Accidents and disasters

Street shops are seen collapsed due to gusty winds preceding the landfall of cyclone Fani on the outskirts of Puri, in the Indian state of Odisha, Friday, May 3, 2019. Indian authorities have evacuated hundreds of thousands of people along the country's eastern coast ahead of a cyclone moving through the Bay of Bengal. Meteorologists say Cyclone Fani was expected to make landfall on Friday with gale-force winds of up to 200 kilometers (124 miles) per hour likely starting Thursday night. It warned of "extremely heavy falls" over parts of the state of Odisha and its southern neighbor Andhra Pradesh. (AP Photo)
May 03, 2019 - 6:44 am
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Cyclone Fani tore through India's eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and winds gusting up to 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour and affecting weather as far away as Mount Everest as it approached the former imperial capital of Kolkata. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, rhe Development Driller III, which drilled the relief well and pumped the cement to seal the Macondo well, the source of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil spill, is seen in the Gulf Of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The Trump administration on Thursday, May 2, 2019, moved to ease safety regulations adopted after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout, the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history that killed nearly a dozen people. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
May 03, 2019 - 6:03 am
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to give oil and gas companies more flexibility in meeting safety requirements imposed after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed nearly a dozen people and was the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. The...
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An aerial shot shows widespread destruction caused by Cyclone Kenneth when it struck Ibo island north of Pemba city in Mozambique, Wednesday, May, 1, 2019. The government has said more than 40 people have died after the cyclone made landfall on Thursday, and the humanitarian situation in Pemba and other areas is dire. More than 22 inches (55 centimeters) of rain have fallen in Pemba since Kenneth arrived just six weeks after Cyclone Idai tore into central Mozambique. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
May 02, 2019 - 2:33 pm
IBO ISLAND, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique ripped the island of Ibo apart. Nearly a week after the storm roared in, Associated Press journalists found widespread devastation. The aerial approach to the island showed communities flattened. The overwhelming majority of homes...
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May 02, 2019 - 12:55 pm
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A local emergency director says nobody was hurt by an explosion inside a silo at a milling company in south Mississippi. WLBT-TV reports the explosion happened Thursday morning at M&M Milling in Brookhaven. The station said the silo contained a "fine powdered product,"...
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In this satellite image acquired from the Indian Metrological Department, shows Cyclone Fani in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated along India’s eastern coast on Thursday as authorities braced for a cyclone moving through the Bay of Bengal that was forecast to bring “extremely severe” wind and rain. (Indian Metrological Department via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 7:22 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated along India's eastern coast on Thursday as authorities braced for a cyclone moving through the Bay of Bengal that was forecast to bring extremely severe wind and rain. The India Meteorological Department in New Delhi said Cyclone Fani...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado listens during a question and answer session with a small group of journalists at a hotel, as he visits Mexico City. Bennet says he is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. The three-term senator made the announcement Thursday on “CBS This Morning.” He is now among more than 20 Democrats seeking the party’s presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
May 02, 2019 - 7:18 am
DENVER (AP) — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado jumped into the packed Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, announcing a 2020 campaign that had been stalled while he was treated for prostate cancer. Bennet, a former head of Denver Public Schools who has carved out a reputation as a...
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Map locates approximate location of Iranian tanker that analysts say is leaking oil in Red Sea; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
May 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker carrying over 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffered a malfunction in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, authorities said Thursday, raising concerns that the vessel could be leaking. The incident involving the Happiness I came as U.S...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2017 file photo a lifeguard scans a crowded shoreline at Manhattan Beach, Calif. New population estimates show California's births fell by 18,000 last year, prompting the slowest recorded growth rate in the country's most populous state. (AP Photo/John Antczak,File)
May 01, 2019 - 9:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California had its slowest recorded growth rate in its history last year as the country's most populous state was hit by a slowdown in immigration and a sharp decline of births. Estimates released Wednesday show California had 39.9 million people as of Jan. 1, adding...
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FILE - This combination of June 2017 file booking photos provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris, left, and Derick Almena, at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. More than two years after 36 people died in the fire, Almena and Harris, the two men who face charges of involuntary manslaughter, will stand trial on charges that they allegedly illegally converted the industrial building into an unlicensed entertainment venue and artist live-work space. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 01, 2019 - 2:12 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A defense attorney told jurors Wednesday that his client is a family man and artist wrongly charged with a California warehouse fire that killed three dozen people. "My client is not some despot, cult leader, manipulator of the truth," defense lawyer Tony Serra said of Derick...
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May 01, 2019 - 11:54 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area officials have approved the hiring of additional assistant district attorneys to prosecute environmental crimes following two major chemical plant fires that closed schools and leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters. Harris County commissioners on Tuesday authorized...
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