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  • Ebola virus kills 729 people in West African countries

    07/31/2014 7:30:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    CCTV ^ | 07-31-2014
    The worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa. To date, there have been more than 1300 confirmed cases, and 729 have died.
  • Government Releases First Large-Scale Health Data on Gay Community

    07/17/2014 10:02:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 17, 2014 | Denali Tietjen
    Less than three percent of the population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual (GLB), a new federal health report shows. According to the survey responses, 96.6 percent of adults ages 18 years and older identify as straight, 1.6 percent identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent identified as bisexual. These numbers are significantly lower than most American’s estimate. A 2012 Gallup Survey shows that U.S. adults, on average, approximate a quarter of the population to be gay or lesbian.
  • 5 reasons why comparing Israeli and Palestinian death totals is misleading way to judge the conflict

    07/17/2014 10:58:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/17/2014 | Philip Klein
    One of the most common and misleading tactics deployed against Israel by its critics is to compare the number of dead Israelis and dead Palestinians, and use the figures to portray Palestinians as victims of Israeli aggression. Vox's Max Fisher, who is on a campaign to convince people that Israel bears primary responsibility for the absence of peace in the region, pushed the argument this week to show that the conflict was “lopsided.” The Legal Insurrection blog has rounded up other examples of liberals and critics of Israel making similar arguments emphasizing comparative death totals. In a sense, it's understandable...
  • 5 killed in Houston-area wrong-way traffic wreck

    06/30/2014 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Redcat · 40 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 06/30/14 | Dale Lezon
    New details have been released after at least five people, including a young child, were killed late Sunday night when a wrong-way driver slammed head-on into their pickup in northeast Harris County. The two-vehicle wreck happened about 11 p.m. on the westbound North Sam Houston Parkway near John Ralston, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said Efraim Carmona was driving a 2009 Dodge Ram 5500 pickup eastbound in the westbound lanes when he smashed into a 2000 Ford F-150. Five people in the Ford died at the scene. The front passenger in the Ford was injured and was...
  • Senator: More than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of VA misconduct

    06/24/2014 9:39:14 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON — Over the past decade, more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of misconduct by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a report released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. “Too many men and women who bravely fought for our freedom are losing their lives, not at the hands of terrorists or enemy combatants, but from friendly fire in the form of medical malpractice and neglect by the Department of Veterans Affairs,” Coburn said in a letter addressed to taxpayers, which was attached to the report. In a press release, Coburn said the...
  • A ‘war zone’: Tornadoes destroy more than half of Pilger, local leaders say; child killed

    06/17/2014 6:14:56 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 17 June 2014 | By Julie Anderson, Jay Withrow 
and Emily Nohr
    UPDATE (7:30 a.m.) CONDITIONS IN PILGER — Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said Tuesday morning that the five-year-old who died was a girl in a mobile home situated on Main Street. A traffic fatality 2.5 miles east of Pilger in Cuming County has not been linked to the storm. — 75 percent of the community is “gone, and that’s my opinion,” Unger said, including the middle school, Midwest Bank, a convenience store, post office, numerous houses, city hall, firehouse and St. John’s Lutheran church.
  • Dozens killed, including Catholic priest, during Church attack in Central African Republic

    05/31/2014 5:06:51 PM PDT · by narses · 11 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | May 29, 2014
    Muslim rebels attacked a Catholic parish in Bangui, the embattled capital of the Central African Republic, killing as many as 30 people, including the parish priest. The attack took place on Wednesday, when the Seleka rebels stormed the Our Lady of Fatima church compound with gunfire and grenades. Dozens of people, Christian and Muslim alike had taken refuge there to escape the fighting. The archdiocese of Bangui confirmed the death of Paul Emile Nzale. The 76-year-old parish priest. He's the second priest killed in the country this year, as a result of the on-going fighting. Both the Seleka and the...
  • 4 dead among at least 35 shot in Chicago in 36 hours

    04/13/2014 9:15:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 13, 2014 | Stephanie K. Baer and Peter Nickeas
    At least 35 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in 36 hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday. Officers responded to at least 26 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side involving an attack that left a 17-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded, police said. There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side.
  • Syria civil war 'kills over 150,000 people' in three years

    04/01/2014 7:31:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Apr 2014 | Olivia Nwabali
    Over 150,000 people have lost their lives since the March 2011 outbreak of the devastating civil war in Syria, according to new figures. The London based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which closely monitors the conflict using a network of activists and medical staff in Syria, has documented the deaths of 150,344 people. More than a third of those killed in Syria – by shellfire, air strikes and bullets – are civilians, the rights group said. Now in its third year, the war, which continues, unabated, has ravaged entire cities, leaving whole civilian neighbourhoods flattened by shell fire and...
  • Taliban Suicide Bomber Turns on His Own Commanders, Kills 15

    04/01/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
    TOLOnews.com ^ | 01 April 2014
    At least 15 senior Taliban commanders were killed on Tuesday in Ghazni province by a suicide bomber reportedly attempting to keep them from carrying out plans to disrupt Saturday's elections, according to Afghan officials. In addition to the 15 confirmed dead, nine other militants were wounded by the blast, which occurred in the Gelan district of Ghazni, according to the National Directorate of Security (NDS). Among the casualties were said to be Pakistani Taliban leaders. Insurgents have publicly stated their intent to derail the elections, which will mark the country's first democratic transition of presidential power in history. The Taliban...
  • Kenyan church attack leaves four worshippers dead and 17 injured

    03/23/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Sunday 23 March 2014 08.44 EDT
    A bible next to a pool of blood inside the Joy Jesus church in Likoni near Mombasa. Photograph: Str/EPA At least four people were killed when two gunmen burst into a crowded church and opened fired on worshippers near the Kenyan port of Mombasa. The attack, which left about 17 wounded, came despite increased security in Kenyan cities amid heightened warnings of extremist violence. Robert Mureithi, a local police chief, said: "They were shot by gunmen who shot indiscriminately at worshippers and then fled.". There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kenya has been hit by a series of...
  • Muslims Slaughter 400 People In Killing Fields And Impregnate 3000 Women

    03/22/2014 1:16:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Wahlid Shoebat ^ | 3/22/2014 | Walid Shoebat and Theodore Shoebat
    Muslims in Syria have butchered 400 people in mass killing fields, and have also impregnated 3000 women through sex jihad. We have learned this information through our Middle East contact Sister Hatune Dogan, who we partnered with in order to rescue Christians in Syria and Iraq, Turkey and Jordan. “Abd Alluhud tells his story driving to his farm, taking the regular route near Idlib and what he sees was so horrific; hundreds of bodies on the side of the road, all decapitated”, so reports Sister Hatune Dogan to Shoebat.com after she came back from her mission to aid Christians in...
  • Herdsmen Kill 100 In Attacks On Nigerian Villages [Translation: Muslims Murder Christians]

    03/16/2014 12:15:03 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 16 March 2014
    Gunmen shot, hacked and burned to death at least 100 people and razed homes in central Nigeria.
  • What’s Behind The Growing Pile Of Dead Banker Bodies? Here's a background of some of the dead...

    03/01/2014 8:24:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 02/25/2014 | Bob Livingston
    It’s become a health hazard to be a banker. What evil lurks beneath the pile of bodies?In growing numbers, the bodies of bankers are piling up in the streets — at least eight global financial types in recent weeks (and five others in the past year). And a financial reporter for The Wall Street Journal walked out of his house and mysteriously hasn’t been seen or heard from in weeks.So what gives? Three of the bankers worked for JPMorgan. One worked for Deutsche Bank AG. Others for companies not so prominent, i.e., not “too big to fail,” but possibly...
  • Medic: At least 70 protesters killed in Kiev

    02/20/2014 8:58:56 AM PST · by mandaladon · 112 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | YURAS KARMANAU
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine's embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 70 people dead and hundreds injured. Video footage on Ukrainian television showed shocking scenes Thursday of protesters being cut down by gunfire, lying on the pavement as comrades rushed to their aid. Trying to protect themselves with shields, teams of protesters carried bodies away on sheets of plastic or on planks of wood. Protesters were also seen leading policemen with...
  • Study: Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Have Tripled

    02/05/2014 2:31:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 02/04/2014
    SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) – According to a recent study, fatal car crashes involving pot use have tripled in the U.S. “Currently, one of nine drivers involved in fatal crashes would test positive for marijuana,” Dr. Guohua Li, director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia, and co-author of the study told HealthDay News. Researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health gathered data from six states – California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and West Virginia – that perform toxicology tests on drivers involved in fatal car accidents. This data included over 23,500 drivers that...
  • I Am Overwhelmed by 55 Million Babies Killed Since Roe v. Wade | LifeNews.com

    01/21/2014 7:51:21 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 45 replies
    LIFENEWS.COM ^ | 1/22/13 11:40 AM | Kristan Hawkins
    I thought of the more than 55,000,000 lives that have been taken in the U.S. since 1973, and I became overwhelmed at the tragedy. Article Link: I Am Overwhelmed by 55 Million Babies Killed Since Roe v. Wade | LifeNews.com (http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/22/i-am-overwhelmed-by-55-million-babies-killed-since-roe-v-wade/)
  • 14 killed in China mosque stampede

    01/06/2014 8:04:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 06 January 2014
    Fourteen people have died after a stampede at a mosque in northern China. The incident happened at the mosque in Guyuan, a city in the Ningxia region, the Xinhua News Agency said, while people were handing out traditional cakes during an event to commemorate a religious figure. …
  • 32 Officers Killed by Gunfire in 2013, Lowest Number Since 1887

    12/31/2013 8:54:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There is some coverage of this number, which varies quite a bit from year to year.   The number being shown is 33, but that appears to include one accident.  The trend is down, though not as much as the homicide rate in general.   It is clear that the number of citizen owned guns is not linked to the number of police killed with guns.  While the number of guns in the hands of the public has soared, and the number of people legally carrying firearms has skyrocketed, crime is down, homicides are down, and then number of police murdered...
  • Report: 70 Journalists Killed on the Job in 2013

    12/30/2013 11:27:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Staff
    At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The dead in Syria included a number of citizen journalists working to document combat in their home cities, broadcasters who worked with media outlets affiliated with either the government or the opposition, and a handful of correspondents for the foreign press, including an Al-Jazeera reporter, Mohamed al-Mesalma, who was shot by a sniper. Six journalists died in Egypt. Half of those reporters were killed...
  • Volgograd: 'Ten dead' in second blast to hit Russian city

    12/29/2013 9:19:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 117 replies
    BBC ^ | Monday, December 30, 2013
    At least 10 people have been killed and 10 others injured in an explosion on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd, Russian media report. The blast comes a day after 17 people died in a suicide bomb attack at the central station in the city. Security has been tightened at railway stations and airports across Russia. Moscow is concerned militant groups could be ramping up violence in the run-up to the 2014 winter Olympic Games in the city of Sochi. The Olympic venue is close to Russia's volatile north Caucasus region. Volgograd lies about 900km (560 miles) south...
  • At least 14 dead after (suicide bomb) explosion at Russia railway station, officials say

    12/29/2013 5:30:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2013
    At least 14 people were killed and scores were wounded Sunday by a female suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, officials said, heightening concern about terrorism ahead of February's Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack in Volgograd, but it came several months after Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov called for new attacks against civilian targets in Russia, including the Sochi Games.
  • At least 11 killed, over 100 wounded in big blast in Egypt's Nile Delta

    12/23/2013 8:07:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    rueters ^ | Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:57pm EST
    Cabinet spokesman Sherief Shawki blamed the blast on the Muslim Brotherhood group of former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, and said Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had officially declared the group a terrorist organization.
  • Officials: 4 Dead After Metro-North Train Derails In The Bronx

    12/01/2013 7:32:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    CBS NY ^ | 12.01.13
    Four people were killed and 63 injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx, officials said. All of the train’s seven cars came off the curved track about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station around 7:20 a.m., MTA officials said. One car came to rest feet from the water.
  • Breaking News: Two Dead, 20 Hospitalized in Accident at Ouray County Mine (Colorado)

    11/17/2013 4:00:30 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Watch Newspapers ^ | Nov. 17, 2013 | William Woody, Samantha Wright and Gus Jarvis
    OURAY – A mining accident early Sunday morning at the Revenue-Virginius Mine in Ouray County has killed two miners and sent 20 to the region's hospitals. According to Ouray County authorities at approximately 3:20 p.m. Sunday, the rescue initiated for two miners who remained underground resulted in confirmation of two fatalities at the site by the County Coroner's office; the two men's identities have not been released. Twenty victims were taken to various hospitals in the region, with one victim reportedly in critical condition at Montrose Memorial Hospital. ... The historic Revenue-Virginius Silver Mine is located 6.9 miles south of...
  • Jerky treat mystery: Nearly 600 pets dead; still no source, FDA says

    10/22/2013 10:48:04 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/22/13 | JoNel Aleccia
    Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an ongoing, mysterious outbreak of illnesses tied to jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said Tuesday. Most of the cases have been in dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes, although 10 cats have been sickened, too. The pace of the reported illnesses appears to have slowed, but federal Food and Drug Administration officials are now seeking extra help from veterinarians and pet owners in solving the ongoing puzzle.“To date, testing for contaminants in jerky treats has not revealed a cause for the illnesses,” Martine...
  • 34 killed, scores injured in Egypt's celebration of Yom Kippur War

    10/06/2013 12:10:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 10/6/13 | staff
    Thirty-four people were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes during protests in Egypt on Sunday, state news agency MENA quoted the health ministry as saying. Fighting began after supporters and opponents of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood took to the streets to commemorate the "Egyptian victory" in the Yom Kippur War, that broke out on October 6, 1973.
  • Killer hornets sting at least 19 people to death in China, nearly 600 stung

    09/27/2013 1:02:55 PM PDT · by steelhead_trout · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | September 27, 2013 | Ramy Inocencio and Ke Feng
    Hong Kong (CNN) -- At least 19 people have been stung to death by hornets -- which may include the world's largest hornet species Vespa mandarinia -- in China's central Shaanxi province in the last three months, according to the city government of Ankang, the apparent epicenter of a recent spate of fatalities and injuries. A total of 583 people in the area have been stung by hornets since July 1, say city officials. Seventy victims are still recovering in hospitals.
  • Blast at Pakistan Church Kills More Than 70

    09/22/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/22/13 | Saima Mohsin
    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A blast at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan killed at least 72 people and wounded more than 120, a local hospital said Sunday. The attack took place at the All Saints Church of Pakistan, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad. Witnesses told CNN affiliate Geo News that at least one suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded bazaar near the church entrance as crowds of worshipers were leaving a Sunday morning service. Some of the victims were children, the witnesses said. The outside of...
  • Afghan Insider Attack Kills 3 NATO Troops

    09/21/2013 3:06:25 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Voice of America News ^ | September 21, 2013 | AP, AFP and Reuters
    The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says three of its troops were killed Saturday when a man wearing an Afghan security forces uniform shot them. Afghan officials confirmed the incident, saying the attack took place in the eastern province of Paktia. So-called "insider attacks," when Afghan forces turn their guns on their foreign partners, have killed large numbers of foreign soldiers in Afghanistan.
  • Trazadone: 13 dead in Washington Navel Yard Shooting

    09/18/2013 6:03:26 PM PDT · by Captain7seas · 91 replies
    Drugawareness.org ^ | 09/18/2013 | Dr. Ann Blake Tracy
    [drugawareness] TRAZADONE: 13 Dead in Washington DC Naval Yard Shooting FROM Dr. Ann Blake Tracy TO 1 recipient Show Details From Dr. Ann Blake Tracy To drugawareness@yahoogroups.com Aaron Alexis.jpg TRAZADONE: 13 Dead in Washington DC Naval Yard Shooting The New York Times released the fact that over the past month Aaron Alexis has been on the antidepressant, Trazadone, to treat insomnia. ( quotes below.) Of course I am not finished asking questions. I want to know what he was on before this that may have induced his serious problems with insomnia. Was that yet another antidepressant? Was he in withdrawal...
  • Suicide bomber kills 21 at funeral in northern Iraq

    09/14/2013 7:11:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/14/2013
    A suicide bomber killed at least 21 people Saturday at the funeral of a member of Iraq's Shabak minority in the northern province of Nineveh, security and medical sources said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, but Sunni Islamist militants have in the past targeted Shabaks, who are predominantly Shi'ite, warning them to leave the area. Iraq's delicate sectarian balance has come under acute strain from the war in neighboring Syria, which has pitted mainly Sunni rebels against a leader backed by Shi'ite Iran.
  • Civilian Deaths in the US Civil War

    09/02/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 88 replies
    Civil War Talk blog ^ | 2 Sept. 2013 | Ralph Davis
    Relating to Syria:Not a blog or article authored by me (see link above), however, it puts into perspective the USA's own 4 year civil war....where experts estimate (and no one really knows, or can know...) 100,000 to 250,000 CIVILIAN DEATHS were caused by the war--the vast majority being in the South. Some historians estimate that as many as 50,000 civilians died of starvation as a result of Sherman's march to the sea alone.
  • Syria death toll now above 100,000, says UN chief Ban (flashback from July)

    09/02/2013 2:40:04 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/25/13 | BBC
    The latest estimate of the number killed is 7,000 higher than that issued by the UN only last month. Mr Ban was speaking at UN headquarters in New York alongside US Secretary of State John Kerry. Both men stressed the urgency of finding a political solution to the conflict. Mr Ban appealed for fresh efforts to convene a peace conference. In the past the UN has said its statistics are an underestimate as it believes many deaths have not been reported. A further 1.7 million Syrians have been forced to seek shelter in neighbouring countries. The UN announcement came as...
  • Hundreds reported killed in chemical attack near Damascus

    08/21/2013 1:42:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 21, 2013, 9:34 am | AP and Times of Israel Staff
    Syrian activists close to the country’s opposition claimed hundreds of people were killed in a “poison gas” attack by regime forces outside Damascus Wednesday. There were several differing reports on a death toll. Activists told Al-Arabiya that 635 people were killed in the attack in Eastern Ghouta, while Reuters reported that 213 died. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the toll at dozens, while the Local Coordination Committees said hundreds were killed. …
  • Ramadan Ends With 69 Blown Up in Iraq

    08/10/2013 9:27:39 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | August 10, 2013 | AP
    <p>This year's Ramadan was the most violence since 2007, with 671 people killed. Police said the deadliest of today's attacks took place when a suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car into a residential area in the town of Tuz Khormato, 130 miles north of Baghdad, killing eight people and wounding dozens. "My shop's windows were smashed and smoke filled the whole area," says a shoe shop owner, who survived an attack near his store in New Baghdad. "I went outside of the shop and I could hardly see because of the smoke. ... At the end, we had a terrible day that was supposed to be nice because of Eid."</p>
  • Bloodbath in Cairo: More than 120 dead and 1,000 injured after police 'shoot to kill' in....

    07/27/2013 2:38:48 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 94 replies
    UK Daily Mail Online ^ | 27 July 2013 | Rosie Taylor and Anthony Bond
    (original title, had to be shortened to fit):Bloodbath in Cairo: More than 120 dead and 1,000 injured after police 'shoot to kill' in violent clashes which have rocked Egypt More than 120 people are believed to have been killed at a protest in support of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, according to the Muslim Brotherhood. Security forces are reported to have started shooting demonstrators shortly before pre-dawn morning prayers at a round-the-clock vigil in Cairo being staged by backers of Morsi, who was removed from power by the army three weeks ago. Makeshift field hospitals around the area near the...
  • WATCH: The moment a high speed train derails in Spain killing 77, including Americans

    07/25/2013 5:54:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/25/13 | JOE TACOPINO
    A passenger train derailed in Spain yesterday, killing at least 77 people trapped inside the crushed cars and injuring 143. There were Americans among the dead, according to television reports. The tragic high-speed derailment, along a curving stretch of track in the northwestern part of the country, was Spain’s worst rail accident in decades, officials said. Bodies were covered by blankets along the tracks as rescuers used pickaxes to pry open the cars and free people inside the train cars.
  • 7 Dead, 41 Wounded in Wave of Chicago Weekend Violence

    06/17/2013 6:21:25 PM PDT · by matt04 · 43 replies
    Seven people were killed and at least 41 others were shot in violence that plagued Chicago over Father's Day weekend. Six of the fatalities and 13 other shootings occurred overnight Saturday leading into Father's Day, including the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy. On the Southwest Side, five people were shot, one fatally, in two shootings in the Little Village neighborhood.
  • Iraq violence: Baghdad Explosions kill at least 10 [Updated to 50]

    05/27/2013 8:17:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | May 27, 2013 | Staff
    At least 10 people have been killed in a series of explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, reports say. Several more were wounded in the suspected bomb attacks, targeting mainly Shia districts of the capital, police told Reuters news agency. The violence comes amid a marked rise attacks linked to growing political and sectarian tension recently. The bloodshed has raised fears of a re-emergence of the levels of sectarian violence seen in 2006 and 2007. In one of the deadliest days recently, more than 70 people were killed and many others injured in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq...
  • FOX CABLE NEWS IS REPORTING 24 3RD GRADERS HAVE PERISHED IN OKLAHOMA.

    05/20/2013 4:54:37 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 483 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5/20/2013 | Fox News
    NO LINK ON THEIR WEBSITE YET,
  • More People Now Die by Suicide Than Car Accidents

    05/06/2013 4:03:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Psych Central ^ | 05/06/2013 | By JOHN M. GROHOL, PSY.D.
    Suicide. It remains a topic few health professionals want to discuss openly with their patients. It remains a topic avoided even by many mental health professionals. Policy makers see it as a black hole without an obvious solution. And now grim new statistics confirm a disturbing trend — more people are taking their own lives than ever before in the U.S. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics yesterday showing that 33,687 people died in motor vehicle accidents, while nearly 5,000 more — 38,364 — died by suicide. Middle-aged Americans are making up the biggest leap in...
  • US cargo plane crash in Afghanistan kills 7

    04/30/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | April 30, 2013
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A civilian cargo plane owned by an American company crashed at Bagram Air Field, north of the Afghan capital, soon after takeoff on Monday, killing all seven people aboard, the US-led military coalition said.
  • UPDATE: EMS Director Says 60 To 70 Dead In West Explosion

    04/17/2013 9:26:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    kwtx ^ | 4/17/13 | staff
    WACO (April 17, 2013)--West EMS Director Dr. George Smith says as many as 60 or 70 people died and at least 100 were injured Wednesday night in a fertilizer plant explosion in West. A rescuer earlier said he knew of five deaths. West Mayor Tommy Muska said at a news conference however, that he doesn't yet know how many people were hurt or killed in the blast explosion. He said there was a fire at the West Fertilizer plant before the explosion.
  • Quake hits Iran, Pakistan; Death toll in question

    04/16/2013 9:58:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    AP ^ | NASSER KARIMI
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A major earthquake flattened homes and offices on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border Tuesday, rattling buildings as far away as New Delhi and Dubai. Iranian state media said at least 46 people died, but later Iranian reports offered a far milder picture. The discrepancies and apparent backtracking in the Iranian reports could not be immediately reconciled, but Iran has faced two large quakes in less than week and authorities could seek to downplay casualties. Iran's state-run Press TV initially said at least 40 people were killed on the Iranian side, but later removed the figure...
  • The 10 Worst Bombings in US History

    04/16/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2013 | John Hawkins
    We still don't have all the facts about yesterday's horrific Boston Marathon bombing. At the time this column is being written, it's being reported that 3 people died and more than 100 were injured in the attack. While bombings are not a common occurrence in America, there have been more of them than most people realize. 10) The World Trade Center Bombing (February 26, 1993): A van filled with explosives went off in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center. Almost unbelievably, although over a thousand people were wounded, only six were killed. It could have been much...
  • Boy aged eight..woman in her 20s among 3 dead in Boston Marathon bombings...144 injured-17 critical

    04/15/2013 9:10:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2013 | Beth Stebner, Thomas Durante and James Nye
    Police confirmed that at least three people lost their lives in today's deadly Boston Marathon bomb attack - leaving behind a scene of carnage that brought the specter of terrorism back to American soil. The FBI, which has taken over the investigation into the outrage which has also injured 141 people announced that they were searching for a man they described as having dark skin, wearing black clothes and a black back-pack who tried to gain entry into a restricted area during the marathon. It was also reported that he may have had a foreign accent. And with the victims...
  • 12 dead, dozens more injured after two explosions rock Boston marathon finish line

    04/15/2013 1:08:50 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 143 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2013 | POST STAFF REPORT
    BOSTON — Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. A federal law-enforcement source told The Post there are at least 12 dead and twice as many injured. Fox News reported that Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 10 people with amputated limbs and all operating rooms were on hold. Law-enforcement sources said at least the first explosion occurred in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel....
  • Thirteen dead in Serbia gun rampage

    04/09/2013 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Ruy Dias de Bivar · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 April 2013 | BBC
    Thirteen people have been killed in Serbia after a man went on a gun rampage in a village near Belgrade, local media report. Six men, six women and a two-year-old boy died before the gunman tried to kill himself and his wife. The pair are now said to be in a serious condition. Police identified the gunman as Ljubisa Bogdanovic, a 60-year-old war veteran.
  • Air strike kills 11 children in Afghanistan

    04/07/2013 5:32:18 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7:24PM BST 07 Apr 2013 | Ben Farmer, Kabul
    The victims died when a strike from an aircraft hit a house in the Shigal district of Kunar province during an operation which also killed at least eight militants. The Nato-led coalition confirmed it was investigating the allegation and that it had used aircraft in the area to support a force of Afghan and foreign troops. The incident had the potential to provoke another confrontation with Hamid Karzai's government. Mr Karzai has railed for years against the number of civilian casualties caused by Nato air strikes, though deaths from such air attacks have decreased significantly. The setback came as Gen...