Accidents and disasters

February 18, 2018 - 4:16 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the...
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February 18, 2018 - 3:33 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A spokesman for Iran's Aseman Airlines spokesman has told state TV that an airplane crash in southern Iran has killed all 66 people who were on board. Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai...
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February 18, 2018 - 12:01 am
BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — Bobbing listlessly in a small harbor near Dutchman Creek Park in Southport, a large boat drifted aimlessly in the wind before jerking to a halt, caught by its anchor. Mere feet from the boat, only the mast of another was visible above the water. As Southport resident Autumn...
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A downed helicopter lays in its side on top of a van, in Santiago Jimitepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from the Friday's earth quake crashed killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
February 17, 2018 - 5:23 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the only...
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy throws during a baseball spring training workout, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 17, 2018 - 4:56 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Danny Duffy is not much of a hitter, a .125 lifetime batting average. But the Royals pitcher acknowledges that earlier in his career, he wanted to slug some teammates. The lefty says the Kansas City clubhouse offered little guidance when he first came up. "We had an extreme...
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Two diners sit outside a restaurant on Reforma Avenue after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital, and setting off quake alert systems. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
February 17, 2018 - 2:24 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico appeared Saturday to have escaped major destruction after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattled the country, but it rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes that struck five months ago. The Interior Department said in a statement...
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February 17, 2018 - 1:52 pm
Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Jeffrey Collins. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take...
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February 17, 2018 - 10:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — A large fire has broken out in one of the most important temples of Tibetan Buddhism. The state-run Tibetan Daily newspaper reported that the Jokhang monastery in the regional capital of Lhasa caught fire at 6:40 p.m. Saturday before it was put out. No injuries were reported. The...
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A reporter raises her hands to ask a question of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, after he announced that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington. The defendants are accused of violating U.S. criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political process. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 17, 2018 - 7:01 am
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Two diners sit outside a restaurant on Reforma Avenue after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital, and setting off quake alert systems. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
February 16, 2018 - 11:44 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds gathered on Mexico City's central...
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