Accidents and disasters

Six-year-old Blue Scott, of Florissant, Mo.,assumes a prone position on Sunday, June 7, 2020, as he participates with about 100 protesters in a die-in in the middle of Lindbergh Boulevard in front of the Florissant Police Station in Florissant, Mo. A suburban St. Louis police detective has been suspended after a video appears to show him hitting a man with a police SUV and then hitting the suspect at least twice while arresting him. Florissant Police Chief Tim Fagan has asked St. Louis County police and the FBI to investigate. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 1:41 pm
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A white suburban St. Louis police detective who was captured on video apparently hitting a black suspect with a police SUV then kicking and punching the man was charged Wednesday with two counts of assault and armed criminal action. Special Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 17, 2020 - 10:15 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a minor car crash on Wednesday after a protester ran in front of the vehicle as it left Parliament. Footage posted on social media showed a man running toward the silver Jaguar as it drove out of the gates of Parliament accompanied by a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a vehicle rests in front of a home leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. A grand jury investigation into the 2018 wildfire that killed 85 people in Northern California, wiping out a town, found that Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly ignored warnings about its failing power lines in the area, performed inadequate inspections and ignored pleas from employees about deteriorating equipment. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
June 16, 2020 - 7:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A scathing grand jury report released Tuesday after a 2018 Northern California wildfire killed 85 people found that Pacific Gas & Electric officials repeatedly ignored warnings about its failing power lines, performed inadequate inspections to focus on profits and refused...
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Bill Johnson, chief executive officer and president of PG&E Corp., lowers his head after admitting the company's guilt in the deaths of 84 people in a 2018 wildfire, during a hearing in Butte County Superior Court in Chico, Calif., Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Johnson entered guilty pleas on behalf of the company for 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from the fire which was blamed on the company's crumbling electrical grid the wiped out the town of Paradise in November of 2018.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)
June 16, 2020 - 7:01 pm
Pacific Gas & Electric confessed Tuesday to killing 84 people in one of the most devastating wildfires in recent U.S. history during a dramatic court hearing punctuated by a promise from the company's outgoing CEO that the nation's largest utility will never again put profits ahead of safety...
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June 16, 2020 - 8:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The fighter pilot who died after crashing off the coast of northern England has been identified as 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday. Allen, 27, died in a routine training accident that took place at at 9:40 a.m. Monday. The cause of the F-15C Eagle crash is under...
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Smoke rises in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, seen from Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. South Korea says that North Korea has exploded an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the tense Korean border. (Yonhap via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 7:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea on Tuesday in a carefully choreographed display of anger that sharply raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula and puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid...
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June 15, 2020 - 8:05 am
LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Air Force fighter plane with one pilot on board crashed into the North Sea on Monday. The status of the pilot wasn't known. The F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing was on a routine training mission from RAF Lakenheath when it crashed at 9:40 a.m. The cause of the crash wasn'...
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June 14, 2020 - 8:31 pm
PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — The 27-year-old daughter of country singer Hank Williams Jr. was killed in a highway accident in Tennessee, police said. Katherine Williams-Dunning of Springville was the driver of an SUV that was towing a boat when it crossed the median and rolled over Saturday night on U.S...
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People attend to a memorial at the site of a destroyed Wendy's restaurant Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Atlanta. On Saturday, protestors set fire to the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks, a black man, was shot and killed by Atlanta police Friday evening following a struggle in the drive-thru line. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
June 14, 2020 - 3:22 pm
A makeshift memorial popped up Sunday at a fast-food restaurant where a black man was fatally shot by a white Atlanta police officer, one of the latest deaths of black men that have ignited a new wave of anti-racism protests across the country. Early Sunday, Atlanta police announced that an officer...
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June 14, 2020 - 9:19 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A regional passenger train in the Czech Republic collided Sunday with a bus and derailed, injuring 12 people, officials said. The Rail Safety Inspection said the accident occurred Sunday morning at a crossing near the town of Benesov located southeast of Prague. The agency said five...
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