Accidents and disasters

Clouds move in over Mazatlan, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, before the arrival of Hurricane Willa. Willa is headed toward a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast, its strong winds and high waves threatening high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 23, 2018 - 11:01 pm
MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico's Pacific mainland with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the dangerous Category 3 storm hit...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 1997 file photo, David Rothenberg poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Medical examiners in Las Vegas have determined that the death in July, 2018, of artist Dave Dave, who was born David Rothenberg, at age 42 was from natural causes. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, file)
October 22, 2018 - 7:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners in Las Vegas have determined that artist Dave Dave, who was badly scarred when his father set him on fire as a boy, died of natural causes. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) said in a statement Monday that the artist born David Rothenberg died...
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This GOES East satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Willa in the eastern Pacific, on a path toward Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (NOAA via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 5:42 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 155 mph (250 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. After briefly reaching Category 5 strength, the storm's maximum sustained...
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October 22, 2018 - 10:59 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Willa and other storms (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Willa has grown into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm on a track toward the Mexican coast south of Mazatlan. Willa has maximum sustained winds...
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Florida gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ron DeSantis, left, and Democrat Andrew Gillum meet after a CNN debate, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 22, 2018 - 1:22 am
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's loyalists here at Florida's premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum. It has nothing to do with his race, they insist, when asked about the 39-year-old Democrat who could become the state's first African-American governor. Instead, The...
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In this photo taken Friday, Oct 5, 2018, family members and onlookers mourn over the bodies of civilian killed by The Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Beni, Eastern Congo. Congo’ military said Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, that rebels attacked an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, leaving over a dozen civilians dead and abducted about a dozen children, which could force crucial virus containment efforts to be suspended in the area. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
October 21, 2018 - 4:55 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced crucial virus-containment efforts to be suspended. "It will be very hard to stop the...
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Rescue workers tend to the injured at the site of a train derailment in Lian county in northern Taiwan on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Passengers were killed and injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. (AP Photo)
October 21, 2018 - 12:54 pm
DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the...
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A resident walks past a shattered window of a room at a damaged motel, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Panama City, Fla., where guests continue to stay in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 21, 2018 - 12:52 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She's fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she's confused because she no longer recognizes the place where she's spent her entire 45 years. "I just know I...
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This frame from video shows a floor that collapsed during a party at an apartment near the campus of Clemson University early Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. (Jeremy Tester via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 12:23 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the center of the floor caved in at the clubhouse...
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This Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 photo provided by the Utah Highway Patrol shows the scene of a head-on collision of a dump truck and a pickup on a state highway near Heber, Utah. State troopers say the dump truck crossed a highway median and collided with the pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction, killing all six men in the pickup in an accident authorities suspect may was caused by alcohol and prescription drugs. The Utah Highway Patrol said Saturday its officers found prescription pills and open containers of alcohol inside the dump truck. (Utah Highway Patrol via AP)
October 20, 2018 - 11:45 pm
HEBER, Utah (AP) — A truck crossed a highway median in Utah and collided with a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction, killing all six men in the pickup in an accident authorities suspect was caused by alcohol and prescription drugs, state troopers said Saturday. Another two people were...
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