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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
- 4 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
- 20 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
- 28 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
- 37 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
- 42 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
- 46 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
- 47 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
- 55 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
- 57 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
- 58 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
- 61 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.
BP Pipeline Sprays 'Oily Mist' Over 33 Acres of Alaskan Tundra
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Ecology, Information Technology, Law, Natural disasters, USA )

Ray
- 70 days ago - rt.com
Alaska state officials confirmed Wednesday that an oily mist sprung from a compromised oil pipeline and sprayed into the wind without stopping for at least two hours, covering 33 acres of the frozen snow field in the oil well's vicinity.
Radiation Level in Tuna Off Oregon Coast Tripled After Fukushima Disaster
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Animals, Biology, Earthquake, Ecology, Health, Japan, Natural disasters, Science, Security, USA )

Ray
- 72 days ago - rt.com
While the state of Oregon gears up to test its shores for radioactive contamination from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, university scientists have found that radiation levels in some albacore tuna caught off its coast have tripled.
Cop's Wife Kills Bicyclist, Then Sues Him for 'Emotional Distress'
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Canada, Children, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Scandal, Transport, Vehicles )

Ray
- 73 days ago - rt.com
A Canadian woman who hit three teenage boys - killing one and seriously injuring another - is now suing the deceased child, his family, and the two other teenagers she struck for more than $1 million.
Pacific Naval Powers Sign Pact Aimed at Preventing Conflicts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Arms, Asia, China, Conflict, Japan, Military, Navy, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, USA )

Ray
- 78 days ago - rt.com
As US military action increases in the western Pacific, more than 20 countries became signatories to an agreement on Tuesday that establishes guidelines for communication, while hoping to halt military maneuvers in disputed areas.
 

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