Accidents and disasters

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, the Unit 4 reactor building of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station is seen through a bus window in Okuma, Japan. Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns, according to the energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, Pool)
June 07, 2019 - 1:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns. The energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet Friday, said Japan faces an "urgent task" of reducing carbon emissions coming from...
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FILE - This Nov. 2018, file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo in Topeka, Kan. The Topeka zoo says a tiger attacked a zookeeper after protocols for handling potentially dangerous animals were not followed. The zoo released a lengthy report Thursday, June, 6, 2019, detailing its internal review of the April 20 attack, when zookeeper Kristen Hayden-Ortega was seriously injured by Sanjiv. The report said "multiple" protocols and procedures concerning spaces occupied by tigers had prevented any similar attack at the zoo for decades.(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
June 06, 2019 - 7:02 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Topeka zoo says a tiger attacked a zookeeper after protocols for handling potentially dangerous animals were not followed. The zoo released a lengthy report Thursday detailing its internal review of the April 20 attack, when zookeeper Kristyn Hayden-Ortega was seriously...
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In this Dec. 23, 2018, photo provided by Jodi Robinson, a scooter Andrew Hardy was riding sits near the car that hit him while riding the scooter in Los Angeles. Doctors told Hardy he’d likely be paralyzed for life. Five months later, he has learned to walk again. But he says he’ll never ride another scooter. (Jodi Robinson via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 6:27 pm
Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked his head on the pavement and fell unconscious. The 26-year-old snapped two bones in each leg, broke a thighbone,...
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A power shovel fixed on a pontoon at work, at the scene of a boat accident, on River Danube in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, June 6, 2019. A Hungarian rescue official says divers are setting up harnesses and lifting points on the sunken tour boat in the Danube River so it can be raised by a massive floating crane. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 5:37 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The death toll from last week's Danube River crash between a sightseeing boat and a cruise ship has risen by four to 19, Hungarian police said Thursday. Police said the body of a female South Korean tourist was found in Budapest, while the remains of one of the two...
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West Point cadets drive along Route 293 near the site where a light medium tactical vehicle overturned, Thursday, June 6, 2019. West Point officials say one cadet was killed and over a dozen people were injured when the vehicle they were riding in for summer training overturned. The accident occurred near Camp Natural Bridge. (AP Photo/Allyse Pulliam)
June 06, 2019 - 4:43 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain Thursday, killing one cadet and injuring several others, according to the U.S. Military Academy. The tactical vehicle operated by two soldiers overturned around 6:45 a.m. as it was...
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June 06, 2019 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires. Trump tweeted a photo of himself holding the signed bill in what appeared to his office aboard Air Force...
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Sean Newsom, a senior at Paradise High School, poses in his cap and gown at the burnout ruins of his home in Paradise, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. After the Camp Fire destroyed the home, his parents relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, and Newsom moved to an apartment with his older brother in Chico to finish his senior year. Newsom and the rest of the Paradise High School Class of 2019 are graduating Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 06, 2019 - 10:53 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Sean Newsom's senior year of high school started with typical teenage pranks, like sticking a cup to the roof of his car with magnets just to mess with people as he drove around his small town in the Northern California mountains. It ended with him living in an apartment...
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Law enforcement move a vehicle as they investigate a fatal wreck that left six migrants dead and several others injured outside Robstown, Texas on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 12:58 am
ROBSTOWN, Texas (AP) — Six migrants who had crossed the U.S. border from Mexico illegally were killed and five critically injured when a sport utility vehicle that earlier fled Texas police crashed into a drainage ditch, authorities said Wednesday. The incident began about 10 p.m. Tuesday when...
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A Mississippi Highway Patrol state trooper investigates a wreck on U.S. Highway 45 south of Scooba in Kemper County, Miss., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Three people were killed and several were injured Wednesday in a wreck involving multiple vehicles, including a school bus with no children aboard, on a rural Mississippi highway not far from the scene of another crash that killed eight people two days earlier. (Bill Graham/The Meridian Star via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 9:27 pm
SCOOBA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff is asking for prayers for his community after two wrecks claimed 11 lives in his mostly rural county this week. Three people were killed and several were injured Wednesday in a wreck involving multiple vehicles, including a school bus with no children...
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A floating crane able to lift 200 tons and which would be able to hoist the boat out of the water on its way on the site of the accident where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. South Korean officials say divers in Budapest have begun preparing a sunken tour boat in the hope that a huge floating crane can lift it out of the Danube River. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
June 05, 2019 - 11:28 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A huge floating crane, designed to lift a sunken sightseeing boat that was carrying South Korean tourists, arrived in Budapest on Wednesday as the search for more bodies continued, officials said. But rising waters in the Danube River could impede the crane from reaching...
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