Accidents and disasters

This grab taken from Al-Hadath Channel video on Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018, shows debris at the site of an explosion in Benghazi, Libya. Two consecutive car bombs detonated near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more. (Al-Hadath Channel via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 4:33 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said. Capt. Tarek Alkharraz, spokesman for military and...
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January 24, 2018 - 3:06 am
MAN BITES DOG BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with resisting arrest and biting a police dog. Police say the man unsuccessfully tried to hide under a pile of clothes to evade arrest over the weekend and then put the police dog in a chokehold and bit it on the head. State...
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Evacuees gather at Kodiak High School in Kodiak, Alaska, Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami alert. A powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night Tuesday after a cellphone alert warned that a tsunami could smash into the state's southern coast and western Canada. (Grigore Ciubotaru via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 2:11 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When it comes to earthquakes, Alaskans are major pros. But even they get rattled by the strong ones, as Tuesday's early morning shaker proved. In the popular cruise-ship town of Seward, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Anchorage, Fire Chief Eddie Athey said the...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 photo, photographer Sayed Mushtaq Hossaini, 26, who was injured in a suicide attack, holds up his hands at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. For Hossaini, some of the horrors of the day last month when an Islamic State suicide bomber struck a weekly meeting at a Shiite cultural center in Kabul remain a blur. He remembers hiding behind a pillar in the room, terrified for his life, watching as the flames engulfed his hands and face. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
January 24, 2018 - 1:10 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For Sayed Mushtaq Hossaini, much of the day last month when an Islamic State suicide bomber struck a seminar at a Shiite cultural center in the Afghan capital of Kabul remains a blur. The Dec. 28 attack killed at least 41 people and wounded 84, underscoring the Sunni...
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Mayon volcano spews red-hot lava in another eruption as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines' most active volcano has flowed up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption. Mount Mayon has spewed lava up to 600 meters (2,000 feet) high at times Tuesday and early Wednesday and its ash plumes stretched up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) above the crater. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 24, 2018 - 12:53 am
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines' most active volcano has flowed up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption. Mount Mayon has spewed lava up to 600 meters (2,000 feet) high at times Tuesday and early...
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In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 photo, shows one of multiple properties located in the Esperanza sector that are currently for sale, in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans face losing their homes upon the expiration of a three-month moratorium on mortgage payments that banks offered after Hurricane Maria devastated the island (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 24, 2018 - 12:02 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Aylsa Torres sighed in relief when she received a letter from her bank two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit. She was among the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans awarded a three-month moratorium on their mortgage payments as the U.S. territory reeled from the storm's...
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This combination of photos shows debris and mud piled up at Butterfly Beach, top, after heavy rain brought flash flooding in Montecito, Calif., on Jan. 9, 2018, and beach after clean up taken from a similar view on Monday, Jan. 22, bottom. (AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)
January 23, 2018 - 10:31 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — In the days before mudslides devastated California neighborhoods, officials released conflicting evacuation orders that left some hard-hit neighborhoods out of the warning zone, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office had posted on its...
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FILE - This July 31, 2017, file photo shows discarded syringes in an open-air heroin market that has thrived for decades, slated for cleanup along train tracks a few miles outside the heart of Philadelphia. Philadelphia wants to become the first U.S. city to allow supervised drug injection sites as a way to combat the opioid epidemic, city officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, saying they would seek outside operators to establish one or more safe injection sites. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 23, 2018 - 10:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia wants to become the first U.S. city to allow supervised drug injection sites as a way to combat the opioid epidemic, officials announced Tuesday, saying they are seeking outside operators to establish one or more in the city. Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas...
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Jan Knutson, left, and her husband Ed Hutchinson, center, and a man at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, wait for the all-clear at Homer High School during a tsunami alert for Homer, Alaska. The city of Homer issued an evacuation order for low-lying areas shortly after an earthquake hit. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 8:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local): 8:25 a.m. The Alaska earthquake was a type that usually produces less vertical motion, which means less chance...
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Emergency crews respond to Marshall County High School after a fatal school shooting Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Benton, Ky. Authorities said a shooting suspect was in custody. (Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 8:12 pm
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