Accidents and disasters

September 23, 2019 - 10:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck near Puerto Rico, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck late Monday 49 miles (79 kilometers) off the island's northwest coast at a shallow depth of 6 miles...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric lineman works to repair a power line in fire-ravaged Paradise, Calif. PG & E anticipates shutting off power in 9 California counties due to hot, dry and windy conditions even as it formalizes settlements with the vast majority of claims from the deadly Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018. The San Francisco utility will make a final decision before noon Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, on whether it will cut power. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 23, 2019 - 9:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest utility began cutting power to 27,500 northern customers Monday evening as fall brings back dangerous weather conditions and the company tries to head off wildfires sparked by electrical equipment. The utility began shutting down power in Butte, Nevada and...
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Afghans transport the body of a woman who was killed during a raid conducted by Afghan special forces, in the southern Helmand province, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. An Afghan official said Monday that at least 40 civilians have been killed during an Afghan special forces raid and airstrikes conducted against of Taliban in southern Helmand province. (AP Photo/Abdul Hadi)
September 23, 2019 - 4:27 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Anti-Taliban raids by Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes killed at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said. The civilian deaths in Sunday night's raids on Taliban hideouts further rattled Afghanistan amid an...
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Authorities work the scene where at least four people were killed in a tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Utah. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 4:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several Chinese tourists injured in a deadly tour bus crash in Utah are improving, but three remain in critical condition, hospital officials said Monday. The three people listed in critical condition marks a decrease from the five in that category on Saturday. The tour bus...
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People gather as shops burn in the background during a protest in Wamena in Papua province, Indonesia, Monday, Sept 23, 2019. Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia's restive Papua province set fire to homes and other buildings Monday in a protest sparked by rumors that a teacher had insulted students, and a soldier was killed in another protest in the region, police said. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2019 - 9:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in Indonesia's restive Papua province, officials said. An angry mob torched local government...
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People look on after the Precious Talent Top School building collapsed in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, leaving many dead and injured, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Officials said at least seven are dead and many others are injured, some in critical condition, taken to hospital after the school building collapsed in Nairobi. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
September 23, 2019 - 8:45 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A school collapsed in Kenya's capital on Monday and killed at least seven children, officials said, while some outraged residents alleged shoddy construction. Two other children were in critical condition. "We were in class reading and we heard pupils and teachers screaming,...
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September 23, 2019 - 6:34 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities have recorded six new cases of a mysterious and potentially fatal canine disease that has now affected at least 173 dogs across the country, killing 43 of them. Norway's Food Safety Authority says it's still investigating the cause of the disease,...
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September 23, 2019 - 6:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say nine people have been injured in an explosion at a supermarket in southern Austria. The Austria Press Agency reported that the blast Monday at the supermarket in St. Jodok am Brenner, between Innsbruck and the Italian border, set off a fire. The local rescue service...
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This Jan. 12, 2019, photo captured by a Mobile Phone Detection Camera and released by Transport for NSW shows a driver using a mobile phone while driving in Australia. Australian state New South Wales is attempting to persuade the public to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, Australia’s most populous state was the first jurisdiction in the world to use such technology to punish drivers distracted by social media, text messages or phone calls. The government intends to roll out 45 Mobile Phone Detection Cameras across the state by December, he said. (Transport for NSW via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 2:54 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said Monday that Australia's most populous state is the first...
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Authorities work the scene where at least four people were killed in a tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Utah. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 12:20 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety...
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