Accidents and disasters

CORRECTS SPELLING OF CITY TO BURGAW FROM BURGOW - Residents of Burgaw N.C., including Wanda McGhee, left, and J. Heron Ramos Jr., right, head to a Coast Guard helicopter as they leave their flooded homes in Burgaw, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 18, 2018 - 5:53 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The N.C. Department of Transportation says flooding has led to the closing of a bridge over the Cape Fear River in one city as well as part of an interstate over the same river. A statement from the...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he answers a reporter's question during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 18, 2018 - 5:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President...
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September 18, 2018 - 2:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Emergencies Ministry says that four people have died in a bus collision in southwestern Russia. The ministry said that about 20 others were injured in Tuesday's crash in the Voronezh region near Novaya Usman, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Moscow. Russian news...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, March 4, 2017, a Il-20 electronic intelligence plane of the Russian air force flays near Kubinka airport, outside Moscow, Russia. An Il-20 aircraft was shot down Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, as the Syrian military fired on Israeli fighter jets attacking targets in northwestern Syria. (AP Photo/Marina Lystseva)
September 18, 2018 - 2:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syria forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by...
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September 18, 2018 - 4:41 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities say 100 people have died in flooding after heavy rains in recent days. A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency tells The Associated Press that the deaths have occurred in 10 states and that the toll could rise. The Nigeria Hydrological...
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A hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 10:18 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Flooded rivers from Florence's drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday. North Carolina environmental regulators say several open-air manure pits at hog farms have...
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FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding, but local authorities say people shouldn’t rely on them. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
September 17, 2018 - 7:36 pm
Devastating flooding in North Carolina in the aftermath of Florence has raised concerns whether dams across the state, some of them in poor condition, will be able to hold up under the strain. State officials have been monitoring dam safety in cooperation with local authorities and say there has...
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An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilmington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death toll...
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U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Samuel Knoeppel, top, and Randy Haba, bottom left, talk to Willie Schubert of Pollocksville, N.C., as he is rescued from a rooftop in Pollocksville, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 6:14 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a bullhorn. "This is an emergency." Waheeda Reese and her 14-year-old daughter, Anissa, were inside watching news...
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A man paddles a kayak in a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 17, 2018 - 5:02 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 6 p.m. Authorities in Virginia say one person is dead after an apparent tornado touched down in the Richmond area and caused a building to collapse. Chesterfield Fire/EMS spokesman Lt. Jason Elmore said a second...
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