Tag: Deaths (Fatalities)

You Could Die Today. Here’s How to Reduce That Risk.

Everyone dies, but almost nobody expects to die today. Yet, accidents do happen. In 2017, accidents and unintentional injuries were the third-most-common cause of death of Americans. Although we live in a remarkably safe world by historical standards, many of us needlessly increase our risk of sickness, injury and even death without realizing it. Let’s […]

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After Volcano Eruption, New Zealand Plans Risky Mission to Retrieve Dead

WHAKATANE, New Zealand — At the break of day on Friday, eight members of New Zealand’s military plan to land on White Island in a risky mission to retrieve the bodies of eight people believed to have died in Monday’s volcanic eruption there. The volcano is still spewing steam and conditions on the ground are […]

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Militant Ambush in Niger Kills at Least 71 Soldiers, Army Says

About 100 Islamic militants ambushed an army camp in western Niger and killed at least 71 soldiers, a military spokesman said late Wednesday, in the deadliest attack on the West African country’s forces in years. The attack comes amid a surge of assaults on army camps in the Sahel region, which have allowed jihadists to […]

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U.S. Troops Could Soon Be Able to Sue Over Medical Blunders

VIRGINIA BEACH — Lt. Rudolph Feres parachuted into the darkness in the first hours of D-Day in 1944. He fought his way through the hedgerows of Normandy and the snows of the Bulge to the final defeat of Nazi Germany, and was highly decorated for valor. Generations of servicemen and women since then have heard […]

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The I.R.S. Sent a Letter to 3.9 Million People. It Saved Some of Their Lives.

Three years ago, 3.9 million Americans received a plain-looking envelope from the Internal Revenue Service. Inside was a letter stating that they had recently paid a fine for not carrying health insurance and suggesting possible ways to enroll in coverage. New research concludes that the bureaucratic mailing saved lives. Three Treasury Department economists have published […]

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The Yearbook That Victims of School Shootings Never Collected

The black, hard-bound book with black lettering is meant to look stark. The harsh cover with only “2018” on its top purposely does not resemble the colorful fronts of normal yearbooks, which “should be about commencement, hopes and dreams and what comes next in life,” its website says. “Unfortunately,” it adds, “this yearbook is about […]

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Boy, 3, in Stroller Is Killed at Intersection in East Harlem

A 3-year-old boy was killed and his mother injured after they were struck by a pickup truck while crossing the street in East Harlem on Monday morning, officials said. The mother, who lives in the area, was pushing her son in a stroller at the intersection of 116th Street and First Avenue. The two were […]

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Juice WRLD and the Tragic End of the SoundCloud Rap Era

Last year, Juice WRLD emerged as SoundCloud rap’s best hope, and also its eulogist. In June, his breakout hit, “Lucid Dreams” — built on a sample of Sting’s “Shape of My Heart” — reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for months. It was beatific catharsis, a perfect balance of […]

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At Least 43 Dead in New Delhi Building Fire

NEW DELHI — At least 43 people were killed Sunday morning when a major fire broke out in a cramped, commercial neighborhood in New Delhi, officials said. The blaze occurred around 5:30 a.m. in a multistory building used for manufacturing paper products and women’s purses. Atul Garg, New Delhi’s chief fire officer, said firefighters initially […]

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Our Lives Are on the Line

HOUSTON — While families across the country celebrated Thanksgiving with their loved ones, more than 50,000 people in Port Neches, Tex., were forced to evacuate from their homes and spend the holiday in makeshift shelters. The reason? Two explosions at the Texas Petroleum Chemical plant sent flames into the sky, injured eight people, and released […]

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Troubled Children’s Hospital Is Sued Over Toddler Who Died After Surgery

The parents of a 3-year-old who died after heart surgery at North Carolina Children’s Hospital in 2016 are suing the institution, saying it failed to disclose internal concerns about the quality of its care. Tasha and Thomas Jones, the parents, also allege that doctors didn’t warn them about problems with the heart surgery program, and […]

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Migrant Teen Lay for Hours in His Cell Before He Was Found Dead

Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez collapsed onto the concrete floor of his Border Patrol holding cell early one morning in May. He lay still, next to a toilet in his sweatshirt and jeans for four hours before his cellmate woke up and found him dead. Mr. Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old from Guatemala, had arrived in the […]

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Venezuelans’ Struggle to Survive, Told in Pictures

To visit Venezuela today is to see how misrule can shatter a country. Years of corrupt, incompetent and autocratic rule have left Venezuelans hungry and children dying for want of basic medical care. Daniela Serrano, above, lost a child this year to malnutrition and now watches apprehensively as her daughter, Daryelis, 3, undergoes a health […]

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Iran Used Firearms in Deadly Crackdown on Protesters, Officials Admit

Two weeks after protests first gripped Iran — and quickly turned deadly — the government has officially acknowledged that security officials used firearms to tamp down the widespread demonstrations. A report on state television on Tuesday said that some of the protesters killed in the crackdown were “rioters who have attacked sensitive or military centers […]

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Plane Crash in Blizzard-Like Conditions Kills 9 in South Dakota, Officials Say

A small plane flying in blizzard-like conditions crashed shortly after takeoff on Saturday in South Dakota, killing nine people, including two children, the authorities said. Three people survived the crash, which happened just before noon local time outside Chamberlain, S.D., according to information from local officials and the Federal Aviation Administration. The condition of the […]

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Brad Gobright, Renowned Rock Climber, Is Dead After Fall in Mexico

Brad Gobright, an acclaimed American free solo climber, has died after falling nearly 1,000 feet while scaling a well-known route in Mexico, the authorities said. Mr. Gobright, 31, fell to his death on Wednesday while climbing a rock known as El Sendero Luminoso, or the Shining Path, in the Potrero Chico national park in northern […]

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7 Killed in Plane Crash in Ontario

Seven people were killed when a small plane crashed north of Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday evening, the authorities in Canada said. It was not immediately clear what caused the plane, a Piper PA-32, to crash after 5 p.m. The wreckage was found in a heavily wooded area more than three miles north of Kingston, which […]

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Police Commander Not Guilty in Hillsborough Soccer Disaster

LONDON — A retired British police commander was not guilty of manslaughter, a jury decided on Thursday, 30 years after a crowd crush at a soccer match that killed 96 people, the worst disaster in modern British sports history. David Duckenfield, 75, a former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent, faced charges of “gross negligence manslaughter” […]

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Ebola Response Workers Are Killed in Congo

BENI, Congo — Rebels have attacked and killed several health workers responding to Ebola in eastern Congo, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday, an alarming development that could cause the waning outbreak to regain momentum in an area that has been the site of heavy fighting. “We are heartbroken that our […]

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Where the Nurse Prescribes Heroin

LONDON — Homeless drug users in Scotland will be allowed to inject pharmaceutical-grade heroin twice a day under the supervision of medical officials as part of a new program intended to reduce drug deaths and H.I.V. infection. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, a $1.5 million facility in Glasgow that opened […]

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Godfrey Gao, ‘Mortal Instruments’ Actor, Dies While Filming TV Show

BEIJING — “Chase Me,” a Chinese television show, is famous for pushing its contestants to the limits. Participants scale tall buildings, skid down obstacle courses and hang from tightropes, often to the delight of screaming fans. But on Wednesday, the show came under national scrutiny in China after a 35-year-old actor and model, Godfrey Gao, […]

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