Accidents and disasters

The sun sets, as Hurricane Willa makes landfall, in Mazatlan, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Emergency officials said they evacuated more than 4,250 people in coastal towns and set up 58 shelters ahead of the dangerous Category 3 storm. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 24, 2018 - 1:14 am
MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Willa has weakened to a tropical storm but torrential rains will continue in west-central Mexico. The meteorologists said Wednesday that Willa is moving toward the northeast at speeds near 20 mph (32 kph), movement expected...
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Clouds move in over Mazatlan, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, before the arrival of Hurricane Willa. Willa is headed toward a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast, its strong winds and high waves threatening high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 23, 2018 - 8:01 pm
MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico's Pacific mainland with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the dangerous Category 3 storm hit...
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Firefighters evacuate a person who was wounded after an escalator at the "Repubblica" subway station in Rome, started running much too fast before crashing, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. According to first reports many of the people wounded in the accident were fans of CSKA Moscow, who were in Rome for tonight's Champions League match with Roma. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 1:44 pm
ROME (AP) — At least 20 people were injured when an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed Tuesday night. A video shown on Sky TG24 shows the escalator accelerating suddenly, and the people riding down on it collapsing one onto another. The dramatic footage shows people on the parallel...
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A man searches a derailed train Tuesday Oct.16, 2018 near Sidi Bouknadel, Morocco. A shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital Rabat to a town further north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, killing several people and injuring dozens, Moroccan authorities and the state news agency said. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
October 23, 2018 - 9:09 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A royal prosecutor in Morocco says excessive speed caused the fatal derailment of a passenger train last week and he put the blame on the shuttle's driver. Eight people died and more than 80 were injured after the train derailed halfway between Rabat and the town of Kenitra,...
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This GOES East satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Willa in the eastern Pacific, on a path toward Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (NOAA via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 5:12 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 150 mph (240 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. After briefly reaching Category 5 strength, the storm's maximum sustained...
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October 22, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Police Department scrambled Monday to find ways to quickly replace thousands of body camera devices it suddenly stopped using after an officer said one caught fire and exploded as he headed out on patrol over the weekend. The department shelved about 3,000 of its...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 1997 file photo, David Rothenberg poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Medical examiners in Las Vegas have determined that the death in July, 2018, of artist Dave Dave, who was born David Rothenberg, at age 42 was from natural causes. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, file)
October 22, 2018 - 4:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners in Las Vegas have determined that artist Dave Dave, who was badly scarred when his father set him on fire as a boy, died of natural causes. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) said in a statement Monday that the artist born David Rothenberg died...
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October 22, 2018 - 2:20 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Willa and other storms (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Hurricane Willa has weakened slightly off Mexico's Pacific Coast and is now a Category 4 storm, but remains "extremely dangerous" ahead of an expected landfall Tuesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center...
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October 22, 2018 - 12:40 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says coast guards have rescued some 20 people after a boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean Sea coast. Two of the migrants later died in the hospital. Anadolu Agency said the boat, believed to be carrying around 30 people, sank early...
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Workers survey the aftermath of a train derailment in Yilan county, northeastern Taiwan Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Rescuers searched through wreckage Monday after one of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route. (AP Photo)
October 22, 2018 - 12:33 am
DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island's worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended and crash investigators examined the wreckage Monday. The eight-car Puyuma express ran off the...
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