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Rescuers Comb Building Rubble After Albanian Quake Kills 18

THUMANE, Albania — Rescue crews with excavators searched for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings and hotels Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 18 people and injured more than 600. The magnitude-6.4 quake was felt …

Propane Explosion Kills Firefighter, Injures 6 Other People

FARMINGTON, Maine — A powerful propane explosion leveled a recently opened nonprofit center after crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, including fellow firefighters, officials said. The building had …

Oklahoma City Teen Featured in Distracted-Driving Campaign

A new national campaign warning against distracted driving features the story of an Oklahoma City teenager who was killed in a car crash while talking on her cell phone. The U.S. Department of Transportation video featuring Brittanie Montgomery’s story is …

Lawsuit Filed in Illinois Blaze that Killed 2 Firefighters

Family members of a Chicago, Ill., firefighter killed last year battling a blaze at an abandoned building are suing the owners of the structure. The Chicago Tribune reports Jennifer Stringer and Edward Stringer Jr. filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday …

Blast at Wyoming Oil Production Site Kills 3 Workers

Authorities won’t be able positively to identify the three workers killed in an oilfield explosion in eastern Wyoming until autopsies are performed on them, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. The blast occurred Monday at an oil production site on a …