19-year-old woman killed in skiing accident in Vermont

WARREN, Vt., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old woman was killed in a skiing accident at Vermont's Sugarbush Ski Resort, officials said.

3 killed when two cell towers collapse in West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Two workers and a firefighter were killed Saturday when two cell towers collapsed in West Virginia, authorities said.

Michigan woman in custody in dismemberment death of son

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman was in custody Saturday, suspected in the death of her 32-year-old son, whose body parts were found in bags tossed from a car, police said.

Mother, 8 children die in fast-spreading Kentucky house fire

GREENVILLE, Ky., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A fire that killed a Kentucky woman and eight of her nine children early Thursday was ignited by a baseboard heater, investigators say.

Parent avoids jail in altercation with coach at Vermont high school

GUILDHALL, Vt., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A parent will avoid jail for harassing his daughter's basketball coach over her lack of playing time, but a Vermont judge ordered him to make a public apology.

Police to examine cellphone in teacher killing case

SALEM, Mass., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Investigators say a Massachusetts teenager charged with raping and killing a high school math teacher may have used his cellphone to take pictures.

Sea lion jumps out of water to bite man on the backside

SITKA, Alaska, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Alaska State Troopers said a man sitting on the railing of a fishing boat was nipped in the rear end by a sea lion that jumped out of the water.

Boko Haram suspected in attacks that killed 76 in 2 Nigerian states

ABUJA, Nigeria, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants killed 76 people in Nigeria, including 22 in a church, police said.
Suspected Boko Haram attack kills 45 in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram attack kills 45 in Nigeria

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Islamist militant group Boko Haram is suspected of launching a Sunday evening attack that killed forty-five people and wounded twenty-six in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno.
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Gas tanker crashes, explodes

FALL RIVER, Mass., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A gas tanker overturned and burst into flames, prompting the closure of a Massachusetts highway, police said.

Russian teen arrest for alleged weapons of mass destruction

ALTOONA, Pa., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old Russian man was arrested in Pennsylvania for allegedly being in possession of a weapon of mass destruction, police said.

Cleanup in second day after pileup that killed 3 on snowy interstate

CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Crews operating cranes and tow trucks worked Friday to clear a crash scene involving 46 vehicles in which three people were killed in Indiana, officials said.

Thales chooses Steyr grenade launcher for EF88 rifle

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Steyr Mannlicher's SL40 grenade launchers will be part of Thales Australia's EF88 rifle package under development for the Australian military.
At least 3 dead in pileup on I-94 near Michigan City, Ind.

At least 3 dead in pileup on I-94 near Michigan City, Ind.

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- At least three people were killed in one of several multivehicle pileups Thursday along Interstate 94 near Michigan City, Ind., police said.

Woman shot at, not injured, in Indiana road rage incident

GARY, Ind., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- In an apparent road-rage incident, a man shot at a suburban Chicago woman driving slowly to avoid potholes in Gary, Ind., Indiana state police said.

Victims at Elkhart, Ind., supermarket ID'd as new employee, shopper

ELKHART, Ind., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The victims of a shooting at a supermarket in Elkhart, Ind., were a young woman who had just started working there and a shopper, police said Thursday.
Adam Lanza made chilling call to radio station year before Sandy Hook shooting

Adam Lanza made chilling call to radio station year before Sandy Hook shooting

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A year before he fatally shot 26 people and his mother in Newtown, Conn., Adam Lanza called an Oregon radio station to discuss a violent chimpanzee.
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Elkhart shooting suspect identified

Elkhart shooting suspect identified

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Police have identified Shawn Bair as the suspect in a shooting at a grocery store in Elkhart, Ind., Wednesday night.
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Police: Alleged N.M. school shooter 'planned this event'

ROSWELL, N.M., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Police said a Roswell, N.M., middle school student who shot two classmates "planned this event" but did not specifically target the victims.
Jets' Mike Goodson pleads not guilty to weapons charges

Jets' Mike Goodson pleads not guilty to weapons charges

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Mike Goodson, a New York Jets running back, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a New Jersey courtroom to gun possession charges stemming from a 2013 traffic stop.
Suspect in Roswell, N.M., school shooting is seventh-grader

Suspect in Roswell, N.M., school shooting is seventh-grader

ROSWELL, N.M., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Witnesses to a shooting at a Roswell, N.M., school Tuesday in which two students were wounded said the shooter, who has been arrested, was another student.
Roswell school shooting injures at least 2

Roswell school shooting injures at least 2

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- At least two students were injured during a shooting at a middle school in Roswell, New Mexico Tuesday morning.
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Police worry Pennsylvania road rage shooter may strike again

ANTRIM TOWNSHIP, Pa., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania police say they are concerned a gunman who pursued a motorist more than a dozen miles before killing him in an apparent road rage may strike again.

Kentucky state lawmaker accidentally discharges gun in office

FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The accidental discharge of a gun in a Kentucky lawmaker's office in Frankfort sparked debate about whether guns should be restricted on Capitol grounds.

Escaped prisoner in Kentucky gives himself up due to cold

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Authorities in Kentucky said a man who escaped from a minimum-security prison turned himself in after experiencing the frigid temperatures of the outdoors.
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