Accidents and disasters

A street at center of city is empty as Typhoon Hagibis approaches in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, with streets and trains stations unusually quiet Saturday as rain poured over the city. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 11, 2019 - 7:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, with streets and trains stations unusually quiet Saturday as rain poured over the city. Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on water and food. Nearby beaches had not a surfer in...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, firefighters check on homes in smoke from the Saddleridge fire in Sylmar, Calif. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
October 11, 2019 - 6:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the power shutoff involving California wildfires (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it expects to restore power to 98% of some 2 million people affected by the utility's deliberate blackout by the end of the day. The utility announced...
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Super scoopers make drops on the Saddleridge fire in Placerita Canyon near Newhall, Calif., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
October 11, 2019 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer, scientists say. The Golden State already is fire-prone with lots of dry plants and woodlands — but add high winds that can knock down...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Los Angeles City firefighters battle the Saddleridge fire near homes in Sylmar, Calif. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
October 11, 2019 - 8:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire raged out of control along the northern edge of Los Angeles early Friday, forcing thousands of people from their homes as firefighters battled flames from the air and on the ground. Police Chief Michel Moore said mandatory evacuations of an 100,000 people in over 20,...
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Men look at fishing boats as surging waves hit against the breakwater while Typhoon Hagibis approaches at a port in town of Kiho, Mie Prefecture, Japan Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. A powerful typhoon is advancing toward the Tokyo area, where torrential rains are expected this weekend. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)
October 11, 2019 - 4:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (31 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous. Rugby...
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Strong Santa Ana winds in Chatsworth, Calif., blew across power lines causing them to arc and transformers to explode. Power was out for street signs, businesses and residents along Devonshire St. from Topanga Canyon Blvd. to Variel Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 10:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hot, dry winds sweeping into Southern California raised concerns that the region's largest utility could widen power shutoffs Friday to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. Southern California Edison turned off electricity to about 20,000 people in Los Angeles, Ventura...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain arrives for a fan meeting at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, ahead of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
October 10, 2019 - 8:17 pm
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas clocked the fastest lap in Friday's first practice session for the typhoon-hit Japanese Grand Prix. Organizers of the Formula One race canceled Saturday's qualifying session because of the powerful typhoon that is heading for Japan's main island...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Kevin Hart poses for photos at the Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Authorities say an accident that left Kevin Hart seriously injured was caused by the man driving Hart’s vintage car, who accelerated recklessly on a highway. A California Highway Patrol report released Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 says Jared Black, who was driving the actor’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda with Hart and a woman as passengers, was turning on to Mulholland Highway near Malibu on Sept. 1 when he lost control. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 10, 2019 - 6:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators say a man driving Kevin Hart's vintage muscle car accelerated recklessly on a Southern California highway, causing the September accident that left the comedian, driver and another passenger seriously injured. A California Highway Patrol report released Thursday...
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Firefighters work to contain a wildfire burning off Merrill Dr. in Moraga, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Police have ordered evacuations as the fast-moving wildfire spread in the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area community. The area is without power after Pacific Gas & Electric preemptively cut service hoping to prevent wildfires during dry, windy conditions throughout Northern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
October 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm
CALIMESA, Calif. (AP) — A mobile home community burned and a middle school was evacuated Thursday as a wildfire rapidly spread in Southern California, one of several blazes statewide fed by Santa Ana winds. The fire erupted in the Calimesa area of Riverside County and quickly destroyed about two...
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A semi-trailer driver, hauling beer, suffered serious injuries after his vehicle rolled over and crashed in a parking lot of a church, Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2019, in Sandy Utah. Cans of beer have littered the parking lot of a church of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a Salt Lake City suburb after a semi-trailer crashed that was carrying cases of brew banned by the faith.(Derek Petersen/KSL-TV - The Deseret News via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 4:03 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cans of beer have littered the parking lot of a church of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a Salt Lake City suburb after a semi-trailer crashed that was carrying cases of brew banned by the faith. Sandy Police Stg. Jason Nielsen said the semitrailer veered...
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