Recreation accidents

December 09, 2017 - 3:54 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police say one man has died and another was slightly injured as they attempted to climb Mount Olympus, Greece's highest mountain. The accident happened Saturday afternoon about 2,000 meters (6,580 feet) high. The two men were headed for a refuge slightly higher up the 2,...
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December 06, 2017 - 7:56 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina wildlife officials are keeping an eye on the number of bears killed outside the hunting season as the state's bear population grows and habitat encroachment increases. The Sun News reports that wildlife experts with the state Department of Natural Resources and...
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FILE - In this photo taken on June 6 2017, hooded police officers sit in a police car after a man attacked police officers patrolling in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris. Ten people suspected of using encrypted social networks to prepare a possible attack were arrested Tuesday in counterterrorism operations in France and Switzerland, according to French officials. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 10, 2017 - 4:27 am
PARIS (AP) — France is still hunting for suspects in the 2015 attacks that killed 130 people around Paris and that "zones of mystery" remain about the Islamic State group cell that carried them out, France's top counterterrorism prosecutor said Friday. Francois Molins told broadcaster Francetvinfo...
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In this Saturday Oct. 28, 2017 the roller coaster "Rock & Roller Coaster" is photographed at the Autumn Fair in Basel, Switzerland. Six people have been injured in two separate accidents on a roller coaster and a merry-go-round at a fair in the Swiss city of Basel. Swiss Television SRF reports than one cart bumped into another one on the roller coaster, likely because of technical problems with the breaks. One woman was severely injured in the crash Saturday night and had to be taken to the hospital; four others were treated on the scene. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)
October 29, 2017 - 8:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss media have reported that six people have been injured in a roller coaster crash and a merry-go-round mishap at a fair in the city of Basel. Swiss television SRF reports that one cart bumped into another one on the roller coaster, likely because of technical problems with the...
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The damage of a fireworks factory is seen as police investigators inspect the site of an explosion and fire in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Investigators Friday were trying to determine the cause of the fire that killed dozens of people, mostly young female workers unable to escape. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 27, 2017 - 9:39 am
TANGERANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Friday said they were questioning the owner of a fireworks factory that exploded into an inferno, killing at least 47 people working inside, and have identified one of the victims as a 14-year-old girl. Investigators were trying to determine the...
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October 22, 2017 - 8:34 am
PARIS (AP) — A French official says an English woman has died in a rare boating accident on the Rhone River in southern France and four other people have been injured. The official told the Associated Press on Sunday that the woman, who was in her 20s, was ejected overboard when the boat violently...
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In this photo provided by Peter Zabrok, climber Ryan Sheridan who had just reached the top of El Capitan, a 7,569-foot (2,307 meter) formation, when a rock slide let loose below him Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. It was not immediately clear if there were new casualties, a day after another slab dropped from El Capitan, killing a British climber and injuring a second. (Peter Zabrok via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 2:58 am
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a second rock fall in Yosemite one day after a deadly slide (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Yosemite National Park has identified the British tourist killed by a massive rock fall. The park says 32-year-old Andrew Foster of Wales and his wife were...
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This photo provided by Tamara Goode shows vehicles among a massive cloud of thick dust spreading across Yosemite Valley after a new rock fall from El Capitan Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite said on its Twitter page that the park was closing a road on the north side of the park because of the rock fall. Officials advised visitors to use the southern access road. (@wherestamara/Tamara Goode via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 9:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive new rock fall hit Yosemite National Park on Thursday, cracking with a thundering roar off the iconic El Capitan rock formation and sending huge plumes of white dust surging through the valley floor below. It was not immediately clear if there were new casualties, a...
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FILE- In an Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue leads a focus group discussion at Benton Harbor High School, in Benton Harbor, Mich. The 23-member Michigan Legislative Black Caucus is calling for the resignation of Etue for sharing a post on her Facebook page that called NFL players protesting during the national anthem "degenerates." The group of lawmakers said Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, if Etue doesn't resign, then Gov. Rick Snyder should fire her. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP, File)
September 27, 2017 - 3:45 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday called for the resignation or firing of the head of the State Police for sharing a Facebook post calling NFL players who protest during the national anthem "anti-American degenerates." The caucus, which is comprised of 22...
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Rescue workers stand next to a police helicopter in Krimml in the Austrian province of Salzburg, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. The Austrian Red Cross said five mountain climbers died Sunday in the Austrian Alps in Wildgerlostal on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely injured, the Austrian news agency APA reported. (AP Photo/Franz Brinek)
August 27, 2017 - 5:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the Austrian and Italian Alps. The Austrian Red Cross said five mountain climbers died Sunday in the Austrian Alps in Wildgerlostal on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely...
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