Accidents and disasters

December 12, 2017 - 3:22 am
Federal accident investigators on Tuesday will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades that resulted in the deaths of 33 mariners. The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to issue more than...
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Law enforcement officials work following an explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in an underground passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
December 12, 2017 - 2:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration. Hours after Monday's explosion in an underground...
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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, with smoke obscuring the sun in the distance, a Coulson C-130 Air Tanker turns in to make a drop on a hillside near Toro Canyon Road in Carpinteria, Calif., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 9:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size again, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as...
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Police block off the street in the Brooklyn borough of New York where officials say Akayed Ullah was living, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ullah is suspected of strapping a pipe bomb to his body and setting off the crude device under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, injuring himself and a few others. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)
December 11, 2017 - 7:08 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. PIPE BOMB EXPLODES IN NYC SUBWAY The only serious wounds from the blast during the morning rush hour are to the suspected bomber himself, who authorities say was inspired by Islamic State...
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This undated photo provided by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission shows Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ullah is suspected of strapping a pipe bomb to his body and setting off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, injuring himself and a few others. (New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for years, authorities said. In the end, the...
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Law enforcement officials work following an explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body set off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
December 11, 2017 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on an explosion in a New York City subway passageway (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Law enforcement officials say a pipe bomb that exploded in a crowded New York City subway passageway was ignited with a Christmas light, matches and a nine-volt battery. The officials say...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1966, file photo, part of the wrecked fuselage of an USAF B52 bomber lies where it crashed near Palomares, northeast of Almeria, Spain, after a collision in flight with an USAF Kc 135 tanker while refueling. Veterans who say they responded to the 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure have asked a federal appeals court to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The request was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on behalf of veterans who sought disability benefits from the VA but were denied. (AP Photo/File)
December 11, 2017 - 2:55 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure asked a federal appeals court on Monday to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Yale Law School...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, the car that was driven into a pedestrian-only square seriously injuring a woman near an outdoor skating ring near the Sondrio market, Italy, before crashing into a pillar. Italian media say an Italian man who drove the car had been aiming to kill. (Carlo Orlandi/ANSA via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 9:54 am
ROME (AP) — An Italian man who drove his car last week into pedestrians near a Christmas market in the northern town of Sondrio had been aiming to kill. Sondrio Prosecutor Claudio Gittardi confirmed Italian media reports Monday the suspect is being investigated for wanting to carry out a massacre...
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December 11, 2017 - 4:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — A fire alarm inside a railway tunnel being built under the Austrian Alps prompted workers briefly to take shelter in an underground safety area Monday, a project manager said. Eighteen people were working on a tunnel-boring machine inside the Brenner tunnel construction site when the...
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In this grab taken from video, a tug boat tries to tow The Pride of Kent ferry, in Calais, France, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Authorities prepared the emergency evacuation of a ferry carrying 313 people that ran aground at the French port city of Calais Sunday interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel, according to authorities. (AP)
December 11, 2017 - 1:14 am
PARIS (AP) — A ferry carrying 313 people ran aground Sunday amid high winds off the French port of Calais, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel. Authorities safely evacuated those on board. A towing operation, aided by a rising tide, managed to unstick the ferry from a pebble bank...
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