Tag: Deaths (Fatalities)

Kobe Bryant Feared Dead in Helicopter Crash

ImageKobe Bryant, an 18-time All-Star and five-time N.B.A. champion, playing against Utah Jazz in 2016.Credit…Harry How/Getty Images Retired Los Angeles Lakers wing Kobe Bryant, 41, was feared dead in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. Multiple media organizations were reporting that Bryant was among the passengers traveling onboard the helicopter on Sunday. Five people were […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Death Toll Reaches 56, as Shanghai Is Hit

Here’s what you need to know: Death toll rises to 56; one fatality in Shanghai. China on Sunday morning announced 15 more deaths from the new coronavirus, including one in Shanghai, the first reported so far in the metropolis. Thirteen more deaths were also announced in Hubei Province, where the outbreak began, and one was […]

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These Are the 3 American Firefighters Who Died in the Australia Plane Crash

Two were fathers. One served in the Marines for 20 years. All three were American firefighters who had gone to Australia to battle the ferocious, deadly blazes — and all three died this week in a fiery crash on a hill near a wildlife sanctuary. The men, all former service members in their 40s, worked […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Deaths Recorded Hundreds of Miles from Center of Outbreak

A deadly outbreak is growing. Here’s what you need to know. ImageMedical workers transfer a patient to a hospital in Wuhan, China, on Thursday. The mysterious disease has killed 26 people so far.Credit…EPA, via Shutterstock The death toll jumps as millions are caught in lockdown. The authorities greatly expanded a travel lockdown in central China […]

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Juice WRLD Cause of Death: Autopsy Shows Rapper Died of Accidental Overdose

Juice WRLD, who rapped about his struggles with substance abuse and achieving meteoric success, died of an accidental drug overdose during a December drug raid at Midway Airport in Chicago, a medical examiner ruled on Wednesday. The rapper, whose real name was Jarad A. Higgins, died on Dec. 8 as a result of oxycodone and […]

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More Slayings at Parchman as Mississippi Confronts Prison Crisis

ATLANTA — Prison officials in Mississippi said on Tuesday that two inmates were beaten to death at the state penitentiary in Parchman, coming after a burst of violence across the state that left five inmates dead and underscored the troubles facing a correctional system the new governor has called a “catastrophe.” Parchman, a maximum-security prison […]

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Mining Executives Face Homicide Charges in Brazil Dam Disaster

RIO DE JANEIRO — Prosecutors in Brazil on Tuesday charged the former president of the Brazil-based mining giant Vale and 15 other people with homicide, faulting them for negligence in a dam disaster that killed at least 259 people a year ago. Those charged include Vale’s former chief executive, Fabio Schvartsman, and other senior officials […]

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Toll in Attack on Yemen Military Base Rises to at Least 76

AL MUKALLA, Yemen — The death toll in a drone and missile attack on a government military training base in central Yemen rose to at least 76 on Sunday, representing an escalation bound to complicate international efforts to end the country’s prolonged war. The attack targeted soldiers gathered Saturday near a mosque in the central […]

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Bodies of Ukrainians Killed in Iran Plane Crash Are Returned Home

MOSCOW — In a solemn ceremony at an airport in Ukraine on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelensky paid his respects to the 11 citizens from his country who were killed when Iran’s military mistakenly shot down a passenger jet in Tehran this month. Mr. Zelensky has grappled with the diplomacy around the downing of the plane, […]

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Are My Friends’ Deaths Their Fault or Ours?

When my wife and I wrote about my old schoolmates who had died from “deaths of despair,” the reaction was sometimes ugly. “They killed themselves,” scoffed Jonathan from St. Louis, Mo., in the reader comments. “It was self-inflicted.” Ajax in Georgia was even harsher: “Natural selection weeding out those less fit for survival.” Our essay, […]

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Air Pollution, Evolution, and the Fate of Billions of Humans

The threat of air pollution grabs our attention when we see it — for example, the tendrils of smoke of Australian brush fires, now visible from space, or the poisonous soup of smog that descends on cities like New Delhi in the winter. But polluted air also harms billions of people on a continuing basis. […]

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When the Cobra Bites, You’ll Be Glad Someone Sequenced Its Genome

Scientists have sequenced the genome of one of the deadliest snakes in the world, the Indian cobra, and have taken a big step toward developing new and better treatments for their bites. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that thousands of people are bitten by snakes in the United States every year, […]

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