Accidents and disasters

A a geothermal plant is seen from the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at the plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 23, 2018 - 9:35 am
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out. Lava from a nearby, new volcanic vent entered, then stalled, on the 815-acre (330-hectare) property where the Puna...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, rafters float down the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest. Climatologists and other experts are scheduled Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to provide an update on the situation in the Four Corners region - where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. (AP photo/Dan Elliott, File).
May 23, 2018 - 2:04 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest. Climatologists and other experts are scheduled Wednesday to provide an update on...
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Lava erupts from fissures in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 22, 2018 - 11:52 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A Hawaii man hit by a flying piece of lava says the molten rock nearly cut his left leg in half. Darryl Clinton told the Honolulu television station KHON that he was on the roof of...
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In this aerial photo, a school bus lies crashed on Route 80 in Mount Olive, N.J., Thursday, May 17, 2018. The Paramus school district says the bus was taking students on Thursday from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, a historic site near the crash scene. The yellow school bus was carrying 38 students and seven adults when it crashed, killing a student and a teacher. (Andre Malok/NJ Advance Media via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 9:17 pm
MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — Before a New Jersey school bus collided with a dump truck last week leaving a fifth-grader and a teacher dead, the bus merged onto an interstate and then turned sharply toward an illegal U-turn area, according to a new video. NJ.com reported the department of transportation...
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Lava erupts from a fissure in Kapoho, Hawaii Monday, May 21, 2018. The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 22, 2018 - 8:44 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th and last well at the plant to prevent toxic gases from wafting out after lava entered, then...
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May 22, 2018 - 3:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in a river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide. Fulton County chief medical examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak said Tuesday that Timothy Cunningham's death was a suicide by drowning. Gorniak...
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May 22, 2018 - 2:50 pm
MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a May 21 story about a grieving father taking his late son's girlfriend to the prom, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the university where the son was a student. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, not Indiana State University. A corrected...
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A man watches as Mount Merapi spews volcanic smoke in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's most volatile volcano, located on the densely populated island of Java, and ordered people within 3 kilometers (2 miles) to evacuate. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)
May 22, 2018 - 12:44 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the volatile Mount Merapi volcano on the densely populated island of Java and ordered people within 3 kilometers (2 miles) to evacuate. Merapi has erupted four times since Monday, sending out a 3,500 meter (11,483 feet) column of...
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People take pictures as lava enters the ocean, generating plumes of steam near Pahoa, Hawaii Sunday, May 20, 2018. Kilauea volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and flying lava causing the first major injury. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 21, 2018 - 11:28 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. The lava haze, or "laze," is created when molten rock hits the ocean and marks just the latest hazard from a volcano that has been...
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May 21, 2018 - 7:22 pm
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the woods on Bald Mountain in Vermont's Green Mountains, killing the pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday the pilot was the only person on board the twin-engine propeller plane. He's...
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