By The Associated Press
Commuters enter a Boston subway station in May 2011. (Elise Amendola/AP)
BOSTON - Three people waiting for a subway in Boston rescued a man who tumbled off a station platform and onto the tracks.
Video shows the man walking straight off the Orange Line platform at North Station at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, then falling to the track. Three people jump down and lift him to safety, one from the opposite platform.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo says trains in the area were stopped so the man was never in danger of being struck.
A report from the responding officer described the man, a 33-year-old Malden resident, as covered in dirt and confused afterward.
He said man said he had two drinks to celebrate passing the medical boards and was waiting for a train home, but doesn't remember anything else.
By Digital First Media and wire reports
Rescuers are searching for survivors after a building in Mumbai collapsed.
Indian Fire officials rescue a small child. (AP)
At least eight people were killed and dozens more trapped under the rubble after a five-story residential building collapsed in Mumbai, India early Friday. The building was owned by the city's municipal government, and most residents of its 22 apartments were city employees, according to officials.show more
By Todd Richmond, Associated Press
FILE - In this, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, file photo, Buck Striebel holds up a University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux T-shirt while his wife, GaeLynn, sorts through other shirts on sale at a sporting goods store in Bismarck, N.D. The decades-old debate over whether to keep the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname finally seemed to come to an end as 68 percent of voters in the June primary agreed it was time to drop the nickname deemed "hostile and abusive" by the NCAA. In what appears to be a final nail in the nickname's casket, a group pushing a state constitutional amendment to save it missed a December deadline to resurrect the issue. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File) (James MacPherson)
MADISON, Wis. - Republican legislators in Wisconsin introduced a bill Thursday that would make it harder to strip public schools of race-based nicknames and allow schools already ordered to drop such monikers to keep them.
The proposal stems from a Milwaukee-area school district's refusal to follow a state order to drop its "Indians" name. It comes amid a rekindling of the national debate over race-based nicknames, including a push to get the Washington Redskins to change names.
The bill, which one Native American official described as racist, would require anyone seeking to change a school nickname to get enough petition signatures from district residents to equal or exceed one-tenth of the number of district students. The complainant would then have to prove that the name promotes discrimination, student harassment or stereotyping. The state Department of Administration would make the final call on whether the district would have to drop the name.show more
By The Associated Press
Scientists more confident than ever that people are heating up the planet.
Steam and smoke rises from a coal power station in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in this file photo. Scientists are confident that pumping carbon dioxide into the air by burning fossil fuels is warming the planet. (Martin Meissner/AP)
A new report from a United Nations-sponsored panel declares even more confidence that the global warming observed since the 1950s is due to human activity.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change bumped the likelihood of climate changes being man-made from "very" in its 2007 report to "extremely" in a 2,000-plus page report set to be released Monday.
In a summary of the report for policymakers published Friday, IPCC said the evidence of climate change has grown thanks to more and better observations, clearer understanding of the climate system and improved models to analyze the impact of rising temperatures.
"Our assessment of the science finds that the atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amount of snow and ice has diminished, the global mean sea level has risen and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased," said Qin Dahe, co-chair of the working group that wrote the report.
Key findings include:
Concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have increased to levels that are unprecedented in at least 800,000 years.
The burning of fossil fuels is the main reason behind a 40 percent increase in carbon dioxide concentrations since the industrial revolution.
Global average temperatures will rise by 0.5 to 8.6 degrees by the end of the century.
Sea levels will rise to 10 to 32 inches by the end of the century.
Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth's surface than any preceding decade since 1850.
It's "virtually certain" that the upper ocean has warmed from 1971 to 2010, and will continue to warm this century.show more
WILLIAMSVILLE -- Vermont State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash on Depot Road in which a local woman was killed.
Kathleen Moore, 53, of Williamsville, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
Police were responding to the scene, Thursday evening, just after 4:45 p.m., when they learned that the single occupant of the 2013 Toyota Venza, was trapped inside the burning vehicle. Upon arrival, emergency responders determined Moore was dead.
Depot Road was closed for several hours.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Chris Lora at the Brattleboro Vermont State Police Barracks, 802-254-2382.