Accidents and disasters

People crossing the border have their temperature taken to check for symptoms of Ebola, at the border crossing near Kasindi, eastern Congo Wednesday, June 12, 2019, just across from the Ugandan town of Bwera. In Uganda, a 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak on Wednesday, while two more people in Uganda tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
June 12, 2019 - 1:30 pm
KASINDI, Congo (AP) — A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo. The outbreak's spread into Uganda...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, smoke billows from the site of a gas well fire near Quinton, Okla. A federal report says the explosion and fire that killed five workers at the southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well in 2018 was caused by the failure of blowout prevention devices and other factors. (Kevin Harvison/The McAlester News-Capital via AP, File)
June 12, 2019 - 12:25 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The failure of safety devices designed to prevent blowouts contributed to an explosion and fire that killed five workers last year at a southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well, according to a federal agency's report Wednesday that also lists inadequate training and a deactivated...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2017, file photo, a resident in a nearby building watches smoke rise from a building on fire in London. An American lawyer known for winning huge legal awards over deadly construction accidents plans to hold a news conference in Philadelphia on the 2017 apartment fire in London that killed 72 people. The BBC has reported that more than 100 people plan to join a product liability lawsuit targeting U.S. companies that make products used at the complex. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 11, 2019 - 9:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Faulty building materials helped spread a devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower in 2017, turning the residential complex into a "flaming coffin" for the 72 people who died, according to a product liability suit filed Tuesday in the United States. Nearly 250 survivors and...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Party of Iowa's annual dinner in West Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 11, 2019 - 8:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local): 7:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling Iowa Republicans he's "reversing eight painful years of economic surrender." Iowa's heavily rural economy is anxious about trade disputes he's initiated that...
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This photo released by the New York City Fire Department shows damage caused by a helicopter crash, south of Central Park in New York on Monday, June 10, 2019. The crash that killed the pilot and occurred near Times Square and Trump Tower shook the 750-foot (229-meter) AXA Equitable building sparked a fire and forced office workers to flee on elevators and down stairs, witnesses and officials said. (FDNY via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, raising questions about why he took off in fog and steady rain. Tim McCormack, 58, was only...
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June 11, 2019 - 9:26 am
LONDON (AP) — England's charity watchdog has condemned Oxfam for having a "culture of poor behavior," in connection with the sexual misconduct scandal involving workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. The Charity Commission for England and Wales issued an official warning following an 18-...
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A crane lifts the sightseeing boat out of the Danube river in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Eight people are still missing from the May 29 collision between the Hableany (Mermaid) sightseeing boat and the Viking Sigyn river cruise ship at Budapest's Margit Bridge. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
June 11, 2019 - 9:09 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rescue crews raised a sunken tour boat out of the Danube River on Tuesday, shortly after four more bodies were recovered from the vessel involved in a collision with a river cruise ship nearly two weeks ago. A huge floating crane placed the Hableany (Mermaid) on a barge at...
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A crane lifts the sightseeing boat out of the Danube river in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Eight people are still missing from the May 29 collision between the Hableany (Mermaid) sightseeing boat and the Viking Sigyn river cruise ship at Budapest's Margit Bridge. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
June 11, 2019 - 7:48 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on the fatal Danube River boating accident in Hungary's capital (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Workers in Hungary have raised out of the Danube River a sunken tour boat involved in a deadly accident last month. A huge floating crane on Tuesday placed the Hableany (...
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June 11, 2019 - 6:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of migrants to a Greek island from the nearby Turkish coast capsized early Tuesday, leaving seven people dead, including two children. Greece's coast guard said 57 people had been rescued, while seven people — two girls, four women and a man — were...
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June 11, 2019 - 5:58 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris police say a man on an electric scooter has died after being hit by a van in Paris on Monday night. It was the first deadly accident in the French capital after mayor Anne Hidalgo announced last week a crackdown on electric scooters. Twelve scooter startups have flooded the city'...
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