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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Kansas City house explosion injures five, two critically

    A house explosion on a residential street in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday evening has left five people injured, two of them in critical condition, police said. Firefighters responded to an explosion in the 7100 block of Tennessee Avenue, a small block...
  • No injuries in crash of military jet into homes in Imperial County

    A Marine jet crashed into homes in the city of Imperial in Imperial County but there were no casualties, the city's fire chief said Wednesday evening. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the homes escaped, said Chief Tony Rouhotas. The AV-8B Harrier...
  • CHP: Driver says brakes failed before car hit 3 teen girls

    CHP: Driver says brakes failed before car hit 3 teen girls
    A driver who hit three teenagers walking across a North Hollywood street Wednesday says his car's brakes failed, the California Highway Patrol says. One of the 14-year-old girls was on life support with head trauma, another suffered a dislocated hip and...
  • Driver kept going after hitting 3 girls in North Hollywood, CHP says

    Driver kept going after hitting 3 girls in North Hollywood, CHP says
    Three 14-year-old girls were walking back to their North Hollywood school Wednesday when they were struck by a driver who didn't stop after he hit them, a CHP official said.  The girls, reportedly students at Oakwood School, were walking back to the...
  • Three teens critically injured after car hits them in North Hollywood

    Three teens critically injured after car hits them in North Hollywood
    Three teenage girls were critically injured Wednesday after being struck by a car in North Hollywood, authorities said.  The girls were reportedly in a crosswalk near 11482 Magnolia Blvd. when a man driving a compact car hit them, said Los Angeles...
  • 125 years after Johnstown flood, U.S. dams need expensive fix

    125 years after Johnstown flood, U.S. dams need expensive fix
    The last Friday in May dawned wet and stayed that way. Merchants in blue-collar Johnstown, Pa., hauled their wares to their buildings’ upper stories to wait out the expected flooding. Families moved furniture and stockpiled supplies. But nothing...
  • Woman struck by L.A. County beach maintenance vehicle

    Woman struck by L.A. County beach maintenance vehicle
    An SUV driven by a Los Angeles County beach maintenance worker struck and injured a woman Wednesday morning at Venice Beach. The 49-year-old woman, whose name was not available, was struck about 10:30 a.m. on the Via Marina Peninsula beach just north of...
  • Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes

    Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes
    For years, scientists have wondered about the forces that keep pushing up California's mighty Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in one part of Central California. On Wednesday, a group of scientists offered...
  • San Diego wildfires force mass evacuations, burn homes

    San Diego wildfires force mass evacuations, burn homes
    A new wildfire in San Diego County forced the evacuation of Cal State San Marcos Wednesday as crews battled a series of other blazes that had taxed firefighting resources to the point where officials declared a local emergency. The university, which has...
  • Family of trooper killed on job wins $10.9M settlement

    Family of trooper killed on job wins $10.9M settlement
    The widow of an Illinois state trooper killed in a fiery crash after a truck driver slammed into his squad car last year has been awarded a $10.9 million settlement in a wrongful death suit. James Sauter, 28, of Vernon Hills, died at the scene after a...
  • Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270

    Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270
    The death toll in one of Turkey's worst mining disasters climbed to more than 270 on Thursday, and protesters took to the streets in several cities, accusing the ruling party of lax regulation, corruption and close ties to the mining industry. At...