Accidents and disasters

In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is offered assistance from police in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a Toyota Corolla plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 12:20 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Army veteran with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder was on his way to a Bible class when he told investigators he intentionally drove into a group of men, women and children, injuring eight people, police said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, was scheduled to appear in...
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In this still image from video provided by ABC7 Chicago, a fire engine sprays water on a container of the chemical that farmers use for soil after after anhydrous ammonia leaked Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Beach Park, Ill. Authorities say dozens of people have been taken to hospitals after anhydrous ammonia leaked from containers that a tractor was pulling in the Chicago suburb. (ABC7 Chicago via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 7:22 pm
BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — A chemical leak that caused a toxic plume to hang for hours over a northern Chicago suburb Thursday sickened dozens of people, including seven who are in critical condition, officials said. Lake Forest Fire Chief Mike Gallo said a tractor was towing two separate two-ton...
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April 25, 2019 - 6:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Search teams combed the Caribbean on Thursday for 25 possible Venezuelan migrants missing after a boat sank in rough seas headed to the island of Trinidad, authorities said. At least nine others from the sunken boat had been pulled alive from the water, while officials...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is offered assistance from police in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a Toyota Corolla plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 2:12 pm
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people, then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34...
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April 25, 2019 - 12:40 pm
BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical leak in a northern Chicago suburb (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Authorities say 11 firefighters and three police officers are among 37 people hospitalized due to an ammonia leak in a northern Chicago suburb. Officials say the chemical leaked from a...
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April 25, 2019 - 11:13 am
MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — Officials say a small plane crash landed on top of a tree in Idaho and a firefighter with tree removal experience climbed up the tree to rescue the pilot. The fire department in the resort town of McCall said pilot John Gregory was not hurt in the Monday night crash. McCall...
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Sri Lankan navy soldiers perform security checks on motorists at a road in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Sri Lanka banned drones and unmanned aircraft and set off more controlled detonations of suspicious items Thursday four days after suicide bombing attacks killed more than 350 people in and around the capital of Colombo. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 25, 2019 - 8:24 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The father of two of the suspected Easter suicide bombers was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aiding his sons, Sri Lanka's prime minister said, as businesses and religious leaders worried about a new attack four days after blasts killed more than 350 people. Across...
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April 25, 2019 - 4:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A powerful tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday in northern Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Mozambique is one of the world's poorest countries and Cyclone Idai wiped out...
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Victims and rescue personnel walk in the ruins left by strong winds that hit a business area in rural Bryan, Texas, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Hail and damaging winds are forecast from San Antonio to South Texas. (Dave McDermand/College Station Eagle via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 9:25 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A woman and her two young children died Wednesday when the family car was caught in rushing flash flood waters in the West Texas rolling plains. The incident happened about 6 a.m. Wednesday at what's usually a small creek just outside Dublin, Texas, about 75 miles (120 kilometers)...
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Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
April 24, 2019 - 8:26 pm
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A California motorist told investigators Wednesday that he deliberately drove into a crosswalk in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, hitting seven people and injuring eight, but did not say why. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, was being held on eight counts of attempted murder as four...
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