Accidents and disasters

People wait on a the other side of a road which has been cut by the flood water after Cyclone Merkunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Cyclone Merkunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula on Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines and leaving at least one person dead and 40 missing, officials said. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 26, 2018 - 10:13 pm
SALALAH, Oman (AP) — A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years' worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least six people while more than 30 remain...
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May 26, 2018 - 6:41 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency for several counties ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto. The order effective at 6 a.m. Sunday covers 40 counties across the southern portion of the state. The...
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Gulfport, Miss., residents shovel sand into bags at a Harrison County Road Department sand bagging location, while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its way through the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday, May 26, 2018. The slow moving storm is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, storm surges, high wind and flash flooding this holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 26, 2018 - 6:34 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Cuba was being pounded by rain...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 11, 2018, file photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck stopped at a red light in South Jordan, Utah. The Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into the stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked up speed for 3.5 seconds before crashing into the firetruck the report said. The driver manually hit the brakes a fraction of a second before impact. (South Jordan Police Department via AP,File)
May 26, 2018 - 11:24 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked...
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A photo provided by the Portland (Ore.) Police Bureau shows Greg Phillip Porter, 61, who is being held at the Multnomah County jail on several counts, including three counts each of attempted murder and assault, in connection with a hit-and-run. A driver rammed into three women walking on a sidewalk Friday, May 25, 2018, in downtown Portland, critically injuring one of them, before speeding away and being arrested within hours of the crash, authorities said. (Portland Police Bureau via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 2:14 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A driver rammed into three women walking on a sidewalk Friday in downtown Portland, critically injuring one of them, before speeding away and getting arrested within hours of the crash, authorities said. Greg Phillip Porter, 61, is being held at the Multnomah County jail on...
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In a Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, a sign posted at a trail leading into the national forest in Flagstaff, Ariz., tells the public no one is allowed in. Multiple areas of national forests around Arizona are closed because of extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
May 26, 2018 - 1:23 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring's boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man's home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of...
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This May 22, 2018 photo from video from an unpiloted aircraft provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows flow from what scientists call fissure 22 as lava from Kilauea Volcano continues to flow into the ocean, top, near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 9:06 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island. He moved his class to the community of Pahala's gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash...
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May 25, 2018 - 8:52 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was roiling parts...
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May 25, 2018 - 6:45 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Workers had to evacuate the U.S. government's only underground nuclear waste repository after finding a container of waste misaligned inside its packaging, but officials confirmed Friday that no radiation was released. It marked another problem for the New Mexico facility...
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In this image made from CCTV footage released by Peel Regional Police, two suspects enter a glass doorway of the Bombay Bhel Indian restaurant, late Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Mississauga, suburb of Toronto, Canada. Police are searching for the two suspects in connection with the explosion caused by "improvised explosive device" ripped through the restaurant, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. (Peel Regional Police via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 3:16 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Investigators were seeking two suspects Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Police said two people with their faces covered to conceal their...
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