Accidents

The site on Ketron Island in Washington state where an Horizon Air turboprop plane crashed after it was stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport is seen from the air, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, near Steilacoom, Wash. Investigators were working to find out how an airline employee stole the plane Friday and crashed it after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 11, 2018 - 4:39 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent working his regular shift stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and fatally crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, an aerial view shows the devastation of the Coffey Park neighborhood after a wildfire swept through in Santa Rosa, Calif. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters. The taxes come at a time when several other factors are also driving up building costs.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 11, 2018 - 10:39 am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are boosting the cost of building a home by thousands of dollars, and that's adding to the challenges of people trying to rebuild from California's wildfire and other disasters. The CEO of the California Building...
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This Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, photo released by the National Park Service shows the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed Saturday with pilot Craig Layson and four passengers from Poland onboard in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The National Park Service has ended attempts to recover bodies and wreckage of the small airplane that crashed Aug. 4 on a near-vertical mountain within Alaska's Denali National Park. The agency says it has determined that recovery of the bodies and the aircraft would exceed an acceptable level of risk. (National Park Service via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 9:03 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane that crashed in Alaska's Denali National Park, killing five people on board, will remain on a near-vertical mountainside because of the substantial risk to recovery crews, officials said Friday. The National Park Service announced it will end efforts to...
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A home appears cut off as a torrent of water rushes past, in Saint Ambroix, France, Thursday Aug. 9, 2018. Heavy rain has caused flash flooding, transforming rivers and streams into torrents, the interior minister Gerard Collomb said on Thursday. (Loic Spadafora via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 8:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Scandinavia warned of high winds on Friday amid storms that followed a long spell of hot, dry weather, while Germany's national railway worked to reopen routes closed the previous night due to storms. Across Norway, ferry companies canceled crossings on Friday...
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A woman collects some of her children's clothes in the ruin of her home destroyed by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Friday, Aug.10, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
August 10, 2018 - 7:25 am
MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over. The powerful quake claimed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands more and displaced over 270,000 people. But it left her own home in the provincial...
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August 08, 2018 - 11:14 am
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Italian police say gangsters dropped 25-kilo (55-pound) weights on the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics and other indigents in an insurance fraud racket that faked car accidents to obtain hundreds of thousands of euros in claim payments. Palermo police official Rodolfo...
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Visitors at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo were evacuated to Cheyenne Mountain High School and waited to be picked up after a powerful hailstorm storm hit the zoo Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Brandon Sneide, left, and his family were caught in the gift shop at the zoo. His son, Gabriel Sneide, clutches a stuffed animal from the zoo while he hugs his brother, Maximus Sneide. Savannah Sneide gets a hug from Sneide's girlfriend, Rebecca Andrews, while they wait for a ride. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 5:56 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado zoo was cleaning up Tuesday after a hail storm that killed two birds and sent five people to the hospital. Hail between about 3 to 4 inches (7.6 and 10.1 centimeters) — between the size of baseballs and softballs — smashed the skylights of several buildings...
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This Sept. 26, 1985 photo made available by NASA shows astronaut Sharon Christa McAuliffe. The high school teacher from Concord, N.H., never got to teach from space. She perished during the 1986 launch of shuttle Challenger, along with her six crewmates. (NASA via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 5:54 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally was released from space Tuesday, 32 years after she died aboard Challenger. NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education posted a video of astronaut-educator Ricky Arnold performing one of McAuliffe's...
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Victims are covered with sheets after a road accident on a state road in the area of Lesina, in the southern province of Foggia, Monday, Aug. 6 2018. 12 people, immigrant farm workers returning from work, have been killed and three injured as the van they were traveling with collided with a truck. (Franco Cautillo/ANSA via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 12:27 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's prime minister visited people who were injured when a truck carrying highly flammable gas crashed and exploded on a highway near Bologna, saying Tuesday it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies. Prosecutors have opened an investigation of Monday'...
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August 07, 2018 - 12:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British judge has sentenced a driver to six years in prison for hitting two pedestrians moments after he sent a text on his phone. Judge Robert Altham told 26-year-old Mohmed Salman Patel that he was so distracted he might as well have been driving with his eyes closed. Altham says...
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