Accidents and disasters

Waves crash on a seafront road in Horta, in the Portuguese island of Faial, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Hurricane Lorenzo lashed the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands with heavy rain, powerful winds and high waves Wednesday, but initial reports said it caused only minor damage. (AP Photo/Joao Henriques)
October 02, 2019 - 4:12 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores Islands with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves but causing only minor damage, according to authorities. The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the Category 2 hurricane felled trees...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010, file photo, a massive fire roars through a neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. U.S. transportation officials have finalized long-delayed measures meant to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions but don't address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur. They had been in the works for almost a decade following a massive gas explosion in San Bruno. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
October 01, 2019 - 6:35 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials on Tuesday adopted long-delayed measures that are meant to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions but don't address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur. The new rules from the Department of Transportation apply to...
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Residents board up a door in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Lorenzo in Horta, the capital of the Portuguese island of Faial, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The Category 2 hurricane is expected to hit the Atlantic Ocean Portuguese archipelago of the Azores Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Lorenzo was previously a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest storm ever observed so far north and east in the Atlantic basin. (AP Photo/Joao Henriques)
October 01, 2019 - 4:22 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A hurricane packing a punch rarely witnessed in the mid-Atlantic Ocean is bearing down on the Azores Islands, placing emergency services on red alert for waves that could reach eight stories high, winds that could flatten homes and heavy rains that could turn into torrents...
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This image made from video provided by Taiwan's Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. (Taiwan's Military News Agency via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 2:58 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel, including divers were searching for possible victims...
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A ferry leaves the harbour as high waves are seen on the Baltic Sea in Warnemuende, eastern Germany, on a stormy Monday, Sept.30, 2019. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
September 30, 2019 - 1:11 pm
BERLIN (AP) — High winds swept across parts of central Europe on Monday, leaving three people dead, disrupting transport and causing power outages. Slovak police said a 14-year-old boy was killed by a fallen tree in Nitra, east of Bratislava, and an unspecified number of his fellow students were...
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William Byron (24) leads through Turn 1 at the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 29, 2019 - 2:40 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff elimination race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Kyle Larson has won the first stage of Sunday's elimination race on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson got past pole-sitter William Byron in the first turn of a...
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The Moria refugee camp is seen on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos have partly reopened the country's largest refugee camp as it was declared "non-manageable" Friday and new arrivals were turned away after the number of inhabitants at the camp reached 12,000 — four times higher than its official capacity. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
September 29, 2019 - 12:41 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Migrants protesting at an overcrowded camp on the Greek island of Lesbos set fires and clashed with police Sunday, killing at least one person, authorities said. A burned body was brought to a local hospital and there is information about an unconfirmed second death, police...
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September 29, 2019 - 11:38 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Greece (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Migrants protesting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have set fires both inside and outside the camp, and have clashed with police. Police and local authorities say there are unconfirmed reports of two...
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September 29, 2019 - 8:40 am
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall has been charged with terrorism. Police in Schaumburg announced early Sunday morning that the state's attorney had authorized the charge against 22-year-old Javier Garcia, of Palatine, Illinois. Garcia...
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Afghan women wait for the a polling station to open in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)
September 28, 2019 - 11:49 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When...
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