Accidents and disasters

April 25, 2019 - 4:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A powerful tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday in northern Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Mozambique is one of the world's poorest countries and Cyclone Idai wiped out...
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Victims and rescue personnel walk in the ruins left by strong winds that hit a business area in rural Bryan, Texas, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Hail and damaging winds are forecast from San Antonio to South Texas. (Dave McDermand/College Station Eagle via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 9:25 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A woman and her two young children died Wednesday when the family car was caught in rushing flash flood waters in the West Texas rolling plains. The incident happened about 6 a.m. Wednesday at what's usually a small creek just outside Dublin, Texas, about 75 miles (120 kilometers)...
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Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
April 24, 2019 - 8:26 pm
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A California motorist told investigators Wednesday that he deliberately drove into a crosswalk in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, hitting seven people and injuring eight, but did not say why. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, was being held on eight counts of attempted murder as four...
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April 24, 2019 - 7:23 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A jury convicted a wealthy stock trader of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. Jurors deliberated for about 12 hours before...
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FILE - This April 20, 2015 file photo shows Parma, Mo., Mayor Tyus Byrd. On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the small southeast Missouri town remains under a watchful police presence after fires almost simultaneously burned the home of the former mayor hours after she left office, and the building that houses City Hall and the police department. ( J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 2:10 pm
A small southeast Missouri town remains under a watchful police presence after fires almost simultaneously burned the home of the former mayor hours after she left office, and the building that houses City Hall and the police department. Adding to the intrigue in tiny Parma, a racially-mixed town...
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Police stand outside an apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
April 24, 2019 - 2:08 pm
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight people injured in Northern California after a car plows into them (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A man who witnessed a California crash that injured eight people says when he approached the driver's side of the car, the man was repeatedly saying, "thank...
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Coffins of Easter Sunday bomb blast victims lay at a mass burial ground in Katuwapitiya village in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 24, 2019 - 11:59 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president shook up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, his office said Wednesday. The capital of Colombo, meanwhile,...
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People enjoy the ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the Wadden sea near Cuxhaven, Germany, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 11:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Meteorologists in Germany say rain forecast for the next few days is unlikely to provide much relief to parched fields and forests, raising fears of a repeat of last year's drought and serious wildfires. Udo Busch of the German meteorological agency DWD said if dry conditions prevail...
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Workers install protections on Notre Dame cathedral Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Paris. Professional mountain climbers were hired to install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral, as authorities raced to prevent further damage ahead of storms that are rolling in toward Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 24, 2019 - 8:11 am
PARIS (AP) — France's government has presented a bill aimed at speeding up the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral and providing transparency on how huge amounts of donation money for the restoration will be spent. The bill detailed Wednesday in a weekly Cabinet meeting will allow the government...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways lands following a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. Boeing Co. reports earnings Wednesday, April 24. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 24, 2019 - 7:51 am
Boeing is pulling its 2019 forecast over 737 Max uncertainty and says it's suspending its stock buybacks. The aerospace giant also provided first quarter results on Wednesday that missed Wall Street's estimates. Boeing Co. said its previously issued full-year guidance didn't account for 737 Max...
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