Accidents and disasters

In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, water flows down Oroville Dam's main spillway, near Oroville, Calif. Officials have ordered residents near the Oroville Dam in Northern California to evacuate the area Sunday, Feb. 12, saying a "hazardous situation is developing" after an emergency spillway severely eroded. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 2:49 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The sheriff of a California county where thousands of people were evacuated as a damaged spillway on a huge dam threatened to fail says repairs may need to be made...
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In this photo taken July 14, 2016, a car involved in an accident sits in the road McLean, Va. The Consumer Federation of America says it found premium hikes in some cases reaching $400. It looked at premium quotes in 10 cities from five of the nation’s largest auto insurers and found that Progressive aggressively used a not-at-fault penalty, surcharging drivers in eight of the ten cities. (AP Photo/Jennifer C. Kerr)
February 13, 2017 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most drivers don't expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn't their fault. But a consumer group says it happens, and it's a problem. The Washington-based Consumer Federation of America says it found rate hikes on annual premiums as...
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In this photo taken July 14, 2016, a car involved in an accident sits in the road McLean, Va. The Consumer Federation of America says it found premium hikes in some cases reaching $400. It looked at premium quotes in 10 cities from five of the nation’s largest auto insurers and found that Progressive aggressively used a not-at-fault penalty, surcharging drivers in eight of the ten cities. (AP Photo/Jennifer C. Kerr)
February 13, 2017 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most drivers don't expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn't their fault. But a consumer group says it happens, and it's a problem. The Washington-based Consumer Federation of America says it found rate hikes on annual premiums as...
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This photo shows the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam shortly early Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. Water levels at Lake Oroville are continuing to drop Monday and stopping water from spilling over the spillway. Evacuations for people living below the lake were ordered Sunday after authorities warned the emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 11:45 am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The water level dropped Monday behind the nation's tallest dam, reducing the risk of a catastrophic spillway collapse and easing fears that prompted the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downstream. As the day began, officials from the California Department of Water...
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Alan Boucher uses a farm tractor to dig out of his driveway during a blizzard, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Freeport, Maine. Snow up to two feet deep blanketed parts of the Northeast, just days after the biggest storm of the season dumped up to 19 inches of snow on the region. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
February 13, 2017 - 11:07 am
The Latest on a winter storm moving through the Northeast (all times local): 11:51 a.m. The winter storm moving through the Northeast has caused at least one weather-related death, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. A coroner says high winds took down a tree branch that crashed through a driver's...
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California Highway Patrol officer Ken Weckman directs traffic as residents evacuate Marysville, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Thousands of residents of Marysville and other Northern California communities were told to leave their homes Sunday evening as an emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing flood waters from Lake Oroville, according to officials from the California Department of Water Resources. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
February 13, 2017 - 8:13 am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local): 6:10 a.m. State officials are waiting for the light of dawn to inspect an erosion scar on the potentially hazardous emergency spillway at northern California's Oroville Dam...
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Kendra Curieo waits in traffic to evacuate Marysville, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Thousands of residents of Marysville and other Northern California communities were told to leave their homes Sunday evening as an emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing flood waters from Lake Oroville, according to officials from the California Department of Water Resources. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 5:58 am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders Monday as California authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails. About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake...
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Kendra Curieo waits in traffic to evacuate Marysville, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Thousands of residents of Marysville and other Northern California communities were told to leave their homes Sunday evening as an emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing flood waters from Lake Oroville, according to officials from the California Department of Water Resources. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 3:54 am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders Monday as California authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails. About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake...
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California Highway Patrol officer Ken Weckman directs traffic as residents evacuate Marysville, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Thousands of residents of Marysville and other Northern California communities were told to leave their homes Sunday evening as an emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing flood waters from Lake Oroville, according to officials from the California Department of Water Resources. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
February 13, 2017 - 2:04 am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local): 11:50 p.m. A California National Guard official says they will provide eight helicopters to assist with emergency spillway reconstruction at the nation's tallest dam located...
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California Highway Patrol officer Ken Weckman directs traffic as residents evacuate Marysville, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Thousands of residents of Marysville and other Northern California communities were told to leave their homes Sunday evening as an emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing flood waters from Lake Oroville, according to officials from the California Department of Water Resources. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
February 13, 2017 - 1:58 am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local): 11:50 p.m. A California National Guard official says they will provide eight helicopters to assist with emergency spillway reconstruction at the nation's tallest dam located...
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