New York City Subway Train Derails, 19 Injured

3 05 2014
New York City emergency crews converge at 60th Street and Broadway to evacuate passengers from a subway train after it derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York City emergency crews converge at 60th Street and Broadway to evacuate passengers from a subway train after it derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 people derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens.

19 people were injured in the 10:24 a.m. incident.

It involved six cars in an eight-car Manhattan-bound ‘F’ line subway.

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said that the mass-transit agency will begin a full inspection of signals and tracks to investigate the cause of the derailment.

New York City firefighters emerge from a hatch in the sidewalk at 60th Street and Broadway after evacuating passengers from a subway train that derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York City firefighters emerge from a hatch in the sidewalk at 60th Street and Broadway after evacuating passengers from a subway train that derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York City firefighters and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers attend an emergency during a derailed F train in Woodside, New York, May 2, 2014. A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 riders derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens, injuring 19 people, city fire officials said. Fifteen people escaped with minor injuries while four more were transported to a hospital with potentially serious injuries, officials said. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

New York City firefighters and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers attend an emergency during a derailed F train in Woodside, New York, May 2, 2014. A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 riders derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens, injuring 19 people, city fire officials said. Fifteen people escaped with minor injuries while four more were transported to a hospital with potentially serious injuries, officials said. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)





Photos: 13 Killed In Washington Navy Yard Mass Shooting

17 09 2013
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The building where the mass shooting happened. Please click the photo for larger image. (Ahmad Ali Karim for Ahmad Ali JetPlane Pics)

 

13 people including the gunman were reported killed in a mass killing at the Washington Navy Yard.

America’s Navy stated that the tragedy happened inside the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time) September 16.

Yahoo News reported that the victims ranged in age from 46 to 73, and were either civilians or contractors.

Janis Orlowski, chief medical officer at Washington Hospital Center, said one Metropolitan Police officer and two civilians are being treated there and that they arrived in critical condition.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI identified the suspect as Aaron Alexis, 34 years old, a civilian contractor from Queens, New York.

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said Alexis was shot during a gun battle with officers.

Yahoo News reported that Alexis was a full-time reservist from 2007 to 2011 and left the Navy on January 31, 2011, as a petty officer 3rd class and had been working for the fleet logistics support squadron No. 46 in Fort Worth.

A Navy official told Reuters that Alexis received a general discharge from the Navy in 2011 “after a series of misconduct issues.”

A ‘shelter in place’ order was issued for Navy Yard personnel after the shooting.

Access to the Washington Navy Yard will be restricted Tuesday, Sept. 17 to mission essential personnel only as the FBI continues its investigation.

Authorities are still investigating the case to determine the motive of the shooting.

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Photos: Fire And Water Destroyed Homes In NYC’s Queens Breezy Point And Belle Harbor

31 10 2012

A home damaged by fire is shown in the Belle Harbor neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Fire department spokesperson said 110 homes burned to the ground and another 20 were damaged by fire spread by Sandy’s near-hurricane force winds in Breezy Point.

Like Breezy Point, Belle Harbor is a private beach community in the Rockaway area, a narrow spit of land barely above sea level that thrusts into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The area had been extensively flooded by Sandy’s record storm surge, which made it very hard for the firefighters who sped to the scene.

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Homes that are devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in in the New York City borough of Queen. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire in the Breezy Point section, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in in the New York City borough of Queen. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in in the New York City borough of Queen. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A view shows homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A rainbow is seen among homes devastated by the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A damaged car sits in the remains of a house in the Rockaways section of New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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At Least 50 Houses Flooded By Sandy Destroyed By NYC Fire

30 10 2012

A fire burns at least two dozen homes in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. A fire department spokesman says more than 190 firefighters are at the blaze in the Breezy Point section. Fire officials say the blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Monday in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through earlier. (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith)

A huge fire destroyed at least 50 homes in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens was reported around 11 p.m. Monday.

More than 190 firefighters tried to stop the fire in the Breezy Point section.

The flood water was chest high on the street, and firefighters had to use a boat to make rescues.

In September, the beachfront neighborhood was struck by a rare tornado.

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