Accidents and disasters

Charlotte Charles, left, mother of British teenager Harry Dunn, and her husband Bruce Charles, center arrive at Union Station in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The family of a British teenager killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat's wife was headed to the White House on Tuesday for a meeting with senior administration officials. On the phone is family spokesman Radd Seiger. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 16, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The grieving parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat's wife felt ambushed when President Donald Trump tried to get them to meet with the woman in front of the press, attorneys for the couple said Wednesday. Charlotte Charles and...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia. Federal investigators say an aging, failed elbow pipe appears to be the cause of the June fire and subsequent explosions that left five people with minor injuries and destroyed part of the processing unit at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released a preliminary report Wednesday, Oct. 16 on findings from the June 21 explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 16, 2019 - 10:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aging, failed elbow pipe appears to be the initial cause of a June 21 fire and subsequent explosions that injured five people at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast, federal investigators said Wednesday. The U.S. Chemical and Safety Hazard Investigation Board released...
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October 16, 2019 - 10:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal investigators say an aging, failed elbow pipe appears to be the cause of a June fire and subsequent explosions that left five people with minor injuries and destroyed part of the processing unit at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast. The U.S. Chemical Safety and...
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Charlotte Charles, mother of Harry Dunn, who died after his motorbike was involved in an August 2019 accident in Britain with Anne Sacoolas, wife of an American diplomat, speaks at a news conference as she is joined by husband Bruce Charles, left, stepfather of Dunn, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in New York. The family is seeking answers after Sacoolas returned to the United States after being granted diplomatic immunity following the crash. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
October 15, 2019 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Tuesday with the parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat's wife. The White House declined to say what message the president had delivered, but a spokesman for the family suggested they may have been...
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CORRECTS TO SAY WHAT AUTHORITIES THOUGHT WERE THE REMNANTS OF AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE TURNED OUT TO BE A NONEXPLOSIVE DEVICE - Marnie Wedgwood hugs her son evacuated from the Rossiter Elementary School in Helena, Mont., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, after authorities found what they thought were the remnants of an improvised explosive device on the school playground. Authorities evacuated the elementary school in Montana's capital city Tuesday after officials found the unknown materials, but they turned out to be a plastic bottle filled with nuts and bolts left in the schoolyard. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 8:12 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities evacuated an elementary school in Montana on Tuesday after officials found what they thought were the remnants of a homemade bomb that exploded, but it turned out to be a plastic bottle filled with nuts and bolts left in the schoolyard. School officials in Helena...
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Firefighters search for people who are trapped after a building collapsed in Fortaleza, Ceara state, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. A seven-story building collapsed Tuesday in the northeastern city of Fortaleza, killing at least one person. City authorities informed several others are under the debris, and some of them are communicating with relatives and rescue teams by telephone. (LC Moreira/Futura Press via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 4:08 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A seven-story building collapsed Tuesday in an upscale part of the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, killing one person and leaving others trapped with some communicating with family members by cellphone from under debris, officials said. Fire department commander Cleyton Bezerra...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 11, 2019 file photo, a crane places the wreckage of the Hableany sightseeing boat on a transporting barge at Margaret Bridge, the scene of the fatal boat accident in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian police say that the deceased captain of the tour boat which sank after colliding with a river cruise ship on the Danube River was not to blame for the deadly incident. Twenty-eight people, mostly South Korean tourists, aboard the Hableany (Mermaid) sightseeing boat died after their vessel collided with the Viking Sigyn river cruise ship on May 29. The remains of a South Korean tourist have yet to be recovered. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP, file)
October 15, 2019 - 12:18 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Experts have concluded that the captain of a sightseeing boat that collided on the Danube River with a much larger cruise ship was not responsible for the deadly crash that killed 28 people, including himself, Hungarian police said Tuesday. The small Hableany (Mermaid) tour...
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This image taken from video provided by National Transportation Safety Board shows damage from a World War II-era B-17 bomber plane that crashed Wednesday at Bradley International Airport, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 in Windsor Locks, Conn. The plane crashed and burned after experiencing mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday morning from Bradley International Airport. (NTSB via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 10:47 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A preliminary report by investigators on the B-17 crash that killed seven people at a Connecticut airport this month does not shed light on the possible cause. The National Transportation Safety Board said in the report Tuesday that the wreckage has been kept for further...
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A vehicle sits in front of a home destroyed by Typhoon Hagibis Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nagano, Japan. More victims and more damage have been found in typhoon-hit areas of central and northern Japan, where rescue crews are searching for people still missing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 15, 2019 - 3:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — The typhoon that ravaged Japan last week hit with unusual speed and ferocity, leaving homes buried in mud and people stranded on rooftops. But nothing spoke more of the powerlessness of modernization against natural disasters than rows of bullet trains deluged in floodwaters in Nagano...
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Michiko Yoshimura cleans up her home heavily damaged by Typhoon Hagibis Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nagano, Japan. More victims and more damage have been found in typhoon-hit areas of central and northern Japan, where rescue crews are searching for people still missing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 15, 2019 - 3:11 am
NAGANO, Japan (AP) — The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual reconstruction. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a...
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