Accidents and disasters

September 01, 2018 - 3:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — Eight people have been injured in a blaze at an oil refinery in Bavaria, and another 1,800 people living close by were temporarily evacuated. Police said the fire spread quickly after a loud detonation was heard early Saturday in the southern German town of Vohburg an der Donau. A...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, Cazadero firefighter struggles to protect a home from catching fire in Coffey Park, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Utility workers won protections for their jobs, salaries, benefits and pensions as part of a measure allowing California power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year's deadly wildfires. The measure is scheduled for votes in the Senate and Assembly Friday night, Aug. 31, 2018, following months of contentious negotiations. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 1:44 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature voted Friday to allow power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year's deadly wildfires amid fears that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., would otherwise face financial ruin. The measure is part of a wide-...
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This Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 photo from the New Mexico State Police shows the scene of a collision Thursday between a Greyhound passenger bus and a semitrailer on Interstate 40 near the town of Thoreau, N.M., near the Arizona border. A California-based trucking company and one of its drivers were accused of negligence Friday in a pair of lawsuits as investigators sorted through the wreckage from the deadly bus crash on a New Mexico highway. (New Mexico State Police via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 9:29 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based trucking company and one of its drivers were accused of negligence Friday in a pair of lawsuits as investigators sorted through the wreckage from a deadly bus crash on a New Mexico highway. Eight people were killed and 25 injured, including three young...
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FILE - This 1993 file photo shows Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon, Ariz. The Arizona canyon famous for its blue-green waterfalls is reopening Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, weeks after flooding closed it to tourism. (The Arizona Republic via AP, File)
August 31, 2018 - 2:37 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Weeks after flooding rushed through a world-famous gorge off the Grand Canyon, sending tourists fleeing to higher ground, the Arizona tribe that calls the area home is ready to welcome visitors to its reservation known for towering waterfalls that cascade into blue-green...
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FILE -In this June 12, 2014 file photo, natural gas is burned off near pumps in Watford City, N.D. As Trump rolls back some Obama-era rules on climate-changing methane pollution, Colorado officials say their regulations have reduced oil field leaks. A report released Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, shows required state inspections helped find and repair 73,000 methane leaks over three years. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
August 31, 2018 - 1:19 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support. Energy companies have found and repaired about 73,000 methane leaks...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko stands during a swearing in ceremony in Donetsk, Ukraine. The news agency of the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region is reporting that separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko has died in a cafe explosion. Rebel news agency DAN said the Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 explosion tore through a cafe in Donetsk, the region's principal city.(AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov, file)
August 31, 2018 - 1:10 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region was killed Friday by an explosion at a cafe, the separatists' news agency said Friday. Rebel news agency DAN said the afternoon explosion killed Alexander Zakharchenko, 42, the prime minister of...
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August 31, 2018 - 3:10 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An earthquake with a provisional magnitude of 5.0 has shaken towns in central Greece. Police say there are no immediate reports of any serious damage or injury. The Department of Geophysics at the University of Thessaloniki said the quake occurred at 10:12 a.m. local...
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This photo from video provided by KQRENews13 shows first responders working the scene of a collision between a Greyhound passenger bus and a semi-truck on Interstate 40 near the town of Thoreau, N.M., near the Arizona border, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Multiple people were killed and others were seriously injured. Officers and rescue workers were on scene but did not provide details about how many people were killed or injured, or what caused the crash. (KQRENews13 via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 10:16 pm
THOREAU, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a commercial bus crash in New Mexico (all times local): 9:15 p.m. New Mexico State Police say one westbound lane of Interstate 40, where a fatal truck-bus crash killed at least four people, is now open. Both eastbound lanes of the highway also have reopened...
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This aerial frame grab from video by WFLD-TV in Chicago shows rescue personnel at the scene where several people were reported trapped inside a Chicago water reclamation plant after a fire and possible explosion caused part of the building's roof to collapse Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (WFLD-TV via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 9:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Ten people were seriously injured Thursday when an explosion caused a section of roof to collapse at a Chicago water reclamation plant, trapping two of the injured people inside, authorities said. Firefighters pulled one person out shortly after the collapse at the one-story brick...
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FILE - This 2013 file photo shows Katherine Berman in Southington, Conn. The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit when she rear-ended another man's car, killing them both, according to a state police report. (Christopher Massa/Republican-American via AP, File)
August 30, 2018 - 9:24 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit when she rear-ended another man's car, killing them both, according to a state police report. The Hartford Courant reports that police determined Katherine Berman was...
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