Accidents and disasters

A fast-moving fire continues to rage across Wasco County southeast of The Dalles, Ore., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Firefighters crept into the fields in water trucks and attempted to douse the leading edges of the fire from behind as it burned through acres of wheat, with everything behind the flames charred black. The region has seen drought conditions in many areas. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 10:44 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person, forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency Wednesday. The flames near the city of The Dalles started Tuesday and expanded...
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A firefighting aircraft makes a water drop on a wildfire approaching a house, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Spokane, Wash. Fire crews from Spokane, Spokane Valley and Fire District 9 are fighting a fast-moving wildfire just north of Upriver Drive that has engulfed several homes and prompted fire officials to call for a level three evacuation for homeowners in the area. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 7:49 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on fires in the Pacific Northwest (all times local): 4:45 p.m. One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon. The Wasco County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday the body was found a short distance from the burned...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly multi-vehicle crash involving a bus that occurred on Interstate 25 north of Bernalillo, N.M., on Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Greg Sorber/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 7:27 pm
ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) — Some callers were breathless and others were crying as they flooded emergency phone lines to report the aftermath of a deadly weekend bus crash on a dark New Mexico highway. "There's children bleeding, there's people unconscious," a female caller tells a dispatcher. "They'...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2014 file photo, the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sits in a conservation tank at a lab in North Charleston, S.C. Scientists studying the world's first submarine to sink an enemy ship say the Confederate crew never released an emergency mechanism that could have helped them survive their mission. The H.L. Hunley and its eight crewmembers disappeared in February 1864 in Charleston Harbor shortly after signaling it had placed explosives on the hull of a Union ship. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)
July 18, 2018 - 4:09 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Scientists studying the world's first submarine to sink an enemy ship said Wednesday that the doomed Confederate crew did not release an emergency mechanism that could have helped the vessel surface quickly. The 1,000 pounds (454 kilograms) of what are called keel blocks would...
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Smoke rises from just beyond a bank of trees and homes, as a wildfire threatens large tracts of land, outside Ljusdal, Sweden, Tuesday July 17, 2018. This is one of about 80 wildfires reported in Sweden, due to the dry weather. (Maja Suslin / TT via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 12:11 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden says it has mobilized all available resources to put out dozens of wildfires raging across the country. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency said Wednesday that two Canadair CL-415 water-bombing planes on loan from Italy joined the firefighting efforts that included...
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A rescue worker from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO helps a migrant, rescued off the Libyan coast, on Tuesday July 17, 2018. Proactiva Open Arms said it found one woman alive Tuesday and another dead, along with the body of a toddler, amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat some 80 nautical miles from the Libyan coast. (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 9:23 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3: 20 p.m. Turkish Cypriot official says 16 people have drowned and 105 have been rescued from a boat that capsized off Cyprus' northern coastline. The official said rescue crews were searching Wednesday for another...
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Members of the Chesna family, from left, Michael's brother Eric, his mother Maryann and father Chuckie, support each other during a vigil for slain Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna and an innocent bystander Vera Adams at Weymouth High School on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Weymouth, Mass. The man charged in their deaths, Emanuel Lopes, 20, will either be arraigned at his hospital bedside or in court, possibly Tuesday. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 6:58 pm
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment of Emanuel Lopes, who is accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer, as well as an innocent bystander. (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A wake for slain Massachusetts police officer Michael Chesna will be held on Thursday. It will take place at...
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The Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif, on Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 17, 2018 - 6:55 pm
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all park trails remained open. The blaze roaring...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo a worker assembles interior cabinets for a boat at Regal Marine Industries in Orlando, Fla. On Tuesday, July 17, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for June. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rebounded last month after being dragged down in May by a fire at an auto parts plant. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production — which includes output at factories, mines and utilities — climbed 0.6 percent in June, recovering from a...
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July 17, 2018 - 7:08 am
DUQUESNE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a stolen SUV being pursued by police and driven the wrong way on a Pennsylvania highway crashed head-on into a car, injuring the car's driver. Four people in the SUV fled the scene on foot following the crash that occurred early Tuesday on Route 837 in Duquesne...
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