Accidents and disasters

Law enforcement officers conduct a door-to-door search at an apartment complex in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. An Orlando police sergeant was shot and killed Monday after approaching a suspect wanted for questioning in the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, and a second law enforcement officer was killed in a motorcycle crash while responding to the massive manhunt for the suspect. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
January 10, 2017 - 5:40 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Orlando were engaged in a massive manhunt early Tuesday for a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer who approached him outside a Wal-Mart. The manhunt itself has led to the death of a sheriff's deputy in a traffic accident and the injury...
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Jason Williams, left, is rescued by Calfire rescue swimmer Danny Ciecek after Williams got snagged on trees while trying to kayak the Carmel River with a friend near Paso Hondo Road in Carmel Valley on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, after a large storm passed through Monterey County. (David Royal/The Monterey County Herald via AP)
January 10, 2017 - 4:56 am
FORESTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Northern California and Nevada braced for another powerful storm after getting lashed by downpours that flooded roads, homes and vineyards and toppled a storied giant sequoia. Parts of Northern California were soaked by more than a foot of rain over a 72-hour period that...
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Vineyards remain flooded in the Russian River Valley, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Forestville, Calif. A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada lifted rivers climbing out of their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate after warnings that hillsides parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
January 09, 2017 - 7:08 pm
FORESTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Emergency crews in rescue boats and helicopters rushed to take advantage of a one-day break between storms Monday to rescue stranded people and assess damage after the heaviest rain in a decade overwhelmed parts of California and Nevada. Wine country in Sonoma County,...
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FILE - This October 1990, file photo shows Michael Chamberlain, right, and then his wife Lindy when Lindy launched her book on the disappearance of her baby daughter Azaria in 1980. Chamberlain, who waged a long battle to prove his baby daughter was killed by a dingo in Australia's most notorious case of injustice, has died, Chamberlain's ex-wife Lindy confirmed Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. He was 72. (AP Photo/Russell McPhadran, File)
January 09, 2017 - 6:50 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Michael Chamberlain, who waged a decades-long battle to prove his baby daughter was killed by a dingo in Australia's most notorious case of injustice, has died, his former wife said Tuesday. He was 72. Chamberlain died suddenly, his ex-wife, Lindy Chamberlain, said in a statement...
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This Jan. 4, 2017, image provided by the U.S. Energy Department and its contractor Nuclear Waste Partnership shows workers moving waste underground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. The repository, the federal government's only underground spot for disposing of low-level nuclear waste, had been shuttered for nearly three years since a 2014 radiation release. (Sam Christensen/Nuclear Waste Partnership via U.S. Energy Department)
January 09, 2017 - 6:39 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The reopening of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository nearly three years after a radiation leak marks a key step toward cleaning up a decadeslong legacy of bomb-making and research, but the U.S. energy secretary said more needs to be done before a backlog...
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Orlando Police SWAT team surrounds apartments off Cinderlane Parkway in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, where they believe a gunman wanted in the fatal shooting of an Orlando Police officer is holed up. The Orlando Police Department announced the death of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton on its official Twitter account Monday morning. (Red Huber//Orlando Sentinel via AP)
January 09, 2017 - 5:31 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Orlando police sergeant was shot and killed Monday after approaching a suspect wanted for questioning in the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, and a second law enforcement officer was killed in a motorcycle crash while responding to a massive manhunt for the suspect...
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Vineyards remain flooded in the Russian River Valley, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Forestville, Calif. A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada lifted rivers climbing out of their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate after warnings that hillsides parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
January 09, 2017 - 5:08 pm
FORESTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Emergency crews in rescue boats and helicopters rushed to take advantage of a one-day break between storms Monday to rescue stranded people and assess damage after the heaviest rain in a decade overwhelmed parts of California and Nevada. A weekend storm dumped more than a...
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Orlando Police SWAT team surrounds apartments off Cinderlane Parkway in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, where they believe a gunman wanted in the fatal shooting of an Orlando Police officer is holed up. The Orlando Police Department announced the death of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton on its official Twitter account Monday morning. (Red Huber//Orlando Sentinel via AP)
January 09, 2017 - 3:52 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Orlando police sergeant was shot and killed Monday after approaching a suspect wanted for questioning in the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, and a second law enforcement officer was killed in a motorcycle crash while responding to a massive manhunt for the suspect...
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This Jan. 4, 2017, image provided by the U.S. Energy Department and its contractor Nuclear Waste Partnership shows workers moving waste underground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. The repository, the federal government's only underground spot for disposing of low-level nuclear waste, had been shuttered for nearly three years since a 2014 radiation release. (Sam Christensen/Nuclear Waste Partnership via U.S. Energy Department)
January 09, 2017 - 3:33 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The reopening of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository nearly three years after a radiation leak marks a key step toward cleaning up a decadeslong legacy of bomb-making and research, but the U.S. energy secretary said more needs to be done before a backlog...
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Vineyards remain flooded in the Russian River Valley, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Forestville, Calif. A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada lifted rivers climbing out of their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate after warnings that hillsides parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
January 09, 2017 - 3:05 pm
FORESTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada lifted rivers climbing out of their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate after warnings that hillsides parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. Northern California's Russian River...
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