Accidents and disasters

FILE - This Jan. 16, 2019 photo taken by a Utah Highway Patrol drone shows a big rig that has crashed into a resaturant in Wellington, Utah. In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to measure roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're combing the skies for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, meanwhile, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. A survey released Monday, May 20, 2019 shows transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every U.S. state. (Utah Highway Patrol via AP, File)
May 20, 2019 - 7:33 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly...
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This combination photo of images released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke portraying Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones."The final episode of the popular series aired on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (HBO via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 7:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winter has come and winter has gone, the last of the heads have been lopped off and the last of the dragon fire has been spit as "Game of Thrones" aired its 73rd and final episode Sunday night. While the results of the game were a split decision as they were in most other...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, looks at his posted speed after his qualification attemp for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. Alonso failed to make th field. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 19, 2019 - 8:01 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso did everything in his power to put McLaren in the Indianapolis 500. He drove flat-out when his car was loose, when it wouldn't steer and when it had a punctured tire. When his team put together a desperate final setup and no one had a clue how it would perform,...
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Map locates the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq.;
May 19, 2019 - 7:13 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The apparent attack, which Iraq's state-run news agency said did not cause any casualties, came amid...
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May 19, 2019 - 3:08 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh police officer has shot and wounded an armed man after the Fire Department responded to a medical call. Police said fire personnel who arrived at a home Sunday morning encountered a man who made "verbally threatening" statements. According to police, as the first...
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This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly home explosion in Jeffersonville, Ind., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Michael Clevegner/Courier Journal via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 1:33 pm
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An explosion leveled a home in southern Indiana early Sunday, killing one person, injuring two others and leaving several nearby homes uninhabitable, authorities said. Hours after the explosion shattered windows across a Jeffersonville neighborhood and sent debris flying...
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Wesley Mantooth lifts a wooden chair out a window of the home of his father, Robert, in Abilene, Texas, on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Many residents said a tornado struck in the early morning hours. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 6:47 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 twister Saturday morning with winds up to 130 mph (...
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In this image from video provided by WABC TV, flames shoot from the digital billboard at 3 Times Square in New York City, Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the building the sign is attached to. (WABC TV via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square. Flames stated to shoot out of the LED billboard just after 3 p.m. Saturday. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the building the sign is attached to...
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May 18, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2019, a container ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bound for the Port of Oakland. Federal officials are promoting a campaign to get ships to slow down as they approach San Francisco and other California ports so they are less likely to injure or kill whales. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday, May 17, 2019, marine experts say four of the 10 gray whales found dead near San Francisco this year were killed by ships. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2019 - 8:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A growing number of shipping companies are slowing down as they approach San Francisco and other California ports so they are less likely to injure or kill whales. Marine experts say four of the 10 gray whales found dead near San Francisco this year were killed by ships, the...
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