Israeli police spokesman said initial indications suggested it was that of the missing man, but declined to say whether there was any sign of […]

August 28, 2014

Police Kill TV Crew Member Filming Reality Show ‘Cops’

Washington (AFP) — The filming of the reality show “Cops” turned deadly when U.S. police firing on a man suspected of robbing a restaurant hit a TV sound man and killed him, police said. The suspect, later found to have a pistol that fired pellets, was also killed in the incident in Omaha, Nebraska, on […]

August 28, 2014

7-Year-Old Shot By His Grandmother Fearing An Intruder, Deputies Say

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times A 7-year-old Florida boy is in critical condition after his grandmother mistakenly shot him, sheriff’s deputies say. Linda Maddox, 63, was sleeping in her bedroom with her twin grandsons after their father had gone to work, said Cristal Bermudez Nunez of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Concerned about her […]

August 19, 2014

NASCAR Stewart Probe Shows ‘No Criminal Behavior’: Police

New York (AFP) — U.S. police have found “no criminal behavior” on racing driver Tony Stewart’s part but will continue their probe into the bizarre incident in which he struck and killed an up-and-coming driver. Stewart, one of the most popular drivers in America’s NASCAR stock car circuit, plowed into 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. during […]

August 12, 2014

Family: Woman May Have Tried To Help Brother When Both Killed By Train

By Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A brother and sister in their 50s were struck and killed by a commuter train as they took a well-worn shortcut over the tracks through weeds and trees in Chicago, according to officials and family. Relatives believe Margaret Huddleston, 54, may have been trying to get her brother […]

August 8, 2014

Bangladesh Ferry Carrying 250 Capsizes, Many Missing

By Nazrul Islam, dpa Dhaka (dpa) — At least two people were killed and more than 100 were missing after a ferry carrying an estimated 250 people capsized in a river in central Bangladesh Monday, police said. Rescuers were searching for victims in the district of Munshiganj, about 30 kilometres south of the capital Dhaka, […]

August 4, 2014

No Plans To Search For Bodies Of Mount Rainier Climbers, Officials Say

By Maria L. La Ganga and Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times EATONVILLE, Wash. — As family members of six climbers believed to have died in a catastrophic fall on Mount Rainier made their way to Washington state, officials said there are no plans to actively search for the bodies because of the treacherous terrain. “All indications […]

June 2, 2014

Charter Bus, FedEx Drivers In Fiery Crash Had Clean Driving Records

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The drivers of a FedEx freight truck and charter bus that collided head-on last week in Northern California, killing 10, had clean driving records, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The bus company, Silverado Stages, identified the driver late Monday as Talalelei Lealao-Taiao. Family members […]

April 15, 2014

Death Toll In Fiery Bus Crash Rises To 10; Five Are High School Students

By Matt Stevens, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times ORLAND, Calif. — The death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students rose to 10 early Friday, officials said. The victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck […]

April 11, 2014