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At Least 32 Killed, 15 Injured in Taiwan Plane Crash

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Moments before the TransAsia Airways propjet banked sharply and crashed into a river, one of its pilots said, "Mayday, mayday, engine flameout," according to a Taiwanese aviation official.

Video, Photos: Plane Clips Roadway in Taiwan during Takeoff

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Several Injured as Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

February 28, 2015 TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season has devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, and storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person...

Justin Fairless and Michael Baker Discuss New NASA Technology to Find Trapped Victims at EMS Today

February 27, 2015 Justin W. Fairless, DO, NRP, FACEP, director of EMS and disaster medicine at Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa, Okla., and Michael Baker, NRP, director of EMS at Tulsa Fire Department, shared their experiences with new technology that is curren...

Shaughn Maxwell Presents on Disaster Response Implementation at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015 Award-winner and EMS innovator Shaughn Maxwell took audiences through two unique historic disasters in 2014. When a major landslide occurred in Oso, Wash., there was no pre-established playbook. In addition to rescue operations; an EMS response sy...

A.J. Heightman Presents on MCI Management at EMS Today 2015

February 25, 2015 A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), and well known for his work in the area of EMS management and mass casualty incident (MCI) management, presented on the critical actions necessary dur...

MedStar Trauma Team Recalls Treating D.C. Metro Patients

January 31, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) - Just four weeks ago, smoke billowed in the tunnel at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station, killing one woman and sending dozens to area hospitals. MedStar Washington Hospital Center treated nearly 20 of those patients, m...

Short-Term Fix May Avoid Homeland Security Shutdown

January 31, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to avoid a partial Homeland Security shutdown, House Republicans are weighing a short-term funding measure to keep the department operating although it would allow Obama immigration policies they oppose to remain in p...

Video, Photos: Plane Clips Roadway in Taiwan during Takeoff

January 31, 2015 TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese flight carrying 58 people turned on its side in midair, clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a shallow river Wednesday shortly after taking off from Taipei, killing at least 19 people and leaving 24...
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