Accidents and disasters

May 30, 2019 - 8:44 am
PARIS (AP) — A man arrested for a bombing outside a bakery in Lyon, France, that injured 13 people has told investigators that he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. A judicial official said Thursday that the suspect claimed to have acted in the name of IS. The group has not issued a...
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Flood waters surround homes in Fort Smith, Ark. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 as water from the Arkansas River continue to rise. (AP Photo/Hannah Grabenstein)
May 30, 2019 - 6:06 am
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas River held steady at record levels Thursday morning, putting enormous pressure on aging levees and offering little relief to areas enduring historic flooding. In Fort Smith, Arkansas' second-largest city, officials expected hundreds of homes to flood , while in...
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May 30, 2019 - 3:05 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off the coast of El Salvador early Thursday, sending frightened residents running out of their homes in the predawn hours. Authorities say a tsunami is possible. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 22, 2019, file photo people pass through a section of the road damaged by Cyclone Idai in Nhamatanda about 50 kilometres from Beira, in Mozambique. Mozambique says it needs $3.2.billion to recover from two powerful tropical cyclones that ripped into the southern African nation this year and left hundreds dead. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
May 30, 2019 - 1:55 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique says it needs $3.2 billion to recover from a pair of powerful tropical cyclones that ripped into the southern African nation earlier this year and left hundreds dead, raising alarm about the effects of climate change on coastal nations. That's according to a...
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The Viking Sigyn hotel ship is moored following a collision with a sightseeing boat in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019. A massive search was underway on the Danube River in downtown Budapest for over a dozen people missing after a sightseeing boat with 33 South Korean tourists sank after colliding with another vessel during an evening downpour. Seven people are confirmed dead, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
May 30, 2019 - 12:58 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on a boat that capsized in the Danube River in Budapest with 33 South Korean tourists (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Cruise line operator Viking says one of its ships was involved in a deadly boat collision on the Danube River in Budapest that has left at least...
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May 29, 2019 - 2:04 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A boat capsized and sunk in the Danube River Wednesday evening in Budapest, with 34 people on board, including passengers and crew, Hungarian media reported. Rescuers were at the scene near Hungary's parliament, including a fire boat. Some people have been rescued and a...
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Repair and cleaning efforts begin on a neighborhood damaged by a tornado storm system that passed through the area, destroying homes and cutting off access to utilities, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Tens of thousands of Ohio residents were still without power or water Wednesday in the aftermath of strong tornadoes that spun through the Midwest. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 29, 2019 - 1:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the powerful storms battering parts of the U.S. (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The National Weather Service says at least three tornadoes touched down during strong storms that raked across Pennsylvania overnight. The weather service said Wednesday that the...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, Ethiopia. Pilot Bernd Kai von Hoesslin pleaded with his bosses for more training on the Boeing Max, just weeks before the Ethiopian Airline’s jet crashed, killing everyone on board. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
May 29, 2019 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max nosedived in Indonesia and killed all 189 people aboard, an Ethiopian Airlines pilot began pleading with his bosses for more training on the Max, warning that crews could easily be overwhelmed in a crisis and that one of their planes could...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways lands following a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. From airplanes made by Boeing to apples, cherries and wheat grown by farmers, no other state is more dependent on international trade than Washington. As the tariff disputes escalate, small factories are closing and manufacturing behemoths like Boeing are increasingly worried about access to crucial Asian markets that have helped propel the state's booming economy. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
May 29, 2019 - 7:02 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Boeing 737 Max jet that was grounded after two deadly crashes will not fly before mid-August at the earliest, the global airline trade group said Wednesday. The spokesman for the International Air Transport Association, Anthony Concil, said the group estimates the planes will...
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In this Thursday, May 23, 2019 photo, Larry Walls, a farmer and businessman stands at the edge of a backwater flooded road leading to his 560 acres of rented farm land near Louise, Miss. Walls can no longer drive to the property without the possibility of getting flooded or stuck. Four months into what seems like a never-ending flood, he’s been trying to stay busy. He pressure-washed his church, and he’s been shooting the snakes that slither out of a swollen creek submerging his backyard. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 29, 2019 - 6:47 am
HOLLY BLUFF, Miss. (AP) — Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi Delta. Four months into what seems like a never-ending flood,...
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