Accidents and disasters

Wesley Mantooth lifts a wooden chair out a window of the home of his father, Robert, in Abilene, Texas, on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Many residents said a tornado struck in the early morning hours. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 5:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. Tornadoes touched down Friday in Kansas and rural parts of Nebraska, tearing up trees and...
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In this image from video provided by WABC TV, flames shoot from the digital billboard at 3 Times Square in New York City, Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the building the sign is attached to. (WABC TV via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square. Flames stated to shoot out of the LED billboard just after 3 p.m. Saturday. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the building the sign is attached to...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2019, a container ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bound for the Port of Oakland. Federal officials are promoting a campaign to get ships to slow down as they approach San Francisco and other California ports so they are less likely to injure or kill whales. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday, May 17, 2019, marine experts say four of the 10 gray whales found dead near San Francisco this year were killed by ships. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2019 - 8:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A growing number of shipping companies are slowing down as they approach San Francisco and other California ports so they are less likely to injure or kill whales. Marine experts say four of the 10 gray whales found dead near San Francisco this year were killed by ships, the...
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An on ramp to Interstate 215 is closed off on Friday, May 17, 2019, in California. A wide area including the 215 freeway remained off-limits around an F-16 fighter jet crash site in Southern California on Friday as military and civilian authorities investigated. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
May 17, 2019 - 7:39 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet that crashed through the roof of a Southern California warehouse was armed with live ammunition and authorities planned to dispose of its ordnance Friday, authorities said. The Air National Guard jet was carrying a "standard armament" package, Col...
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Jockey Trevor McCarthy, right, looks on as track officials tend to his ride Congrats Gal after the horse collapsed after the eighth horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Lauren Helber)
May 17, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83-degree heat and was eased to the finish line. The Florida-bred...
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A crane lifts the damaged Sukhoi SSJ100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines in Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, May 6, 2019. Russian emergency workers have recovered 41 bodies and two flight recorders from the wreckage of the plane that caught fire during an emergency landing in Moscow, officials said Monday as they sought to discover the cause of the disaster. (AP Photo)
May 17, 2019 - 2:12 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian state news agency says a report from the country's civil aviation authority indicates that the crew of an airliner that caught fire while making an emergency landing, killing 41 people, had not deployed the plane's air brakes. The report Friday indicated that human error...
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This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows where an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2019. Maj. Perry Covington, director of public affairs at the base, says the pilot ejected before the crash and was not hurt and there are no immediate reports of injuries on the ground. (KABC-TV via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 11:26 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in California, sending a dozen people to hospitals for evaluation after they were exposed to debris, authorities said. The pilot ejected and parachuted to safety, said Maj. Perry...
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May 16, 2019 - 11:23 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a military jet that crashed into a Southern California warehouse (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A fire official says a dozen people have been treated for exposure to debris after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a Southern California warehouse without causing...
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May 16, 2019 - 3:00 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An international aid organization says it only has enough funding to continue safe burials for Ebola victims in eastern Congo for two more weeks. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Thursday that unless it gets more funding it won't be...
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In this 2014 photo, Randy Sullivan poses for a photo in Ketchikan, Alaska. Sullivan was the pilot of one of the two sightseeing planes that crashed in midair Monday, May 13, 2019, the National Transportation Safety Board announced after a team arrived from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash. Alaska State Troopers in a statement late Tuesday said Sullivan was killed in the crash. (James Glionna/Los Angeles Times via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 10:41 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family's savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vivacious personality and a heart of gold were among the six victims in this week's deadly midair...
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