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5 Hurt After ‘Crazy’ Accident at US Open

June 15, 2019 |

“It was crazy.” That’s how one witness describes to Golf.com the chaos that erupted at the US Open on Friday after an unmanned golf cart ran amok and slammed into a group of spectators, injuring five. The Californian reports that the incident at the Pebble Beach golf course in…
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Young Son of Country Singer Dies in ‘a Tragic Accident’

June 7, 2019 |

Country singer Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, have announced the death of their 3-year-old son, River, CNN reports. “Our family is devastated and heartbroken,” Smith posted Thursday on Instagram , saying that their son could not be revived by doctors after “a tragic accident.” His wife also posted the heartbreaking…
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Florida Teens Killed in Accident Hours After Arriving in Peru

May 28, 2019 |

A high school in Bradenton, Florida is mourning two students who were killed in an accident while visiting Peru to celebrate their recent graduation. Albert Ales and Zachary Morris, both 18, were killed just hours after arriving in the country when a bus hit their motorcycle as they were exploring…
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Country star Travis Tritt Involved in Fatal Car Accident

May 18, 2019 |

Travis Tritt was involved in a fatal car accident just before 3 AM Saturday morning. The country star was on his tour bus on a South Carolina highway when he says a Jeep, going the wrong way, hit a pickup truck in front of his vehicle, killing 2 –…

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Site of Worst US Nuclear Accident Is Shutting Down

May 9, 2019 |

Three Mile Island, site of the United States’ worst nuclear power accident, will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1 now that it is clear that it will not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania, its owner said Wednesday. Exelon Corp.’s statement comes two years after the Chicago-based energy…
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SpaceX suffers an accident in ground test of its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule

April 21, 2019 |

SpaceX suffered a setback on Saturday when an accident of some kind sent up a plume of orange smoke from the pad where its Crew Dragon astronaut capsuleā€™s escape system engines were being tested.

In a statement on Twitter, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the anomaly happened during part…


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Girl, 15, Fatally Shoots Self in Gun Club Accident

March 26, 2019 |

Authorities say a 15-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed herself at a gun club in Iowa, the AP reports. Lee County sheriff’s officials say deputies and medics were called around 10:40am Sunday to the Tri-State Gun Club outside Montrose, a community about 80 miles south of Iowa City. The…
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Deadly Industrial Accident in China Causes a Seismic Shock

March 22, 2019 |

A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously. Thursday’s blast in an industrial park in the city of Yancheng, north of Shanghai, was one of China’s…
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China Grounds Planes After Ethiopia Accident

March 11, 2019 |

China’s civilian aviation authority ordered all Chinese airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Monday after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia . The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the order was issued at 9am on Monday and would last nine hours. It said the order…
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‘Gifted’ Student Dies in Freak Accident on Spring Break

March 8, 2019 |

Tracy Maurer was supposed to visit New Orleans’ Tulane University to see her daughter graduate in May. Instead, she’ll be planning a funeral for Margaret “Meg” Maurer, per KSTP . The 21-year-old from Forest Lake, Minn., was killed at a highway rest stop in Mississippi on Tuesday in what authorities describe…
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