Accidents and disasters

This Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 photo from the New Mexico State Police shows the scene of a collision Thursday between a Greyhound passenger bus and a semitrailer on Interstate 40 near the town of Thoreau, N.M., near the Arizona border. A California-based trucking company and one of its drivers were accused of negligence Friday in a pair of lawsuits as investigators sorted through the wreckage from the deadly bus crash on a New Mexico highway. (New Mexico State Police via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 7:29 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based trucking company and one of its drivers were accused of negligence Friday in a pair of lawsuits as investigators sorted through the wreckage from a deadly bus crash on a New Mexico highway. Eight people were killed and 25 injured, including three young...
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FILE - This July 11, 2018, file photo, provided by Eric Kremer shows waterfalls normally blue-green turning muddy brown in Supai, Ariz., after flooding the area. The Arizona canyon famous for its blue-green waterfalls is reopening Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, weeks after flooding closed it to tourism. (Eric Kremer via AP, file)
August 31, 2018 - 12:20 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Weeks after flooding rushed through a world-famous gorge off the Grand Canyon, sending tourists fleeing to higher ground, the Arizona tribe that calls the area home is ready to welcome visitors to its reservation known for towering waterfalls that cascade into blue-green...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko stands during a swearing in ceremony in Donetsk, Ukraine. The news agency of the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region is reporting that separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko has died in a cafe explosion. Rebel news agency DAN said the Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 explosion tore through a cafe in Donetsk, the region's principal city.(AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov, file)
August 31, 2018 - 9:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region was killed Friday by an explosion at a cafe, the separatists' news agency said Friday. Rebel news agency DAN said the afternoon explosion killed Alexander Zakharchenko, 42, the prime minister of...
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August 31, 2018 - 1:10 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An earthquake with a provisional magnitude of 5.0 has shaken towns in central Greece. Police say there are no immediate reports of any serious damage or injury. The Department of Geophysics at the University of Thessaloniki said the quake occurred at 10:12 a.m. local...
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This photo from video provided by KQRENews13 shows first responders working the scene of a deadly collision between a Greyhound passenger bus and a semi-truck on Interstate 40 near the town of Thoreau, N.M., near the Arizona border, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Multiple people were killed and others were seriously injured. Officers and rescue workers were on scene but did not provide details about how many people were killed or injured, or what caused the crash. (KQRENews13 via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 9:44 pm
THOREAU, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a commercial bus crash in New Mexico (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Authorities say there are now seven confirmed fatalities from a truck-bus crash on a New Mexico interstate. Preliminary information indicates a semi-truck traveling the opposite way had a blow-out...
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This photo from video provided by KQRENews13 shows first responders working the scene of a collision between a Greyhound passenger bus and a semi-truck on Interstate 40 near the town of Thoreau, N.M., near the Arizona border, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Multiple people were killed and others were seriously injured. Officers and rescue workers were on scene but did not provide details about how many people were killed or injured, or what caused the crash. (KQRENews13 via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 6:25 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At least four people were killed and others were seriously injured Thursday in a head-on crash involving a commercial passenger bus and a semi-truck along Interstate 40 in New Mexico, near the Arizona border, authorities said. Preliminary information indicated the semi was...
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This aerial frame grab from video by WFLD-TV in Chicago shows rescue personnel at the scene where several people were reported trapped inside a Chicago water reclamation plant after a fire and possible explosion caused part of the building's roof to collapse Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (WFLD-TV via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — At least eight people were injured Thursday when an explosion caused a section of roof to collapse at a Chicago water reclamation plant, trapping some of the injured people inside, authorities said. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt told the Chicago Tribune that eight...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2008, file photo, Brad Pitt walks in the Lower 9th Ward between a home built by the Make It Right Foundation and a FEMA trailer in New Orleans. An attorney plans to sue Pitt’s foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 30, 2018 - 8:13 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt's foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The forthcoming lawsuit against Pitt's Make It Right foundation will be filed on behalf of some Lower Ninth...
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August 30, 2018 - 5:42 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official says a military helicopter has crashed and killed all 17 people on board, including two children. Police official Aschalew Alemu tells the Ethiopian News Agency that the crash occurred Thursday morning in the Oromia region. The helicopter was...
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August 29, 2018 - 8:26 pm
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — A glider has crashed in the mountains in Vermont, killing all three people on board. State police say search and rescue crews reached the wreckage near the summit of Sterling Mountain shortly after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and discovered the bodies of the glider pilot and two...
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