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Manager of McDonald’s Franchise in Peru Says Faulty Drinks Machine Caused Deaths

LIMA — The general manager of the company that operates McDonald’s restaurants in Peru told local television that the beverage machine at the restaurant where two employees were fatally electrocuted last weekend had experienced an electrical fault but it was …

Uber Reports 3,000 Sexual Assault Claims Last Year in Its Safety Review

Uber Technologies Inc. found more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assaults involving drivers or passengers on its platform in the U.S. last year, part of an extensive and long-awaited review in response to public safety concerns. The ride-hailing company released …

Three Charged in Florida Nursing Home Deaths Surrender

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Three people, including two nurses, of a Florida nursing home where 12 people died in sweltering heat turned themselves in on Monday to face charges, their attorneys said. A total of four people employed at Rehabilitation …

Floods Kill 26 in Indonesia’s Capital

Police say floods in Indonesia’s capital have killed at least 26 people and sent more than 100,000 fleeing their homes. Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto said Monday that most of the victims were electrocuted or drowned in floodwaters reaching up …

Heavy Rains Kill at Least 22 in Southern India

A government official in a southern Indian state says heavy rains triggered by a tropical storm have killed at least 22 people in the past four days. T. Radha, a state relief commissioner, says the deaths were caused by drowning …

Train Fire Kills 32 in Southern India

A fire swept through a train car packed with sleeping passengers in southern India on Monday, killing at least 32 people and sending panicked survivors rushing for the only clear exit once the train stopped, officials said. Investigators found charred …

North Korea: Typhoon-Fueled Floods Killed 88 This Month

North Korea says that heavy rain caused by a typhoon has killed nearly 90 people, destroyed thousands of homes and submerged a large amount of farmland. Seoul-based analyst Kwon Tae-jin says the flooding is expected to worsen North Korea’s chronic …

New York College Has Safety Stewards Patrol Gorge Trails

Stewards are now trekking the trails in the beautiful but treacherous gorges on Cornell University’s Ithaca, N.Y., campus as part of safety efforts enacted after three deaths last summer. Cornell’s Todd Miner tells WBNG-TV in Binghamton that the three gorge …

Heavy Storms in Central South Africa Kill 2

Officials say heavy storms across central South Africa killed a woman at her farmhouse and a man holidaying at a popular resort. Police spokeswoman Majang Skalkie said Sunday that the woman died when high winds ripped the roof from her …

15 Dead in Latest Killer Quake in Italy

Italian authorities say a powerful earthquake has killed at least 15 people and others may be missing in the latest deadly temblor to hit northern Italy. The Tuesday morning quake had a 5.8 magnitude, rocking one of Italy’s most productive …