Accidents and disasters

Smoke billows in the area where an explosion occurred in a petrol station in Borgo Quinzio, near Rieti, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Italian news reports say an explosion at a gas station has killed two people and injured several others. Rieti police chief Antonio Mannoni tells ANSA news agency that the incident occurred Wednesday as a fuel tanker was offloading fuel at the service station. Fire crews were responding to an initial blaze when a huge explosion rattled the area. The blast occurred along the Salaria state road, one of the main highways north of Rome. (Emiliano Grillotti/ANSA via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 3:29 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian news reports say an explosion at a gas station has killed two people and injured several others. Rieti police chief Antonio Mannoni tells the ANSA news agency the incident occurred Wednesday as a fuel tanker was offloading fuel at the service station. Fire crews were responding...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Saudi-led coalition backed forces patrol Mocha, Yemen. Envoys from Yemen’s warring parties are headed to Sweden for another round of peace talks to stop the three-year-old war, but with few incentives to compromise, expectations are low for little more than improving a faltering de-escalation.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
December 05, 2018 - 10:31 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the focus is likely to be on firming up a shaky de-escalation. U.N. officials say they don't...
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December 05, 2018 - 4:34 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday sent jitters around the region after authorities warned of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage. The magnitude 7.5 quake hit in the...
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Sara Sullivan recovers a figurine from her Magalia, Calif., home, destroyed by the Camp Fire, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 05, 2018 - 12:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames. The declining...
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Employees from a wrecker service work to remove a charter bus from a roadside ditch Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after it crashed alongside Interstate 30 near Benton, Ark. The bus was carrying a youth football team from Tennessee when it rolled off an interstate off-ramp and overturned before sunrise Monday. The elementary-school age football team from Orange Mound Youth Association in southeast Memphis had played in a tournament in Dallas over the weekend. (Josh Briggs/Saline Courier via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 11:10 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It was a fun and competitive weekend for a young group of all-stars as they visited Texas and represented Memphis, Tennessee, in a weekend football tournament. In coach Matt King's words, "they had a blast." But the glow of a successful tournament turned to tragedy when the...
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December 04, 2018 - 7:37 pm
RED BANKS, Miss. (AP) — A freight train smashed into a van at a railroad crossing in northwest Mississippi on Tuesday, leaving two people dead and three others critically injured. BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said his company's train hit the van in Red Banks, about 40 miles (65 kilometers)...
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Employees from a wrecker service work to remove a charter bus from a roadside ditch Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after it crashed alongside Interstate 30 near Benton, Ark. The bus was carrying a youth football team from Tennessee when it rolled off an interstate off-ramp and overturned before sunrise Monday. The elementary-school age football team from Orange Mound Youth Association in southeast Memphis had played in a tournament in Dallas over the weekend. (Josh Briggs/Saline Courier via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 5:09 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Most of the youth football players and adults who were injured when a charter bus rolled off an interstate and overturned in Arkansas have been released from hospitals, officials said Tuesday as they identified the bus driver and a child who was killed. Saline County Deputy...
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December 04, 2018 - 5:12 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Armenian military says that one of its combat jets has crashed, killing both pilots. Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said that a Su-25 two-seat aircraft crashed during a regular training mission Tuesday. It said the plane took off from Gyumri and crashed...
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CORRECTS LAST NAME TO HAIL, NOT HALL - Erica Hail hugs son Vance Maloney, 5, while preparing her children for their first day of school since the Camp Fire destroyed their home, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Yuba City, Calif. The family, who lost their five-bedroom home in Paradise, plans to stay in a hotel room through February. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 03, 2018 - 11:58 pm
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Eight-year-old Bella Maloney woke up next to her little brother in a queen-size bed at a Best Western hotel and for breakfast ate a bagel and cream cheese that her mother brought up from the lobby. And then she was off to school for the first time in nearly a month. For...
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Former President George W. Bush, with his wife former first lady Laura, walks past the casket of his father, former President George H.W. Bush at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 8:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday...
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