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Crane Collapses on Dallas Apartment Building, Killing 1, Injuring 6

A construction crane, apparently toppled by high winds, collapsed onto an apartment house in Dallas on Sunday and sliced through five floors of the building, killing at least one person and injuring six others, a city fire and rescue spokesman …

SpaceX Suffers Serious Setback with Crew Capsule Accident

About the photo: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, launches from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Photo courtesy of NASA. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has …

Settlement Reached in Suit over Mo. Duck Boat Accident

The company that owned a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake has reached a settlement with relatives of two brothers who were among 17 people who died in the accident. The Kansas City Star reports lawyers for Ervin …

Woman Convicted of Fraud for Misrepresenting Date of Accident

An Iowa woman who filed a claim for damage that occurred after she purchased an auto insurance policy was convicted last week for felony insurance fraud, according to the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. Jennifer Lea Fuentes, 43, was arrested …

What a Difference the Word ‘Accident’ Makes in Sexual Assault Coverage Cases

Disparate coverage results for sexual assault claims turned on a one word difference in “personal injury” policy definitions in Gonzalez v. Fire Ins. Exchange (2015) ____Cal.App.4th ____, decided by the Six District California Court of Appeal on February 5, 2015. …

Overturned Cattle Trailer Blocks Dallas Freeway

A tractor trailer filled with cattle overturned on a Dallas freeway, blocking the road and setting cows loose. Authorities say the accident happened around 1:30 a.m. on May 24 when the driver lost control of the 18-wheeled cattle trailer in …

Texas Jury Awards $24M to Woman Hit by Driver on Phone

A Texas jury has awarded $24 million to a woman who was hit by a Coca-Cola truck driver who was chatting on a cellphone while driving. The jury decided Friday that 37-year-old Vanice Chatman-Wilson should get $10 million in punitive …

Skier Hospitalized After Accident at New Hampshire Resort

A 60-year-old skier has been hospitalized after a fire chief says he suffered “severe trauma” on the slopes of Ragged Mountain Ski Resort in New Hampshire. Resort spokeswoman Stacy Lopes tells The Citizen the skier suffered the injury Sunday morning …

Officials Want Changes to North Dakota Highway Where Bus Rolled

Officials are calling for changes to a southwestern North Dakota highway after a bus accident involving a high school basketball team. The bus carrying the Hettinger-Scranton boys’ team was traveling to Dickinson for a game on Friday went it went …

South Carolina Woman Sues Bar for Failing to Check ID

A woman is suing a Bluffton bar because a bartender didn’t check her age before serving her on the night of the 2009 wreck that paralyzed her. The Beaufort Gazette reports that Chelsea Hess, who was then 20 years old, …