Mosque torched near Bethlehem in suspected hate crime

Feb 26, 2015

Mosque torched near Bethlehem in suspected hate crime

A West Bank mosque was set alight in a village near Bethlehem Tuesday with anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew sprayed on a nearby wall, Palestinian witnesses said. The fire was discovered in the mosque in Jaba village at about 4 a.m. (0200 GMT). Villagers managed ...

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Feb 5, 2015

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Safety on one of America’s busiest commuter rail services was under the spotlight Wednesday after a packed passenger train slammed into a jeep, killing six people north of Manhattan. It was the worst of three deadly crashes in less than two years on the ...

Jan 16, 2015

Norman Atlantic probable death toll said at least 27

The Italian prosecutor investigating a deadly fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry on Thursday indicated that at least 27 people had likely perished in the disaster. The new estimate follows receipt from Greek authorities of a definitive list of who was on board the ...

Fire-ravaged ferry still not secured; 98 unaccounted for: Italy

Jan 1, 2015

Fire-ravaged ferry still not secured; 98 unaccounted for: Italy

Stormy weather in the Adriatic Sea thwarted efforts Wednesday to tow a fire-ravaged ferry to Italy so authorities can investigate the blaze that killed at least 11 people and search the ferry for more possible dead. Ninety-eight people were still unaccounted for Wednesday after ...

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

Dec 29, 2014

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

Exhausted and cold but safe, a group of 49 people arrived at the Italian port of Bari Monday after they were rescued from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea. Some 150 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in ...

Seniors' apartment building fire near San Antonio kills five

Dec 29, 2014

Seniors' apartment building fire near San Antonio kills five

Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said. Eleven other residents of the Wedgwood Apartments were hospitalized, and at least one is in critical condition, according to Bexar ...