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Rescuers in India Digging For 37 Trapped in Glacier Flood

RUDRAPRAYAG, India (AP) — Rescuers in northern India worked Monday to rescue more than three dozen power plant workers trapped in a tunnel after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off and sent a wall of water and debris rushing …

Building Owner, Alarm Companies Sued Over Deadly Vegas Fire

LAS VEGAS — The owner of a downtown Las Vegas apartment building where six people died in the deadliest residential fire in city history has been hit with another lawsuit seeking damages. This time, several fire alarm manufacturers, sellers and …

Father of Ohio Teen Killed When Trapped in Van Wants Answers

The father of a 16-year-old Ohio boy who died despite calling 911 while trapped in a minivan asked authorities Monday why responding officers didn’t get out of their cruiser to search, and whether exact GPS coordinates existed for his son’s …

Roofer Dies After Collapse of Utah Patio Roof

Fire officials say a residential construction worker was killed after being crushed and trapped under a patio roof that suddenly collapsed. Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Scott Freitag says the accident happened Wednesday morning at a Salt Lake City, …

Trapped Workers Rescued from N.Y. Building Collapse

Firefighters have pulled three workers out of the rubble of a New York City construction collapse. The Fire Department of New York says five people were injured in the collapse at the five-story building in Brooklyn. One person is in …

Child Critically Injured at Louisiana State Fair

A young boy was critically injured Wednesday at the Louisiana State Fair after he wound up trapped under a ride in the fair’s children’s section. The accident happened shortly before noon at a ride where cars go in a circle. …

Plane Hits Ferris Wheel in Australia, No Injuries

An ultra-light plane has crashed into a Ferris wheel at a rural festival in Australia, trapping four people in the tangled wreckage for hours. There were no serious injuries. New South Wales Rural Fire Service spokesman Ben Shepherd says the …

Government Changes Course on Pool Safety Rule

Thousands of public pools in cities and towns nationwide will be taking a fresh look at their safety systems after federal regulators changed course Wednesday on measures required to keep swimmers, especially children, from getting trapped in pool drains. The …

Construction Worker Pinned in Excavator in New Hampshire

Crews have rescued a construction worker whose excavator tipped over and pinned him inside the machine at a New Hampshire construction site. Wolfeboro Fire Chief Butch Morrill says the man was trapped inside the cab and the excavator was on …

Driver Rescued from Car that Landed in Maryland Pool

Howard County authorities rescued a woman trapped in her car after it landed in her pool. Relatives called authorities Saturday to check on the woman in her 70s after they didn’t hear from her Friday night. Rescuers found the woman …