The Latest | Stabbing near Jerusalem after deadly violence erupts in the occupied West Bank

Violent clashes overnight have left multiple Palestinians dead in the West Bank, and Israeli police say a Palestinian stabbed and wounded two people at a checkpoint near Jerusalem before being shot Wednesday. Violence has surged in the occupied West Bank since Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack triggered the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. At least 427 Palestinians … Read more

Tesla’s going back to court over Autopilot’s role in a deadly 2018 crash

Tesla will soon return to court over a crash that led to the death of Wei “Walter” Huang nearly six years ago. The trial will take place in California the week of March 18th and will determine whether Tesla and its driver-assist software are at fault for the fatal accident, according to a report from … Read more

Chaotic aid delivery turns deadly as Israeli, Gazan officials trade blame

JERUSALEM — More than 100 people were killed Thursday, Gazan health officials said, after a crowd converged on a rare humanitarian aid convoy in Gaza City, triggering a chaotic incident that Palestinian officials and eyewitnesses blamed on Israeli gunfire and Israeli officials blamed on a stampede. More than 700 Palestinians were wounded, according to the … Read more

Pit Bulls Involved in Deadly Compton Mauling Euthanized by Animal Control

The dogs involved in the deadly mauling attack in Compton last week are now dead themselves — because the county put them down, every last one … TMZ has confirmed. A rep for the Los Angeles County Dept. of Animal Care and Control tells us all the pit bulls found at the scene of a … Read more

All That Rain Is Driving Up Cases of a Deadly Fungal Disease in California

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last week, a long, narrow section of the Earth’s atmosphere funneled trillions of gallons of water eastward from the Pacific tropics and unleashed it on California. This weather event, known as an atmospheric river, broke rainfall records, dumped more than a … Read more

China’s Unusual Restraint to Deadly Incident Between Fisherman and Taiwan Coast Guard

Two Chinese fishermen drowned off the coast of Kinmen, a group of islands that sit just six miles from mainland China, after being chased by Taiwanese maritime forces on Wednesday—marking what Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration says is the first of its actions to have caused deaths. But China’s response to the tragedy, which some suggested … Read more

South Korea court convicts 3 ex-officers in cover-up of deadly Halloween crowd crush

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court on Wednesday convicted three former police officers of destroying internal files and other evidence in an attempted cover-up after a Halloween crowd crush that killed nearly 160 people in the capital, Seoul, in 2022. They were the first convictions over the deaths. The high death toll was … Read more

Israeli Forces Rescue Two Hostages in Deadly Raid

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Israeli forces rescued two hostages early Monday, storming a heavily guarded apartment in the Gaza Strip and extracting the captives under fire in a dramatic raid that was a small but symbolically significant success for Israel. The operation killed at least 67 Palestinians, including women and children, according to Palestinian health … Read more

Why Chile’s deadly wildfires didn’t touch the neighborhood of Botania

QUILPUÉ, Chile — Heading up the hill, on the way to the neighborhood, everything looked black. On one side of the road, the charred remains of houses and the skeletons of trees. Beyond, the smoking husk of Chile’s national botanical garden. The air still carried the acrid smell of the historic wildfires that left at … Read more