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Kabul Bombing Kills 10, Including Schoolchilden

Plus 2 bombing attacks in another part of Afghanistan leaves another 11 dead

(Newser) - A bombing Saturday in Afghanistan's capital killed at least 10 people and wounded eight others, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an educational center in Kabul. An interior ministry spokesman didn't immediately provide further details about the explosion, and no group immediately claimed the... More »

He Posed for a Pic on the Cliff's Edge. The Next Day He Died

Barefoot hiker Jordan Brashears, 29, died in apparently accidental fall in Sedona, Ariz.

(Newser) - The body of a 29-year-old Seattle hiker has been found in Sedona, Ariz., after an apparently accidental fall. The Mercury News reports that Jordan Brashears had recently become friends with two fellow hikers, and the three agreed to meet up on Oct. 8 to explore the archaeological ruins along the... More »

Dispute Over Line Cutting Leads to Fatal Shooting

Man is shot dead after disagreement outside Michigan haunted house attraction

(Newser) - A minor dispute about line cutting at an unlikely place—outside a popular haunted house attraction in Michigan—has left a man dead, say local police. The victim is a 29-year-old Detroit man, reports MLive . Police say he was with his girlfriend waiting to enter the Erebus Haunted Attraction in... More »

Guy's Decision to Switch From Red Licorice to Black Was Fatal

Case study: Man's excessive licorice eating depleted his potassium levels

(Newser) - A Massachusetts man's penchant for a polarizing candy apparently cost him his life. Per the New York Post and AP , the case study in the latest New England Journal of Medicine details what happened to the 54-year-old construction worker, who died after collapsing in a fast-food eatery last year.... More »

26 Dead, One Survivor in Fiery Crash of Military Plane

Just one survivor after accident Friday night in Chuhuiv, Ukraine

(Newser) - Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov AN-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets from a military aviation school when it crashed... More »

Criminal Charges Filed After Deaths of 76 at Veterans' Facility

Mass. AG: Former officials Bennett Walsh, David Clinton made 'deadly decision' that caused deaths

(Newser) - Two former officials at a Massachusetts veterans home have been hit with criminal charges after dozens died there during a COVID-19 outbreak. NBC Boston and CBS Boston report that Bennett Walsh, 50, the facility's former superintendent, and 71-year-old David Clinton, who served as the facility's medical director, are... More »

Out of a Gender Reveal Gone Wrong, a New Tragedy

Firefighter has died near Pinezanita, Calif., in blaze sparked by party

(Newser) - On Thursday night, police and firefighters began searching for a missing elite "Hotshot" firefighter near Pinezanita, Calif., which has been engulfed in flames from a blaze started during a gender reveal party, reports KTLA . By Friday morning, sad news had emerged, per CNN . "USDA Forest Service officials on... More »

Gas Line Explodes Near Mosque, Killing 16

Dozens of injuries also reported after blast in Bangladesh

(Newser) - An underground gas pipeline near a mosque exploded during evening prayers outside Bangladesh's capital, leaving 16 Muslim worshipers dead and dozens injured with critical burns, officials say. The blast occurred Friday night as people were finishing their prayers at Baitus Salat Jame Mosque at Narayanganj, per a local police... More »

COVID Model Has a Frightening Projection

It sees 410K deaths in US by Jan. 1, even more if we move more toward herd immunity

(Newser) - The US has counted more than 186,000 coronavirus-related deaths. By the end of the year, it might count 224,000 more, according to an updated model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, reports the Washington Post . The 410,451 deaths by Jan.... More »

Fauci: 'Let There Not Be Any Confusion' on COVID Death Toll

NIAID director says yes, more than 180K have died, not just 9K, as claimed in tweet Trump shared

(Newser) - There have been nearly 185,000 deaths in the US from COVID-19, and Dr. Anthony Fauci is backing up that number after a misleading post retweeted by President Trump minimized the toll. Per the Hill , Trump on Sunday shared a since-deleted tweet from a QAnon fan named "Mel Q"... More »

A Family Made It Through the Storm. They Died Hours Later

Slew of generator-caused carbon monoxide deaths in Louisiana, Texas after Hurricane Laura

(Newser) - The death toll from Hurricane Laura has now reached the double digits, and in Louisiana, one family took an especially hard hit. Per the Advocate , the state's health department reports a family of four in Lake Charles succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning, with Lake Charles Fire Chief Shawn Caldwell... More »

'Woman of Mystery' Who Killed John Belushi Dead at 73

Cathy Smith spent 15 months in prison for injecting comedian with fatal drug dose

(Newser) - The Globe and Mail calls her a "notorious, colorful footnote in pop culture history" and a "woman of mystery." To the rest of the world, Cathy Smith was best known as the one-time girlfriend of Gordon Lightfoot who injected the drugs that ended up killing comedian John... More »

2 Shot Dead in Kenosha Protests

Police are searching for a man seen wielding a long gun

(Newser) - At least three people were shot during a third night of protests in Kenosha, Wis., two of whom died. Shots were fired around 11:45pm Tuesday during a confrontation between protesters and armed men who claimed to be protecting a gas station, reports the New York Times . After initial shots,... More »

A Grim COVID Prediction, With One Hopeful Piece of Advice

Model forecasts 300K US deaths by December, but wearing masks could cut that number

(Newser) - Winter will soon be coming, and with it, some not-great news, according to a prominent model with a new prediction on COVID-19 deaths. While Johns Hopkins documents more than 160,100 deaths so far in the US from the coronavirus, the "forecast totals 295,011 deaths by December,"... More »

5 Dead, Dozens Arrested After Church Hostage Situation

Incident in South Africa 'may have been motivated by a feud' between church members

(Newser) - Five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg, police in South Africa said Saturday. A statement said police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church headquarters in Zuurbekom... More »

As Others Watched in Horror, Tiger Attacked Zookeeper

55-year-old worker killed at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland

(Newser) - A 5-year-old Siberian tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper Saturday at Switzerland's Zurich Zoo as other staff and guests looked on in horror. The BBC reports the attack on the 55-year-old keeper happened just after 1pm local time in the tiger enclosure, where Irina, the female tiger who went... More »

2 Dead, 6 Possibly Missing After Planes Collide Over Lake

It happened Sunday over Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene

(Newser) - Two people are confirmed dead and as many as six others are missing after two planes collided on Sunday afternoon over an Idaho lake, NBC News reports. Per the Spokesman-Review , the crash that took place around 2:20pm local time over Lake Coeur d'Alene involved a single-engine Cessna TU206G... More »

Video Shows Massive Mine Collapse That Took 120 Lives

'I feel empty in my heart,' says a Myanmar miner

(Newser) - At least 126 people are dead after a terrifying mine collapse buried workers in a wave of rock and mud Thursday in Myanmar, the BBC reports. Officials say rainfall caused a heap of muddy waste to crumble at the jade mine in Hpakant township in Kachin state, setting off the... More »

One of 3 Who Went Missing in National Park Is Found Dead

Body of 28-year-old Matthew Bunker located Monday night in Mount Rainier NP

(Newser) - There's been a grim development in the search for three hikers who went missing separately in Mount Rainier National Park: USA Today reports that park rangers aboard a helicopter located the body Monday night of 28-year-old Matthew Bunker, who'd disappeared while skiing with a partner on Friday. Per... More »

Gunmen Stage Deadly Attack at Stock Exchange

4 rush building in Karachi, Pakistan, are shot dead by cops after killing multiple people

(Newser) - The death toll is still murky, but an attack Monday on a Pakistan stock exchange building in the country's largest city has left multiple people dead and several injured. The BBC reports the attack started in Karachi when four gunmen wielding automatic rifles drove up in a silver Toyota... More »

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