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DOJ: No Charges in CIA Detainee Death Investigations

DOJ: No Charges in CIA Detainee Death Investigations

Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government said Thursday that it had closed its investigation into the alleged torture of more than 100 detainees held by the CIA in overseas prisons, and the deaths of two men who died while in CIA c…

West Nile-Related Deaths Confirmed in Texas, California

West Nile-Related Deaths Confirmed in Texas, California

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two West Nile-related deaths were confirmed Tuesday 2,000 miles apart — the 11th confirmed this year in Dallas County, Texas, and the first in Fresno County, Calif.Nationwide, there have been at least 26 deaths attr…

Indian Bus Crash Kills 39

Indian Bus Crash Kills 39

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHAMBA, India) — A privately owned and crowded bus had an accident when travelling between Chamba to Bharmaur reports the BBC.The bus drifted off the road and fell over 300 feet into the Chamba Valley, which resulted in the deat…

Russia Floods: Terrifying Wall of Water Kills at Least 171

Russia Floods: Terrifying Wall of Water Kills at Least 171

iStockphoto/ThinkStock(MOSCOW) — The death toll from Saturday’s catastrophic flash floods in southern Russia has climbed to at least 171 people, and authorities warn that figure is likely to increase.As the flood waters receded they revealed a g…

Border Attacks Between Syria and Lebanon Kills Two Children

Border Attacks Between Syria and Lebanon Kills Two Children

ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Two children died on Saturday during mortar attacks, and one was an eight-year-old Bedouin refugee who fled to Lebanon with her family to escape from the conflict, according to the Telegraph.President Bas…

100 Killed in Flash Flood in Russia

100 Killed in Flash Flood in Russia

ThinkStock(KRYMSK, Russia) — On Saturday a flash flood killed 92 people in Krymsk, according to the BBC.Two died in Novorossiysk and at least nine died in Gelendzhik. Dozens are reported missing and the death toll may rise further.Moscow has sent plan…

Summer Storms Kill 9, Leave 2 Million Without Power

Summer Storms Kill 9, Leave 2 Million Without Power

Comstock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) — Nearly two million people are waking up today without power after a ferocious storm pummeled the mid-Atlantic region. After a day of triple-digit temperatures, the storm caused power outages from Indiana to New Jersey a…

Prelimary FBI Report Shows 72 Officers Died in 2011

Prelimary FBI Report Shows 72 Officers Died in 2011

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The number of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year rose to 72, according to preliminary statistics released Monday by the FBI.The figure marks an increase from 2010, when 56 officers we…

Weight Loss Biz Under Fire for Lap-Band Surgery Deaths

Weight Loss Biz Under Fire for Lap-Band Surgery Deaths

Bruce Gifford/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Few doctors have made more money in the weight-loss business than Beverly Hills brothers, Julian and Michael Omidi.The brothers, who once were featured in the cable program Dr. 90210, are the men behind a heavily ad…

Attorneys in Nevada Homeowners Association Scandal Dead

Attorneys in Nevada Homeowners Association Scandal Dead

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — A high-profile federal corruption investigation of homeowners associations in Nevada turned deadly this week when two key defendants in the case were found dead.David Amesbury, a Las Vegas attorney targeted in…

Older Women at Highest Risk for Breast Cancer Death

Older Women at Highest Risk for Breast Cancer Death

Photodisc/Thinkstock(LEIDEN, Netherlands) — Older women with breast cancer may be at greater risk than younger women of dying from the disease, regardless of the type of tumor they have or treatment they undergo, according to a study released Tuesday….

Malaria Deaths Twice as High as Previously Reported

Malaria Deaths Twice as High as Previously Reported

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Malaria kills 1.2 million people each year, more than twice as many deaths as previously thought, according to new research published in The Lancet.However, according to the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, w…

Heavy Snowfall in Japan Kills 52, Injures Hundreds

Heavy Snowfall in Japan Kills 52, Injures Hundreds

Comstock/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Heavy snowfall has crippled much of Japan’s western coast, killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 600.The worst snowstorm in five years has dumped more than 10 feet of snow in the hardest-hit regions, causin…

US Marine Escapes Jail Time in 2005 Slayings of Iraqi Civilians

US Marine Escapes Jail Time in 2005 Slayings of Iraqi Civilians

Photos.com/Thinkstock(CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.) — There is outrage in Iraq over a deal that allowed a Marine to plea down to a lesser charge in the 2005 killings of 24 people in the town of Haditha.At the time, eight Marines were charged in the deaths o…

Report: U.S. Troop Casualties Down in 2011

Report: U.S. Troop Casualties Down in 2011

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — For the first time in four years, U.S. military deaths dropped in 2011, USA Today reports. U.S. military troops have recently experienced successful runs against Taliban insurgents and coalition forces.According to…

Deadly Year for Law Enforcement Officers, Report Shows

Deadly Year for Law Enforcement Officers, Report Shows

The casket of NYPD officer Peter Figoski is brought out following his funeral in Babylon, New York. Figoski, a 22-year NYPD veteran was gunned down during an attempted robbery in December. Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — This year was one of th…

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