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Don't Touch Debris! Antares Explosion Leaves Highly Toxic Elements Beyond Hazard Area
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Russia, Space, USA, Vessels )

Ray
- 91 days ago - rt.com
The explosion late Tuesday of the Antares rocket, on a mission from Virginia to deliver 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station, scattered toxic wreckage beyond a protected 'hazard area' that should be avoided, NASA has warned.
Muzzled: New UK Laws Punish Owners of 'Dangerous' Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Health, Politics, Security, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 102 days ago - rt.com
Owners of dangerous dogs could face fines of up to £20,000 under new laws designed to prevent dog attacks.The laws, which will come into effect next week, will also mean animals deemed 'dangerous' must be muzzled or microchipped.
Over 500 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean After Human Traffickers 'Sank the Boat'
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Breakaway regions, EU, Human rights, Immigration, Transport, Vessels )

Ray
- 135 days ago - rt.com
At least 500 would-be asylum seekers are feared dead after a group of human traffickers allegedly sank their boat in the Mediterranean, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday, citing surviving witnesses.
Woman Working 4 Jobs to Make Ends Meet Dies While Napping in Car Between Shifts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Economy, Health, Police, USA )

Ray
- 150 days ago - rt.com
A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs, who sometimes "wouldn't sleep for five days," according to a co-worker, died Monday while napping between shifts in her car on the side of the road.
UK Shareholders Gear Up for First-Ever US Lawsuit Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Losses
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Corporate news, Court, Crime, Ecology, Oil, UK, USA )

Ray
- 206 days ago - rt.com
Major UK shareholders in BP have joined together to sue the British energy giant in the US over lost earnings from the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast in 2010. The case is the first in the US, where awards are much bigger than in the UK.
Thousands of Oil and Gas Wells in Pennsylvania Suspected of Leaking Methane
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Biology, Ecology, Fracking, Global warming, Health, Security, USA )

Ray
- 222 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells across the state of Pennsylvania could be leaking methane gas into the atmosphere, a new report states.
Nuclear Bomb Nearly Detonated After Falling on North Carolina - Declassified Report
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Air Force, Arms, Army, Blast, History, Military, Nuclear, Planes, Security, USA )

Ray
- 230 days ago - rt.com
In a scenario that could've been extremely devastating, the United States narrowly averted a nuclear disaster in 1961 when an atomic bomb nearly detonated after falling out of a B-52 bomber that broke up in the sky.
Puppy Drives Car Into Massachusetts Pond, Owner Says
Offbeat  (tags: dog, car, pond, accident, weird )

Giana
- 239 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond.
Ohio Judge Suspends All Executions, Citing Botched Lethal Injections
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Security, USA )

Ray
- 244 days ago - rt.com
A US judge has suspended all scheduled executions in the state of Ohio for at least two and a half months so authorities can determine the legality of the state's new lethal injection process, which critics say is in violation of the US Constitution.
Cat Litter Thought Behind New Mexico Nuclear Waste Accident
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Nuclear, USA )

Ray
- 248 days ago - rt.com
For months state and federal government has been looking into an incident involving radioactive waste at a disposal site in New Mexico. Now, Investigators believe the culprit may have been the wrong kind of cat litter.
Crocodile Injured By Falling Accountant
Offbeat  (tags: crocodile, human, accident, amusing )

Giana
- 249 days ago - crimelibrary.com
The crocodile, Feodor, a 6.5-foot-long male circus performer, was resting peacefully under a blanket on the bus with the rest of his coworkers, on May 20, 2014, when the vehicle hit a large pot hole. That's when he was hit, out of nowhere.
'Knee Deep': 10,000 Gallons of Oil Spills on LA Streets
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Ecology, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 257 days ago - rt.com
A ruptured oil pipe near the city of Glendale, Los Angeles County, has caused a massive leak as 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled onto streets, which is knee high in some places, the Los Angeles Fire Department reports.
Court Halts Texas Execution Following Bungled Oklahoma Incident
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Protest, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 259 days ago - rt.com
A federal appeals court stayed the execution of a Texas prisoner who, according to his lawyers, is intellectually disabled. The defense also cited issues in a recent Oklahoma execution which used an undisclosed drug combination, just as Texas does.
Pesticides Blamed for Spike of Illnesses in Washington State
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Biology, Children, Ecology, Food, Health, Medicine, Science, USA )

Ray
- 260 days ago - rt.com
Washington state health officials are pointing the finger at pesticides as they try to explain the recent surge in illnesses in the central part of the state.
Fracking's Unexpected Side-Effect: Traffic Deaths on the Rise
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Fracking, Gas, Health, Natural resources, Oil, Security, USA )

Ray
- 263 days ago - rt.com
Fracking requires twice or three times as many truck trips per well as older oil and gas extraction techniques. That could be reason for drilling areas in US witnessing a significant spike in traffic fatalities, new analysis suggests.
 

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