Accidents and disasters

August 24, 2018 - 8:56 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A poisonous gas leak killed two men Friday at the National Library in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, police said. An emergency team was sent to the building in central Belgrade after the leak was detected and sealed off the area, police said. Some 50 people had been...
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August 24, 2018 - 4:53 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 7.1-magnitude has struck in eastern Peru, close to its borders with Brazil and Bolivia. The quake was recorded at 4:04 a.m. Friday at a depth of 609 kilometers (378 miles). The epicenter was 135 kilometers (83 miles) west of the Peruvian village...
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Firefighters battle a wildfire near the village Klausdorf, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) south of Berlin on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 2:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Three villages southwest of Berlin have been evacuated as a wildfire the size of 400 soccer fields spread Friday. More than 500 people had to leave their homes as a result of the fire in Treuenbrietzen, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside of Berlin. "Our main goal is to protect the...
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This photo provided by Jessica Henricks shows flooding Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, Wailuku River near Hilo, Hawaii. Hurricane Lane brought torrential rains to Hawaii's Big Island and Maui before the storm was expected to hit Oahu. A powerful hurricane unleashed torrents of rain and landslides Thursday that blocked roads on the rural Big Island but didn't scare tourists away from surfing and swimming at popular Honolulu beaches still preparing get pummeled by the erratic storm. (Jessica Henricks via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 11:38 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Lane unleashed torrents of rain and landslides that blocked roads on Hawaii's mostly rural Big Island on Thursday as residents and tourists in the state's biggest city braced for the dangerous storm to come their way. Emergency workers rescued five people from a flooded...
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This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Lane near Hawaii on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday, and the The National Weather Service warned that some areas could see up to 30 inches before the system passes. (NOAA via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 10:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Lane (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Meteorologists are downgrading the Big Island of Hawaii to a tropical storm warning as Hurricane Lane edges northward toward Honolulu. That means the National Weather Service expects sustained winds of 39 mph to 73 mph on the...
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People wait for a traffic light in Nagoya, central Japan Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. A typhoon is expected to cross western Japan on Thursday night. Japan's weather agency has warned of strong gusts, high waves and heavy rain. (Yusuke Ogata/Kyodo News via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 10:17 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A weakening typhoon is brushing by metropolitan Seoul after battering southern South Korea with heavy rain and high winds, leaving one person missing and a slew of damaged buildings, cancelled flights and power outages. Japan's weather agency downgraded a separate storm...
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A car drives on the main street of the former mill town Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. A few months after floodwaters devastated the town's main street for the second time in two years, authorities are moving to demolish roughly 5 percent of Ellicott City's historic district. (AP Photo/David McFadden)
August 23, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Moving to safeguard the public after raging floodwaters engulfed a Maryland town's main street twice in two years, authorities have announced a plan to demolish roughly 5 percent of the buildings in the flood-prone historic district. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman...
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This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Lane near Hawaii on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday, and the The National Weather Service warned that some areas could see up to 30 inches before the system passes. (NOAA via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 2:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricanes seldom get close to Hawaii and it's even rarer for one of the islands to take a direct hit. Hurricane Lane is already drenching and pummeling the island chain, even without reaching land. The last time a major hurricane hit Hawaii was in 1992 when Category 4 Iniki...
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On of the so called "hunger stones" exposed by the low level of water in the Elbe river is seen in Decin, Czech Republic, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The low level of water caused by the recent drought has exposed some stones at the river bed whose appearances in history meant for people to get ready for troubles. They are known as the "hunger stones" and they were chosen in the past to record low water levels. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
August 23, 2018 - 8:56 am
DECIN, Czech Republic (AP) — Due to this summer's drought in Central Europe, boulders known as "hunger stones" are reappearing in the Elbe River. The low water levels in the river that begins in the Czech Republic then crosses Germany into the North Sea has exposed stones on the river bed whose...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team attend a news conference in Las Vegas. Even before the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup, Saskatchewan native Chandler Stephenson said if they did, he’d like to take it to Humboldt months after that community was devastated by the bus crash of the junior Broncos that killed 16. Stephenson will have his day with the Cup on Friday, Aug. 24, joined by more than a dozen current and former NHL players from the area in what amounts to a small piece of the healing process. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:50 am
Chandler Stephenson of the Washington Capitals will take the Stanley Cup to Canada on Friday in hopes of providing a lift to the community of Humboldt. The town in Saskatchewan is home to the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. A bus crash in April killed 16 people, including 11 members of the...
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