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Victims Sought After Philadelphia Building Collapse

Rescuers are scrambling to pry people from the rubble of a multistory building that collapsed in downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday. As of 1 p.m. EST, 12 people had been transferred to hospitals.

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Wong Maye-E

Woman Found Alive in Garment Factory Rubble

A seamstress at the Bangladeshi factory that collapsed 17 days ago, killing more than 1,000 people in one of the world’s worst cases of industrial negligence, was rescued from the wreckage Friday.

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AP/Tony Dejak

Horrific Details Emerge in Cleveland Kidnapping Case

The three women who were kidnapped and held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade were raped, beaten mercilessly while pregnant, kept in ropes and chains and forced to crawl around on their hands and knees naked in the backyard by their captors, according to reports.

Posted on May 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Dog Swept Out to Sea in Japan Is Saved

Just to prove that things aren’t all bad in the world, here’s a bit of uplifting news. The Japanese Coast Guard plucked a small dog from wreckage floating three miles at sea three weeks after the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country’s northeast coast.

Posted on Apr 2, 2011 READ MORE


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AP / Musadeq Sadeq

Rescuers Still Searching for Avalanche Victims in Afghanistan

More than 165 people have been killed by a series of deadly snow avalanches in a mountain pass in northeast Afghanistan that trapped dozens of victims in their vehicles and sent others into the valley below on Monday. Rescuers were still digging and searching for possible survivors in the Salang Pass on Thursday.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / John Bazemore

Current Issues Figure Into MLK Day Events

Americans looking to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a way that honored his legacy of activism and service got to work on Monday, whether by focusing on their local communities’ needs or going global to help the Haiti earthquake relief effort and other current causes.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010 READ MORE



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Putting the ‘Toxic’ Back in Tarp

The Toxic Asset Relief Program was originally designed to save the banks from their bad bets by purchasing toxic assets, but has since evolved into something of a multipurpose slush fund. Now the Obama administration is getting back to the business of buying junk, elaborating on a plan that sent the Dow tumbling when it was first announced. Update

Posted on Mar 22, 2009 READ MORE



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AIG Execs Enjoy Sun and Fun on Your Dime

What’s $85 billion if you don’t get to spend it? Just days after taxpayers saved AIG from ruin, executives of the insurance giant spent $440,000 pampering themselves at the exclusive St. Regis resort in Monarch Beach, Calif.

Posted on Oct 8, 2008 READ MORE


Betancourt freed
AP photo / William Fernando Martinez

Colombian Hostage Drama Becomes Big-Screen Drama

Well, that didn’t take long: Just a week after former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages were rescued from their FARC captors by Colombian forces, plans are in the works to make a movie version of the story, with Simon Brand on board to direct the drama.

Posted on Jul 8, 2008 READ MORE



AP photo / Ng Han Guan

50,000 Feared Dead From Quake

Chinese state media are reporting that more than 50,000 people could be found dead as a result of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Monday. That’s substantially higher than earlier estimates. The government has already confirmed close to 20,000 deaths.

Posted on May 15, 2008 READ MORE


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Massive Earthquake Shakes China

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake in southwestern China has killed more than 8,500 people, a number that could rise as authorities continue to assess the damage. China’s Xinhua news agency reported that rescue workers had difficulty reaching the epicenter because of obstructed roads.

Posted on May 12, 2008 READ MORE


More Tornadoes Hit the Heartland

Yet another round of ferocious weather pounded parts of Missouri, Oklahoma and nearby states Saturday, with tornadoes that reportedly killed at least 18 people just a week after deadly storms hit Arkansas.

Posted on May 10, 2008 READ MORE


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Last Clinic Standing

An extremist pro-life organization that helped make doctors the targets of deadly attacks in the 1990s is now mobilizing a protest to shutter the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. With reproductive rights under assault across the country, pro-choice activist Sunsara Taylor reports on the high-stakes battle about to take place in Jackson, Miss.

Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


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