Accidents and disasters

A relative wails near the coffins of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a mass funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. The deadly bombing at the wedding in Afghanistan's capital late Saturday that killed dozens of people was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
August 18, 2019 - 5:52 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul's strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled vest, killing dozens — and Afghanistan...
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August 18, 2019 - 2:39 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities on Spain's Canary Islands say around 2,000 people have been evacuated due to a wildfire that has ravaged more than 500 hectares (1,235 acres) since it broke out less than 24 hours ago. At least 250 firefighters, nine helicopters and two planes were working Sunday to tackle...
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August 17, 2019 - 12:35 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on explosion in wedding hall in Afghanistan's capital (all times local): 12 a.m. An Afghan official says dozens of people have been killed or wounded in an explosion that ripped through a wedding hall in Kabul while hundreds were thought to be inside. Interior...
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August 17, 2019 - 12:12 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says an explosion has occurred at a wedding hall in western Kabul and casualties are feared. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi tells The Associated Press there is no immediate information on the cause of the blast, which occurred on a busy...
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In this photo provided by Vrbovsko Fire Brigade, a small plane is parked after it made an emergency landing on a main highway in Croatia, near Vrbovsko, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Croatian emergency services say the incident happened Saturday on the highway connecting Croatia's capital Zagreb with the northern Adriatic port of Rijeka, usually crowded during the summer tourism season and on weekends. (Filip Marekovic/Vrbovsko Fire Brigade via AP)
August 17, 2019 - 8:59 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A small plane made an emergency landing Saturday on a main highway in Croatia after its engine failed, surprising drivers but causing no injuries. The incident happened on the highway connecting the capital Zagreb with the northern Adriatic port of Rijeka. It is one of the...
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August 16, 2019 - 8:30 pm
DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — Three hundred tourists are stranded in a national park in Alaska after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage a road. The superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve closed Denali Park Road to all traffic at mile...
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August 16, 2019 - 8:22 pm
DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — Three hundred tourists are stranded in a national park in Alaska after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage a road. The superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve closed Denali Park Road to all traffic at mile...
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August 16, 2019 - 6:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric's bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company's equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. State fire investigators have already determined...
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A member of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed Thursday at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the crash near Bristol Motor Speedway. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 12:49 pm
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators say the plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced, veered off the runway and ended up on a highway during a crash landing. Elizabethton Police Chief Jason Shaw said at a news conference Friday "it's just the grace of the good Lord...
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In this Aug. 8, 2019 photo, Jeff Pietro, a senior engineer assistant for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts, helps move the anchoring system for a microphone, at it is being lowered over the side of the ship in the Santa Barbara Channel off Southern California. The system, sponsored by the Benioff Ocean Initiative at University of California, Santa Barbara, will allow the scientists to inform ships about the presence of whales in the area. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 12:17 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Scientists have installed an underwater sound system they hope will reduce collisions between whales and ships in the Santa Barbara Channel off Southern California. A listening station on the channel floor is able to capture whale calls as far away as 30 miles (48...
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