death toll

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13:  Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least six people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the crash.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NTSB: Amtrak Engineer Wasn’t Talking Or Texting On Cell Phone

Investigators looking into the cause of last month’s deadly Amtrak crash answer a big question about the engineer’s actions. For the first time, they are revealing what they’ve learned about his cell phone use that day.

06/10/2015

DC POLICE

D.C. On Pace For Fewer Than 100 Homicides In 2012

The crack epidemic that began in the 1980s ushered in a wave of bloodletting in the nation’s capital and a death toll that ticked upward daily. Dead bodies, sometimes several in a night, had homicide detectives hustling between crime scenes and earned Washington unwelcome monikers such as the nation’s “murder capital.” At the time, some feared the murder rate might ascend to more frightening heights.

11/23/2012

THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images

Sandy Gone, Caribbean Mourns 58 Dead, Cleans Up

The Caribbean death toll from Hurricane Sandy rose again sharply on Saturday, even as the storm swirled away toward the U.S. East Coast.

10/27/2012

outages, BGE

Utility Crews Making Headway, But Not Fast Enough

Utility crews are struggling to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day.

07/03/2012

Severe Weather In Maryland

At Least 22 Dead After Storms Cut Power In East

The death toll from weekend storms that left more than 3 million without power at its peak has risen to 22.

07/02/2012

severe storms

Death Toll From Storms Rises To 14

The death toll from the storms that devastated the eastern U.S. has risen to 14.

07/01/2012