Accidents and disasters

In this image taken from video provided by Ben Hood, a firefighter works to extinguish a fire, Thursday, July 4, 2019, following an earthquake in Ridgecrest, Calif. (Ben Hood via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 11:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks. The 6.4 magnitude...
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July 04, 2019 - 11:20 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two people were killed and a third was injured when an SUV crashed into a California bus stop. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports two men died when the vehicle crashed into a bus stop in San Diego around 11 a.m. Thursday. A 49-year-old woman was taken to a hospital, where she was...
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Relatives arrive to identify the bodies of their loved ones, who died in fishing boat that capsized off the Caribbean coast of Honduras, at the Catarasca Naval Base, in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, Thursday, July 4, 2019. The fishing vessel sank during bad weather Wednesday near Cayo Gorda in the Caribbean off Honduras' northern coast. (Jorge Cabrera/Pool via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 9:28 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Survivors of the sinking of two Honduran fishing boats that claimed at least 27 lives said Thursday they thought they also were going to perish. "The only thing we could think at that moment is that we were going to die there, but God is great," said Dexin Ordónez, one...
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Bourbon mixes with water in the Kentucky River, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, following an overnight fire at a Jim Beam distillery in Woodford County, Ky. Firefighters from four counties responded to the blaze that erupted late Tuesday. (Pat McDonogh/Courier Journal via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 4:06 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The fire that destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with aging bourbon in Kentucky continued to burn Thursday as officials said the decision on whether to extinguish is still a day or two away. Woodford County Emergency Management Director Drew Chandler said in a...
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Debris covers the ground and an emergency vehicle after an airstrike at a detention center in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. An airstrike hit the detention center for migrants early Wednesday, killing several. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)
July 04, 2019 - 3:44 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on migrants from Libya (all times local): 9:25 p.m. An Italian humanitarian group says its boat rescued 54 migrants north of Libya, where an airstrike on a detention center killed at least 44 migrants this week. Beppe Caccia, a coordinator for Mediterranea Saving Humans,...
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An unidentified Malian survivor, right, of a shipwreck sits in the Red Crescent center of Zarzis, southern Tunisia, Thursday, July 4, 2019. The U.N. migration agency says a boat carryinsg 86 migrants from Libya sank in the Mediterranean overnight, and just three people on board survived, with 82 missing. The shipwreck late Wednesday off the Tunisian city of Zarzis came a day after a deadly airstrike on a Libyan detention center that killed at least 44 migrants. (AP Photo/Sami Jelassi)
July 04, 2019 - 3:40 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A boat from Libya carrying 86 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and left only three survivors, authorities said Thursday, after an airstrike on a detention center near the Libyan capital killed dozens of others. The twin tragedies illustrate the almost unthinkable choice facing those...
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July 04, 2019 - 8:01 am
ROME (AP) — A 55-year-old German woman has died after falling into a crevasse on the Forni glacier in Italy's northern Lombardy region. The alpine rescue services said that two other German climbers were seriously injured in Wednesday morning's accident. The woman and the two men were part of a...
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Residents past by an overturned car in the aftermath of a tornado in Kaiyuan in northeastern China's Liaoning province Thursday, July 4, 2019. A tornado blew through the city in northeast China, damaging factories and buildings, killing some people and injuring others, state media reported Thursday (Chinatopix Via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 6:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — A tornado blew through a city in northeast China, damaging factories and buildings, killing six people and injuring another 190, state media reported Thursday. The tornado hit Kaiyuan, a county-level city in Liaoning province, late Wednesday afternoon, local authorities said in a...
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Navy sailors attend a religion service to commemorate the crew members that were killed on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea research submersibles at Kronshtadt Navy Cathedral outside St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Some crew members survived a fire that killed 14 sailors on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea submersibles, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday without specifying the number of survivors from the blaze. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 04, 2019 - 6:46 am
KRONSHTADT, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday confirmed reports that the navy's deep-sea submersible vessel that caught fire on Monday, killing 14 seamen, was nuclear-powered. Russian officials previously declined to release any details of the vessel, citing its secret...
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Ash rises into the sky a day after a volcano erupted on the small Sicilian island of Stromboli, southern Italy, early Thursday, 4 July 2019. Civil protection authorities said a hiker was killed during the eruptions on Wednesday which sent about 30 tourists jumping into the sea for safety. (Bartolino Leone/ANSA via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 4:51 am
MILAN (AP) — Firefighters using helicopters and motorboats are continuing to douse fires ignited by a volcanic eruption on the Sicilian island of Stromboli that killed a hiker. Mayor Marco Giorgianni told the news agency ANSA on Thursday that about 100 people evacuated the island after a violent...
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