Three people were killed and at least 84 were injured Saturday morning when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck northeastern Japan, Japanese officials said.
A mechanical failure on a roller coaster at an amusement park in Santa Clara, California, on Monday afternoon left 24 people stranded for hours on the ride, some as high as 80 feet off the ground, authorities said.
A mechanical failure on a roller coaster at a Santa Clara, California, amusement park Monday afternoon left 24 people stranded for hours on the ride, some as high as 80 feet off the ground, authorities said. “The ride was ascending to the highest point of the ride, actually where it begins, and then it just stopped,” Augie Wiedemann, deputy fire chief of the city, said. No injuries were reported from the incident
Pakistan’s high court acquitted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif of hijacking charges Friday, paving the way for another run for office.
A bus carrying about 40 passengers sank in an overflowing canal in eastern India, killing seven of them, officials said Tuesday. Among the dead were a 7-year-old girl and her mother, said Paresh Chandra Nayak, the district magistrate of Nayagarh, in Orissa state. The bus driver ignored warnings from his passengers about flooding in the canal ahead and kept driving Monday night, Nayak told CNN
A Southwest Airlines jet made an emergency landing in Charleston, West Virginia, on Monday after a football-sized hole in its fuselage caused the cabin to depressurize, an airline spokeswoman said. There were no injuries aboard the Boeing 737, which was traveling at about 30,000 feet when the problem occurred, Southwest spokeswoman Marilee McInnis told CNN. The sudden drop in cabin pressure caused the jet’s oxygen masks to deploy.
Search teams have spotted the wreckage of a Yemeni jet that crashed in the Indian Ocean off the island nation of Comoros. The plane, carrying more than 150 people, was en route to Moroni, the capital of Comoros, from Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.
Lawyers say the winner of a landmark case that makes governments responsible for protecting women from domestic abuse is living in hiding, terrified that her ex-husband will hunt her down and kill her.
A Jetstar flight with 203 passengers and crew aboard landed safely in Guam early Thursday after a fire broke out in the plane’s cockpit, the airline said.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday will launch three days of hearings into the circumstances surrounding the US Airways Flight 1549 emergency landing on New York’s Hudson River. Looking into several issues from the January 15 incident — from migratory birds to why a rear door opened after the landing — the NTSB panel will hear testimony from key witnesses, including Capt