Tag: Deaths (Fatalities)

American Couple’s Death in Dominican Republic Not From Poisoned Alcohol, F.B.I. Says

The F.B.I. ruled out poisoned alcohol as the cause of two American tourists’ deaths in the Dominican Republic in May, bolstering the country’s findings that a spate of tourist deaths this year were not the result of foul play, a State Department spokesperson said on Friday. The Dominican Republic’s economy relies in part on drawing […]

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‘People Were Bleeding All Over’: America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park

Amusement parks are designed to deliver thrills. They are places for splashing and screaming and laughing, often on rides that defy common sense, not to mention the laws of physics. But a park in New Jersey routinely delivered a lot worse — bloody noses, bruises, broken teeth and bones, concussions and even death. People who […]

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3 People Shot Dead in Burning Harlem Building, Officials Say

Three people were fatally shot in a Harlem building on Friday, with reports of gunfire and flames complicating the response by police officers and firefighters, officials said. Firefighters responded to a call of a fire at the building, on West 131st Street, just before 3 p.m., officials said. Around the same time, officers responded to […]

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Blast at Mosque Kills Dozens in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — An explosion killed at least 60 people during Friday Prayer at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said. It is unclear who set off the blast. The attack in Deh Bala, a small agricultural district in Nangarhar Province, caused the mosque’s roof to collapse, wounding at least 50 other people, said […]

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Bus Near Saudi Holy City of Mecca Crashes, Killing 35 People

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Authorities in Saudi Arabia say 35 pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash near the Muslim holy city of Mecca. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday that four others were injured in the crash. The agency, quoting police in Saudi Arabia’s Medina province, said the crash happened around […]

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Trump Stuns Grieving Britons: Meet the Suspect in Your Son’s Death

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he had tried unsuccessfully to arrange a White House meeting between the parents of a teenager killed in an August crash in Britain and the American driver involved in the crash. The parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, met with Mr. Trump in the Oval Office Tuesday […]

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A Body in a Manhole, and Other Grisly Finds

Weather: Heavy rainfall could start in the morning, with thundershowers and flash flooding later in the day, and increasing winds through the night. The high may be in the mid- to upper 60s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Monday (Shemini Atzeret). ImageThe corner where a body was discovered wrapped in a carpet outside a Starbucks […]

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Sulli, South Korean K-Pop Star and Actress, Is Found Dead

ImageSulli, a former member of the South Korean girl group f(x), left the band in 2015 to pursue a solo career.CreditYONHAP, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The actress, singer and former K-pop band member Sulli, 25, was found dead in her home on Monday, the police said. Sulli’s manager found her while checking her […]

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He Tried E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking. Doctors Say Vaping Led to His Death.

OMAHA — In the spring, Kathleen Fimple buried her husband, John, and by the fall, she had reluctantly settled into her new life as a widow. She accepted what the doctors told her: that he had died at 68 from respiratory failure and pulmonary disease after years of smoking cigarettes, coupled with a bout of […]

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U.K. Says Immunity of U.S. Diplomat’s Wife ‘No Longer Relevant’

LONDON — The diplomatic immunity of Anne Sacoolas, the American woman who is a suspect in a road crash that killed Harry Dunn, a British teenager, is “no longer relevant” in the case, Britain’s foreign secretary has said. Ms. Sacoolas, the 42-year-old wife of a diplomat, fled Britain using diplomatic immunity after the police in […]

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Vaping Illnesses Keep Climbing Upward, Nearing 1,300

The outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping grew by more than 200 cases in a week, now totaling 1299, , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. Twenty-seven people have died from vaping-related illnesses, health officials said. The figures mean that 219 new cases and seven new deaths were reported. Cases […]

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They Took Different Paths. They Died Together in the Bronx.

ImageCreditGregg Vigliotti for The New York Times Brian Mulkeen, 33, had a fascination with heroes and loved action movies. It did not surprise his friends when he became a New York City police officer, in an aggressive plainclothes unit focused on getting guns off the street. Antonio Lavance Williams, 27, a cook and a father […]

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17-Year-Old May Be First Teen Vaping Death in U.S.

A 17-year-old Bronx boy whose death was disclosed by New York State officials on Tuesday appears to be the youngest person in the United States to die of a vaping-related respiratory illness. The teenager died on Friday after being hospitalized twice in September with a vaping-related illness, becoming the state’s first fatality from the mysterious […]

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In a Race Against Death, No Way to Call a Doctor

HEEVAN, Kashmir — Saja Begum was cooking dinner when her son walked into the kitchen with a stricken look on his face. “Mom,” he said. “I have been bitten by a snake. I am going to die.” Ms. Begum could not call an ambulance: The Indian government had shut down Kashmir’s cellular network. She then […]

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Australia Just Had a Bad Flu Season. That May Be a Warning for the U.S.

Australia had an unusually early and fairly severe flu season this year. Since that may foretell a serious outbreak on its way in the United States, public health experts now are urging Americans to get their flu shots as soon as possible. “It’s too early to tell for sure, because sometimes Australia is predictive and […]

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‘Mike’s Candyshop’: Behind the Overdose Death of HQ Trivia’s Colin Kroll

When police officers entered Colin Kroll’s apartment in SoHo last December, they found the 34-year-old tech entrepreneur known for grinding out 100-hour work weeks, facedown on his bed. Nearby were the telltale signs of drug use: empty vials, glassine envelopes and a powdery mixture. Later, officials confirmed what seemed apparent: Mr. Kroll had accidentally overdosed […]

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Vaping Illnesses Top 1,000, C.D.C. Says

Illnesses and deaths linked to vaping continue to increase around the country, with a total of 1,080 cases and 18 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The illnesses involve coughing and breathing trouble that can become severe enough to require that patients be attached to ventilators. Some also have nausea, […]

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Lung Damage From Vaping Resembles Chemical Burns, Report Says

The lung damage seen in some people who have become ill after vaping nicotine or marijuana products resembles a chemical burn, doctors from the Mayo Clinic reported on Wednesday. Their findings are based on samples of lung tissue from 17 patients around the country whose biopsy specimens were sent to Mayo to be examined under […]

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