Accidents and disasters

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 file photo, Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan performs during the European Border Breakers awards, or EBBA awards, in Cannes, southern France. A coroner said Thursday Sept. 6, 2018, that The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died accidentally from drowning due to alcohol intoxication. (AP Photo/Bruno Bebert, File)
September 06, 2018 - 4:30 am
LONDON (AP) — The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan accidentally drowned in a bathtub after drinking, a coroner's inquest concluded Thursday. A police officer told the inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court that O'Riordan was found submerged in her bathtub at a London hotel on Jan. 15. The 46-...
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Police search for missing persons around a house destroyed by a landslide after a powerful earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Several people were reported missing in the nearby the town, where a massive landslide engulfed homes in an avalanche of soil, rocks and timber. (Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 4:27 am
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. At least nine people were killed, Prime Minister...
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Kansai International Airport is partially flooded by Typhoon Jebi in Osaka, western Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, inundating the region's main international airport and blowing a tanker into a bridge, disrupting land and air travel and leaving thousands stranded. (Hiroko Harima/Kyodo News via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 1:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — A major Japanese airport flooded by a typhoon is expected to partially reopen Friday after officials promised round-the-clock work to repair damage and make the travel hub ready for passengers. Domestic flights at Kansai International Airport were expected to resume Friday and...
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Buildings destroyed by a landslide block a road after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Several people were reported missing in the nearby the town, where a massive landslide engulfed homes in an avalanche of soil, rocks and timber. (Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 11:53 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake in northern Japan (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The utility operator on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido has restarted a thermal plant and small hydroelectric plants to restore power for some areas that lost electricity after a powerful...
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A fire rages as motorists travel on Interstate 5 near Lake Shasta, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Jerri Tubbs via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 8:23 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Both directions of a major highway connecting California and Oregon were closed and evacuations were ordered Wednesday when a fast-moving wildfire swept through a wilderness area. The blaze in Shasta County was reported during the afternoon and within hours had charred 3...
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Plane crash survivor Eric Raptosh sits beside psychologist Mark Held, right, at a news conference at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's Sobrato Rehabilitation Center in San Jose, Calif, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The California man, who in July survived a small plane crash with a broken neck and extensive brain and spinal cord damage, has made a "miraculous" recovery and is ready to be discharged from the hospital, doctors said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Janie Har)
September 05, 2018 - 5:50 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A plane crash nearly two months ago in Northern California took away his husband and friend and left him partially paralyzed. But the sole survivor of that deadly crash spoke on Wednesday, as he prepared to go home, of the joy of biting into a strawberry and listening to...
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Pieces of an oak tree are seen after it fell on a mobile home killing a child in Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 5 2018. Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane and is now a depression, dumping rain across several southern states. (Bill Kaczor via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 5:23 pm
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Blamed for the death of a Florida baby and intense wind and rain that pummeled parts of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, Tropical Depression Gordon weakened Wednesday but still spread bands of heavy rains across a swath of the South as it swirled over central...
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This photo taken Aug. 6, 2018, shows a helicopters returning from performing an air operation on the Coal Hollow Fire near U.S. Highway 6. An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. The woman had rejected several advances from Ruben Hernandez, 27, in the days before the Aug. 29 assault at the base camp, Sanpete County attorney Kevin Daniels said. Hernandez has been charged with felony rape. (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 4:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A rape case against an Idaho prison inmate working at a Utah wildfire base camp raises safety questions for vulnerable crews who spend long days on the front lines, the head of a firefighting nonprofit said Wednesday. "It's going to put a chill through fire camps across the...
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This Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, photo provided by the Dallas County Jail shows Michael Chadwick Fry who was taken into custody Wednesday after he rammed a pickup truck into the downtown building of Dallas' Fox television affiliate. He was charged with criminal mischief. (Dallas County Jail via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 3:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A ranting man repeatedly rammed his pickup truck into the Fox television affiliate's building in downtown Dallas on Wednesday in an apparent attempt to draw attention to the fatal shooting of an acquaintance by a sheriff's deputy in 2012, authorities said. Michael Chadwick Fry, 34,...
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September 05, 2018 - 8:57 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Afghan officials say a suicide bombing and a car bomb attack at a wrestling training center in a Shiite neighborhood of the capital have killed at least 20 people and wounded 70. Interior Ministry spokesman...
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