Accidents and disasters

This photo shows a church program for a funeral mass for eight of the 20 people killed in last Saturday's fatal limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., during a memorial service at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
October 14, 2018 - 3:02 pm
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — The day after a mourning community said last goodbyes to eight of 20 victims of a limousine crash — four sisters and four other relatives — the Senate's top Democrat called on federal regulators to formulate new safety standards for the vehicles. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday...
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Remnants of a train lay on the tracks after an ICE high-speed train caught fire in Dierdorf near Montabaur, western Germany, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Nobody was injured in the fire that broke out for unknown reasons. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 7:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national railway says the high-speed line between Frankfurt and Cologne, a major travel artery, is expected to remain closed until the end of the week after a train caught fire on Friday. Authorities say a technical fault caused the fire on board a high-speed ICE train. The...
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October 14, 2018 - 4:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Storm Callum is weakening after its gusty winds and strong rains killed two people and caused damages in some parts of Britain. Officials say one man died Saturday after a landslide in western Wales while another was swept away by rough seas in Brighton on the southern coast of...
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An overturned truck is seen after an accident that killed over a dozen migrants and injured numerous in Izmir, Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Turkey's official news agency says at over a dozen migrants have been killed in a traffic accident, among them children. The Anadolu news agency says the migrants were traveling in a truck Sunday in the western province of Izmir when it rolled over. (DHA via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 4:39 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — At least 22 migrants, including children, have been killed in a truck accident Sunday, Turkey's official news agency said. The Anadolu news agency said the migrants were traveling in a truck in the western province of Izmir that rolled over off a bridge. Video footage showed a...
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October 13, 2018 - 6:34 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Record-setting rainfall from remnants of Tropical Storm Sergio closed the Arizona State Fair on Saturday and slowed traffic on a freeway and local streets across metro Phoenix. Fair officials said on Twitter that the closure Saturday afternoon for the rest of the day because of...
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This aerial photo shows debris and destruction in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, after Hurricane Michael went through the area on Wednesday. Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town, was nearly obliterated by the hurricane, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm's fury became ever clearer. (Bronte Wittpenn/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
October 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims without problems...
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October 13, 2018 - 11:42 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Hurricane Leslie churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday heading toward Portugal and Spain, with forecasters saying the storm will bring heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western parts of the Iberian Peninsula. Forecasters said sections of Portugal will see...
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Members of a South Florida urban search and rescue team try to gain entry to a home while looking for survivors of hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 13, 2018 - 5:35 am
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will rise further. The tally of lives lost across the South stood at 14, including the victim found in...
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October 13, 2018 - 4:12 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Spain's maritime rescue service says it recovered the bodies of three migrants and feared that another 17 were missing in the Mediterranean Sea. The service says that its rescue craft found the three...
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October 13, 2018 - 4:09 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A car carrying migrants collided with a truck in northern Greece on Saturday, killing 11 people, police said. Ten of the victims were believed to be migrants who crossed into the Greece from Turkey. The 11th person was the driver and a suspected migrant smuggler, police...
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