Accidents and disasters

August 07, 2018 - 3:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — A fire at a home for asylum-seekers in western Germany has left eight people injured. Police say a resident of the home is suspected of starting the blaze and has been arrested. The fire in Bergisch Gladbach, near Cologne, broke out on Monday evening. Police said Tuesday that a...
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A woman cools down under a fountain in Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France, Monday, Aug.6, 2018, where temperatures rose up to 35 degrees Celsius ( 95 degrees Fahrenheit). The heat wave in France is expected to last until Thursday, with temperatures peaking Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
August 07, 2018 - 2:55 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on hot weather and wildfires in Europe (all times local): 10:50 a.m. France's environment minister has called on motorists to comply with car restrictions amid a heat wave expected to peak Tuesday in the country. Nicolas Hulot told Europe 1 radio "we are facing a...
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In this Friday, July 6, 2018, photograph, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled “Reality Check,” issued the warning Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, after testing five of the systems from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo on a track and public roads. The systems tested, in the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, BMW’s 5-Series, the Volvo S-90 and the Mercedes E-Class, are among the best in the business right now and have been rated “superior” in previous IIHS tests. David Zuby, the institute’s chief research officer, said the systems do increase safety but the tests show they are not 100 percent reliable. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 06, 2018 - 10:24 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled "Reality Check," issued the...
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A U.S. Air Force plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
August 06, 2018 - 9:11 pm
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the fire season longer and more severe. The two fires burning a few miles apart and known as...
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A spotter plane banks in front of an air tanker as it drops fire retardant on a burning hillside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
August 06, 2018 - 9:09 pm
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 9 p.m. A wildfire south of Los Angeles is growing rapidly as it plows through the Cleveland National Forest. The blaze that erupted Monday has scorched 6 square miles (16 square kilometers), destroyed one building and...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from the last active eruption site on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is shown near Pahoa, Hawaii. The volcano changed dramatically over the weekend as lava from the site slowed and fewer earthquakes were recorded across the region. The pause in volcanic activity comes as Hurricane Hector moves closer to Hawaii, a storm that is expected to pass south of the Big Island Tuesday night and Wednesday as it moves westward. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 8:19 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii emergency officials who have been contending with Kilauea volcano's lava flow were preparing for a hurricane that was expected to pass to the south of the islands this week. Hurricane preparations were underway just as lava from the last active eruption site in a Big Island...
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August 06, 2018 - 8:18 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a hurricane approaching Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 5 p.m. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Hawaii's Big Island as Hurricane Hector approaches. The National Weather Service says Hector is expected to pass roughly 150 miles south of the Big Island on...
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A resident inspects a mosque damaged by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by the powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn't yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 06, 2018 - 7:19 pm
MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 9:00 a.m. Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque that collapsed in northern Lombok during Sunday night's powerful earthquake. Video shot by a soldier on Monday...
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An investigator surveys the wreckage of a twin-engine aircraft that crashed Sunday near the South Coast Plaza shopping center Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Santa Ana, Calif. Five people were killed aboard the plane that crashed and there were no survivors. No one was hurt on the ground, as the plane went down and hit at least one unoccupied car. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 06, 2018 - 3:40 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — On a breezy morning, Floria Hakimi smiled as her photo was snapped on the steps leading up to a small plane that was supposed to usher her to a workshop for real estate agents in Southern California. "Flying out to LA," she posted on her Instagram account with the photo of...
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In this frame grab taken from a video released by the Italian police, the moment a truck that was transporting flammable substances explodes after colliding with another truck on a highway in the outskirts of Bologna, Italy, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The explosion killed at least two people and injured up to 70 as a section of the thoroughfare collapsed, police said. (Italian Police video via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 12:11 pm
MILAN (AP) — A tanker truck carrying a highly flammable gas exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna. At least two people were killed, up to 70 injured and part of the raised expressway collapsed in the fireball. Police said...
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