Accidents and disasters

Flames consume a home as the River Fire tears though Lakeport, Calif., on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 31, 2018 - 10:08 pm
UPPER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters struggling to contain destructive Northern California wildfires found themselves facing a new blaze that erupted Tuesday and drove through a rural area near a national forest. About 60 homes in an old ranching and farming area near Covelo, which is about 180...
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In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash, at a medical center in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. An Aeromexico jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Red Cross Durango via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 7:57 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the crash of an Aeromexico airliner in Mexico's northern state of Durango (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Aeromexico airline's chief executive officer says the jetliner that crashed in northern Mexico shortly after takeoff was "perfectly maintained" and the aircraft...
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Rescue workers and firefighters are seen at the site where an Aeromexico airliner has suffered an "accident" in a field near the airport of Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Civil Defense Office of Durango Photo via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 4:24 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Aeromexico jetliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, but the state's governor said there were no deaths and another official said 37 people had minor injuries. The civil defense office of Durango state said the plane came down in a field...
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July 31, 2018 - 4:14 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of fleeing a crash of a vehicle into the Delaware River that claimed the life of his girlfriend earlier this year has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. Twenty-five-year-old Jacob Garrett had entered the pleas...
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Lisa Berry wipes a tear during a news conference regarding the July 19 duck boat accident, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Indianapolis. A second lawsuit has been filed by members of her family who lost nine relatives when the boat sank near Branson, Mo., killing 17 people. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
July 31, 2018 - 2:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fifty-three members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a duck boat sank in Missouri described their pain and unfathomable loss Tuesday while calling for a ban on the amphibious tourist boats that their attorney likened to "coffins and death traps." Each member of...
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A dog jumps into the water of the river Rhine in Biebesheim, Germany, on a warm Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 12:21 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims. Some regions in Germany sweltered as the mercury hit 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) and the German Meteorological...
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People gather with candles outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Monday, July 30, 2018 in memory of victims of a deadly wildfire a week ago. More than 90 people died in the fire that gutted resorts east of Athens, the deadliest Greek fire in recent history. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 31, 2018 - 11:08 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The bodies of 76 people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified, authorities said Tuesday, as forensic experts kept working to identify more remains recovered from the charred resort area. Separately, the coast guard said Tuesday it had recovered...
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Security forces gather following a deadly attack including a suspected suicide car bombing and gunbattles, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. An Afghan provincial official said a coordinated attack was underway by the Taliban in the city of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. (AP Photo)
July 31, 2018 - 5:15 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing hit a passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, as militants launched a coordinated attack on a city in the country's east where initial reports said four people were killed, according to officials. The morning attack...
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In this April 11, 2016, photo, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, shows a statement to the media during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The civil aviation chief said Tuesday, July 31, 2018, he resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Flight 370's disappearance four years ago. (AP Photo)
July 31, 2018 - 3:35 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's disappearance four years ago. The report...
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Government forces inspect the site of an explosion in Lamitan, Basilan province, southern Philippines on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. A soldier, five militiamen and four villagers were killed by the powerful bomb that exploded in a van the troops were inspecting Tuesday amid threats of bombings in a southern province, military officials said. (AP Photo/Christine Garcia)
July 31, 2018 - 1:00 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino soldier, five militiamen and four villagers were killed by a powerful bomb that exploded in a van the troops were inspecting Tuesday amid threats of bombings in a southern province, military officials said. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Gerry Besana said...
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