Missing Air Algerie plane with 116 on board has crashed: Algerian official A source in Mali said that contact with the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 was lost over Gao in north Mali, a region that was seized by jihadists groups for several months in 2012 and that remains very unstable despite the Islamists being driven out in a French ... 07/24/2014 - 2:32 am | View Link
Death toll in Gaza tops 300, official says Al-Aqsa TV reported Friday that Israel had sent text messages to many Palestinians telling them of safe corridors to reach central Gaza ... Children comprise 72 of the death toll, said Gaza health ministry spokesman Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra. 07/18/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Sudanese death sentence woman to be freed soon: government official "I expect her to be released soon," he added. A Sudanese court this month imposed the death sentence on the pregnant 27-year-old woman, who is married to a Christian American, and ordered her to return to Islam. The sentence caused a diplomatic incident ... 05/31/2014 - 9:23 am | View Link
Official on deadly mudslide: 'It haunts me' Authorities also told reporters they expect to soon have an updated number of people believed missing. Fire Chief: Death Toll Up in Wash. Mudslide Play Video They are working off a list of 176 unaccounted for, though some names were thought to be ... 03/26/2014 - 6:26 am | View Link
Official death toll in Philippine storm hits 942 The death toll is expected to rise considerably. Two provincial officials predicted Sunday that it could reach 10,000 or more. Disrupted transportation and communications links have made it difficult to count the dead and distribute relief goods. 11/10/2013 - 11:11 pm | View Link
Final Katrina Direct Death Toll At 1,723 | Beyond Highbrow ... Repost from the old blog. This is my tally of the final death toll from Hurricane Katrina from a number of sources. I am not sure if it differs a bit from ... 07/27/2014 - 11:57 pm | View Website
Final Katrina Death Toll at 4,081 | Beyond Highbrow ... Repost from the old blog. I received a lot of criticism for this, but this is still probably the best death toll for direct and indirect deaths for ... 07/27/2014 - 5:23 pm | View Website
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List of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll ... See also: List of wars by death toll, List of battles and other violent events by death toll and List of natural disasters by death toll 07/27/2014 - 2:10 pm | View Website
List of accidents and disasters by death toll This is a list of accidents and disasters by death toll. It shows the number of fatalities associated with various explosions, structural fires, flood disasters, coal ... 07/26/2014 - 5:53 pm | View Website
Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to an Illinois inspector general's report released Monday.
Illinois State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick accepted at least 120 beer tickets from a vendor at the fair in Springfield last year — a market value of $540 — which she distributed to Department of Agriculture officials, members of her staff, volunteers and fairgoers, Meza said.
Nothing in the vendors' contracts obligated them to provide the free tickets, the report noted, and both employees took part in the annual training that covers the law that prohibits government employees from soliciting or accepting gifts from those doing business or seeking to do business with the state.
Rednour, reached at his office at the Du Quoin State Bank, described the practice as "something that's been done for years" and said he often sent the tickets to radio stations to give to listeners and sponsors.
In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.
Groups representing airline passengers and companies that frequently rely on corporate travel say the bill's enactment would return the country to an earlier era of misleading and confusing advertising.
 the airlines — backed by unions representing pilots, mechanics and flight attendants — say including taxes and fees in their advertised prices hurts business and hides from consumers the extra costs that government imposes on air travel.
"The rule effectively masks, I would argue hides, the current government-imposed taxes and fees on consumers," Rep.
Oregon Health & Science University says it's closer to matching Nike co-founder Phil Knight's challenge for cancer research with the help of a new $100 million donation.
The school plans to build two buildings on its South Waterfront campus — one dedicated entirely to the research, and another where several floors will house clinical trials.
The school has launched an international search for the key recruit — the scientist that will lead the research program.