April 9, 2014 |
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Five years after he sought to comfort soldiers devastated by the deadliest attack on a U.S. military base, President Obama returned to Ft. Hood on Wednesday to once more offer condolences and pledges of support, repeatedly invoking Scripture and its stirring words on the power of love to heal. Obama, citing 1 Corinthians, said, “With God's amazing grace we somehow bear what seems unbearable. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
March 31, 2014 |
Many Liverpool soccer fans have for years believed that British police officers, not fans, were responsible for the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster in which 96 people died. Twenty-five years later, new investigations have begun to determine the level of police responsibility. Jury selection began Monday in Warrington, near Liverpool, in connection with a new inquest into the incident, the worst sports-related disaster in British history. With a mountain of evidence for the probe to wade through, it could be more than a year before a decision is announced.
March 30, 2014 |
The gig: Ramona Pierson, 51, is chief executive of Declara, a start-up based in Palo Alto that has developed a way for companies to use sophisticated techniques and advanced Internet search to create workplace tools. In two years, it has grown to 57 employees, and the company has attracted $5 million in funding from such notable investors as Peter Thiel. The journey: As impressive as the company's start has been, it's Pierson's back story that is particularly special.
March 13, 2014 |
AUSTIN, Texas -- Artists and venues slowly appeared to be returning to normal Thursday hours after a car plowed into a crowd of revelers, leaving two dead and 23 injured. Venues near the tragedy canceled afternoon events and stated that concerts for this evening were "still pending," although early indications were that those shows would go on. Meanwhile, images of pop star Lady Gaga rehearsing at a venue just blocks from where the accident occurred have flooded social media.
March 13, 2014 |
HOUSTON - Doctors who treated those injured in an overnight crash at the SXSW festival, including the driver, said at least two remained in critical condition. “These are the worst injuries we see and not everyone survives,” said Dr. Christopher Ziebell, who was among those treating the victims. Two people were killed and 25 injured when a speeding car struck a crowd outside a busy nightclub in Austin, Texas, early Thursday. The number of victims was later revised downward . PHOTOS: Emergency crews respond at SXSW The driver, whose name has not been released, had been stopped by police on suspicion of drunk driving.
March 13, 2014 |
Wednesday's incident at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, in which two people were killed and nearly two dozen others injured by a suspected drunk driver who police say drove into a crowd outside a club while trying to evade officers, was just the latest tragedy to hit during a heavily populated music event. Here are a dozen others, from Pukkelpop to Altamont. 2012: Radiohead, Toronto: A drum technician was killed when a stage roof collapsed in fair weather before the English band was scheduled to perform.