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Study Finds Alarming Increase in Inflatable Bounce House Injuries Among Kids

A new study examining pediatric injuries associated with inflatable bounce houses and moonwalks revealed a 15-fold increase in the number of inflatable-related injuries that were treated in emergency departments among children younger than 18 years of age between 1995 and …

Gas Blast Levels Massachusetts Strip Club; 18 People Hurt

A natural gas explosion in one of New England’s biggest cities on Friday leveled a strip club with a boom heard for miles and heavily damaged a dozen other buildings but didn’t kill anyone, authorities said. Firefighters, police officers and …

Oklahoma Legislator Gets $51,000 in Workers’ Comp Case

An Oklahoma legislator has been awarded $51,300 in workers’ compensation for injuries sustained in a 2009 accident while driving to the Capitol. A lawyer for state Rep. Mike Christian says he’s received the check to compensate Christian for the effects …

Spain: 3 Dead, 2 Hurt in Halloween Party Stampede

A stampede in an arena where thousands of people were attending a Halloween party killed three women and critically injured two on Thursday, officials said. It happened just after 4 a.m. in a passageway within the venue leading to the …

High Winds Cause Pennsylvania Pavilion Collapse

Officials say a pavilion being used for shelter during severe weather collapsed at a central Pennsylvania park, and 10 to 12 people suffered minor injuries, including several children. Authorities say several dozen people attending a baseball game Friday night sought …

Smoke Forces Plane Evacuation in Turkey

Passengers, some in a panic, were evacuated from a plane at Turkey’s Antalya airport early Sunday after crew members reported smoke inside the cockpit, airline officials and state media said. Three passengers were slightly injured during the evacuation, while 25 …

Death Toll in Iran Quake Raised to at Least 250

Twin earthquakes in Iran have killed at least 250 people and injured over 2,000, Iranian state television said on Sunday, after thousands spent the night outdoors after their villages were leveled and homes damaged in the country’s northwest. Images broadcast …

2 Hurt When Golf Cart Falls Off Texas Bridge

An accident at a Texas golf course has left a man and his son hurt after their golf cart went off a bridge and fell about 30 feet. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened late Sunday the …

Powerful Quake Shakes Areas of Greece and Turkey

A powerful earthquake shook Greece’s island of Rhodes and southwestern Turkey on Sunday. No deaths or serious damage were reported, but officials said six people were hurt in Turkey by jumping out of buildings. The Athens Geodynamic Institute says the …

Felled Wires From Electric Bus Injure 3 in California

Three people who were in the path of several power lines that were felled by an electric trolley bus in San Francisco, Calif., have been taken to the hospital. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that none of their injuries are …