Accidents and disasters

In this Oct. 7, 2019 photo, Scott Allen, who runs Pettit Creek Farms in bone-dry Bartow County, Ga., poses for a photo. Allen says the small streams normally used to provide water for his camels, kangaroos, zebras and other animals have dried up so they are forced to rely on other water sources. Allen says the animals are fine, but the dust is relentless since there's been no significant rain during the past two months. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin) (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
October 10, 2019 - 11:56 am
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A furnace-like "flash drought" is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, wilting garden plants and raising alarm among farmers, according to a weekly report updated Thursday. Nearly 56 million residents are now living in...
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A body lies on a road in Halle, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 after a shooting incident. A gunman fired several shots on Wednesday in German city of Halle and at least two got killed, according to local media FOCUS online. The gunman is on the run and police have sealed off the surrounding area. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 7:59 am
HALLE, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the synagogue attack in Germany (all times local): 4:55 p.m. A German security official says the suspect in the synagogue attack in Halle was caught about 1½ hours after his assault started as he abandoned a stolen taxi following an accident involving a truck...
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October 10, 2019 - 7:12 am
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas and is badly injured but expected to survive. Police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday when Spence's Ferrari crossed the median into oncoming traffic and flipped over...
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October 10, 2019 - 3:01 am
LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump says he's planning to get involved in the case of an American diplomat's wife who left the U.K. after she was involved in a fatal wrong-way crash. Trump on Wednesday called what happened "a terrible accident" and said his administration would seek to speak...
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This Oct. 9, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite shows typhoon Hagibis approaching Japan, top. Japan’s weather agency is warning a powerful typhoon may bring torrential rains to central Japan over the weekend. Typhoon Hagibis had winds gusting up to 270 kilometers per hour (168 mph) Thursday morning. It is expected to weaken over cooler waters as it nears Japan’s main island.(NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 1:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is bracing for a super typhoon on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend with potential damage from torrential rains and strong winds. Typhoon Hagibis has already caused cancellations of two Rugby World Cup matches that were to be played Saturday...
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Carlos Lama of Bayside Cafe, which was among businesses to lose power due to PG&E's public safety power shutoff, uses an LED lamp and light from his phone at the counter of the restaurant in Sausalito, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. More than a million people in California were without electricity Wednesday as the state's largest utility pulled the plug to prevent a repeat of the past two years when windblown power lines sparked deadly wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 12:07 am
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Millions of Californians played a waiting game with the winds Thursday as Pacific Gas & Electric watched the weather before deciding whether to restore power to an enormous portion of the state blacked out on purpose. The state's largest utility pulled the plug to prevent...
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This Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, photo provided by Chris Persic shows walnuts and grass under the hood of his family's SUV, in the Pittsburgh area. It turns out squirrels stored more than 200 walnuts under the hood of the car. Persic's wife, Holly, discovered the walnuts and grass when she popped the hood after going to start the car and the vehicle smelled like it was burning. (Chris Persic via AP)
October 09, 2019 - 7:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh area couple found out where all their walnuts have gone. It turns out squirrels stored more than 200 of them under the hood of the couple's SUV. Chris Persic tells KDKA-TV his wife called to say the vehicle smelled like it was burning. When she popped the hood, she...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on "transparency in Federal guidance and enforcement" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 09, 2019 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's planning to get involved in the case of an American diplomat's wife who left the U.K. after becoming a suspect in a fatal wrong-way crash. Trump, who spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier in the day, told reporters...
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FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. A year after Hurricane Michael, Bay County, Florida, is still in crisis. Thousands are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, and domestic violence is increasing. Michael was among the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States. This summer, county officials unveiled a blueprint to rebuild. Among their ideas: Use shipping containers and 3-D technology to build new houses and offer signing bonuses to lure new doctors. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 09, 2019 - 9:05 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A year after Hurricane Michael, the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis. Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, and officials say domestic violence has been an issue. Michael was among the strongest...
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James Cooke is shown buying water bottles along with propane tanks and batteries at a ACE Hardware store as he prepares for a possible power shutdown in Los Gatos, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Millions of people were poised to lose electricity throughout northern and central California after Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced Tuesday it would shut off power in the largest preventive outage in state history to try to avert wildfires caused by faulty lines. (Anda Chu/San Jose Mercury News via AP)
October 09, 2019 - 6:34 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Pacific Gas and Electric has shut off power to more than half a million customers in Northern California in the biggest planned shut off in the state's history. The utility said Wednesday it will gradually...
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