Accidents and disasters

In this Sept. 22, 2017 photo, Hector Rodarte, right, helps salvage personal items from a neighbor's home, destroyed in a 7.1 earthquake, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico. Rodarte lost his right leg below the knee seven years ago when a car ran him over. That hasn’t stopped him from toiling in a brigade of civilian volunteers clearing the rubble of quake-collapsed buildings in his home town. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
September 25, 2017 - 12:16 am
JOJUTLA, Mexico (AP) — Hector Rodarte Cedillo, a 27-year-old window washer and candy salesman, lost his right leg below the knee seven years ago when a car ran him over. That hasn't stopped him from toiling long hours in a brigade of civilian volunteers searching for survivors, aiding the injured...
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A woman prays during an outdoor Mass service, held outside Saint James Apostle Parish, because the church building suffered some damage during the 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As the search continued Sunday for survivors and the bodies of people who died in quake-collapsed buildings, specialists have fanned out to inspect buildings and determine which are unsafe after Tuesday's powerful earthquake. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 25, 2017 - 12:08 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. The need to inspect 98 percent of the...
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September 25, 2017 - 12:01 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Pilar is moving northward in the Pacific just off Mexico's western shore, raking coastal areas with rain and high winds after passing close to the resort city of Puerto Vallarta. Pilar had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) Sunday night and its center was...
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The damaged dome of Our Lady of Angels Church, which collapsed Sunday afternoon, is seen from an adjacent rooftop in the Guerrero neighborhood of Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Violent cracks crisscrossed the dome, and stone from the roof continued to fall onto the church's wooden pews in the aftermath pf the 7.1-magnitude earthquake. On Sunday evening, the cupola split and half crashed to the floor. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 24, 2017 - 11:43 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Our Lady of Angels Church has survived several major earthquakes, but Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 shake proved to be the final death knell for the Mexico City building's historic cupola. Violent cracks crisscrossed the dome, and stone from the roof continued to fall onto the church's...
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September 24, 2017 - 11:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday it has recovered 517 containers filled with unidentified, potentially hazardous material found floating in or washed up along Texas waterways after the devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey receded. The agency's statement sought...
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Rescue workers quickly evacuate the site of a felled office building brought down by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As rescue operations stretched into day 6, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found alive. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
September 24, 2017 - 10:04 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the hulking wreckage of what used to be a seven-story office building is one of the last hopes: one of the few sites where searchers believe they may still find someone trapped alive in Mexico City. Among the families of the...
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In this Sept. 21, 2017 photo, a Rohingya woman carries a child after crossing a stream on a small boat near Cox's Bazar's Dakhinpara area, Bangladesh. She was making the trip from Shah Porir Dwip, an island by the Bay of Bengal at Bangladesh’s southern tip where Rohingya Muslims embark after making the journey by boat to escape the violence that has engulfed their lives in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Once they arrive on the island, they travel the nearly 60 kilometer journey to the nearest refugee camp area. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 24, 2017 - 8:45 pm
SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh's southern tip. Across a sliver of the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal is Myanmar. These boats and this place can mean both hope...
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People congregate at a wifi hotspot in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria with many cellphone towers down in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
September 24, 2017 - 7:57 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with two oxen Sunday, then drove an hour from her devastated hometown in central Puerto Rico to the old telegraph building in the capital of San Juan. There, thousands of Puerto Ricans gathered...
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Kyle Busch raises his arms after winning the NASCAR Cup Series 300 auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 24, 2017 - 7:43 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kyle Busch saw little but billowing white smoke that engulfed the track and blinded enough drivers that it caused a tremendous wreck that sunk his toughest competition. In his No. 18 Toyota, the driver nicknamed "Rowdy" knew there was only one way to handle the sudden pollution...
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Kyle Busch raises his arms after winning the NASCAR Cup Series 300 auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 24, 2017 - 7:25 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kyle Busch saw little but billowing white smoke that engulfed the track and blinded enough drivers that it caused a tremendous wreck that notably altered the race running order. In his No. 18 Toyota, the driver nicknamed "Rowdy" knew there was only one way to handle the sudden...
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