Accidents and disasters

Relatives of the victims of the Morandi bridge collapse, cry during a remembrance ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy, in Genoa, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. The Morandi bridge was a road viaduct on the A10 motorway in Genoa, that collapsed one year ago killing 43 people. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
August 14, 2019 - 5:05 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has pledged that a new bridge for the Italian port city of Genoa will be ready by April, replacing the Morandi bridge that collapsed one year ago, killing 43 people. An emotional ceremony was held Wednesday in Genoa marking the anniversary of the...
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An airplane drops water over a wildfire near Halkida town on the Greek island of Evia, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. More than a thousand firefighters battled wildfires Tuesday in Greece, with the largest burning out of control through a nature reserve on the island of Evia north of Athens causing four villages and a monastery to be evacuated. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
August 14, 2019 - 3:09 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Water-dropping planes and helicopters resumed flights at first light Wednesday over a major wildfire burning through a protected nature reserve on the Greek island of Evia, where hundreds of people had been evacuated from four villages and a monastery. The aircraft were...
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Erie Bureau of Fire Inspector Mark Polanski helps investigate a fatal fire at 1248 West 11th St. in Erie, Pa, on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Authorities say an early morning fire in northwestern Pennsylvania claimed the lives of multiple children and sent another person to the hospital. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP)
August 13, 2019 - 12:41 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — There weren't enough working smoke detectors at a Pennsylvania home day care center where a fire killed five children, the fire chief said Tuesday. State officials who inspect home day care centers do not check for smoke detectors, Fire Chief Guy Santone told a news conference...
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In this grab taken from a footage provided by the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM press service, a Russian military band prepare to attend the funerals of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by a rocket explosion in Sarov, the closed city, located 370 kilometers (230 miles) east of Moscow, which has served as a base for Russia's nuclear weapons program since the late 1940s, Russia, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Russia's Rosatom state nuclear concern said Thursday's explosion at a military testing range in northwestern Russia occurred while the engineers were testing a "nuclear isotope power source" for a rocket engine, a tragedy that fueled radiation fears and raised new questions about a secretive weapons program. (Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM via AP)
August 13, 2019 - 10:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Tuesday told residents of a village near a navy testing range to evacuate, but cancelled the order hours later, adding to the uncertainty and confusion fueled by a missile explosion at the range that led to a brief spike in radiation that frightened residents...
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August 13, 2019 - 2:04 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dozens of firefighters backed by water-dropping aircraft are battling a wildfire on an island north of Athens that has left the Greek capital blanketed in smoke. Tuesday's blaze on the island of Evia was burning through a nature reserve in a thick pine forest where access by...
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A man rides an electric scooter in Paris, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The French government is meeting with people who've been injured by electric scooters as it readies restrictions on vehicles that are transforming the Paris cityscape. The Transport Ministry says Monday's closed-door meeting is part of consultations aimed at limiting scooter speeds and where users can ride and park them. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
August 13, 2019 - 1:48 am
PARIS (AP) — Ban them outright. Issue speeding tickets. Make users take a driving test. From Paris to Berlin, European cities are searching for solutions to the two-wheeled phenomenon that's fast transforming cityscapes worldwide: Electric scooters. Proponents call them a leap into the future, an...
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A man rides an electric scooter in Paris, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The French government is meeting with people who've been injured by electric scooters as it readies restrictions on vehicles that are transforming the Paris cityscape. The Transport Ministry says Monday's closed-door meeting is part of consultations aimed at limiting scooter speeds and where users can ride and park them. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
August 13, 2019 - 1:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Ban them outright. Issue speeding tickets. Make users take a driving test. From Paris to Berlin, European cities are searching for solutions to the two-wheeled phenomenon that's fast transforming cityscapes worldwide: Electric scooters. Proponents call them a leap into the future, an...
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ADDS NAME OF VICTIM - A debris field is all that remains Monday, August 12, 2019 of a house that exploded Sunday in the Waupaca County town of Lebanon, Wis. killing the man who owned the home. The Waupaca County Sheriff's Office identifies the victim as 64-year-old Mark Steven Zielke. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)
August 12, 2019 - 3:03 pm
MANAWA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin say a man was likely asleep when his home exploded, killing him. Waupaca County Sheriff Tim Wilz tells news outlets that the home was "totally obliterated" by the Sunday morning explosion. The sheriff's office identifies the victim as 64-year-old Mark...
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Erie Bureau of Fire Inspector Mark Polanski helps investigate a fatal fire at 1248 West 11th St. in Erie, Pa, on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Authorities say an early morning fire in northwestern Pennsylvania claimed the lives of multiple children and sent another person to the hospital. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP)
August 12, 2019 - 9:00 am
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Three of five kids killed in a fire at a home child care center in Pennsylvania were the children of a volunteer firefighter who was responding to another call, an official said Monday. Luther Jones' two daughters and a son were trapped in a blaze in the lakeside city of Erie while...
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A view of the damage on the banks of the Losentse river on Monday, Aug.12, 2019 in Chamoson, canton Valais, Switzerland. The search continues Monday morning in Chamoson, after the violent storm that struck on Sunday evening. Two people are still missing, carried away in their cars by a mudslide. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
August 12, 2019 - 7:15 am
GENEVA (AP) — Authorities in Switzerland are searching for a man and a girl missing since Sunday after their car was swept away by a flash flood caused by heavy rain in the Swiss Alps. Police in the southern canton (state) of Valais said Monday they have little hope of finding the 37-year-old man...
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