Accidents and disasters

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2011, file photo, British actor Rowan Atkinson, center, waves while walking a red carpet as he arrives for the United Kingdom premiere of "Johnny English Reborn" in London. The AP reported Friday, June 23, 2017, that hoaxes circulating since 2016 that "Mr. Bean" actor Rowan Atkinson died in a car crash or killed himself are false. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
June 23, 2017 - 1:56 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Retired MI5 Agent Confesses On Deathbed: 'I Killed...
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Joe Krenowicz, executive director of the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, looks toward Mt. Jefferson as the sun rises over Madras, Oregon on June 13, 2017. The first place to experience total darkness as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth will be in Oregon and Madras, in the central part of the state, is expected to be a prime viewing location. Up to 1 million people are expected in Oregon for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years and up to 100,000 could show up in Madras and surrounding Jefferson County. Officials are worried about the ability of the rural area to host so many visitors and are concerned about the danger of wildfire from so many people camping on public lands. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
June 23, 2017 - 1:37 pm
MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. But on Aug. 21, local officials expect this lookout point just outside the small town of Madras to be...
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June 23, 2017 - 1:31 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident. Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton says a report was received at 12:31 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top. She says...
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June 23, 2017 - 1:15 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Five people were electrocuted Friday at a water park in northwest Turkey, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, Turkish media reports said. The three youngsters were caught up in an electrical current in the pool in the town of Akyazi in Sakarya province, the state-run...
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June 23, 2017 - 12:31 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Retired MI5 Agent Confesses On Deathbed: 'I Killed...
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In this Jan. 25, 2017 photo, Elwood, Ind. police bag evidence as they investigate an armed robbery at Low Cost Prescriptions in Elwood, Ind., where one robbery suspect was shot and wounded by police. Law enforcement and pharmacies in Indiana are fighting back against a wave of pharmacy robberies that followed a state crackdown on opioid abuse. Those pill-robbing crimes surged in the state during 2015, when Indiana topped the nation with 168 such heists targeting painkillers and other potent drugs. (John P. Cleary /The Herald-Bulletin via AP)
June 23, 2017 - 11:54 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As the nation's opioid epidemic intensified, Indiana cracked down on over-prescribing doctors and "pill mills" catering to people with addictions. The state also took aim at doctor-shopping — the practice of visiting multiple physicians to score more painkillers. The measures...
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French police officers walk to a bus that hit the roof of a Paris tunnel, Friday, June 23, 2017 . A tour bus company says one of its double-decker, open-roof buses hit the roof of a Paris tunnel, injuring four people, one of them seriously. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 23, 2017 - 9:52 am
PARIS (AP) — Four people were injured, one seriously, when a double-decker tour bus that took a detour due to a major display of sporting events got stuck inside a tunnel under a Paris bridge Friday, police and the bus company said. Dozens of police officers were seen around the bus as it backed...
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A view of Burnham residential tower on the Chalcots Estate showing the bottom section of the building after cladding was removed, in the borough of Camden, north London, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Tests so far have found that at least three high-rise apartment buildings in the U.K. have flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Britain's government said Thursday. The local council in Camden, a borough of London, removed cladding from one of its buildings for further testing after tests they commissioned showed some of their panels were of the flammable variety — and not the ones they ordered. It was unclear whether the Camden example was one of the three mentioned by the government. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 23, 2017 - 8:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people. In its most detailed briefing on the criminal investigation, the Metropolitan Police on Friday confirmed residents' suspicions that the June 14...
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A view of Burnham residential tower on the Chalcots Estate showing the bottom section of the building after cladding was removed, in the borough of Camden, north London, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Tests so far have found that at least three high-rise apartment buildings in the U.K. have flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Britain's government said Thursday. The local council in Camden, a borough of London, removed cladding from one of its buildings for further testing after tests they commissioned showed some of their panels were of the flammable variety — and not the ones they ordered. It was unclear whether the Camden example was one of the three mentioned by the government. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 23, 2017 - 7:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Manslaughter charges are among the offenses under consideration in the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze that killed 79 people, London police said Friday. In its most detailed briefing yet on the criminal investigation, Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack...
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June 23, 2017 - 3:14 am
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — When a dog that had already bit one of them charged a group of deputies, two of them opened fire. Authorities say they did not see the teenage boy standing some 30 feet behind, who was struck down by a bullet that apparently bounced on the concrete and hit him in the chest...
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