Accidents

US Rep Don McEachin, D-Va. left, greets an environmental activists after a news conference in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The press conference proceeded a public meeting of the Bureau Ocean Energy Management on offshore drilling. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 21, 2018 - 7:56 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral in Virginia blasted the Trump Administration's offshore drilling plan Wednesday, claiming that it would interfere with military training near the world's largest Navy base and imperil the coast's tourism...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck in Crozet, Va. Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates had come down, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Wednesday, Feb. 21 2018. (Allison Wrabel/ The Daily Progress via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 2:05 pm
CROZET, Va. (AP) — Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates had come down, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition. Three British tourists were killed on Feb. 10, while the pilot and three other Britons were injured and taken to a Las Vegas trauma center. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 1:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A preliminary report released Wednesday says a sightseeing helicopter made at last two 360-degree turns before crashing in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists and injuring three other tourists and the pilot. The National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report...
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In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, photo, Australian search and rescue coordinator Rick Allen, second from left, trains foreign rescue officials in the Australian Maritime Safety Authority control room in Canberra, Australia. Officials from Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka visited the authority's headquarters this week as part of a regional training program that began in 2015. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 21, 2018 - 2:59 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. Search and rescue officials from...
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A motorist stops to clear ice from his wipers along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The area is under a winter weather advisory. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 21, 2018 - 1:28 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains. The weather already was blamed for several fatalities, including the deaths of four people in a crash in Nebraska...
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A motorist stops to clear ice from his wipers along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The area is under a winter weather advisory. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 20, 2018 - 10:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four people dead in Nebraska. The storm system stretched from Texas, where National Weather Service officials say three...
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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, a rescue helicopter flies over the Dena mountains while searching for wreckage of a plane that crashed on Sunday, in southern Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.(Ali Khodaei/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 1:19 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday offered the first images of the site of an airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people, with officials hoping to reach the aircraft's "black boxes" to learn exactly what downed the flight. State television aired footage...
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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, a rescue helicopter flies over the Dena mountains while searching for wreckage of a plane that crashed on Sunday, in southern Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.(Ali Khodaei/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 8:55 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy...
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Chase Elliott (9), Kasey Kahne (95) and Danica Patrick (7) collide between Turns 3 and 4 as Ryan Newman (31), Aric Almirola (10) and Alex Bowman (88) avoid them in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 18, 2018 - 8:20 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teammates Aric Almirola and Kurt Busch had better-than-decent shots at winning the Daytona 500. Both were wrecked while at or near the front late in "The Great American Race." They were equally distraught. "My heart is broken," Almirola said following an 11th-place finish...
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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. An Iranian commercial plane crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all people aboard were killed. (Ali Khodaei/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 6:48 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 was yet another...
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