Accidents and disasters

Firefighters and museum personnel carry away a burnt painting from the National Museum after an overnight fire in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. A huge fire engulfed Brazil’s 200-year-old museum, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save historical relics from the blaze. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
September 03, 2018 - 4:28 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, which suffered a massive fire late Sunday, boasted the largest archive of historical artifacts and documents in Latin America, some 20 million pieces from around the globe. Museum officials say it's too soon to say what had been lost...
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A man watches as flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. According to its website, the museum has thousands of items related to the history of Brazil and other countries. The museum is part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
September 03, 2018 - 1:21 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Brazil's National Museum (all times local): 3:13 p.m. Brazil's National Museum was so strapped for cash that it turned to crowdfunding to reopen an exhibition that closed after a termite infestation. Officials sought at least $7,000 earlier this year...
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September 03, 2018 - 11:20 am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — South African authorities say at least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions plant near Cape Town. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blast at the Rheinmetall Denel Munition depot, which shook homes and rattled windows in...
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A man fishes in front of docked ferries during seamen's unions strike at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Ferries are due to be halted by a 24-hour strike Monday, as unions seek the return of benefits and pay scales scrapped or frozen during eight years of international bailouts that ended in late August. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 03, 2018 - 3:36 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of travelers have been stranded on Greece's islands due to a strike by ferry crews seeking higher pay and tax breaks. The main PNO crew union is meeting to decide whether to extend the one-day strike, which will normally run until early Tuesday. Ferry companies have...
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September 03, 2018 - 1:34 am
MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a boat collision on the Colorado River (all times local): 10:03 a.m. Authorities say four people are missing after two boats crashed on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said...
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Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. According to its website, the museum has thousands of items related to the history of Brazil and other countries. The museum is part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
September 02, 2018 - 11:39 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A huge fire engulfed Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save historical relics from the blaze. The esteemed museum, which houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman...
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September 02, 2018 - 5:15 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scott Dixon salvaged his championship run with an improbable comeback at Portland International Raceway that put him in control of his race to a fifth IndyCar title. Dixon finished fifth, far behind race winner Takuma Sato, but put together the kind of drive that may define...
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September 02, 2018 - 5:08 pm
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they were trying to arrest a Wisconsin man on a domestic abuse-related charge when he fled in an airplane before crashing into a cornfield. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says officers went to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on Friday night to try to...
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September 02, 2018 - 4:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A kayak ride on Lake Superior that ended in the deaths of four Wisconsin family members would have been difficult even for experienced paddlers, officials say. Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis for a...
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Map locates where boats collide on Colorado River.; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
September 02, 2018 - 4:34 pm
MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Four people are missing after two boats crashed and sunk on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board, authorities said Sunday. A recreational boat carrying 10 people and another vessel with six people on board collided head-on...
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