Accidents and disasters

Pope Francis celebrates an opening Mass for the Amazon synod, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Pope Francis is opening a divisive meeting on preserving the Amazon and ministering to its indigenous peoples, as he fends off attacks from conservatives who are opposed to his ecological agenda.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 06, 2019 - 6:21 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged bishops on Sunday to boldly shake up the status quo as they chart ways to better care for the Amazon and its indigenous people amid threats from forest fires, development and what he called ideological "ashes of fear." Francis opened a three-week meeting on...
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In this Oct. 5, 2019, photo released by the Department of National Parks, two elephants are seen stuck on the edge of the Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Nayok, central Thailand. A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in Thailand's national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a deep ravine. (Department of National Parks via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 4:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in a national park in Thailand, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two of the animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park discovered the two struggling elephants and the carcasses after dawn Saturday...
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Emergency personnel respond to utility pole explosions where multiple people were injured at the Old World Village on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Huntington Beach, Calif. "It was just like one giant fireball that went up" Megan Houck, 26, of Long Beach, Calif., said after an explosion occurred at the shopping and dining complex. (Emily Rasmussen/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 2:05 am
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities reported multiple injuries after a series of utility pole explosions Saturday night at a shopping and dining complex in the Los Angeles suburb of Huntington Beach, the Long Beach Press-Telegram and other media said. Among those who were injured by the...
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Paris prosecutor Jean-François Ricard gives a press conference at the Paris courthouse, France, Saturday Oct. 5, 2019. French prosecutors opened an investigation Friday that treats the fatal knife attack that a civilian employee carried out at Paris police headquarters as a potential act of terrorism. The longtime police employee stabbed four colleagues to death Thursday before he was shot and killed. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
October 05, 2019 - 1:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — The perpetrator of a deadly knife attack at a Paris police headquarters was likely in contact with members of an ultra-conservative Islamic movement, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday. In a press conference, Jean-Francois Ricard said the civilian employee, who killed four of his...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2002, file photo, the Nine-O-Nine, a Collings Foundation B-17 Flying Fortress, flies over Thomasville, Ala., during its journey from Decatur, Ala., to Mobile, Ala. A B-17 vintage World War II-era bomber plane crashed Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, just outside New England's second-busiest airport, and a fire-and-rescue operation was underway, official said. Airport officials said the plane was associated with the Collings Foundation, an educational group that brought its "Wings of Freedom" vintage aircraft display to Bradley International Airport this week. (John David Mercer/Press-Register via AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 9:37 pm
The roar of its four engines, the plexiglass nose, the bristling machine guns — for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts, few thrills compare with that of a flight aboard aircraft like the B-17 Flying Fortress, the World War II bomber that helped smash the Nazi war machine. "It made you feel like...
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Sylvania Township fire and police crews respond to a multiple vehicle crash involving a bus, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Sylvania Township, near Toledo, Ohio. Authorities say the bus carrying developmentally disabled people flipped over during the crash and sent 13 people to hospitals. (Lori King/The Blade via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 6:10 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a bus carrying developmentally disabled people flipped over during a crash with other vehicles in Ohio, sending 17 people to hospitals. Township Fire Chief Michael Ramm says five people's injuries were severe. The Ohio State Highway Patrol...
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In this aerial image taken from video, emergency crews respond to where a World War II-era bomber B-17 plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (WFXT Boston 25 News via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 10:53 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A pilot with more than 7,000 hours of experience flying a B-17 and his co-pilot were among seven people killed when the bomber crashed and burned at a Connecticut airport, officials said Thursday. Pilot Ernest McCauley, 75, of Long Beach, California, had flown for over...
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This undated photo provided by Debra Riddell, show her with her husband Robert Riddell, left, of East Granby, Conn. Robert Riddell was among those killed Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, when a World War II-era bomber plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. (Debra Riddell via AP) .
October 03, 2019 - 4:45 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The wife of a man who died in a B-17 bomber crash in Connecticut says she had “a really bad feeling” the plane was going to go down. Debra Riddell says she was at the airport...
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Waves crash against the rocks outside Horta, in the Portuguese island of Faial, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores archipelago with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves and significantly damaging one island's main port. (AP Photo/Joao Henriques)
October 03, 2019 - 1:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — British forecasters say remnants of former Hurricane Lorenzo are bringing very high wind gusts and possible travel disruptions to parts of Britain and Ireland. Now named Storm Lorenzo, its wet and windy weather was to hit Ireland and Britain on Thursday night and early Friday,...
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In this Sept. 26, 2019, photo, cars pass Rockefeller University in New York. Prestigious universities around the world, including Rockefeller, have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became embroiled in lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic, financial records show. Rockefeller accepted more money from the Sacklers than any other school in recent history. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 03, 2019 - 9:55 am
BOSTON (AP) — Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became embroiled in lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic, financial records show. Some of the donations...
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