Commuter train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured

Sep 30, 2016

Commuter train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured

A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station without stopping and crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 people, some of them critically, authorities said. Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many ...

Exxon agrees to pay millions over Yellowstone River spill

Sep 22, 2016

Exxon agrees to pay millions over Yellowstone River spill

Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million for environmental damages caused by a pipeline break that spilled 63,000 gallons (238,474 liters) of oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River and prompted a national debate over lax pipeline safety rules, officials said Wednesday. The payment ...

Two Samsung phones 'catch fire' in China

Sep 19, 2016

Two Samsung phones 'catch fire' in China

Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China, in potentially the first such incidents in the world’s largest smartphone market. Samsung Electronics said it was investigating one of the reported cases. The South Korean firm had earlier said Galaxy Note ...

Wing flap found in Tanzania confirmed to be part of MH370

Sep 15, 2016

Wing flap found in Tanzania confirmed to be part of MH370

A wing flap that washed ashore on an island off Tanzania has been identified as belonging to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian officials said Thursday. The flap was found in June by residents on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania, and officials ...

Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

Sep 13, 2016

Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

This summer saw 660 reported mountaineering accidents across Japan, the most on record, reflecting the mountaineering boom among middle-aged and older people, the National Police Agency said. The figure is the highest since the agency began compiling comparable statistics in 1968. The figure covers ...

Sep 12, 2016

141 bridges in need of urgent safety measures, government says

A government survey has found that 141 bridges and six tunnels across Japan were in need of urgent safety measures due to risks associated with age. Safety measures such as restricting traffic or outright closure have already been taken for all of the bridges ...

Hornets sting over 110 runners in Gifu marathon

Sep 11, 2016

Hornets sting over 110 runners in Gifu marathon

Medical personnel said 115 people taking part in a marathon Sunday in Hida, Gifu Prefecture, were stung by hornets, but no one suffered serious allergic reactions. The runners were treated by doctors and ambulance attendants who were on standby along the marathon route, according ...