Truck owner behind deadly Taiwan train crash that killed 48, apologizes – National

The owner of a construction truck that caused Taiwan’s worst rail accident in decades, killing 48 people, apologized in tears while being led away from his home by police on Sunday. The unmanned truck’s emergency brake was not properly engaged, according to the government’s disaster relief center. Read more: Taiwan seeks to arrest truck […]

Capitol police officer killed in attack was an 18-year veteran of the force – National

A U.S. Capitol Police officer who died after a man rammed his car into him and another officer at a barricade was identified as an 18-year veteran of the force. William “Billy” Evans joined the department in 2003 and was a member of its first responders unit. Read more: U.S. Capitol police officer, knife-wielding […]

Taiwan seeks to arrest truck driver who may have caused train crash that killed 50 – National

Taiwanese prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for a construction site manager whose truck is believed to have caused a train accident in which at least 50 people died. The crash, Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven decades, occurred after an express train hit a truck that had slid down a bank next to […]

Two killed in gender-reveal plane crash in Cancun, Mexico – National

Joy turned to horror in Cancun, Mexico, on Tuesday, as an excited family watched their high-flying gender-reveal stunt end in a fatal plane crash into the open water. Authorities say the pilot and co-pilot of the plane were killed in the crash, which played out while the expecting parents and their guests watched from […]

4 killed, including child, in shooting in Southern California: reports – National

Four people are dead, including a child after a shooting at an office building in Southern California, according to media reports. In a statement, the Orange Police Department said at around 5:30 p.m. local time, officers responded to a call of shots fired at 202 W. Lincoln Ave. Read more: 10 days before Colorado […]

Mother and father of 5 killed after redwood tree falls on their car – National

A couple with five children has died after a redwood tree toppled onto their vehicle during a road trip along the coast of California, police say. Jake Woodruff, 36, and his wife Jessica, 45, were driving their 2016 Honda Accord through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park when a massive tree fell onto the road […]

2 killed, 1 injured in Maryland convenience store shooting: police – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 28, 2021 6:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two people were killed and a third person was injured in a shooting at a Maryland convenience store and gas […]

Myanmar protests over military coup continue a day after more than 100 killed – National

Protesters in Myanmar returned to the streets Sunday to press their demands for a return to democracy, just a day after security forces killed more than 100 people in the bloodiest day since last month’s military coup. Protests were held in Yangon and Mandalay, the country’s two biggest cities, as well as elsewhere. Some […]

Myanmar coup opponents plan new tactics after 7-year-old girl killed inside home – National

Myanmar activists plan more anti-coup protests on Wednesday, including a silent strike with many businesses due to close and calls for people to stay home, a day after a seven-year-old girl was killed in her home when security forces opened fire during a crackdown in Mandalay. Pro-democracy protesters also held more candle-lit vigils overnight […]

Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz, 22, killed by lightning strike – National

Katherine Diaz, a 22-year-old who was preparing to surf in the Olympics, has died after being struck by lightning while training on the water last week, officials say. Diaz was training off El Tunco beach in her native El Salvador on Friday when she was struck, according to the country’s surfing federation, FESASURF. Read […]