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Texas Gas Pipeline Erupts After Being Cut by Contractor

A natural gas pipeline erupted in flames near Houston after it was accidentally cut Wednesday afternoon by a contractor, officials said. The accident happened about 4:45 p.m. in the town of Mont Belvieu, about 30 miles east of Houston. No …

Second Person in Days Killed by Mardi Gras Float in New Orleans

A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous Saturday night street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year’s Carnival season, authorities said. The …

Kobe Bryant Helicopter Had Nearly Cleared Blinding Clouds in California Crash

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant and eight others was almost out of blinding clouds when he suddenly plunged and crashed into a Southern California hillside, investigators and aviation experts indicated. Ara Zobayan had told …

Helicopter Tours Criticized After Deadly Hawaii Crash

Tour helicopter operations in Hawaii are under increased scrutiny after a deadly crash this week, one of several recent accidents in the state, with a congressman calling the trips unsafe and lacking proper oversight. A helicopter that was set to …

Nine Hospitalized When Subway Car Derails in Boston

A subway car has derailed in Boston, sending nine people to the hospital. Local emergency officials said none of the injuries are life-threatening. Officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the accident occurred at about 11 a.m. Saturday when …

$2M Settlement for Injured Pedestrian in Hawaii

Officials in Honolulu, Hawaii have agreed to a $2 million settlement to a woman who was hit by a car while crossing a street in 2014. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the city approved the payment last month to Mariah Tinay, …

Man Dies After Tesla Crashes into Pond in California

Authorities in California’s San Francisco Bay Area are investigating the death of a man after a Tesla car he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and into a pond. KTVU-TV reports that rescuers pulled the submerged …

Los Angeles to Settle Suit over Man Injured in Crosswalk Accident for $15M

Los Angeles will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit by a man who was struck by a car in a Hollywood crosswalk and left with permanent brain damage. The Los Angeles Times reported that the City Council voted this …

Utah Train Worker Error Caused Derailment, Report Shows

A Salt Lake City train derailed nearly two months ago because the operator thought he was supposed to go straight and took a curve at more than twice the recommended speed, according to newly released police documents. Operator Bryce Johnson …

Cleanup Underway At Derailment Site in Louisiana

About 100 homes remained evacuated as officials worked to clean up the site of a 26-car train derailment in Louisiana near the small community of Lawtell, about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. State police said crews were working to …