Accidents and disasters

September 17, 2019 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing has made an emergency return to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire. In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration says that the Air China flight landed safely Tuesday in Washington after reporting an...
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, as organizer Alicia Garza, right, looks on during an event with Supermajority in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
September 17, 2019 - 12:52 pm
GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg unveiled his community-focused approach to disaster relief Tuesday in a South Carolina community hit hard by Hurricane Florence last year, pledging to reinforce the response to weather events he says are exacerbated by...
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A man works at the scene of a deadly propane explosion, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, which leveled new construction in Farmington, Maine. (Jacob Gage via AP)
September 17, 2019 - 6:50 am
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Federal and state investigators are working to pinpoint the source of a propane explosion that leveled a building and killed a firefighter in Maine. Investigators from the State Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 10, 2017 file photo, the chief of the Ukrainian Central Bank Valeria Gontareva makes a statement on her resignation during a press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. Police said in a statement on Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019, that they are investigating a suspected arson attack late Monday on the house of Valeria Gontareva outside the capital, Kyiv, in the third chilling incident concerning the banker. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, File)
September 17, 2019 - 5:58 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The home of Ukraine's former central bank chief has been burned to the ground, the third chilling incident involving the banker over the past few weeks. Police said in a statement Tuesday that they are investigating a suspected arson attack late Monday on the house of Valeria...
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Election commission workers prepare ballot boxes and election materials for the presidential election scheduled for Sept 28, at the Independent Election Commission compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Afghan officials say around 100,000 members of the country's security forces are ready for polling day. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 17, 2019 - 2:14 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 1:05 p.m. An Afghan official says there has been an explosion in the capital, Kabul, near an army base and also near the U.S. Embassy. Firdaus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, says the blast took...
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Election commission workers prepare ballot boxes and election materials for the presidential election scheduled for Sept 28, at the Independent Election Commission compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Afghan officials say around 100,000 members of the country's security forces are ready for polling day. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 17, 2019 - 1:58 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A hospital director in northern Afghanistan says a bombing that targeted a campaign rally of President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people. The president was at the scene but was unharmed in the blast and is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a ceremony to introduce the new chief of the intelligence service, in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Donald Trump's halt to U.S.-Taliban talks looks like a gift to the beleaguered Afghan president, who has insisted on holding a key election in less than three weeks’ time despite widespread expectations that a peace deal would push it aside. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
September 17, 2019 - 1:15 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a sticky bomb attached to a police vehicle went off near a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in the country's northern Parwan province. There was no immediate word of casualties in the explosion. The president's campaign spokesman Hamed Aziz...
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Kuala Lumpur city is shrouded with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. More than 100 schools were closed Tuesday after the air quality in the area continued to trend at very unhealthy levels. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 17, 2019 - 12:28 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have deployed more personnel and aircraft to battle forest fires that are spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia. President Joko Widodo said Tuesday about 5,600 additional military personnel have been deployed to strengthen the current...
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Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham (13) catches a pass in front of New York Jets' Nate Hairston (21) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 16, 2019 - 8:29 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. had an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, and Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns did just enough to beat the short-handed and banged-up New York Jets 23-3 on Monday night. Beckham, traded...
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This undated booking photo from the St. Louis (Minnesota) County Sheriff’s Office shows Matthew James Amiot, who was arrested Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in connection to last week's fire at the Adas Israel Congregation, in Duluth, Minn. Authorities said the fire that destroyed the historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota doesn't appear to have been a hate crime. Police are recommending that prosecutors charge Amiot with first-degree arson. (St. Louis (Minnesota) County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
September 16, 2019 - 12:33 pm
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday charged a homeless man with causing a fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota. Matthew James Amiot, 36, is charged with two counts of setting a negligent fire. A judge set his bail at $20,000 and Amiot remained in jail. Amiot was...
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