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October 9, 2013
Train smashes into truck stalled on railroad tracks

A train high-balling along in West Palm Beach, Fla., had nothing to do but lay on the horn as it slammed into a truck stalled on the tracks in its path. The impact was notable.


October 6, 2013
Death, injuries as monster truck slams into crowd at Mexican air show

An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens more, officials say.


September 17, 2013
Great timelapse video: 19-hour raise of Costa Concordia in under 2 minutes

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship was successfully righted today after an unprecedented 19-hour operation off the Italian island of Giglio, where the cruise liner has been lying on its side since it capsized 20 months ago, killing 32 passengers.

September 9, 2013
9/11: Sights and sounds

A look back at September 11, 2001, the day of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil -- from New York City to Washington, D.C. to Somerset County, Pa. to Chicago. (Originally posted Sept. 2011)

August 22, 2013
Sinkhole sucks down row of trees

A Louisiana sinkhole swallows trees in this video.

June 3, 2013
Raw: Cheerios commericial of multiracial family draws attention

Cheerios is standing by an ad featuring a biracial family extolling the "heart health" benefits of the General Mills cereal, despite remarks on YouTube that forced the disabling of commenting, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The ad was viewed by more than 1.7 million people on YouTube and generated tons of comments, many considered to be racist. However, the comments on the video have since been disabled.

Read more: Cheerios stands by ad featuring biracial family

Commentary: Blame Internet trolls for Cheerios commercial controversy

May 29, 2013
Raw: Record-breaking BASE jump from Mount Everest

This is crazy from all camera angles. A Russian extreme sports star has marked the 60th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest by performing a record-breaking BASE jump from the world's highest peak.

May 28, 2013
Raw: Go right inside a tornado

Incredible video from StormChasingVideo.com taken on Monday, from inside their Tornado Intercept Vehicle.

May 6, 2013
Raw: Passing motorist captures Bay Area limousine fire

Amateur video captured the limousine that burst into flames on the San Mateo-Hayward bridge Saturday night, killing five women. The driver and four other passengers survived. Monday, authorities said the vehicle had too many passengers.

Read the story about the tragedy here.

May 4, 2013
See, hear the fear: Tornado tears through Italian countryside, village

A strong tornado hit the Italian region of Emilia Romagna according to Italian media. Amateur video shows dramatic scenes from towns and villages close to the regional capital of Bologna.


May 3, 2013
Raw video: Crash on city street nearly takes out pedestrian

A red-light camera at an intersection in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., records a driver blowing through the stop signal, causing a dramatic crash that nearly wipes out a pedestrian - who walks away unhurt.



April 27, 2013
Raw: Alligator freezes action on fairway at Zurich Classic

Spectators and at least one marshal at the Zurich Classic were startled when an alligator, estimated to be about 12 feet, spent some of the afternoon sunning itself on the left side of the 12th fairway.

April 23, 2013
Raw: Suspected meteor at Argentina concert

Concert-goers in northern Argentina were this week treated to a light show with a difference. A suspected meteor lit up the night sky early on Sunday in Salta, as the folk music band Los Tekis performed at an outdoor venue.

April 20, 2013
Coachella retrospective: Highlights of what festival-goers wore

The Coachella music and arts festival brings out a variety of garb. Here's a look at some of the ore notable outfits:



April 13, 2013
Raw video: Passengers hurt as airline overshoots runway

A Lion Air plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said.


April 12, 2013
Raw: Hawaii fisherman's close encounter with shark

A Hawaii fisherman has an unbelievable fishing tale: a close encounter with a 9-foot shark that jumped dangerously near his kayak. But, he has the video to prove it.

April 3, 2013
Raw: Man fights off police, Taser on interstate

Pretty good video despite the amateur commentary from people enjoying this way too much.

April 1, 2013
Raw: Golfer takes off pants to play out of water

Danish golfer Andreas Harto removes shoes and pants to hit a ball from the waters edge at the Trophee Hassan II European Tour event in Morocco on Sunday.

March 12, 2013
Raw dashboard cam: Officer rescues man from burning car

Raw dashboard footage of an officer in Iowa rescuing an 18-year-old unconscious man from a burning car.

March 8, 2013
Raw: Bieber short of breath during London show

Justin Bieber says he is "getting better," after fainting backstage at a concert in London, and the venue says Friday's show is scheduled to go ahead as planned.

Read the story about Bieber fainting here.

February 28, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI's final day heading the world's Catholics

Pope Benedict XVI bids farewell to followers on the day of his retirement, marking a rare passage in the Catholic church.

February 23, 2013
Cheerleader flips . . . shoots . . . and scores - from half court

Ashlee Arnau, a cheerleader at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., made an incredible front-flip half-court shot Thursday night at halftime of the school's men's basketball game.


February 1, 2013
Raw: Beyonce sings National Anthem - live and no lip-sync

Beyonce opened her press conference in New Orleans with a live rendition of the national anthem. The singer, who's performing at the Super Bowl, admitted that she did lip sync on Inauguration Day. But, oh my, she nailed it this time.

January 28, 2013
Raw: Sea foam blankets Australian beach town

A stretch of Australia's Sunshine Coast has been blanketed in sea foam, swept ashore by the remnants of a tropical cyclone that struck Australia last week.

January 21, 2013
Clarkson Performs at Inauguration

Musician Kelly Clarkson performed 'My Country, Tis of Thee' at President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration on Monday.

December 31, 2012
On thin ice: Rescue on frozen lake caught on video

Revelers playing on a frozen lake in the mountains above Los Angeles averted tragedy, rescuing others who went through the ice when it cracked and broke under their weight.

November 3, 2012
Raw video: Staten Islanders feel forgotten after Sandy

Battered by Hurricane Sandy, people on Staten Island say much needed help is slow in coming.

November 1, 2012
Raw video: Seaside Heights, N.J. scenes of devastation

The police chief of Seaside Heights, N.J. describes his town as "total devastation." superstorm Sandy wrecked the town's boardwalk and left homes broken into splinters and buried under sand.

October 27, 2012
Raw: Hurricane Sandy rages through Bahamas

Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 38 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm to hit the U.S. East Coast with a super-storm next week. Here's some fantastic raw video.


October 20, 2012
Raw video: High School kicker makes 67-yard field goal

A high school football game in Spokane, Wash., went to overtime thanks to a 67-yard field goal by Central Valley kicker Austin Rehkow. Central Valley went on to win in overtime


October 18, 2012
Raw video: Meteor showers light up Northern California sky

Professional observers say fireballs lit up California skies as part of a major meteor shower. The Lick Observatory captured the shower on security surveillance cameras and Bob Moreno took photos while attending his daughter's soccer game. Here's a look at both shots.

Read reporter Bill Lindelof's story about the meteor shower and how to view it.

October 6, 2012
Raw video: Israel downs drone that entered airspace

Israeli jets scrambled to intercept a drone that crossed into Israeli airspace Saturday from the Mediterranean Sea, bringing it down without incident in the south of the country. Watch the hit. Read the story about the downed drone here.

September 25, 2012
Raw Video: Dolphin gives birth in Hawaii

On the Big Island of Hawaii, Keo, a dolphin at Dolphin Quest Hawaii, gives birth to a healthy female calf. The birth is captured underwater on video.

Read the story here.


September 14, 2012
Raw video: Sudan protesters storm German embassy

Sudanese demonstrators incensed by a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad break into into the German embassy in Khartoum.

September 11, 2012
Time lapse: The rise of One World Trade Center, tallest building in N.Y.

EarthCam released a time-lapse video that show construction of One World Trade Center, now the tallest building in New York City.

September 7, 2012
Raw video: Tense moments during Costa Rica quake

If you've ever experienced an earthquake, this raw video will make you remember how tense those moments are. A 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica earlier this week didn't leave major damage, but it caused structures to move violently such as this supermarket in Naranjo city. Surveillance camera video from inside the supermarket shows the impact and shoppers' reactions from various angles.

September 5, 2012
Ghost of demolished building in France haunts spectators

Here's a rough cut of spectators gathered outside of Paris to witness the demolition of a 14-story apartment building when wind changes, sending a huge cloud of dust their way. Like some horror movie, with kids screaming and people running.

September 5, 2012
On the beat: 1) Naked Seattle man evades police in lake; 2) cop clings to roof of speeding vehicle

It's hard to catch a naked person. Seattle police have arrested a man accused of knocking a young brother and sister to the ground at a park, then stripping off his clothes and jumping naked into a nearby lake where he eluded police boats and divers for more than two hours. Here's the raw video:

Now something out of the movies. A tough cops clings to the roof of a speeding vehicle to make an arrest.


September 3, 2012
Raw video: Watch the effort to save stranded pilot whales on Florida beach

Only five of the more than 20 pilot whales that came ashore on a South Fla. beach on Saturday have survived, despite a daylong effort by state and national officials, and others to save them. Read the story here.

August 31, 2012
The Martini Shot: Lightning strike splits tree, narrowly missing man

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. For today, you know those times when you're plain lucky to escape harm. This man had one of those moments captured on videotape. He narrowly escapes when lightning rips a tree into shards of wood seconds after he walked past it. The car is to the right, the tree prominent in the middle.

August 29, 2012
The Martini Shot: 550-lb WWII bomb blast damages homes; Snooki leaves hospital; pit crew toppled

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Today, have a three-martini break on us. Here you go:

Raw video: 550-lb. WWII bomb detonated
Explosives experts in Germany detonated the remains of a 550-pound World War II bomb in central Munich on Tuesday. About 3,000 residents were forced to leave their homes and debris caused fires in several nearby buildings

First look at Snooki's baby boy
The "Jersey Shore" star is spotted heading home after giving birth. See Snooki cradle Lorenzo as she leaves the hospital. See what she tweets. See who is following here everywhere.

Eager race car driver takes out crew with stuck airhose

August 29, 2012
Curiosity sends color images of Mars

Curiosity, the NASA rover on Mars sent to find out if the Red Planet was ever capable of supporting life, has sent back images of khaki-colored Martian terrain features.

August 29, 2012
Raw video: Watch Isaac pound surf-watchers on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans

Cold water in the face? That's what Isaac delivers to these thrill-seekers.

August 28, 2012
The Martini Shot: Florida Panhandle braces for Isaac - sights and sounds of a hurricane

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Have a sip as we watch what Isaac does. Raw video as the Florida Panhandle is bracing for what is expected to be a soaking from Hurricane Isaac. Rain from the storm could total up to 20 inches in isolated areas.

August 25, 2012
Raw video: Lance Armstrong not slowing down, races again

A day after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency disciplined Lance Armstrong with a lifetime ban from professional cycling and vacated his seven Tour de France titles, he was back on his bike racing in Colorado. Here is the story on the race.

August 24, 2012
The Martini Shot: Fla. police collar car chase suspects in raw video

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Let's end the day with this:

Florida police ended a high speed chase through Miami-Dade county with what appears to be the capture of at least three suspects. There's nothing like a good car chase, especially when the bad guys get caught.

August 24, 2012
Kardashian goes disco; team's rude awakening; woman, baby fall on tracks

Kim Kardashian's wild newlook
The E! star shares pics from a Diana Ross-inspired shoot. Check out the big hair, gold hoop earrings and crazy makeup.

Soccer team gets frightening wake-up call
In a common practice in the world of soccer, Scandanavian soccer fans give an opposing team's players a nasty wake up call.


Woman with baby races for subway, falls onto tracks
A woman holding her baby fell right off the subway platform and onto the tracks in Cambridge, Mass. This is the raw video. On "CBS This Morning," co-host Gayle King reported that the woman thought the train across the tracks was hers and was attempting to make it. Both baby and woman are reportedly OK.

August 24, 2012
Graphic raw video: Victims outside Empire State Building shooting

Warning: Graphic elements in this video. Passersby try to help victims shot outside the Empire State Building on Friday.

August 23, 2012
Raw video: Mars rover, jettison to touchdown

NASA has recently released video of the NASA Curiosity rover landing from the jettison of the head shield to the touchdown

August 14, 2012
'Four more beers:' Obama helps fairgoers quench thirst

President Barack Obama must have gained at least 10 more votes here. The Iowa State Fair wasn't on his official schedule, but the lure of a beer and a pork chop may have been too much to pass up. During a stop at a Bud Light booth, chants of four more years quickly turned into 4 more beers.

August 8, 2012
Hillary Clinton boogies down in South Africa

Well, it's not as bad as Elaine on "Seinfeld." U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gets her groove on in Johannesburg, dancing as partygoers cheer her on at a dinner hosted by South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

August 4, 2012
Raw Video: Can't keep alleged iPhone thief caged

What an escape. A man who allegedly stole someone's iPhone on the subway was briefly trapped before getting away.

August 4, 2012
Raw video: Record skydive in Illinois

They look like a colorful flock of birds in the sky. After days and multiple attempts at the world record for a formation during a head first vertical drop, 138 skydivers set the mark Friday in Ottawa, Illinois. Videographer Brian Buckland was along for the record jump. Read the story here.



About Video Break

David Caraccio is a Sacramento native and online news editor with over 23 years of journalism experience. A graduate of San Diego State University, he enjoys finding and viewing videos worth watching. Email: dcaraccio@sacbee.com. On Twitter: @DavidCaraccio. Phone: (916) 321-1125.

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