Accidents and disasters

Rescue team members are seen on a barge floating on the Danube river where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, June 1, 2019. As divers descended Friday into the Danube, Hungarian authorities predicted it would take an extended search to find the 21 people still missing after a boat carrying South Korean tourists was rammed by a cruise ship and sank into the river in Budapest. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
June 01, 2019 - 4:04 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A court hearing is underway in Hungary to decide whether the captain of a river cruise ship should be arrested after his vessel collided on the Danube River with a sightseeing boat, killing seven South Korean tourists. Prosecutors are requesting that the 64-year-old...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, May 23, 2019, British D-Day veteran David Woodrow, 95, who landed at Gold beach and served in 652 squadron of the British Royal Air Force stands in the old mess hall, which during World War II served as part of Hardwick Airfield, on his family's farm near the village of Topcroft, in Suffolk, eastern England. From 1942 to 1945 more than 2 million American military personnel were stationed in the U.K., and across the country people still commemorate their sacrifice. Britain is dotted with memorials, many built and still tended by local people who honor those who died and remember the thousands of others they drank and danced and fought with. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 31, 2019 - 11:30 pm
TOPCROFT, England (AP) — David Woodrow, 95, raises the American flag beside a memorial on his farm in eastern England every morning, weather permitting. He makes sure that memorial is tip-top, too. Dedicated to the U.S. Army Air Force's 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), it is surrounded by irises and...
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In this Tuesday, May 28, 2019 photo, Timothy Stromsnes, left, president of the Reedy Creek Professional Firefighters, Local 2117 and union vice president Sean Pierce air concerns about the firefighting staff at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Firefighters for Walt Disney World's private government say they're vastly understaffed, posing a safety risk as the 25,000-acre Florida theme park resort grows even bigger this year with the debuts of a new Star Wars land, a new air-gondola system and even more hotel rooms. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 31, 2019 - 9:24 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters for Walt Disney World's private government say they're understaffed and that poses a safety risk as the Florida theme park resort grows even bigger with this year's openings of a new Star Wars land and air gondolas. "We just don't have enough firefighters...
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Traffic moves over the I-540 bridge as the Arkansas River floods along Adams Street Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Van Buren, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
May 31, 2019 - 8:52 am
DARDANELLE, Ark. (AP) — A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas. Officials said the levee breached at Dardanelle, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. Yell County officials had...
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Kang Kyung-wha, center, foreign minister of South Korea, together with her Hungarian counterpart, Peter Szijjarto, right, visits the bank of the Danube River close to Margit Bridge where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, May 31, 2019. Hungarian police have detained the captain of a cruise ship that collided with the sightseeing boat packed with South Korean tourists, causing it to sink quickly in the river in Budapest, as loved ones of the missing and dead were expected to arrive Friday in Hungary. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
May 31, 2019 - 3:32 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on rescue efforts following the capsizing of a boat in Budapest (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Hungary's foreign minister says underwater visibility at the site in the Danube River where the sunken tour boat is located is "practically zero," complicating efforts...
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A woman stands by flowers and candles placed on the riverbank to pay tribute to the victims of the capsized boat at Margaret Bridge, in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Rescue crews in Hungary's capital are preparing to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River Thursday as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people missing after the vessel, packed with South Korean tourists, collided with a larger cruise ship and sank. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven were rescued, all of them South Koreans. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 12:28 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police have detained the captain of a cruise ship that collided with a sightseeing boat packed with South Korean tourists, causing it to sink quickly in the Danube River in Budapest, as loved ones of the missing and dead were expected to arrive Friday in Hungary...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2014, file photo, South Korean Coast Guard personnel search for missing passengers aboard the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol in the water off Jindo, South Korea. The deadly sinking of a boat in Hungary carrying South Korean tourists on Thursday, May 30, 2019, is touching a nerve in South Korea, where many are still traumatized over a 2014 ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly school kids. That grief is compounded by some South Korean tour agents and travelers' claims that there have long been worries over safety at the site where the collision happened. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
May 30, 2019 - 10:29 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The sinking of a boat carrying South Korean tourists in Hungary is touching a nerve in South Korea, where many are still traumatized over a 2014 ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly students. The grief is compounded by claims by some South Korean tour...
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Rescatistas en barcos trabajan para recuperar un barco turístico que naufragó en Budapest, Hungría, el jueves 30 de mayo de 2019. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI vía AP)
May 30, 2019 - 10:16 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Survivors of a South Korean tour boat sinking in Budapest say they were taking photos or preparing to disembark when they were thrown into waters after another ship rammed their boat. The sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Koreans and two Hungarian crew sank on the Danube...
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In this May 29, 2019 photo, Jeff Jorgenson looks over a partially flooded field he farms near Shenandoah, Iowa. About a quarter of his land was lost this year to Missouri River flooding, and much of his remaining property has been inundated with heavy rain and water from the neighboring Nishnabotna River. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
May 30, 2019 - 3:45 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Between the country's trade dispute with China and the seemingly endless storms that have drenched the central U.S., Iowa farmer Robb Ewoldt has had plenty of time to think about whether it's too late to plant this season, how much federal aid he might get if he does or...
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May 30, 2019 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A $19 billion disaster aid bill that's still crawling through Congress highlights the inconsistency of lawmakers, mostly conservatives, who stood resolute against such aid six years ago but demand it now that their states are under water. Then, relative GOP newcomers like Sens...
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