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200K Antelopes Died Suddenly. Now Scientists Know Why

January 18, 2018 |

Saiga antelopes have been roaming Central Asia since the time of the woolly mammoth, an achievement only a resilient species could pull off. But now, “total extinction” may be on the horizon. That’s according to researchers studying the deaths of more than 200,000 endangered saigas in Kazakhstan in 2015….
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17 Sailors Died. Now 5 Officers Face Homicide Charges

January 17, 2018 |

The Navy announced Tuesday is has charged commanding officers from two vessels involved in deadly crashes last year with negligent homicide, NPR reports. Three other officers also face negligent homicide charges. According to the AP , the charges will be presented in a hearing, which will determine if the officers will…
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6-Year-Old Got a Scratch, Died Weeks Later

January 16, 2018 |

Ryker Roque told his friends his father could “fix anything.” Rabies was one thing that proved beyond him. Six-year-old Ryker died at a Florida hospital Sunday, weeks after putting his hand in a bucket holding a bat his father had found, reports NBC News . Henry Roque says he specifically told…
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21-Year-Old Thought Rest Would Take Care of Flu, Died

January 14, 2018 |

“I just think he ignored it,” and it cost him his life, says the mother of Kyler Baughman, a 21-year-old Pennsylvania man who died days after Christmas. The cause: “Organ failure due to septic shock caused by influenza.” The flu-related death is getting outsize attention in part because of Baughman’s…
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Police Probe Man’s Claim That Wife Died on Graceland Visit

January 13, 2018 |

Police in Ohio are investigating what happened to a woman who went with her husband to see Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the AP reports. The woman’s husband told police in Hartville that they were in Memphis, Tennessee, just over a week ago when she died in a hotel parking lot. Philip…
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Senator Wants Army to Honor Soldier Who Died in NYC Fire

January 5, 2018 |

A 13th person has died from injuries suffered in one of New York City’s deadliest fires in decades . Police say 27-year-old Holt Francis was critically injured in the Dec. 28 Bronx apartment building fire and died at a hospital on Thursday, the AP reports. They say the fire was caused…
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7 Have Died in This Plane—in 2 Crashes

January 4, 2018 |

When a seaplane crashed near Sydney on New Year’s Eve, killing the pilot, a British businessman, and his four family members, it was, in a sense, deja vu. According to the Sydney Morning Herald , a pilot died when the same aircraft crashed in 1996 in Armidale, more than 250 miles…
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15th Man to Succeed Joseph Smith Has Died

January 3, 2018 |

The 15th man to succeed Joseph Smith as chief of the Mormon church has died. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says 90-year-old church president Thomas Monson died at his Salt Lake City home Tuesday evening, the AP reports. Monson—who was ordained as a bishop at the…
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Nobody died in a U.S. commercial jet crash last year — a trend that predates Trump

January 3, 2018 |

The United States racked up another sterling year for airline safety: Zero people died in crashes of commercial jets in 2017, for the eighth year in a row.

Worldwide, there were 10 fatal airliner accidents and 44 fatalities — 25 passengers and 19 crew members, according to the Aviation Safety Network,…


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Bono Says He Almost Died While Making U2 Album

December 28, 2017 |

What you may know: U2’s new album, Songs of Experience , came out in early December. What you may not know: Bono apparently almost died while making it. That’s per a new interview with Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner in which the U2 frontman doesn’t reveal exactly what happened, but notes…
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