Accidents and disasters

A National Transportation Safety Board worker takes a photo of an engine that came to rest against a house on Crestknoll Dr. in Yorba Linda, Calif on Monday, February 4, 2019. The debris field from a small plane crash a day earlier covered several blocks with one home catching fire. The pilot and four people on the ground died. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 11:41 pm
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A small plane shook homes and "sounded like a missile" as it broke apart and rained chunks of metal into a Southern California neighborhood, igniting a house fire that killed four people, witnesses said Monday. The pilot, a retired Chicago police officer living in Nevada...
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February 04, 2019 - 10:26 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An eruption of one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes has sent lava and searing gas clouds out the crater and made villagers leave the slopes. Yudia Tatipang, head of the Karangetang volcano observation post, said Tuesday that authorities were still trying to evacuate...
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Children sled down one of Seattle's steeper hills, ice-covered Queen Anne Ave., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Western Washington was hit by a major winter storm, with several inches of snow, cold temperatures and bone-chilling winds overnight and into the day Monday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 04, 2019 - 7:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and turning streets into sledding hills in coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much snow. Parts of California and Montana braced for the threat of mudslides and avalanches this week,...
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Suspect Wade Edward Winn, right, appears before Judge Kevin T. Miles at Clermont County Municipal Court into the shooting incident involving two officers of the Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Batavia, Ohio. Detective Bill Brewer died from gunshot wounds after being transported to Anderson Mercy Hospital. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 04, 2019 - 12:37 pm
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of luring authorities with threats of killing himself and then fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy who tried to help him during a 12-hour standoff in Ohio had his bond set at $10 million Monday. A shackled Wade Edward Winn, who appeared...
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Firefighters suppress a fire at the scene of a deadly plane crash in the residential neighborhood of Yorba Linda, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. The Federal Aviation Administration said a twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda shortly after taking off from the Fullerton Municipal Airport. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
February 04, 2019 - 8:31 am
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Five people died and two were injured after a small plane apparently came apart Sunday over a suburban Southern California neighborhood, raining debris on streets and backyards and igniting a house fire, authorities said. Four people in the house that burned in the city...
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Rescuers carry away a man who was severely injured by a blast in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. A Somali police officer says a number of people died in a powerful car bomb explosion near a mall close to local government offices in Somalia's capital Monday. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
February 04, 2019 - 6:44 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's homegrown extremist rebels, al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion on Monday that killed at least seven people in Somalia's capital. Al-Shabab said its website that the attack was aimed at a gathering of government officials and security and...
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February 04, 2019 - 5:58 am
ROME (AP) — Rescuers have found the bodies of three skiers in Italy's Alps and are searching for a fourth, raising the death toll in recent avalanches in the country to at least five. The Valdostano Alpine Rescue aircraft on Monday, searching for two British and two French skiers who were reported...
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February 03, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A local police official says an Iraqi novelist has been killed by live fire in the southern city of Karbala. The official says Alaa Mashzoub was gunned down Saturday night by unknown assailants after he left a literary event in the city and was headed home on his motorcycle. He spoke...
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In this Russian Emergency Situations Ministry frame grab, made available on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, Emergency Situation employees work at the scene of an accident in the Kaluga region, on a local road about 190 kilometers (118 miles) south of Moscow, Russia. Russian authorities say at least seven people, four of them children, have died in a bus crash south of Moscow. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
February 03, 2019 - 5:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A bus crashed south of Moscow on Sunday, killing at least seven people, four of them children, and sending 32 others to the hospital with injuries, authorities said. The bus carrying 45 people tipped over and crashed on a local road about 190 kilometers (118 miles) south of Moscow in...
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Law enforcement and other emergency personnel salute at the scene of a fatal accident where a volunteer member of the Ventura County search and rescue team was killed along Interstate Highway 5 south of Pyramid Lake, Calif. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The second in a string of powerful storms is battering California, bringing down trees, flooding roadways and prompting evacuations in wildfire burn areas where intense downpours could loosen bare hillsides and cause mudslides. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 02, 2019 - 8:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, shutting key highways after water and mud rushed into lanes from bare hillsides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents were under evacuation orders. Flash flood warnings were issued for huge...
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