Accidents and disasters

February 25, 2019 - 6:21 am
ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A southeast Texas sheriff said Sunday that two bodies have been recovered at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay. All three people aboard the Flight 3591 died, according to the plane's owner. Crews continued to search for the third body at...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:11 am
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Weekend storms raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths and injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city and drenching rains fed a rising flood threat. A woman was killed when a tornado hit Columbus, Mississippi, and a...
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February 25, 2019 - 1:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — The operators of China's largest silver mine transported workers underground on a broken-down bus that was bought online, routinely overloaded and operating on ramp not intended for transporting people, safety officials said after the bus crashed, killing 21 miners and injuring 29...
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February 24, 2019 - 4:00 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The Bangladeshi suspect asked to speak to the country's prime minister before dying from...
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February 24, 2019 - 2:36 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The part of every college basketball season that players and coaches covet looms in less than a month. For Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, the NCAA Tournament doesn't even register as he tries to cope with a fatal accident that occurred with him at the wheel. Boeheim struck and...
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February 24, 2019 - 11:55 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden says it will summon Russia's ambassador on Monday to explain why a Russian fighter jet flew just 20 meters (66 feet) away from a Swedish reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the Baltic Sea earlier this week. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Diana Qudhaib told...
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February 24, 2019 - 5:43 am
BASTIA, Corsica (AP) — French authorities say firefighters are trying to contain a wildfire that spread overnight near a small village on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Authorities in Haute-Corse, the prefecture covering the northern part of the island, said strong winds fed 20 wildfires that...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus on Saturday afternoon, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South amid days of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado struck about 5 p.m. in the east Mississippi...
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February 23, 2019 - 7:40 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — No matter the outcome, Jim Boeheim needed this. Three days after the Hall of Fame coach of the Syracuse Orange struck and killed a pedestrian on a darkened highway that leads out of town, he returned to the bench Saturday night. Boeheim's first public appearance since the...
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February 23, 2019 - 5:44 pm
MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say two people died after a small plane crashed and caught fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport. Police say the crash occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. Saturday. State police and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate, and the National...
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