Accidents and disasters

December 19, 2018 - 8:05 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish coastal emergency teams have rescued 16 crew members from a cargo ship that ran aground off the Black Sea coast of Sile in a dramatic operation that lasted several hours. The Comoros-flagged ship, Natalia, ran aground in rough seas early Wednesday en route to Istanbul...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, a father gives water to his malnourished daughter at a feeding center in a hospital in Hodeida, Yemen. Officials in Yemen said a cease-fire took effect at midnight Monday, Dec. 18, 2018, in the Red Sea port of Hodeida after intense fighting between government-allied forces and Shiite rebels erupted shortly before the U.N.-brokered truce. Yemen's civil war, in which a Saudi-led coalition is fighting on the government’s side against the rebels, has pushed much of the country to the brink of famine. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
December 18, 2018 - 2:08 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A cease-fire on Tuesday halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest U.N.-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world's worst humanitarian crisis. But the truce in the Red Sea city remains fragile, and it's...
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Police officers work the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Chicago. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi posted on Twitter that the "devastating tragedy" occurred when the officers were investigating a shots-fired call. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
December 18, 2018 - 11:29 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago police officers may not have seen or heard the commuter train that fatally struck them because they were focused on another train coming from the opposite direction, a department spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said "very limited" video from a body...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 file photo cars are blocked on the Morandi highway bridge after a section of it collapsed, in Genoa, northern Italy. A large section of the bridge collapsed over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova during a sudden and violent storm, leaving vehicles crushed in rubble below. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
December 18, 2018 - 10:26 am
MILAN (AP) — Genoa's mayor has announced that a 200 million euro ($220 million) project by hometown architect Renzo Piano inspired by a naval ship has been chosen to replace the Morandi Bridge that collapsed last summer, killing 43 people. Mayor Marco Bucci announced Tuesday that the project will...
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Tugs manoeuvre the Kuzma Minin, a 16,000-tonne Russian cargo ship, as attempts are made to refloat it after it ran aground off Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, south west England, Tuesday Dec. 18, 2018. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
December 18, 2018 - 7:20 am
LONDON (AP) — A Russian cargo ship with 18 crew members on board has run aground off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall, in southwest England, following bad weather. A spokeswoman for Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the 180-meter (590 foot) vessel "dragged her anchor and grounded" on the...
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Maggie Hill, 67, watches Charity play in Madison, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Hill adopted the 10-year-old girl about five years ago. Hill's son had been raising her but lost custody during his ongoing struggle with drug addiction, Hill said. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)
December 18, 2018 - 2:08 am
MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally. "It seems that the worst outcomes happen here first," said Dr...
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December 17, 2018 - 6:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block oil production from a proposed artificial gravel island in federal Arctic waters. The groups asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review an offshore production plan approved for the Liberty project...
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December 16, 2018 - 11:59 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun. Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri allegedly shot himself in the head by accident while cleaning his pistol, according to...
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A bus sits on a transport truck after an accident at the highway A3 near Zuerich, Switzerland, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. According to police, one woman died in the accident, 44 people were injured. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
December 16, 2018 - 9:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — Zurich police say a tour bus on its way to Germany has crashed in Switzerland, killing one person and injuring 44 others. The dpa news agency reported Sunday that bus traveling to Duesseldorf from Genoa in Italy crashed at 4:15 a.m. south of Zurich, a city in northern Switzerland that...
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A rescue helicopter leaves with on board Switzerland's Marc Gisin after he crashed on the course during a men's World Cup downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 16, 2018 - 9:45 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — The Swiss team says that "scans on the skull showed no serious injury" to Marc Gisin following his dramatic crash in a World Cup downhill but the skier does have several broken bones elsewhere on his body. A team statement Sunday says Gisin fractured several ribs...
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