Accidents and disasters

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures towards a chart with proposed funding to deal with the state's homelessness as he discusses his revised state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday, June 13, 2019, on a $214.8 billion operating budget, sending the plan to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk with a focus on expanding access to health insurance while spending billions of new money on homelessness and housing. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 13, 2019 - 7:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A $214.8 billion budget approved Thursday by California lawmakers would upgrade the state's aging 911 system following the most devastating wildfire season in state history and help middle class families pay their monthly health insurance premiums. To fund those changes,...
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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, June 13, 2019. A portrait of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini hangs on the wall. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 1:23 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 9:25 p.m. A spokesman for the U.S. Central Command says 21 crew members rescued from the oil tanker Kokuka Courageous are now on board the Navy's USS Bainbridge...
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This Monday, June 10, 2019, photo shows the Big Cottonwood Creek, in the Big Cottonwood canyon, near Salt Lake City. The summer's melting snowpack is creating raging rivers that are running high, fast and icy cold. The state's snowpack this winter was about 150 percent higher than the historical average and double the previous year, which was the driest on record dating back to 1874, said Brian McInerney, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Large parts of the Salt Lake City metro area sits near the foothills of the towering Wasatch Range. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought above-average snowfall to much of Colorado, Utah and...
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In this photo provided by the Budapest Police and taken on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the Hableany (Mermaid) tour boat is inspected after being raised out of the Danube River and taken to a Budapest dock, in Budapest. A Budapest court says that the Ukrainian cruise ship captain suspected of responsibility in a deadly collision with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River has been released on bail. The captain's Viking Sigyn collided with the Hableany (Mermaid) on May 29. (Budapest Police via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 9:45 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Ukrainian cruise ship captain suspected of responsibility in a deadly collision with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River has been released on bail, a Budapest court said Thursday. The Capital City Court said that the captain, identified earlier only as Yuriy C., isn'...
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Fallen trees lie on a road after a heavy thunderstorm in Henningsdoirf, near Berlin, Germany, June 12, 2019. Authorities say that about 20 people have been injured in eastern Germany by gusty winds and thunderstorms. (Julian Staehle/dpa via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 4:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say that about 20 people have been injured in eastern Germany by gusty winds and thunderstorms. German news agency dpa reported Thursday eight people were injured Wednesday night at an outdoor wedding party when a tree branch crashed onto them in Blankensee in the...
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People try to move a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat, India, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Authorities have evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall as the year's second major storm. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind, could glance the western state of Gujarat Thursday afternoon before returning to sea. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
June 13, 2019 - 2:50 am
VERAVAL, India (AP) — Authorities evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall on Thursday as the year's second major storm. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind,...
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This undated photo provided by the Collin County Jail shows Kendrell Lavar Lyles. Lyles has been charged in the slayings of three Dallas women. (Collin County Jail via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 8:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A 33-year-old man has been arrested in the slayings of three women in Dallas, including a transgender woman whose death brought nationwide attention, police said Wednesday. Kendrell Lavar Lyles has been charged with three counts of murder in the deaths, including last month's slaying...
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June 12, 2019 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Jamaican fishermen were detained for nearly a month aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the Caribbean Sea, spending much of their time chained to the deck in the blistering sun while their families believed they were dead, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Coast...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2017, file photo, a resident in a nearby building watches smoke rise from a building on fire in London. An American lawyer known for winning huge legal awards over deadly construction accidents plans to hold a news conference in Philadelphia on the 2017 apartment fire in London that killed 72 people. The BBC has reported that more than 100 people plan to join a product liability lawsuit targeting U.S. companies that make products used at the complex. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 11, 2019 - 9:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Faulty building materials helped spread a devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower in 2017, turning the residential complex into a "flaming coffin" for the 72 people who died, according to a product liability suit filed Tuesday in the United States. Nearly 250 survivors and...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Party of Iowa's annual dinner in West Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 11, 2019 - 8:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local): 7:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling Iowa Republicans he's "reversing eight painful years of economic surrender." Iowa's heavily rural economy is anxious about trade disputes he's initiated that...
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