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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Obama tours Washington mudslide devastation, praises rescuers

    Obama tours Washington mudslide devastation, praises rescuers
    OSO, Wash. — Standing beneath a banner proclaiming "Oso Strong" one month after the deadly landslide, President Obama told the residents of the hard-hit Stillaguamish Valley that the nation is grieving with them as they struggle to rebuild homes,...
  • Ferry disaster fills South Korea with shame

    ANSAN, South Korea — For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world's 15th-largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week's ferry sinking is that it looks like a Third-World disaster. While...
  • 1 dead, 3 injured after CTA bus, van collide in South Chicago

    1 dead, 3 injured after CTA bus, van collide in South Chicago
    A green van smashed into the side of a CTA bus at an intersection in the South Chicago neighborhood, killing the driver of the van and injuring three other people. The crash happened about 12:45 a.m. at South Chicago and Commercial avenues in front of...
  • Traffic: Southbound MD 144 traffic shut down

    Traffic: Southbound MD 144 traffic shut down
    All southbound traffic on MD 144 in the Marriottsville area has been closed between MD 32 and Marriottsville Road due to emergency roadwork at 7:32 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. One northbound traffic lane is bi-...
  • Dead teen's mother sues FedEx in California bus crash: report

    Dead teen's mother sues FedEx in California bus crash: report
    The mother of a 17-year-old student who was among 10 people killed in a highway crash in northern California earlier this month has sued FedEx Corp for negligence, California-based City News Service reported. More than 30 others were injured when a...
  • Woman gets 3 years, 8 months for death of cyclist in Boyle Heights

    Woman gets 3 years, 8 months for death of cyclist in Boyle Heights
    A 21-year-old woman who struck a group of cyclists in Boyle Heights while driving intoxicated, leading to the death of one who was dragged several hundred feet by a following car, was sentenced to three years, eight months in prison Tuesday. Wendy...
  • Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million

    Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million
    The mother of a 17-year-old student who died when a FedEx freight truck slammed into a college-bound bus in Northern California, creating a fireball of wreckage, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the company's vehicles have a history of...
  • Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI hit-and-run

    Laguna Beach police arrested an Aliso Viejo woman on suspicion of felony DUI and hit-and-run after she allegedly struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk late Friday. Sherry Lynn Vitalone, 42, was taken into custody after the collision at 11:17 p.m. at Brooks...
  • William Hurt pulls out of 'Midnight Rider'

    William Hurt pulls out of 'Midnight Rider'
    "Midnight Rider" star William Hurt has pulled out of the Gregg Allman biopic, which suspended production in February after a train accident killed a camera assistant. "I can confirm he's out of the movie," said a spokeswoman for ICM Partners, the talent...
  • What's a California Green Party candidate gotta do to get some respect?

    What's a California Green Party candidate gotta do to get some respect?
    A Green Party candidate for secretary of state is planning to crash a debate Wednesday in Sacramento, after he and two other contenders were excluded from the event. This is oddly amusing for a couple of reasons. First, when has there ever been so...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Star Pulls Out of Movie After Fatal Accident

    William Hurt has pulled out of his starring role in "Midnight Rider," in which he was set to play musician Gregg Allman. Production on "Midnight Rider" was halted after second camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed in a Feb. 20 train accident in...