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  • Official death toll from Washington state mudslide rises to 28

    Official death toll from Washington state mudslide rises to 28
    The official death toll from a devastating mudslide in Washington state rose to 28 on Tuesday, up from 24 the day before, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said on Tuesday. A statement issued by the coroner's office also said the remains...
  • South Korea president: Conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder

    South Korea president: Conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday the actions of the captain and crew of a ferry that sank last week were tantamount to murder, as authorities arrested four more officers of the vessel. Sixty-four people are known to have died and...
  • Washington mudslide death toll now at 29

    Washington mudslide death toll now at 29
    The official death toll in the Washington state mudslide rose to 29 Thursday, up from 28 on Tuesday, while 20 people were still listed as missing, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office said on Wednesday. Efforts to recover bodies from the...
  • California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery

    California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery
    Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared not to brake. A...
  • 5 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan chopper crash

    MUMBAI, India – Five NATO troops died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan on Saturday in the deadliest incident so far this year for the international forces, officials said. The U.S.-led NATO coalition said it was investigating the...
  • 1977 Mass Murder In Prospect Claimed Woman, 8 Children

    1977 Mass Murder In Prospect Claimed Woman, 8 Children
    Until the Newtown shootings in December 2012, the 1977 slaying of a mother, her seven children and a young family friend was the largest mass murder in Connecticut history. In the wee hours of July 22, 1977, at about 4:15 a.m., neighbors smelled smoke...
  • Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street

     Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street
    Navy Captain George Colvocoresses survived yellow fever, explored uncharted islands of the South Pacific Ocean and conducted daring raids on Southern command posts during the Civil War, only to come home to Connecticut and end up dead. The circumstances...
  • 'I got tossed from one end of the train to the other'

    'I got tossed from one end of the train to the other'
    Milka Overton stood aboard her Blue Line train as it approached the O'Hare International Airport terminal this morning and waited for it to stop so she could begin her work day. It never did. Instead, the eight-car train seemed to pick up speed as...
  • Malaysia plane search undersea could take 2 months

    Malaysia plane search undersea could take 2 months
    A U.S. Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 230-square-mile area where the plane is believed to have sunk, U.S. search authorities said Tuesday. The...
  • Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam

    Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam
    Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy. There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help. So Perry, an Army medic who...
  • Malaysia jet search flights called off due to severe weather

    Aircraft searches for a Malaysia jetliner presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean have been called off for Thursday due to bad weather, a U.S. Navy officer told Reuters. "The forecast in the area was calling for severe icing, severe turbulence...