Accidents and disasters

August 08, 2019 - 1:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Newton is being sued by a Nevada woman who claims the crooner's pet monkey bit and injured her daughter at his mansion in October 2017. The lawsuit seeking at least $15,000 and filed by Jocelyne Urena says her daughter Genevieve was attacked by the monkey during a tour of...
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A worker sprays an adhesive product on the ground to gather up the lead particles in the school yard of Saint Benoit primary school in Paris, France, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Workers have started decontaminating some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of lead poisoning. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 08, 2019 - 6:05 am
PARIS (AP) — Workers in full protective gear began Thursday to decontaminate some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of lead poisoning. Paris authorities ordered last month a deep clean...
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August 08, 2019 - 4:52 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's disaster management agency says an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 has hit the west of the country. The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Thursday that the quake was centered on the town of Bozkurt, in Denizli province. It was not...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, a family watches explosions at a military ammunition depot near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region, in Achinsk, Russia. Russian officials say powerful explosions at a military depot in Siberia left 12 people injured and one missing and forced over 16,500 people to leave their homes. (AP Photo/Dmitry Dub)
August 08, 2019 - 3:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry says two people were killed and six others were wounded when a rocket engine exploded during a test. The ministry said the rocket engine exploded Thursday at a military shooting range in the northwestern Arkhangelsk region, causing a fire. It said two people...
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August 07, 2019 - 5:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Danny Trejo played a real-life hero when he helped rescue a baby trapped in an overturned car after a collision at a Los Angeles intersection. Authorities say two cars crashed Wednesday in the Sylmar neighborhood. Video aired by KABC-TV shows Trejo at the crash scene. Trejo...
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The Grand Waikikian at Hilton Hawaiian Village is shown in Honolulu on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Hawaii authorities are investigating three fires that were intentionally set in three different high-rise resort hotels near Waikiki Beach over the past few days. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
August 07, 2019 - 3:35 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities were investigating three fires that were intentionally set in different high-rise resort hotels near Waikiki Beach over the past few days, officials said Wednesday. A blaze on Monday caused $1.8 million in damage at the 25-story Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger...
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August 07, 2019 - 3:26 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the estate of an 18-year-old who died in the crash of a car that lacked side-curtain air bags. The State reports Nissan Motor Co. and Ashlynn Overton's estate settled Tuesday. Overton's estate will receive approximately $776,...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, a family watches explosions at a military ammunition depot near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region, in Achinsk, Russia. Russian officials say powerful explosions at a military depot in Siberia left 12 people injured and one missing and forced over 16,500 people to leave their homes. (AP Photo/Dmitry Dub)
August 07, 2019 - 3:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities say powerful explosions that started at a military depot in Siberia two days ago left one person dead and 13 people injured. A fire erupted Monday at an ammunition depot near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region, triggering massive blasts...
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Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of a deadly explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.A magnetic bomb was placed on a van carrying employees of the Interior Ministry's counter-narcotics division. The blast killed five people and wounded another seven, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
August 07, 2019 - 12:48 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber targeted the police headquarters in a minority Shiite neighborhood in western Kabul on Wednesday, setting off a huge explosion that wounded dozens of people, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing. There was no...
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August 06, 2019 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is clarifying a policy change that will limit the prescribing of opioid painkillers to federal workers. The Labor Department issued a statement Tuesday saying the limitations will apply to employees injured on the job and covered under the government's workers'...
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