Accidents and disasters

A bus sits beside the Autobahn A 19 in Linstow near Rostock, northern Germany, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, after it was driven into a ditch and turned over. Six people were seriously injured and a further 10 slightly hurt. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A bus headed from Stockholm to Berlin came off a highway in northeastern Germany on Friday and overturned, injuring 22 people, authorities said. The accident happened about 6.30 a.m. at Linstow, near Rostock, on the A19 highway. The bus veered into a ditch next to the highway and...
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A caterpillar removes debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefect Office official Raffaella Corsaro told AP that there had been a "misunderstanding" about information from ambulance dispatchers. Earlier, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that as rescuers comb through the rubble for more bodies it will be "inevitable" that the death toll will eventually rise. Dozens of vehicles plunged into a dry river bed after the collapse Tuesday. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 10:42 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — One survivor of the Genoa bridge collapse was in his car as it plunged 45 meters (150 feet) to the ground along with falling sections of highway and concrete. He says he immediately understood that the structure was collapsing. "It came down, everything, the world came down,"...
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August 17, 2018 - 7:28 am
HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators say there are no plans to clean a uranium leak at a nuclear fuel plant in South Carolina. The State newspaper said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission states there are no plans for Westinghouse to clean some radioactive material that leaked from a pipe in 2011...
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The left engine of Boeing passenger plane from China, a Xiamen Air, sits several meters away on the grassy portion of the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. All the passengers and crew of Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were safe and were taken to an airport terminal, where they were given blankets and food before being taken to a hotel. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
August 17, 2018 - 6:58 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila's airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their brush with the terrifying mishap, with some of the 165 people on board expecting the worst. The Boeing 737-...
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Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefect Office official Raffaella Corsaro told AP that there had been a "misunderstanding" about information from ambulance dispatchers. Earlier, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that as rescuers comb through the rubble for more bodies it will be "inevitable" that the death toll will eventually rise. Dozens of vehicles plunged into a dry river bed after the collapse Tuesday. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 6:23 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on this week's bridge collapse in Italy's Genoa (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Davide Capello was driving across the bridge toward the Italian city of Genoa when suddenly, the road dropped out from under him. A trained firefighter, he understood immediately that the...
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August 16, 2018 - 6:01 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The widow of a worker killed in a 2016 pipeline explosion has filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing Colonial Pipeline Company of negligence. Lawyers for Beverly Kay Willingham filed the lawsuit Thursday in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Anthony Lee Willingham died in the 2016...
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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, joined at right by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., discuss ways to improve the health of the forests and how to reduce wildfires, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 16, 2018 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says officials are targeting wide swaths of land — including cutting down...
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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2016 file image from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept through the Oakland, Calif., building. A Northern California district attorney has told a judge she will no longer consider plea deals for two men charged in a 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people attending an unlicensed concert. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, a day before the two men are scheduled to return to court. (KGO-TV via AP, File)
August 16, 2018 - 4:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California district attorney has told a judge she will no longer consider plea deals for two men charged in a 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people attending an unlicensed concert, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday. In a letter...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says in a report that Redding firefighter Jeremy Stoke died July 26, 2018, after he was enveloped in seconds by a fire tornado with a base the size of three football fields and winds up to 165 miles an hour. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)
August 16, 2018 - 2:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter who died while helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit (1,480 degrees Celsius), officials said. Redding firefighter Jeremy Stoke died after he was...
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August 16, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BAT CAVE, N.C. (AP) — A landslide that will not stop moving is preventing transportation officials from reopening a North Carolina highway. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the N.C. Department of Transportation temporarily opened one lane of N.C. Highway 9 in the past few weeks, only to have to...
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