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Yosemite National Park Tour Bus Crashes, Injures 16

Hemera/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) -- A tour bus leaving Yosemite National Park drove off a roadway and struck a tree on Saturday, injuring 16 people.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the bus contained 15 passengers, a tour guide and the driver. The driver was the only person uninjured.

The bus tour had begun in Burlingame, Calif. on Saturday morning. After a tour of the park, the bus was heading to Fresno before returning to Burlingame on Sunday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, a California Highway Patrol report determined that the bus was driving at an unsafe speed when the driver lost control.

The bus will undergo an inspection to determine if there were any mechanical problems that may have caused the collision. The CHP report did not find intoxication to be a factor.

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Pregnant Head Coach, Driver Dead in PA Women's Lacrosse Team Bus Crash 

WHTM-TV(GREENSBURG, Pa.) -- The pregnant head coach of a Pennsylvania university's women's lacrosse team and the driver of the team bus are dead and several others are seriously injured after their tour bus went off a freeway and crashed into a tree Saturday morning, authorities said.

Seton Hill University women's lacrosse team head coach, Kristina J. Quigley, 30, of Greensburg, Pa., died of injuries sustained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Quigley was approximately six months pregnant. Her unborn son did not survive the crash.

"The Seton Hill community is mourning the loss of Kristina Quigley and her unborn son. The University extends deepest sympathy to Quigley's husband and family," said university spokeswoman Kary Coleman in a statement.

The university will hold a memorial Mass for Quigley and prayer for Guaetta and those injured in the crash in a chapel on the school's campus at 7 p.m. Sunday, the statement said.

Anthony M. Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown, Pa,who was driving the bus, died at the scene of the accident, according to the Cumberland County Corner's Office.

Twenty-three Seton Hill lacrosse players and three coaches were traveling eastbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Lancaster, Pa. when the bus crashed around 9 a.m., Pennsylvania Turnpike spokeswoman Renee Colburn said.

Fifteen onboard were transported to hospitals with injuries, and three needed to be airlifted by helicopter to Hershey Medical Center, said Coleman.

ABC affiliate WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, Pa., reported that several of the lacrosse players have already been discharged from local hospitals with minor injuries.

Photos from the scene showed the bus upright on the side of the road, part of its left side shorn off, though it's unclear whether that was from the impact or rescue operation.

Mlaker Transportion, the company that owns and operates the bus, released a statement in wake of the tragedy.

"Mlaker Transportation wishes to express its sorrow and sympathy to those impacted by this accident. Mlaker Transportation places the safe transportation of all of our passengers at the highest level. With more than 40 years in operation, we strive to make a trip on one of our coaches a great experience," it said.

Seton Hill is a Catholic school of about 2,500 students near Pittsburgh. The team was on their way to game against Millersville University, about 50 miles away from the crash site.

State police were investigating the crash, Megan Silverstram of the Cumberland County public safety department said, and state environmental officials were also sent to the scene because of a diesel fuel spill from the bus.

Seton Hill is offering immediate counseling services to students and members of the school community, Coleman said.

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Shooting at Utah Home Kills Cop, Injures Six

Comstock/Thinkstock(OGDEN, Utah) -- One police officer is dead and five other cops remain hospitalized after gunfire erupted Wednesday night in Utah during the service of a search warrant.

According to police, the incident occurred just before 9 p.m. at a home in Ogden.  Six officers from the Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force were wounded in the shootout, as was the suspect.

All seven victims were transported to nearby hospitals, where one officer -- who's been identified as Agent Jared Francom by Ogden City Police Department -- died from his injuries.  The other cops are still being treated for serious to critical injuries.

The suspect also remains hospitalized, under guard, with non-life-threatening injuries, police say.  The suspect has not been identified.

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Model Lauren Scruggs Rapidly Recovering from Propeller Accident

ABC News(DALLAS) -- Lauren Scruggs, the 23-year-old Texas woman who accidentally walked into an airplane propeller, is now not only walking her way through rehab, she is eating her favorite foods, picking out clothes to wear and even working out on an exercise bike following surgery to remove her left eye.

Scruggs, who was badly injured in the accident 17 days ago when a moving airplane propeller sliced through the left side of her face and shoulder and severed her left hand, is making a rapid recovery, according to her family.  She walked into the propeller after viewing Christmas lights above Dallas on Dec. 3.

The model and fashion blogger is freely walking around the Dallas hospital where she is recovering, showering and dressing herself and riding a stationary bike.

The young woman's steps forward after last week's surgery to remove her left eye are providing hope for her family, who told reporters shortly after the accident that they didn't think she'd survive the tragedy.

"She really shouldn't be alive, so we feel blessed in that and although she has some challenges ahead, we're lucky to have her," her mother Cheryl Scruggs said.

Both Cheryl and Jeff Scruggs remain optimistic about their daughter's recovery.  In a web posting entitled "Miracle After Miracle, " Cheryl Scruggs writes that Lauren is responding "stunningly" and that she "has a healthy appetite and is eating well."

"Lo," as her family and friends affectionately call her, had just landed with a girlfriend after viewing Christmas lights from above in a small prop plane piloted by a family friend.  The young communications graduate, who had started a fashion website called Lolo and had worked in the wardrobe department of the TV show Gossip Girl, is thought to have turned to say a final goodbye to the pilot when the accident occurred.

The Federal Aviation Administration continues to investigate the accident.  The pilot, Kurt Richmond of Frisco, Texas, has not answered repeated requests for an interview. ABC News has learned that the Scruggs family does not blame Richmond for the accident.

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Oklahoma Shootout Injures Three Cops; Gunman Killed

Giorgio Fochesato/Vetta/Getty Images(VALLEY BROOK, Okla.) -- Three police officers in Oklahoma were hospitalized with gunshot wounds overnight after responding to an attempted burglary report Thursday evening.  The suspect was shot and killed at the scene, according to authorities.

As ABC News affiliate KOCO-TV reports, the three cops -- two from Oklahoma City and one from Valley Brook -- were injured during a shootout at the Valley Brook City Hall.  Valley Brook police had called Oklahoma City for assistance around 10:45 p.m.

The trio were taken to nearby hospitals and are said to have non-life-threatening injuries. According to KOCO, the Valley Brook officer was released early Friday morning.  Their names have not yet been released.

Police have identified the dead gunman, KOCO reports, but the suspect's name is also being withheld.  An investigation is currently underway.

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Five Hospitalized in San Francisco Shooting

Comstock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Individuals were sent scampering in San Francisco Saturday evening as bullets began to fly, and in the end officials say five people were left wounded.

The shooting reportedly happened around 6:15 p.m., a short distance away from where weekend Gay Pride festivities were taking place.

Authorities say two of the victims were shot in the torso and were taken to a local hospital for treatment to life threatening injuries, while the other three victims were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators say the shooting was gang-related.

At least one person has been arrested in connection with incident.

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Hawaii Shooting Spree Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

John Foxx/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) -- A 28-year-old man is facing criminal charges after police say he went on a shooting spree in Hawaii on Friday.

The shooting spree reportedly started around 12:45 a.m. and has left one person dead, at least two people injured and several others considering themselves lucky to have escaped injury. Police say it all began when a gunman brandishing a semi-automatic weapon exited a 2002 BMW vehicle, and began firing at two other vehicles, with bullets just missing a 21-year-old man, according to ABC’s Honolulu affiliate KITV-TV.

The gunman, who police believe to be Toby Stangel, then reportedly went on to fatally shoot 54-year-old Tammy Nguyen who was in a van with her teenage daughter. The teenager was not hurt.

Investigators say the gunman proceeded to get into the BMW and continued the shooting spree behind the wheel, shooting and wounding Amie Asuncion, 24, and Samson Naupoto, 38. Both were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Officials say the suspect later turned the gun on two police officers who were engaged in a traffic stop, but managed to miss the officers.

Stangel was eventually arrested in the BMW vehicle, which officers found parked to the side of a roadway.

Stagel faces several charges, including murder and attempted murder.

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Dozens Injured in N.J. Train Crash

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) -- Over 30 people were injured when a train crashed into an abutment in the Hoboken section of New Jersey Sunday morning.

Officials say the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) train was carrying about 70 people when the crash occurred around 9 a.m. The train reportedly struck an abutment at a platform and sent those onboard tumbling, according to ABC News’ New York affiliate WABC-TV.

PATH officials say 33 people suffered minor injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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Two Kids Injured When Jumping Castle Goes Airborne in Arizona

ABC News/KGUN-TV(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- A dust devil lifted an inflated jumping castle containing two children approximately 15 feet into the air Saturday and blew it across three lanes of traffic before it landed in the median of a busy highway in Tucson, Arizona.

Emergency teams from the Tucson fire department were called to rescue the boy and girl, who were in the jumping castle at the time.  Both children, who were said to be between the ages of 7 and 10, were taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident occurred at a children's festival at the Arabian Oasis cultural center at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday, when a strong whirlwind formed behind the castle.

Bill Pace, director of Arabian Oasis, told ABC News' Tucson affiliate KGUN-TV that he ran over and tried to stop the castle from soaring away, but was knocked to the ground by the strong winds.  Pace said he suffered scrapes and bruises from being knocked over by the jumping castle.

Rental company workers had tethered the inflatable attraction to the ground with several large stakes.  Pace said that he thought it was secure.

This is the second time this year that a jumping castle has gone airborne with children inside in Pima County, Arizona.  Two young girls were in a bounce house that blew over a fence and onto a roof on Feb. 19.  In that incident, one of the girls was seriously injured and the other suffered minor injuries.  Both have since recovered and are doing well, KGUN reports.

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Fresh Off Basketball Injury, Obama and Family Attend College Game

Photo Courtesy - TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The first family stepped away from the White House Saturday to catch a college basketball game at Howard University.  First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson, the head coach of the Oregon State men’s basketball team, was in town for the matchup against Howard.

This was the president’s first public appearance since catching an elbow in the mouth during a basketball game on Friday. The White House now says that President Obama injured his lower lip. The White House originally told reporters the president got 12 stitches to his upper lip.

The Obamas arrived to an enthusiastic but sparse crowd at Howard. President Obama, the first lady, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson sat next to Craig Robinson’s wife behind the Oregon State bench. The first daughters wore orange in a show of support for the Oregon State Beavers. 

The first family brought Robinson and the Beavers a bit of luck – the team defeated Howard 84-74.

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