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EXPLAINER: Here is why crowd surges can kill people

Nov. 06, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The crowd deaths at a Houston music festival added even more names to the long list of people who have been crushed at a major event. Tragedies like the one Friday night at the Astroworld Music Festival have been happening for a long time. In 1979, 11...

Mort Sahl, comedian who satirized politics, dies at 94

Oct. 26, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Satirist Mort Sahl, who helped revolutionize stand-up comedy during the Cold War with his running commentary on politicians and current events and became a favorite of a new, restive generation of Americans, died Tuesday. He was 94. His friend Lucy...

New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta

Oct. 19, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the world’s largest elevator towers will soon be opened to test elevators of the future as well as current ones high above the Atlanta suburbs. TK Elevator's 420-foot (128 meters) tower is set to become fully operational early next year, company...

California man presumed dead after jumping Oregon cove

Sep. 11, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

YACHATS, Ore. (AP) — A California man who attempted to jump across a wide cove of frothing water at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is presumed deceased, according to state police. Steve Allen, 67, of Walnut Creek, California, apparently tried to hurdle Devil’s Churn, a...