Recreation accidents

In this Thursday, July 4, 2019 photo, Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers stand guard while a woman relieves her son who had panicked after reports of stabbings and threatening injuries after the 4th of July celebrations at Chicago's Navy Pier. Police said a false report of gunfire set off a stampede that trampled more than a dozen people. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
July 05, 2019 - 5:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A stampede at a Fourth of July fireworks display that injured more than a dozen people at Chicago's Navy Pier started when a private security officer shouted for bystanders to take cover, police said Friday. Chicago police spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli said "approximately 13" people who...
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July 04, 2019 - 8:01 am
ROME (AP) — A 55-year-old German woman has died after falling into a crevasse on the Forni glacier in Italy's northern Lombardy region. The alpine rescue services said that two other German climbers were seriously injured in Wednesday morning's accident. The woman and the two men were part of a...
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June 05, 2019 - 6:26 am
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A battery-powered glider crashed into the roof of a Connecticut home, injuring the pilot and scaring a mother and her two children who were watching TV. Neighbors described hearing a small explosion when the aircraft hit the home in Danbury Tuesday night and became partially...
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May 20, 2019 - 2:00 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for the parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident to use his frozen sperm to produce a child. Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo says in a decision dated Thursday the parents of Peter Zhu haven't decided...
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April 06, 2019 - 1:51 pm
ASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — It appears that North Carolina has so far kept at bay a disease that kills white-tailed deer. The Citizen-Times in Ashville reported Friday that state officials found no evidence of the disease in more than 3,000 white-tailed deer that were killed during the 2018-19 hunting...
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March 28, 2019 - 11:04 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities and family members say a renowned British balloonist and scientist who set 79 world ballooning records died after a balloon-related accident in Southern California. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Thursday that 74-year-old Julian Richard Nott was injured over the...
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February 12, 2019 - 1:29 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three rare black coyotes were among the nearly 150 coyotes killed during a massive hunting tournament near Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reports tournament organizer 704 Outdoors TV says the amount of coyotes killed over the weekend during the Carolina...
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January 31, 2019 - 4:28 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say 33 people have been arrested in Atlanta on sex trafficking charges ahead of the Super Bowl. Homeland Security Investigations Agent Nick Annan tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the arrests happened this week, but declined to discuss case specifics due to...
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A digger removes shnow in the city center of Miesbach, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Due to heavy snow fall the Miesbach county announced a disater alert. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 6:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities are issuing the highest avalanche warning possible for several regions, while more than 350 residents in Bavaria were snowed in and a teacher was killed while skiing in the Alps. At least 14 weather-related deaths have been reported in Europe over the last week...
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An injured woman receives treatment at a hospital after Monday's Christmas Eve attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. A suicide bomber and gunmen armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked the building in Kabul on Monday, setting off an eight-hour-long siege. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 25, 2018 - 7:55 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from an attack in the Afghan capital has climbed to 40, the Health Ministry said Tuesday, as police and rescue workers combed through the smoldering public welfare building where the gunmen held out for eight hours against security forces. A suicide bomber...
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