Accidents and disasters

October 16, 2018 - 5:45 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police in Ankara shot Tuesday the driver of a tractor that struck a series of cars in the Turkish capital and appeared headed for the Israeli embassy. The driver, who ignored calls to stop and was shot in the leg, later told police he planned a protest outside the Israeli...
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In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, photo, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein walk to a briefing at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida to speak to reporters about the status of the base, which suffered significant damage from Hurricane Michael. (Carlos R. Munoz/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 3:57 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael's devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere...
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, second from left, President Donald J Trump, center left, Melania Trump, center right, and Lynn Haven, Fla., Mayor Margo Anderson walk through a neighborhood in the storm-ravaged city Monday Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Snyder/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
October 15, 2018 - 8:37 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out many people were killed in Hurricane Michael. The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but so far getting a firm grasp on how many...
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Chateau Ste. Shirts manager Christina St. Clair stands in the sunlight at the front door of her business to power her solar powered handheld calculator to total a sale on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Calistoga, Calif. Northern California's biggest utility has taken the unprecedented step of cutting electricity for tens of thousands of customers in an attempt to prevent wildfires amid rising winds and official warnings on Monday of extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 15, 2018 - 8:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities took the rare step of cutting power to customers amid high winds — and another power provider was considering similar action. The move came as strong winds swept California, knocking down...
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October 15, 2018 - 7:00 pm
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Four months after they were married at St. Mary's Church in Amsterdam, Erin and Shane McGowan were remembered there by hundreds of friends and relatives grieving their death in a limousine crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York. A funeral for another crash victim, 30...
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October 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross to spare her life, Nigeria's government said late Monday. The government identified her as Hauwa Mohammed Liman, who...
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A damaged home stands in the background as soldiers with Florida National Guard's Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, load food and water for the public at an aid distribution point in the wake of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 15, 2018 - 3:25 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida's Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help Monday, the fifth day without cell service, electricity or, in many cases, shelter. Trevor Lewis, a member of a six-person search-and-rescue unit, said he watched...
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Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., right, looks on as President Donald Trump talks with reporters after arriving at Eglin Air Force Base to visit areas affected by Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 15, 2018 - 12:22 pm
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump flew above the Florida Panhandle on Monday to see the wreckage left behind after Hurricane Michael slammed its coastal communities and he immediately praised Gov. Rick Scott for an "incredible" response to a storm that flattened homes and...
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Terrorist Mounir el Motassadeq is led from one helipcopter to another at the airport in Hamburg, northern Germany, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The Moroccan man convicted of helping three of the Sept. 11 attackers as they plotted to strike New York and Washington was flown from a Hamburg jail on Monday to the city's airport in preparation for his deportation to his home country. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)
October 15, 2018 - 11:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted their attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his native country. Mounir el Motassadeq, who was convicted of membership in a terrorist...
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This photo shows devastation from Hurricane Michael in this aerial photo over Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Blocks and blocks of homes were demolished, reduced to piles of splintered lumber or mere concrete slabs, by the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 15, 2018 - 9:47 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state's Panhandle did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago; it was once argued that acres of forests would provide the region with a natural barrier against the savage winds of a hurricane. Many of those structures...
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