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Stories with subject: Accidents and disasters
  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:08 pm
  • PERTH, Australia - A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the urgent need to find something that can help solve the mysterious disappearance six weeks ago.

  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:58 pm
  • MOKPO, South Korea - After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said.

  • 1 dead after solo-car crash in Loudoun County 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:58 pm
  • LEESBURG, Virginia - Virginia State Police say a man is dead after a single-car crash in Loudoun County.

  • 600-acre fire burning on southern Arizona ranch 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:29 pm
  • SIERRA VISTA, Arizona - Fire officials say a lightning-caused blaze hasn't threatened any structures but charred an estimated 600 acres on a large ranch in southeastern Arizona.

  • 1 dead after boat strikes bridge on Calif. river 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:01 pm
  • BRENTWOOD, California - Authorities say a man participating in a fishing competition was killed after a boat he was riding in struck a bridge on a Northern California river.

  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:53 pm
  • KATMANDU, Nepal - Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

  • Task force seeks answers to earthquake increase 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:40 pm
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Supporters of the oil and gas industry are urging a three-member, governor-appointed task force to avoid jumping to conclusions in its study of whether man-made activity is causing a rise in earthquakes across south-central Kansas.

  • Calif. man says he was on Everest during avalanche 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 7:37 pm
  • SANTA ROSA, California - A California man said he was on Mount Everest when an avalanche struck that killed at least 13 people.

  • Body found after fire, gunshots reported in Eugene 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 7:10 pm
  • EUGENE, Oregon - Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man whose body was found following a report of a fire at a Eugene house and possible gunshots.

  • Utah toddler dies after being shot by sister 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:56 pm
  • LOGAN, Utah - A 2-year-old Utah boy has died after being accidentally shot by his 3-year-old sister with a rifle.

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Hall County crash 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:40 pm
  • GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - A Grand Island man accused of killing one of his passengers in a crash has pleaded guilty to four charges in a deal with prosecutors.

  • Forest Service to host flood recovery meetings 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:23 pm
  • LONGMONT, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled two public meetings in Nederland and Lyons to discuss ongoing flood recovery efforts on National Forest System land.

  • McEwen ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:01 pm
  • MCEWEN, Tennessee - The deadly explosion at a McEwen ammunition plant was accidental, according to a preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

  • Carriage horse foes picket Liam Neeson's NYC home 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working.

  • Correction: Mudslide-Claims story 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:46 pm
  • EVERETT, Washington - In a story April 18 about a woman whose husband was killed in the Washington mudslide and who filed claims against the state and Snohomish County, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of those claims. The claims seek a total of $3.5 million, not $7 million.

  • Crews gaining control of blaze in southern Arizona 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:46 pm
  • SIERRA VISTA, Arizona - Firefighters have gotten a stronger hold on a wildfire burning near Sierra Vista in southeastern Arizona, allowing some crews to be released from duty.

  • Tenn. ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:31 pm
  • MCEWEN, Tennessee - A preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that a deadly explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant was accidental.

  • Nebraska fire, water districts fight over hydrants 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:31 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A rural water district in southeast Nebraska and local fire departments are locking horns over the use of fire hydrants connected to the rural district's system.

  • Man arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:26 pm
  • THORNTON, Colorado - Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Thornton.

  • 5-vehicle highway crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:22 pm
  • OLD BRIDGE, New Jersey - One person was killed and another was injured in a central New Jersey crash that involved five vehicles.

  • Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:17 pm
  • POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey has ignited several small brush fires.

  • Small plane crashes in Michigan field, killing 2 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:07 pm
  • VENICE TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Authorities say a small plane crashed in a Michigan farm field, killing the pilot and his passenger.

  • Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:04 pm
  • JERUSALEM - The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.

  • Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:47 pm
  • DETROIT - General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.