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An Air Algerie Airways plane prepares to land at Houari Boumediene Airport in AlgiersAviation expert William J. McGee puts recent crashes in context.


2014-07-24 12:22:26 -0600

Investigators work the scene of a shooting Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. A shooting at the suburban Philadelphia hospital campus has killed one worker and injured two other people. Prosecutor Jack Whelan says one of the injured is the gunman. (AP Photo)A shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus has killed one worker and injured two other people.


2014-07-24 14:34:46 -0600

PHOTOS: Food truck explodes in FeltonvilleA mother and daughter have died from burns they suffered when a propane tank exploded in the family's food truck in Philadelphia earlier this month, authorities said on Thursday. Jaylin Landaverry Galdamez, 17, and her mother, Olga Galdamez, 42, each were burned on more than 50 percent of their bodies from the explosion on July 2, authorities said. They died just days apart, the mother on July 20 and the daughter on July 22, said Jeff Moran, spokesman for the Philadelphia Medical Examiners Office. The pair was working in the truck at the time of the blast, which sent a propane tank flying 150 feet and injured nine other people.


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