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WORLD
February 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
At least 15 people were killed and more than 160 injured when a train derailed in eastern India, an official said. Sixteen cars of a train on its way from Kolkata to Chennai left the tracks in Orissa state near the town of Jajpur, said J.P. Mishra, a spokesman for the East Coast Railway. Forty people were hospitalized in serious condition, but their injuries were not life-threatening, he said. Accidents are common on India's sprawling rail network, one of the world's largest, with most accidents blamed on poor maintenance.
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NATIONAL
February 13, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Utah woman listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for her long fingernails has lost them in a car crash. Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the accident Tuesday. Redmond's nails, which hadn't been cut since 1979, were broken in the crash. According to the Guinness website, her nails measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008, with the longest nail on her right thumb at 2 feet, 11 inches.
WORLD
February 10, 2009 | Maria De Cristofaro and Sebastian Rotella
A comatose 37-year-old woman at the center of a right-to-die case dividing Italy passed away Monday night amid an uproar over the government's last-ditch bid to keep her alive against the wishes of her family. The death of Eluana Englaro, who suffered massive brain damage in a car accident 17 years ago, occurred as the case was being discussed by the Senate in Rome.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2009 | Ruben Vives
A fatal crash early Wednesday in Mira Loma involving a Riverside County firetruck and a pickup truck, which left one motorist dead and two firefighters injured, is being investigated by the CHP. The crash was reported shortly after 5 a.m. at Etiwanda Avenue and Van Buren Boulevard, just south of the Pomona Freeway, said Fire Capt. Fernando Herrera of the Riverside County Fire Department. Herrera said the firetruck was responding to a radio call of a traffic collision and was traveling south on Etiwanda with its lights and sirens on when it crashed with the pickup, which was traveling west on Van Buren.
NATIONAL
December 26, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
A 7-year-old girl died after falling out of the window of her family's fifth-floor apartment in the Bronx, police said. Chelsea Maldonado was blind in one eye, autistic and used a wheelchair. Police told the New York Daily News that the lower half of the window had a child-protection guard and that it wasn't clear how she fell out. Neighbors heard the family screaming for help.
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