Accidents and disasters

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2013, file photo, an entrance to a parking garage at 20th Century-Fox studios, an entity owned by News Corporation, is seen in Los Angeles. Disney announced Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it is buying a large part of Fox, but the Fox studio lot in Los Angeles will remain with the Murdoch family. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood. Disney's deal to purchase most of 21st Century Fox ends the era of the "Big Six" major movie studios, toppling one of the industry's most famed studios and dramatically redrawing the...
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FILE - This Sept. 27, 2016 file photo shows Nathan Carman arriving in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston. A New Hampshire judge is scheduled on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, to hear arguments to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Carman of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance. No one has been arrested. Carman has denied any involvement in either case. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
December 15, 2017 - 12:05 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire judge is scheduled to hear arguments to dismiss a lawsuit accusing a Vermont man of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance. Nathan Carman has been called a suspect in the 2013 shooting death of 87-year-old real...
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December 14, 2017 - 10:35 pm
NBA-SCHEDULE Pistons halt skid UNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have ended their seven-game losing streak by topping the NBA's worst team. Andre Drummond had 12 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high nine assists in leading the Pistons past the Atlanta Hawks 105-91. Tobias Harris added 19 points...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, spectators watch as riders and drivers herd about 1,200 bison toward the corrals at the 49th annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup in the southern Black Hills near Custer, S.D. Custer State Park, known for drawing thousands of spectators to its fall buffalo roundup each year, is set to perform another, unexpected roundup in the coming days to inspect its bison after a historic wildfire burned through the South Dakota park this week. (AP Photo/Kristina Barker, File)
December 14, 2017 - 8:05 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota state park known for annual buffalo roundups drawing thousands of spectators will perform an unscheduled one in the coming days to determine how a historic wildfire affected the animals. Officials at Custer State Park located its bison herd by Thursday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, emergency crews stand in front of the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif. A fire department captain said during a court hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, that one of the men charged in a warehouse fire in California that killed 36 people told him no one lived in the building during a September 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 14, 2017 - 7:23 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two California men will go to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 36 partygoers in the worst building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade, a judge ruled Thursday. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner said prosecutors presented enough...
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In this photo provided by France Bleu, rescue workers help after a school bus and a regional train collided in the village of Millas, southern France, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. A school bus and a regional train collided in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring several other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. (Matthieu Ferri/France Bleu via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 6:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring 11 other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. Photos from the scene tweeted by a local television station showed the train derailed and the bus...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Good afternoon! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events...
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December 14, 2017 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal federal watchdog says it will conduct a wide-ranging review of the Environmental Protection Agency's preparedness and response to the major hurricanes that struck the United States this year. EPA's Office of Inspector General announced its pending probe in a letter...
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December 14, 2017 - 4:01 pm
SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a faulty extension cord is to blame for a house fire outside Philadelphia that killed a deputy sheriff's two sons. A state fire marshal on Thursday ruled the fire accidental, attributing it to an electrical failure of the cord, which was plugged into a...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2015 file photo, a controlled burn clears about 30 acres along the eastern edge of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Shasta County, Calif. California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is helping drive plans to do more “controlled burns” that thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that if left unchecked can feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy homes and take lives. The goal for 2018 is to burn at least 20,000 acres and to clear another 20,000 by crews using chain saws, bulldozers and other machinery. (Andreas Fuhrmann/The Record Searchlight via AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 3:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy...
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