Accidents and disasters

November 05, 2019 - 7:48 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Lithuania's president says a nuclear power plant that is due to start operating soon in neighboring Belarus poses "a huge threat to the safety and security" of countries in the region due to insufficient security standards. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said Tuesday in...
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This 2005 photo provided by Bethany Bradley shows cheatgrass, at right, invading shrubs, left, near Lovelock, Nev. A new study finds that for much of the United States, invasive grass species, such as cheatgrass, are making wildfires more frequent, especially in fire-prone California. (Bethany Bradley/University of Massachusetts via AP)
November 04, 2019 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the United States, invasive grass species are making wildfires more frequent, especially in fire-prone California, a new study finds. Twelve non-native species act as "little arsonist grasses," said study co-author Bethany Bradley, a University of Massachusetts...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, Nathan Carman carries documents as he arrives at federal court in Providence, R.I., where he faced civil charges over insurance issues regarding the boat aboard which he and his mother went out to sea for a night of fishing in 2016. U.S. District Judge John McConnell ruled Monday, Nov. 4, in favor on an insurance company that refused to pay an $85,000 claim to Carman for the loss of his boat, The Chicken Pox. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 04, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Vermont man at the center of an inheritance dispute contributed to the 2016 sinking of the boat from which his mother was lost at sea, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge John McConnell issued a written decision in favor of an insurance company that had...
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November 04, 2019 - 12:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say they are investigating a member of K-pop superstar group BTS over a traffic accident involving the band member and a taxi driver. Seoul-based Segye Ilbo newspaper reported Monday that Jungkook and the taxi driver suffered bruises in the Saturday crash. Seoul...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo flames from the Hillside Fire consume a home in San Bernardino, Calif. President Donald Trump on Sunday, Nov. 3 threatened to cut U.S. funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state during dry winds this fall. (AP Photo/Noah Berger,File)
November 03, 2019 - 11:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress Sunday on a large blaze that sent thousands fleeing homes and farms northwest of Los Angeles. Crews working in steep terrain were tamping down hotspots and keeping an eye on lingering gusts in mountain areas...
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November 03, 2019 - 2:41 pm
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — An explosion at a Dow chemical plant in Louisiana rattled windows in nearby homes but caused no injuries, the company said Sunday. Dow Louisiana Operations said in a statement posted online that a "vessel" had ruptured Sunday morning at its facility near Plaquemine. "There...
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A firefighter passes a burning home as the Hillside fire burns in San Bernardino, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 03, 2019 - 1:55 pm
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — It's ironic, but momentarily forgetting some of my safety gear ended up saving my life. It happened as I drove late Thursday into the heart of a wildfire that had erupted near the city of Santa Paula, a two-hour drive west of Los Angeles. This was one of the dozens of...
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November 03, 2019 - 11:22 am
PARIS (AP) — A bus headed from Paris to London flipped onto its side in the northern Somme region of France on Sunday, leaving 29 people injured, four of them seriously, authorities said. The FlixBus that crashed on Sunday on a wet highway was carrying passengers from the U.S., Spain, Australia,...
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November 03, 2019 - 11:11 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Police in Istanbul say they have detained a driver who rammed his bus into a crowded stop and attacked people who tried to prevent him from escaping with a knife. At least 13 people have been injured. A police statement said the 33-year-old bus driver was detained Sunday after he...
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An air tanker drops retardant as the Maria Fire approaches Santa Paula, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. According to Ventura County Fire Department, the blaze has scorched more than 8,000 acres and destroyed at least two structures. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 02, 2019 - 10:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of residents in Somis to...
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