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South Carolina Flood Victims (2015)
Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters early Monday as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds of rescues, The Associated Press reported. At least seven weather-related deaths have been blamed on the vast rainstorm. Heavy rain kept falling into the early...
Oregon Community College Shooting Victims (2015)
Preliminary information indicates 10 people were killed and more than 20 others injured in a shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College on Thursday, said Oregon State Police spokesman Bill Fugate, according to CNN. The reports suggest the shooter has been detained, he said. Earlier, authorities told CNN they were responding to reports of an active shooter at the Roseburg college campus. ...
Saudi Hajj Stampede Victims (2015)
At least 453 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a stampede Thursday on the outskirts of Mecca, the deadliest tragedy to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in more than two decades, according to The Associated Press. It was the second major disaster during this year's hajj season, the AP said, raising questions about the adequacy of measures put in place by Saudi authorities to ensure...
Mecca Crane Collapse Victims (2015)
A crane collapsed Friday at one of Islam's most important mosques - the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca - killing at least 65 people and injuring 154 others, Saudi Arabian authorities said Friday on Twitter, according to CNN. The tweets made no mention about what caused the collapse. The civil defense authority announced the collapse and a series of rising casualty numbers on its official...
Joseph Gliniewicz (2015)
Lieutenant Joseph Gliniewitz of the Fox Lake Police Department was shot and killed while on duty in Fox Lake, Illinois, according to CNN and other news sources. Investigators combed through neighborhoods north of Chicago in a massive manhunt for three suspects. The shooting happened about 10 minutes before 8 a.m., after Lt. Joe Gliniewicz sent word over his radio that he was pursuing three...
WDBJ Shooting Victims (2015)
A reporter and a photographer for Virginia's WDBJ TV station were shot and killed while doing an interview for a feature story Wednesday, Aug. 26, according to CNN. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and...
Indonesian Plane Crash Victims (2015)
Indonesian rescue workers Tuesday located the bodies of all 54 people who were on board the Trigana Air Service plane that went down in a mountainous area, according to CNN. There were no survivors,...
Louisiana Shooting Victims (2015)
The previews were ending Thursday evening for the screening of the comedy "Trainwreck" at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater when a man stood up, pulled out a handgun and began firing...
Chattanooga Shooting Victims (2015)
Four U.S. marines were killed in a Thursday afternoon shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to CNN and other major sources. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke confirmed the fatalities to reporters.
Massachusetts Plane Crash Victims (2015)
Three people died Sunday evening in Massachusetts after a small plane crashed into a single-family home, according to Massachusetts State Police. At about 6 p.m. Sunday, the small plane crashed into...
Alaska Plane Crash Victims (2015)
Authorities in Alaska are investigating why a sightseeing plane crashed into a cliff Thursday in southeastern Alaska, killing the pilot and eight passengers from a cruise ship. "There are no...
Charleston Church Shooting Victims (2015)
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston on Wednesday night, killing nine people, including the pastor, in an...
Berkeley Balcony Collapse Victims (2015)
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) A fourth-floor balcony crammed with partygoers celebrating a 21st birthday collapsed with a bang early Tuesday near the University of California's Berkeley campus, killing six...
Amtrak Derailment Victims (2015)
Amtrak train derails, flips; cars torn apart, 5 people dead PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the...
Brian Moore (2015)
NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on...
Jozef Paczynski (2015)
By VANESSA GERA, The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jozef Paczynski, a Polish political prisoner at Auschwitz who became the personal barber to camp commander Rudolf Hoess, has died. He...
Nepal Earthquake Victims (2015)
The Latest on Nepal Quake: Death toll 4,438 in 3 countries The Associated Press Apr. 28, 2015 12:46 AM EDT 10.00 a.m. (0415 GMT) Army troops are loading blue tarpaulin sheets, medical kits...
Flight 9525 Victims (2015)
By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, The Associated PressHALTERN, Germany (AP) — A stunned German town mourned 16 students who went down aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 on their way home Tuesday from a Spanish...
Luke Somers (2014)
By The Associated Press, The Associated PressLuke Somers, an American who was killed during a rescue attempt against his al-Qaida captors in Yemen, had been working as a freelance photographer and...
Pierre Korkie (2014)
By ANDREW MELDRUM, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African Pierre Korkie was just a day from freedom, after being held captive for 18 months by al-Qaida in Yemen, when he was killed...
Thomas Eric Duncan (2014)
EMILY SCHMALL, The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, grew up next to a leper colony in Liberia and fled years of war before...
Werner Franz (2014)
FRANK JORDANS, The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, has died. He was 92.Franz...
Relatives of Pope Francis (2014)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after their car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a...
Fallen Boston Firefighters (2014)
By BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIE — Mar. 27, 2014 5:28 PM EDT BOSTON (AP) — One was a fitness enthusiast who helped the wounded after the Boston Marathon bombings and planned to run the race...
Sparks Middle School Shooting Victims (2013)
A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two boys and killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police...
Washington Navy Yard Shooting Victims (2013)
Navy Yard shooting victims had long careers there: Profiles of Victims WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen people died in a shooting rampage Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. The shooter also was killed...
Willie Louis (2013)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — A witness who went into hiding after testifying at the Emmett Till trial about hearing the lynching victim's screams has died in a Chicago suburb at the age of 76...
Oklahoma Tornado Victims (2013)
CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, The Associated Press MOORE, Okla. (AP) — One was an animal lover. Another loved the spotlight. Another was nicknamed "The Wall" because of the force he brought to the soccer...
Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Victims (2013)
WEST, Texas (AP) — Rescue workers searched the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that leveled homes and businesses in every direction across the...
Boston Marathon Explosion Victims (2013)
BOSTON (AP) — The painstaking work to identify a bombing suspect from reams of Boston Marathon footage yielded a possible breakthrough as investigators focused on a man seen dropping off a bag, and...