Accidents and disasters

FILE - This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire. The companies say in a joint statement issued Wednesday, Nov. 6, that both sides have resolved issues raised by Walmart in the case. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 06, 2019 - 3:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire. Lawyers for both sides filed documents in New York Supreme Court discontinuing the legal action. The companies say in a joint statement that both...
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November 06, 2019 - 8:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Dutch lawyer living in a border town was shot and seriously wounded in what is believed to have been a targeted attack on him, German authorities and a Dutch attorneys' organization said Wednesday. The 43-year-old victim was struck Wednesday morning in Gronau when assailants opened...
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November 06, 2019 - 8:46 am
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Mangoes spilling from an overturned tractor trailer caused a not-so-sweet morning commute on the Beltway in Maryland. News outlets report the truck overturned early Wednesday on Interstate 495 in Bethesda. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer says...
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FILE- In this May 27, 2011 file photo, a 3,000 pound anchor from what is believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, is recovered from the ocean where it has been since 1718, in Beaufort Inlet, in Carteret County N.C. The Supreme Court is wrestling with a modern-day dispute involving the pirate Blackbeard's ship that went down off North Carolina’s coast more than 300 years ago. The justices on Tuesday heard arguments in a copyright case over photos and videos that document the recovery of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, discovered in 1996. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)
November 05, 2019 - 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wrestling with a modern-day dispute involving the pirate Blackbeard's ship that went down off North Carolina's coast more than 300 years ago. The justices on Tuesday heard arguments in a copyright case over photos and videos that document the recovery of the...
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November 05, 2019 - 10:17 am
WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A woman bitten to death by one or both of her pet Great Danes had alcoholism and may not have been clear-headed enough to seek help after she was attacked, authorities said. Preliminary findings indicate Mary Matthews, 49, apparently bled to death, said Doyle Burke, chief...
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Smoke rises from a fire in downtown Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Nigerian firefighters are trying to extinguish a fire at the Balogun market in central Lagos. Thick black smoke and flames are shooting from five-story buildings surrounding the market as fire trucks attempt to get access to the fire. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
November 05, 2019 - 8:34 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian firefighters were battling two fires that broke out almost simultaneously Tuesday at a busy market in central Lagos, the country's largest city and commercial center. Balogun Market, where the fires erupted, is one of Nigeria's largest textile markets. "We have split...
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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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