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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 was a 14-year-old cabin boy when the hydrogen-filled Zeppelin caught fire and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937. The disaster was captured by waiting photographers, film crews and a radio...
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 local police official said. The small car carrying a nephew of the pope along with the man's wife and two young children slammed into the back of a truck, said Highway Police Superintendent Jorge...
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 himself this year. The other was a father of three young children who had firefighting in his blood. The smoke from a wind-whipped fire had dissipated Thursday, but a palpable sadness hung over...
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 said Monday. The lone suspected gunman was also dead, though it's unclear whether the student committed suicide. Authorities say no shots were fired by law enforcement. Names of the suspect and the...
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. It was the deadliest attack at a domestic military installation since November 2009, when an Army psychiatrist killed 13 people and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas. The stories of the 12...
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...
Elwin Wilson (2013)
MARTHA WAGGONER, The Associated PressElwin Wilson, the former Ku Klux Klan supporter who publicly apologized for years of violent racism, including the beating of a black Freedom Rider who went on to...
Jeremiah MacKay (1977 - 2013)
TAMI ABDOLLAH, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy killed in a shootout with a man believed to be fugitive former LAPD officer Chris Dorner had gone into...
Brazil Nightclub Fire (2013)
SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through a crowded, windowless nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, filling the air in seconds with flames and a thick, toxic smoke that...
Connecticut School Shooting Victims (2012)
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside an elementary school, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in fear to...
Colorado Shooting Victims (2012)
By THOMAS PEIPERT and P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado suburb shocked and saddened by a deadly shooting spree at a midnight unveiling of the latest Batman movie...
Tornado Victims of Joplin (2011)
LATEST UPDATE -- 10 still missing in Joplin; 120 dead identified JOPLIN, Missouri (AP) — Fewer than a dozen people remain unaccounted for after the tornado that hit Joplin last week. Missouri...
New Zealand Earthquake Victims (2011)
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The siblings huddled Wednesday on sodden grass, staring at the smoldering remains of a building that collapsed with their mother inside. They hadn't heard from...
American Hostage Killings (2011)
By JASON STRAZIUSO and MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya – A pirate fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. Navy destroyer shadowing a hijacked yacht with four...
Arizona Shooting Victims (2011)
By TERRY TANG, AMANDA LEE MYERS and DAVID ESPO Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head Saturday by a gunman who opened fire outside a...
Ron Clark, 69 (2010)
SUE MAJOR HOLMES, The Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ron Clark, a member of the four-man crew that made the first balloon crossing of the Pacific Ocean in 1981, has died. He was 69.Clark...
Greyhound Bus Crash Victims (2010)
FRESNO, Calif. (July 22) -- A Greyhound bus traveling to Sacramento from Los Angeles crashed on a highway in California's Central Valley early Thursday morning, killing six and seriously injuring...
Tennessee Flood Victims (2010)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. One couple was swept away by floodwaters while driving to dinner, part of the routine they cherished in retirement. Another retired couple died on the way to church, while a...
Chinese Earthquake Victims (2010)
By ANITA CHANG, Associated Press Writer JIEGU, China (AP) -- Tibetan monks prayed over hundreds of bodies Friday at a makeshift morgue next to their monastery after powerful earthquakes destroyed...
W. Va. Mining Disaster (2010)
By DENA POTTER and PETER PRENGAMAN MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Searchers found four bodies deep in a West Virginia coal mine shattered by an explosion, raising the death toll to 29 and ending an...
Chile Quake Victims (2010)
The Associated Press SANTIAGO, CHILE -- Rescuers searched for survivors Sunday, a day after one of the biggest earthquakes in recorded history rocked Chile, killing more than 700 people while...
Dawn Brancheau (2010)
The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. -- Spectators watched in horror as veteran SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau was pulled into the tank by a 12,000-pound killer whale and dragged under water...
Haiti Quake Victims (2010)
By JONATHAN M. KATZ, Associated Press Writer PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after a powerful earthquake flattened the...
Jeanette Scola Trapani, 107 (1902 - 2009)
(Associated Press) SAN FRANCISCO - Jeanette Scola Trapani, one of the oldest survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, has died at age 107. Dolores Legge told the San Francisco...
Knut Magne Haugland (2009)
(Associated Press) OSLO - A museum official says Knut Magne Haugland, the last of six crew members who crossed the Pacific Ocean on board the balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, has died. He was 92. Kon...
David P. Murbach (2009)
(Associated Press) By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - David P. Murbach, who for 26 years meticulously scouted 80-foot spruces from the air and ground to find...
Fort Hood Victims (2009)
By CARYN ROUSSEAU and ROBERT IMRIE, Associated Press Writers Caryn Rousseau And Robert Imrie, Associated Press Writers The 13 people killed when an Army psychiatrist allegedly opened fire on...