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Eighth person confirmed dead after gas explosion causes New York buildings to collapse

(Reuters) – Search and rescue workers on Friday combed still-smoldering rubble for survivors of a New York City gas explosion that caused two apartment buildings to collapse this week, killing eight people and injuring dozens. Authorities toiled overnight, parsing a smoking pile of bricks and twisted metal – at one…

Ten killed in Alaska plane crash

Ten people were killed when an air-taxi plane crashed at the airport in the US city of Soldotna, in the state of Alaska, city police told AFP. The National Transportation Safety Board said late Sunday on its Twitter feed that it has sent a team to investigate the crash. Alaska…

U.S. panel seeks ban on all phone use while driving

WASHINGTON — The top US transportation safety body recommended Tuesday that all 50 US states impose a strict ban on the use of cellphones — both hand-held and hands-free — while driving. “No email, no text, no update, no call is worth a human life,” National Transportation Safety Board chief…

Six killed in Nevada train-truck crash

LOS ANGELES — At least six people were killed when a big rig truck hauling gravel slammed into the side of a California-bound passenger train in the high desert of Nevada, officials said late on Saturday. Those killed included the truck driver and a train crew member, officials with the…

Revealed: FBI investigated claim that group threatened de-icing equipment when probing crash that killed Senator Wellstone

FBI files obtained by Minnesota Public Radio published Monday shed new light — and perhaps shadows — onto the life and death of former Democratic Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone, who was killed when his twin-engine plane crashed in 2002. Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) published dozens of FBI files they obtained…

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