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4 children killed in crash between train, bike

4 children killed in crash between train, bike

World
Four children were killed and two other people were critically injured Thursday after a train slammed into an electric cargo bike in the Netherlands. Police said the accident happened on a railway line in the town of Oss, 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Amsterdam, at a rail crossing close to the town's railway station. The crossing has warning lights, and red and white barriers to keep pedestrians off tracks when trains pass. Police said the electric bike belonged to a children's day care center and was taking children to school when the collision happened. Investigations were underway to establish the cause. The two critically injured victims were taken to a local hospital. Oss mayor Wobine Buijs-Glaudemans said local authorities "stand with the families, the school, the day care...
Bluebird jet boat floats again, 51 years after fatal crash

Bluebird jet boat floats again, 51 years after fatal crash

Technology
The famed jet boat Bluebird returned to the water Saturday for the first time since a 1967 crash that killed pilot Donald Campbell during a world speed-record attempt. Watched by well-wishers including Campbell's daughter Gina Campbell, the sleek blue hydroplane was lowered into Loch Fad on Scotland's Isle of Bute, where it will undergo low-speed tests. Campbell had already set eight land and water speed records when he attempted to break his own 276.3 mph (445 kph) water-speed record on Jan. 4, 1967 on Coniston Water in northwest England's Lake District. The jet-powered Bluebird roared past 300 mph (482 kph) before it vaulted into the air, flipped and crashed into the lake, breaking in two and killing the 45-year-old Campbell. It was 34 years before divers managed to raise the Bluebird'...
Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Technology
Greenpeace activists say they have crashed two remote-controlled aircraft — a drone and a tiny radio-controlled plane — into a French nuclear plant to highlight the lack of security around the facility. The drone, which was decorated like a miniature Superman, slammed into the tower in Bugey, 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the eastern city of Lyon, according to a Greenpeace video Tuesday. A short time later, the group released a video showing a small remote-controlled plane heading to a crash at the same wall. The environmental group says the aircraft were harmless but showed the lax nuclear security in France, which uses atomic power for about 75 percent of its energy needs. Last week 19 Greenpeace activists were handed suspended sentences for breaking into another nuclear pl...
S.C. congressional candidate Katie Arrington seriously hurt in car crash

S.C. congressional candidate Katie Arrington seriously hurt in car crash

Health
June 23 (UPI) -- Katie Arrington, a Republican candidate in a South Carolina congressional district, was in serious condition after a car crash late Friday. Arrington, who defeated incumbent Mark Sanford in the primary on June 12, underwent surgery after sustaining a fracture in her back and several broken bones, according to a Vote Katie Arrington Facebook post. A part of her small intestine was removed and the main artery in her legs will require a stent because of a partial collapse. Arrington will remain in the hospital for at least two weeks, the posting said. "As we all know, Katie Arrington is an extremely strong woman and has tremendous faith and an incredibly supportive family," the message said. "And it is from her strong faith, the support of her family, the prayers and suppor...
Arizona Uber crash driver was 'watching TV'

Arizona Uber crash driver was 'watching TV'

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device The "safety operator" of a self-driving Uber car was watching TV just before the vehicle was involved in a fatal collision, a police report reveals.The Uber car struck and killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg, 49, of Tempe, Arizona in March.The police report suggests the car's driver was streaming an episode of talent show The Voice rather than monitoring the car's progress.It suggests she could face charges of vehicle manslaughter.No actionThe Tempe police report said the crash was "entirely avoidable" if the Uber operator, Rafaela Vasquez, had been watching the road while the car was operating autonomously. County prosecutors have received a copy of the police report, which was released on 21 June fo...