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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 front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Scores of passengers were injured, and some climbed out of windows to get away. Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths,...
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 duty in five months. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday evening shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital with his family, including his...
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 was 95. For much of World War II, Paczynski was led to Hoess' home and ordered to cut the hair of one of the worst mass murderers in history. For decades afterward he was repeatedly asked why 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 and dehydrated food, water bottles, sacks of rice and blankets at a flat area that is being used as a helipad in Gorkha town. Gorkha district was the epicenter of Saturday's magnitude 7.8...
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 exchange, while the opera world grieved for two singers who were returning from performing in Barcelona — one of them with her baby."This is surely the blackest day in the history of our town," a...
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...
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...