KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb went off Friday as worshippers were leaving a Kabul mosque, killing at least seven people and wounding 41, including several children, a Taliban official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a steady stream of attacks since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan just over a year ago.
One person was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after a package delivered to a building at Northeastern University exploded when it was opened, school officials confirmed. A second package was also found and rendered safe by the bomb squad, Boston police confirmed at a news conference Tuesday night. Northeastern University said the package was delivered to Holmes Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans remembered 9/11 on Sunday with tear-choked tributes and pleas to “never forget,” 21 years after the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.
Nikita Shah headed to the ceremony at ground in a T-shirt that bore the de facto epigraph of the annual commemoration — “never forget” — and the name of her slain father, Jayesh Shah. The family moved to Houston afterward but has often returned to New York for the anniversary of the attack that killed him and nearly 3,000 other people.
“For us, it was being around people who kind of experienced the same type of grief and the same feelings after 9/11,” said Shah, who was 10 when her father was killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Victims’ relatives and dignitaries also convened at the two other attack sites, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.
Other communities around the country are marking the day with candlelight vigils, interfaith services and other commemorations. Some Americans are joining in volunteer projects on a day that is federally recognized as both Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
MONESSEN, Pa. (KDKA) – A man who narrowly escaped a building collapse in Monessen said he heard a rumble of thunder then bricks started falling.
The pile of rubble in the alley and mounds of debris seen in what used to be windows give you an idea of the level of structural failure that occurred when parts of the old Mon Valley Independent lost their battle against gravity and time.
The man didn’t want to show his face but said he had an up close and personal look at the collapse as he walked through the alley behind the building.
“I was just walking through the ally and it just started coming down,” he said.
Monessen police and fire were at the scene almost immediately. The collapse closed alleys in the area. Monessen Police Chief David Yuhasz said given the state of many buildings in Monessen, this isn’t surprising and it’s lucky to have happened when it did.
Sept 4 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc’s (BBBY.O) chief financial officer fell to his death from New York’s Tribeca skyscraper known as the “Jenga” tower on Friday afternoon, police said on Sunday, days after the struggling retailer announced it was closing stores and laying off workers.
ORLANDO, Fla. —
One person is dead and another was sent to the hospital after a plane at the Orlando Executive Airport flipped over during severe weather Thursday, according to the Orlando Fire Department.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed two people were inside the plane when it flipped over at about 5 p.m. The plane was holding for takeoff on a taxiway while the weather was unfavorable, according to a spokesperson for the airport.
The spokesperson said another plane that flipped over did not have anyone inside it.
“Unfortunately, that system moved in so fast, it was so severe with very heavy gusty winds that it actually flipped the airplane,” said Orlando Executive Airport director and air traffic controller, Judith-Ann Jarrette.
(CNN)Russian authorities said Sunday they had opened a murder investigation after the daughter of influential, ultra-nationalist philosopher Alexander Dugin was killed by a car bomb on the outskirts of Moscow.The Russian Investigative Committee said it believed someone planned and ordered the car explosion that killed Darya Dugina, based on evidence already collected from the blast. “Taking into account the data already obtained, the investigation believes that the crime was pre-planned and was of an ordered nature,” the investigative committee said in a statement Sunday.
Our crew at the scene learned that close to 150 parishioners were inside the building at the time.
PITTSBURGH — A local church was struck by lightning just before Sunday’s service.
St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, located on East Street in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill-City View neighborhood was just about to hold mass at around 8:55 a.m. when the lighting hit.
CECIL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An elderly woman was killed in a house fire Tuesday morning in Washington County, a Cecil Township fire chief at the scene told Channel 11.
The Washington County Coroner identified the woman who died as Rose Churray, 81.
The 911 call for the fire at a home on Swihart Road in Cecil Township came in at 5:25 a.m.
Fire officials said an elderly woman was found dead inside the home after the fire was put out.
The 53-year-old star of films including Donnie Brasco, Catfight and the remake of Psycho, did not regain consciousness after a car crash on 5 August
HAVANA — A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled in the Cuban city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing. Cuban authorities said a unidentified body had been found late Saturday.
Firefighters and other specialists were still trying to quell the blaze at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, where the fire began during a thunderstorm Friday night, the Ministry of Energy and Mines tweeted. Authorities said about 800 people were evacuated from the Dubrocq neighborhood closest to the fire,
The government said it had asked for help from international experts in “friendly countries” with experience in the oil sector.
Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Fernández de Cossío said the U.S. government had offered technical help to quell the blaze. On his Twitter account, he said the “proposal is in the hands of specialists for the due coordination.”
Minutes later, President Miguel Díaz-Canel thanked Mexico , Venezuela, Russia, Nicaragua, Argentina and Chile for their offers of help. A support flight from Mexico arrived Saturday night.
Debris could be seen scattered around the building.
The incident happened at the old YWCA building in the 400 block of 9th Street. It’s now known as the Common Ground Building, and is owned by the city of McKeesport.
Tokyo, Japan (CNN)Japan‘s Sakurajima volcano, located on the island of Kyushu, erupted on Sunday, prompting evacuations in the region.The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the volcano erupted around 8:05 p.m. local time (7:05 a.m. ET). Footage from the agency‘s surveillance camera showed a cloud of smoke or ash rising from the volcano.JMA announced a Level 5 alert — the highest level — calling for people to evacuate. JMA advised caution to residents in Kagoshima Prefecture and Kagoshima City.There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement a single-engine Cessna aircraft flying from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport lost power and struck a vehicle on the bridge while landing.The plane carrying a pilot and two passengers was traveling northbound and hit a SUV traveling southbound before catching fire, the Miami Dade Police Department said in a news release.Once firefighters put out the flames, they discovered a deceased person inside the plane, the release said.Two others in the plane were transported to area trauma centers and their conditions are unknown, police said.A woman and two toddlers were inside the SUV and transported to a local hospital for medical evaluations.Video taken from the balcony of a nearby hotel by Miami resident Alex Huberman showed the small, wrecked plane on fire, with dark smoke rising from it.Several feet away from the plane was a maroon-colored SUV, which appeared to have sustained extensive damage, the video shows, suggesting it may be the vehicle the plane struck when attempting to land.Huberman said he saw at least two people get out of the plane, adding several people were put on stretchers by emergency personnel.
HAVANA (AP) — Relatives of the missing in Cuba’s capital desperately searched Saturday for victims of an explosion at one of Havana’s most luxurious hotels that killed at least 27 people. They checked the morgue, hospitals and if unsuccessful, they returned to the partially collapsed Hotel Saratoga, where rescuers used dogs to hunt for survivors.
A natural gas leak was the apparent cause of Friday’s blast at the 96-room hotel. The 19th-century structure in the Old Havana neighborhood did not have any guests at the time because it was undergoing renovations ahead of a planned Tuesday reopening after being closed for two years during the pandemic.
On Saturday evening, Dr. Julio Guerra Izquierdo, chief of hospital services at the Ministry of Health, raised the death toll to 27 with 81 people injured. The dead included four children and a pregnant woman. Spain’s President Pedro Sánchez said via Twitter that a Spanish tourist was among the dead and that another Spaniard was seriously injured.
Car parts were scattered along the train tracks in Sutersville Wednesday morning after Mary Ann Keegan, 76, was killed when her van was hit by an oncoming train right in the heart of town.
(CNN)A large, deadly tornado battered parts of the New Orleans area on Tuesday night, with damage reported in Arabi and the Lower Ninth Ward.St. Bernard Parish president Guy McInnis told CNN one person had died in the Arabi neighborhood.McInnis had no details on the fatality and said parish officials have several reports of residents going to the hospital, but no specific numbers on injuries.Some homes were “picked up off their foundations and are lying in the street,” he said.McInnis earlier described the damage in Arabi as widespread and major, according to CNN affiliate WDSU.Emergency responders are conducting search and rescue efforts. That includes units from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the agency said.
A massive cargo ship carrying 4,000 luxury sports worth an estimated total of $400 million sank off the coast of Europe on Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH —A large water pipe apparently burst in a Downtown Pittsburgh structure.It was around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday that the pipe burst, sending water into the Stanwix Street Garage on the 600 block of Stanwix Street.
A Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 photojournalist saw water pouring down to the bottom of the garage.
The owner of the Avis Car Rental Store in the adjacent building said his store ended up being flooded.
“It sounded like a part of the building collapsed just a little bit,” said Alan Corrado. “I didn’t know if it was the apartment above me. But apparently, it was just the sound from the water pipe breaking that happened one or two floors below me on the 11th or 12th floor.”
Corrado said he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to open his business today because of the flooding.
A speeding driver killed 8 people and left 6 injured after they ran a red light and plowed into multiple vehicles, police in North Las Vegas said Sunday.
Young juveniles were among those killed in the crash which happened at around 3 p.m. local time (6 p.m. ET), Alexander Cuevas, a public information officer with the North Las Vegas Police Department told NBC News.
He added that the driver of the Dodge Challenger had also been killed in the crash
“Speed is a factor,” Cuevas said, adding that it was unknown whether the driver had been impaired.
“The driver ran the red light striking multiple vehicles,” he said.
Cuevas said two people had been transported to the University Medical Center hospital and one had died there.
A local bridge has collapsed.
PITTSBURGH — A bridge collapsed Friday morning in Pittsburgh near Frick Park, causing several vehicles and a bus to crash down into a ravine, Channel 11 News has learned.
UPDATE 8:30 a.m.: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tweet the following about the bridge collapse:“We are monitoring the situation in Pittsburgh and prepared to provide support as needed. Pittsburgh residents: Please stay safe and continue to avoid the area.”
UPDATE 8:25 a.m.: The Port Authority of Allegheny County is detouring near Frick Park.
UPDATE 8:20 a.m.: Some Pittsburgh Public Schools are moving to remote learning because of the bridge collapse. The district released the following statement:
“Due to the impact of a bridge collapse in the East End and high call-offs among bus drivers, all K-5, K-8 and 6-8 and Special Schools will transition to remote learning. High schools and 6-12 schools will continue in-person learning. The District will still operate on a 2 hour delay schedule. Pittsburgh Public Schools transportation is canceled. There will be no Grab and Go meal service available today.”
UPDATE 8:15 a.m.: The Port Authority of Allegheny County said a driver and two passengers were on the bus that was on the bridge when it collapsed. All three people are OK.
ORIGINAL STORY: A bridge collapsed Friday morning in Pittsburgh near Frick Park, causing several vehicles and a bus to crash down into a ravine, Channel 11 News has learned.
The collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in the area of South Braddock and Forbes avenues happened shortly before 7 a.m. This is at the border of the city’s Point Breeze neighborhood.
Officials said a handful of people were on the bus and most have been rescued.
Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor said a handful of people were on the Port Authority of Allegheny County bus and most have been rescued.
No fatalities have been reported.
There was strong smell of natural gas in the area, Pittsburgh Public Safety officials said. The gas line was cut as a result.
Stay with Channel 11 News and WPXI.com for updates.
A home in Fayette County has been destroyed following an early morning fire.
Firefighters say two people lived inside the home.
One of the people was inside the home at the time the fire started, and they were able to safely escape.
The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal has been called to investigate the cause of the fire.
By Michael DiVittorio
Allegheny County Police said an 81-year-old pedestrian was killed by a vehicle on Tuesday evening in White Oak.
The tragedy happened in the 3200 block of Jacks Run Road around 7:20 p.m.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the man as Craig Peden of White Oak. Peden died at the scene.
Police said the car that hit the man, a Ford sedan, was stopped by White Oak police in the 1100 block of Jacks Run Road.
The car was driven by a 65-year-old man, police said. No further information regarding the driver was immediately released.
Detectives and Allegheny County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating.
No further information was available.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline 833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, email@example.com or via Twitter .
While Abu Dhabi police did not immediately offer any suspects, Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for an attack targeting the United Arab Emirates.DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A possible drone attack may have sparked an explosion that struck three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and another fire at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport on Monday that killed three people and wounded six, police said.
Abu Dhabi police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. It did not identify the wounded, who police said suffered minor or moderate wounds.
Police said an investigation was underway.
A massive underwater volcano that erupted just before sundown Friday sent waves several feet high smashing into the shores of the Pacific island nation of Tonga and triggered tsunami advisories from Australia to Canada, including the U.S. West Coast.
Plumes from the explosion reached more than 12 miles above sea level, according to the Tonga Geological Services. At its widest, the cloud caused by the ash and steam reached about 150 miles across, making it easily seen from satellites.
In Tonga, home to 105,000 people, the extent of the injuries and damage caused were still largely unknown. Communications were disrupted for hours, according to the Associated Press.
Waves flooded parts of the capital Nuku’alofa — just 40 miles from the site of the eruption — including parts of the grounds at the Royal Palace, according to Radio New Zealand.
On Twitter, a Tonga resident named Faka’iloatonga Taumoefolau posted a video on Saturday showing feet-high waves washing across a road into homes.
The activity from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano continued into Saturday morning with another, less powerful 10- to 15-minute-long eruption, according to the Tonga Geological Service.
Fire broke out on Tuesday night
One person was rescued from a porch roof when fire broke out in a home in the Pittsburgh’s Middle Hill neighborhood.
The fire was reported a little after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 2300 block of Reed Street.The person who was rescued was taken to the hospital.
No other injuries were reported.
The Red Cross is helping several people who were displaced by the fire.
An investigation is underway into the cause.
Firefighters made the discovery as they sifted through the scorched rubble of the second-floor in the duplex apartment where the Sunday morning fire started.
The blaze sent thick plumes of choking smoke throughout the Twin Parks North West building on E. 181st St. near Tiebout Ave. in Fordham Heights.
Los Angeles police at the scene of a plane crash Sunday pulled a bloodied pilot to safety seconds before a train smashed into the wreckage.
The crash of the single-engine Cessna 172 on tracks near county-run Whiteman Airport, a one-runway facility in L.A.’s northeastern San Fernando Valley, put its injured pilot in a precarious position as a double-decker commuter train barreled in its direction shortly after 2 p.m., authorities said.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said in a statement that the plane went down at a busy intersection after taking off from Whiteman. “The pilot was the only person on board,” he said.
Multiple officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Division, based about a half-block away, blocked the roadway with their SUVs as one officer stood at the tracks in the direction of the oncoming train in an apparent attempt to warn the conductor, according to body camera footage released by the LAPD.
But the train from taxpayer-supported Metrolink, which says it’s the nation’s third-largest commuter rail system in miles covered, roared ahead, its horn as crossing arms were down and warning bells rang.
Two officers yanked at the pilot out of the upright plane as a third and fourth tried to help and warn them that the train was near.
“Go, go, go!” one of the officers yelled as the pilot was dragged along the ground and away from the wreckage.
The span of time between the video’s focus on officers tugging on the pilot in his seat and the collision is roughly 6 seconds. The only thing missing for a Hollywood ending was an exaggerated, unrealistic explosion.
The pilot, who has not been identified, was taken to a trauma center for treatment of unknown injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. No other injuries were reported.
The intersection was closed and the plane, seen on video of the crash site as a crumpled hulk, remained at the scene, the department said. The Metrolink line, which runs to the Antelope Valley in the high desert, was suspended.
A major fire in a residential apartment building in the Bronx in New York City on Sunday left 19 people dead, including 9 children, in what Mayor Eric Adams described as one of the worst fires the city has experienced in modern times.
A further 32 people were injured, nine of them seriously, after a canyon wall plunged into the water and onto motorboats on Furnas lake in Capitolio, Minas Gerais state, on Saturday.
Videos posted on social media showed a cluster of small boats near the cliff face when the rock smashed into the water, landing on two of the vessels. Onlookers could be heard screaming as other boats close to the scene sped off to escape.Minas Gerais Fire Department commander Edgard Estevo said divers were searching for up to 20 people missing following the disaster, but some of those feared lost were located by phone.
Two boats were hit directly by the rocks and 24 people rescued from them alive, fire department spokesman Pedro Aihara said. Seven bodies have been recovered.