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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 the home in Plainville, Massachusetts. "As a result of the plane crash, the house immediately caught fire," Massachusetts State Police said in a post to the department's Facebook page. "The four...
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 survivors," said Promech Air, the plane's operator, according to CNN. The crash occurred near the city of Ketchikan, Alaska. The eight passengers were from the MS Westerdam, a cruise ship operated by...
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 assault that authorities described as a hate crime. The shooter remained at large Thursday morning and police released photographs from surveillance video of a suspect and a possible getaway vehicle....
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 people and seriously injuring seven others, authorities said. All least five of the dead were Irish students in the country on visas that enable young people to work and travel in the U.S. over the...
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...
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...
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...