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Metro Accident Victim’s Family Plans Lawsuit

A lawyer representing the family of a woman killed earlier this month in an accident on Metro says he’ll file a lawsuit over the incident later this week. Patrick Regan said Tuesday that he expected to file a lawsuit in …

Firefighters Reported Radio Problems at Washington D.C. Subway Incident

Firefighters responding to an electrical malfunction on the Washington subway system had difficulty communicating by radio and some had to use cellphones instead, according to a preliminary report released by the city Saturday. The report says fire officials notified transit …

Technical Difficulties Hamper Chicago Fire Festival

An inaugural festival commemorating the Great Chicago Fire drew crowds to the city’s waterfront but was marked by technical difficulties. Organizers of the Great Chicago Fire Festival estimate about 30,000 people attended the free Saturday event. But there were delays …

Deadly Tennessee House Blast Was No Accident

Federal investigators said Tuesday that they have ruled out accidental causes such as a gas leak or electrical malfunction in a deadly house explosion in Tennessee and were trying to figure out what triggered the blast. Agents with the U.S. …

Tortoises’ Heating Pad Blamed for California Garage Fire

Authorities are blaming a garage fire in Castro Valley, Calif., on a heating pad used to keep a pair of tortoises warm. The fire began around 3 a.m. Tuesday in a detached garage in a residential neighborhood and took about …

Fire in West Las Vegas Strip Mall Ruled Accidental

Fire officials think an electrical malfunction sparked a fire that ripped through the attic of a West Las Vegas strip mall containing a market, shoe shine business, hair salon, building company and church. No injuries were reported in the blaze …

Kentucky Police Car’s Lights Fail, Officer Hits Car

A crash involving a Lexington, Kentucky police car and another vehicle could have been caused by an electrical malfunction in the officer’s cruiser. Police said two officers were responding to an incident under light and siren Sunday night. As one …