Accidents and disasters

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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In this Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, photo, emergency responders, police and firefighters search for an 11-year-old boy who disappeared beneath the water of a retention pond while playing with friends in Harrison, Wis. The boy sucked into the flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover. The boy was taken to the hospital, and authorities said he was alert and conscious after his ordeal. (Wm. Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 2:14 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy sucked into a flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover. The astonishing rescue Tuesday evening came as storms pounded the southern half of the state and southeastern...
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August 29, 2018 - 11:42 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say in court filings that the U.S. Coast Guard found probable cause that the captain of a tourist boat that sank in Missouri, killing 17 people, committed misconduct, negligence or was inattentive to his duties. The U.S. attorney's office also said in...
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This shows the collapsed scaffolding, center, at a hotel under construction after two workers fell to their deaths early Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, near Orlando, Fla. (Orange County Fire Rescue via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 4:49 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two construction workers fell to their deaths when scaffolding collapsed above the sixth floor of a hotel under construction near Disney World early Wednesday. A third worker managed to hang on and climb to safety, a fire-rescue spokesman said. The accident happened just...
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Smoke rises from the Eleftherios Venizelos ship as it approaches the port of Piraeus, near Athen Wednesday, Aug. 29 2018. The passenger ferry with hundreds of passengers and crew arrived early Wednesday at the port of Piraeus after a fire broke out while the vessel while it was en route to the island of Crete, Greek coast guard said. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
August 29, 2018 - 2:50 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out on a ferry sailing from the island of Crete to mainland Greece early Wednesday, forcing hundreds of passengers to don life vests and wait on the deck for hours before they were safely evacuated as the ship returned to port. The fire on the Eleftherios...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico. An independent investigation ordered by Puerto Rico’s government estimates that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. The findings issued Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University contrast sharply with the official death toll of 64. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
August 28, 2018 - 3:02 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The White House is responding to a new estimate that dramatically increases the Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's governor on Tuesday raised the U.S...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico. An independent investigation ordered by Puerto Rico’s government estimates that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. The findings issued Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University contrast sharply with the official death toll of 64. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
August 28, 2018 - 2:48 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor raised the U.S. territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 on Tuesday after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the desperate, sweltering aftermath had been severely undercounted. The...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, photo Marcos Contreras, 15, and his sister Amber Ayala, look at photos of their siblings that were killed in a fire in Chicago. Several people were killed in the fire including multiple children. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 1:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The deadliest residential fire in years in Chicago claimed its tenth and final victim on Tuesday, as a 14-year-old boy who barely survived the blaze died at a hospital. Although authorities initially believed that two of the people killed by the pre-dawn Sunday fire at a Southwest...
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