A vehicle pile-up involving multiple semi-trucks and a tour bus on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, U.S. leaves five dead and 60 injured.
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New satellite imagery from Stratfor appears to reveal the destruction of four Russian attack helicopters and 20 lorries at the Tiyas military airbase after a reported attack which was conducted last week by the ISIL. [https:--www.bbc.com-news-world-middle-east-36368346 (BBC)] U.S. backed Syrian Democratic Forces, led by Kurdish forces, launch an operation to capture Al-Raqqah, the de facto capital of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The force is reported to be more than 50,000 strong. [http:--in.reuters.com-article-mideast-crisis-syria-raqqa-idINKCN0YF2G3 (Reuters)]Northern al-Raqqa offensive (2016)
Quebec-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International cut all ties with Philidor Rx Services. This comes in the wake of recent revelations that Valeant was looking to acquire Philidor, a relationship that raised questions from various quarters. Valeant is the subject of U.S. federal investigations.
The jury in the U.S. state of Arizona that convicted Jodi Arias of first-degree murder last week quickly decide that she should either face the death penalty or life in prison without parole during the penalty phase of trial.
A tour bus carrying the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse team veers off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and strikes a tree near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States, killing the team's head coach, her unborn child, and the bus driver.
A tour bus hits a bridge at Miami International Airport, United States, killing at least two people and injuring many more. [http:--usnews.nbcnews.com-_news-2012-12-01-15596338-tour-bus-hits-miami-airport-overpass-2-dead-others-hurt (NBC News)] [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-us-canada-20567153 (BBC)] [http:--www.miamiherald.com-2012-12-01-3121896-several-injured-one-possibly-dead.html ("The Miami Herald")]date=August 2019
A U.S. plan to force gun dealers in states which border Mexico to report cases where individuals bought multiple high-powered rifles in under 5 days, is stalled due to opposition from gun lobbies. Approximately 90% of crime guns seized in Mexico originate in the U.S., and over 30,000 people have died in Mexico due to drug cartel violence since 2006.