Accidents and disasters

In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, photo Marcos Contreras, 15, and his sister Amber Ayala, look at photos of their siblings that were killed in a fire in Chicago. Several people were killed in the fire including multiple children. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 3:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The deadliest residential fire in years in Chicago claimed its tenth and final victim on Tuesday, as a 14-year-old boy who barely survived the blaze died at a hospital. Although authorities initially believed that two of the people killed by the pre-dawn Sunday fire at a Southwest...
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Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre, in Northern Ireland, Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. (Liam McBurney PA via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 11:27 am
LONDON (AP) — A fire has gutted a landmark Belfast building in a blaze that sent dark smoke billowing over the Northern Ireland capital. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service says it was called Tuesday morning to a blaze at the Bank Buildings, home to clothing retailer Primark. Flames...
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August 28, 2018 - 10:55 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso army official says eight security force members were killed when their vehicle hit an explosive device while driving in the country's east toward the Benin border. The official said Tuesday the gendarmes and soldiers left the eastern regional capital...
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This Nov. 2, 2017, photo provided by Alex Apons shows his house and car that were leveled to ashes after the deadly October 2017 wildfires ravaged his Coffey Park neighborhood, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Apons said his insurance policy fell $200,000 short of what it cost the 34-year-old new father to rebuild his home. He and his wife wanted to stay because they had a baby on the way and both have deep family roots in the area. (Alex Apons via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 12:30 am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Construction crews have already put up the frame on Cheri Sharp's new house, but she still questions whether rebuilding was the right choice after California's most destructive wildfire took her old home in wine country nearly a year ago. She's had to dip into retirement...
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Chicago firefighters walk under tape at the scene of a fire that killed several people including multiple children Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Chicago. The cause of the blaze hasn't been determined. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 10:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Investigators seeking the cause of Chicago's deadliest fire in well over a decade were searching the porch area where the blaze started for evidence of fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking materials, a fire official said Monday. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said...
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This Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 photo provided by Catarina Zaragoza-Dodge shows co-owner Arthur Dodge mopping water in his shop, The Locavore Store, in Hilo, Hawaii. Hawaii officials are assessing damage from Tropical Storm Lane, which dumped heavy rain on the east side of the Big Island. (Catarina Zaragoza-Dodge via AP).
August 27, 2018 - 10:37 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Lane ranks as the second-biggest rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950. Lane dumped 52.02 inches (132 centimeters) of rain on Mountain View, Hawaii, from Wednesday through Sunday, the National Weather Service said Monday. The highest total...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, is a makeshift living compound in Amalia, N.M. Prosecutors seeking to keep two men and three women jailed on child-abuse charges in northern New Mexico now say they seized a document entitled "Phases of a Terrorist Attack" at the filthy desert compound where 11 children and a dead boy were found. In a court filing Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, prosecutors said the hand-written document had instructions for "The one-time terrorist" and mentioned an unnamed place called "the ideal attack site." (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)
August 27, 2018 - 8:22 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A hand-written document called "Phases of a Terrorist Attack," was seized from a remote New Mexico desert compound where authorities found 11 children living in wretched conditions, and later a dead 3-year-old boy, prosecutors said. The document, cited in a court filing Friday...
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FILE - This March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Toyota will sink a half-billion dollars into Uber and work jointly with the ride-hailing giant to develop self-driving vehicles, a person briefed on the matter said Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 27, 2018 - 4:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota will sink a half-billion dollars into Uber and work jointly with the ride-hailing giant to develop self-driving vehicles, a person briefed on the matter said Monday. The deal is a sign that Uber no longer wants to go it alone in creating an autonomous driving system since one...
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August 26, 2018 - 8:13 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Tesla driver, who said he thought his car was in Autopilot mode, crashed into the back of a firetruck in San Jose. The California Highway Patrol says the Tesla rear-ended a fire engine that was stopped with its emergency lights activated along US-101 around...
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Genoa fans display a banner reading "In silence for you, hurt 43 times in the heart. Get back on your feet proudly and become splendid again!" to honor the 43 people who lost their lives when the Morandi highway Bridge collapsed last Aug. 14, prior to the Serie A soccer match Genoa and Empoli at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 4:20 pm
For the first 43 minutes of their club's Serie A opener, Genoa fans remained silent on Sunday. That was one minute for each of the 43 victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse in the port city this month. In the 43rd minute, spectators began applauding respectfully as the names of those who died in...
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