Accidents and disasters

Two women mourn at the grave of one of the 14 crew members who died in a fire on a Russian navy's deep-sea research submersible, at the Serafimovskoye memorial cemetery during a funeral ceremony in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded the nation's highest honors to 14 seamen who died in a fire on one of the navy's research submersibles. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 06, 2019 - 7:58 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The 14 Russian seamen who died in a fire on one of the navy's research submersibles earlier this week were laid to rest in St. Petersburg on Saturday. The sailors were killed in the blaze on the unnamed submarine in the Barents Sea on Monday. Officials withheld details...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, flowers and flag of South Korea are laid on the Margit Bridge where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 27th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship. Police said Saturday, July 6 that the body was found some 58 kilometers (36 miles) downstream from the scene of the accident at Budapest's Margit Bridge. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, file)
July 06, 2019 - 5:31 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 27th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship. Police said Saturday that the body was found at the village of Makad, 58 kilometers (36 miles)...
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Food that fell from the shelves litters the floor of an aisle at a Walmart following an earthquake in Yucca Yalley, Calif., on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Chad Mayes via AP)
July 06, 2019 - 4:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if not weeks. The Friday night quake — preceded by...
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In this Sept. 6, 2014 photo, Chris Cline speaks as Marshall University dedicates the new indoor practice facility as the Chris Cline Athletic Complex in Huntington, W.Va. Police in the Bahamas say a helicopter flying from Big Grand Cay island to Fort Lauderdale has crashed, killing seven Americans on board. None of the bodies recovered from the downed helicopter have been identified, but police Supt. Shanta Knowles told The Associated Press on Friday, July 5, 2019, that the missing-aircraft report from Florida said billionaire Chris Cline was on board. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 5:27 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal tycoon Chris Cline, who worked his way out of West Virginia's underground mines to amass a fortune and become a major Republican donor, has died in a helicopter crash outside a string of islands he owned in the Bahamas. Cline and his 22-year-old daughter Kameron were...
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In this Thursday, July 4, 2019 photo, Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers stand guard while a woman relieves her son who had panicked after reports of stabbings and threatening injuries after the 4th of July celebrations at Chicago's Navy Pier. Police said a false report of gunfire set off a stampede that trampled more than a dozen people. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
July 05, 2019 - 5:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A stampede at a Fourth of July fireworks display that injured more than a dozen people at Chicago's Navy Pier started when a private security officer shouted for bystanders to take cover, police said Friday. Chicago police spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli said "approximately 13" people who...
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An airplane drops water over a fire in the village of Gavalas, on the Greek island of Evia, Friday, July 5, 2019. Greek authorities say four villages were evacuated overnight on the island of Evia after two new brush fires broke out several hours after a major blaze led to the mobilization of more than 100 firefighters and the evacuation of another village. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 05, 2019 - 12:53 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities sent reinforcements to firefighters battling four wildfires burning out of control on the Greek island of Evia Friday, while at least five villages were evacuated. The fire department sent dozens of reinforcements as well as extra firefighting aircraft to the...
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July 05, 2019 - 11:56 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fifteen Kenyan families of people killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia in March on Friday rejected a proposal by Boeing to compensate them, saying they will pursue their claims in court. "So far our clients have rejected negotiations outside court," Lawyer Irungu Kangata said...
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A water canon of the federal police splashes extinguishing water near the village Alt Jabel into a burnt down forest with glowing nests on Friday, July 5, 2019. Because of the extensive forest fire near Luebtheen, hundreds of people had to leave their homes. (Bodo Marks/dpa via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 10:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — German officials say they are close to extinguishing a large wildfire at a former military exercise area in northern Germany. Stefan Sternberg, who heads the district administration, said Friday that firefighters are winning the "war" against the blaze. The fire in Luebtheen, about...
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July 05, 2019 - 7:26 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A joint Norwegian-Russian expedition will assess whether a Russian submarine that sank 30 years ago is leaking radioactive material, Norwegian authorities said Friday. The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority say Norwegian research vessel G.O. Sars will set off Saturday...
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July 05, 2019 - 6:46 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says an explosion inside a vehicle near Turkey's border with Syria has left a number of people dead and injured. Anadolu Agency says the blast occurred Friday in the border town of Reyhanli. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion...
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