Accidents and disasters

Union Pacific workers and firefighters stage at the scene of a tanker fire from a derailed train near downtown Dupo, Ill. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 2019. Black smoke coming from the derailment scene can be seen for miles and caused the evacuation of schools in the town, authorities said. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 2:43 pm
DUPO, Ill. (AP) — A freight train bearing a flammable liquid used in solvents derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis Tuesday, causing a fire that sent thick, black smoke into the air and prompted the evacuation of nearby schools and residences. In a news release, Union Pacific says that the...
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People evacuate an injured man after a walkway collapsed and set off a stampede as thousands of Shiite Muslims marked one of the most solemn holy days of the year in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Officials say at least 31 people have died and around 100 others were injured in the chaos Tuesday, which occurred toward the end of the Ashoura procession, causing panic and a stampede, according to two officials. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
September 10, 2019 - 12:58 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A walkway collapsed and set off a stampede in the holy city of Karbala on Tuesday as thousands of Shiite Muslims marked one of the most solemn holy days of the year. At least 31 people were killed and about 100 were injured, officials said. It was the deadliest stampede in recent...
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President Donald Trump, left, listens as Kenneth Graham, director of NOAA's National Hurricane Center, on screen, gives an update during a briefing about Hurricane Dorian at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Washington, at right of Trump is Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, and Neil Jacobs, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 10, 2019 - 9:04 am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is both defending the administration and thanking a local weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump's claims about Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama. Acting administrator Neil Jacobs told a...
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Shiite Muslims gather outside the golden-domed shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim during a Muharram procession in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of mourning for Shiites in remembrance of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
September 10, 2019 - 8:51 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Ashoura holiday (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Iraq's state-run TV channel, citing Iraq's Health Ministry, says the death toll from a stampede in the Shiite holy city of Karbala has climbed to 31. Another 100 people were injured in the incident which security officials...
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Rescuers work near the stern of the vessel Golden Ray as it lays on its side near the Moran tug boat Dorothy Moran, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Jekyll Island, Ga. Coast Guard rescuers have made contact with four South Korean crew members trapped inside the massive cargo ship off the coast of Georgia. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
September 10, 2019 - 7:52 am
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Now that four crewmembers trapped inside a cargo ship capsized off Georgia's coast have been pulled to safety, the U.S. Coast Guard says it's focused on safely removing the massive vessel while protecting the environment. Coast Guard rescuers pulled the four South Korean...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Crown Expo, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 10, 2019 - 6:37 am
HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election , President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally to paint a bleak picture of a nation he claimed would be overrun with crime, poverty and immigrants if Democrats seize power in...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Crown Expo, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 10, 2019 - 4:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in North Carolina (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is urging North Carolina voters to "take the first steps" toward removing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and "winning the back the House in 2020." Trump is in...
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Rescuers work near the stern of the vessel Golden Ray as it lays on its side near the Moran tug boat Dorothy Moran, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Jekyll Island, Ga. Coast Guard rescuers have made contact with four South Korean crew members trapped inside the massive cargo ship off the coast of Georgia. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
The Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 4:25 am
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the hull's steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after their vessel overturned while leaving a Georgia port. All four were described as alert and in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, city attorney Dennis Herrera, center, speaks at a news conference next to acting mayor London Breed, left, at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco officials are offering to buy Pacific Gas & Electric's power lines and other infrastructure in the city for $2.5 billion. Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera presented the offer in a letter sent to the utility Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
September 09, 2019 - 8:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PG&E Corp. proposed Monday to resolve its bankruptcy case by offering nearly $18 billion to settle claims from devastating wildfires started by its equipment in recent years — an amount immediately criticized by victims who said less than half of that is intended for them...
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Authorities walk outside the Truth, a Truth Aquatics-owned dive boat, docked in the Santa Barbara Harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Authorities served search warrants Sunday at the Southern California company that owned the scuba diving boat that caught fire and killed 34 people last week. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)
September 09, 2019 - 5:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people off the coast of California, the FBI said Monday. The FBI, Coast Guard and U.S. attorney in Los Angeles are participating in the investigation with other agencies,...
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