Accidents and disasters

October 23, 2019 - 6:48 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing. Officials on Kos say that 31 people have been rescued following the collision, in an...
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Palisades residents flee the area as a wildfire erupts in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
October 22, 2019 - 9:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of California residents braced for another possible power outage as the state's two largest utilities warned that a return of dangerous fire weather could prompt shut-offs across the state. The warning from Pacific Gas & Electric about a possible...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo Boeing's Kevin McAllister listens during a news conference before a delivery ceremony for a new Boeing 747-8 freighter to Qatar Airways in Everett, Wash. Boeing said Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that McAllister is out as chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He’s being replaced Stanley Deal, who has been leading the company’s services division. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
October 22, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Boeing is replacing the head of its commercial-airplanes division as it struggles with a crisis created by two deadly crashes of its newest airliner. Boeing said Tuesday that Kevin McAllister is out as chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He is being replaced by Stanley Deal, leader of...
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Charlotte Charles, mother of Harry Dunn, who died after his motorbike was involved in an August 2019 accident in Britain with Anne Sacoolas, wife of an American diplomat, speaks at a news conference joined by family members Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in New York. The family is seeking answers after Sacoolas returned to the United States after being granted diplomatic immunity following the crash.
October 22, 2019 - 5:34 am
LONDON (AP) — British police plan to travel to the U.S. to interview an American diplomat's wife involved in a crash that killed a British teenager. Northamptonshire Police Chief Nick Adderley said Tuesday that officers will travel as soon as their visas are arranged. They plan to interview Anne...
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Firefighters watch as a helicopter drops water in a wildfire in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
October 22, 2019 - 2:54 am
Less than two weeks after blacking out much of Northern California, the state's largest utility is warning that dangerous fire weather could prompt it to shut off power to about a half-million people. Pacific Gas & Electric began notifying customers Monday that it could begin precautionary...
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October 21, 2019 - 10:23 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A large fire that broke out on the roof of a convention center that's under construction in downtown Auckland sent plumes of thick black smoke over New Zealand's largest city on Tuesday. Authorities were asking people to stay away from the central city as more than 20...
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Colorado Avalanche's Tyson Jost, right, looks to get the puck past St. Louis Blues' Jay Bouwmeester (19) and Alex Pietrangelo (27) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
October 21, 2019 - 10:01 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Monday night, snapping a four-game losing streak. Brayden Schenn and David Perron also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who came in with their longest skid since...
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A firefighter looks out over the flames of the Palisades Fire minutes after it ignites on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 in the Pacific Palisades, section of Los Angeles. The blaze broke out Monday morning in a coastal canyon of the affluent Pacific Palisades neighborhood. The flames quickly churned uphill through dry brush as helicopters made water drops to keep it from reaching large houses at the top of a bluff. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
October 21, 2019 - 9:05 pm
With windy, dry weather in the forecast again, California's largest utility said Monday it's considering shutting off power this week to about a half million people to try and prevent wildfires ignited by electrical equipment. Pacific Gas & Electric said shutoffs in the northern part of the...
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Women stand outside a house damaged by a tornado in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Associated Press
October 21, 2019 - 4:26 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city "very fortunate" to be assessing only property damage. A meteorologist said people took shelter thanks...
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A high frequency sonar image of the flagship Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi is shown aboard the research vessel Petrel on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 off Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The crew of the Petrel confirmed the ship was the Akagi based on its measurements and location. The ship sand during the 1942 WWII Battle of Midway. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
October 21, 2019 - 4:02 pm
MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc.'s director of undersea operations Rob Kraft and Naval...
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