Accidents

FILE - In this May, 10, 2010, file photo, Roy Bennett, center left, leaves the High Court in Harare, Zimbabwe, after he was acquitted of terrorism charges. New Mexico State Police said Thursday, Jan. 18 2018, that Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett died in helicopter crash. The crash on Wednesday, Jan. 17, carrying Bennett and five others went down in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
January 19, 2018 - 3:20 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — He was called the "sharpest thorn" in Robert Mugabe's side. Zimbabwe on Friday mourned Roy Bennett, a white founding member of the main opposition party who died Thursday with his wife, Heather, in a helicopter crash in the United States. With his fluent Shona, earthy manner...
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Rescue workers are busy at the site where a car was hit by a falling tree during a storm in Moers, western Germany, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The driver was seriously injured in the accident. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 8:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a storm affecting parts of Europe (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Several people have been injured in weather-related accidents in western Germany and air traffic has been suspended at the Cologne-Bonn airport as a winter storm with high winds lashes the country. The German...
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A man who escaped unharmed picks up his gloves after his scooter was hit by a crashing tree uprooted by heavy winds in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Scores of flights and trains were cancelled in The Netherlands and drivers were warned to stay off the roads as the country took a powerfull hit of a storm which was set to lash large parts of Europe. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 18, 2018 - 5:09 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Scores of flights and trains were canceled in the Netherlands and drivers were warned to stay off the roads Thursday as the country took a powerful hit from a storm that was set to lash large parts of Europe. Dutch airline KLM canceled more than 200 flights before the...
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A man walks through steam venting from a building in the cold weather in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and other cities. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 17, 2018 - 5:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather. At least 10 people died, including a baby in a car...
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January 17, 2018 - 7:22 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say a military training plane has crashed in southwestern Turkey, killing two pilots and a technician on board. The private Dogan News Agency said the CASA-type Turkish air force cargo plane went down near the town of Yalvac, in Isparta province, on...
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January 17, 2018 - 12:39 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian actress Jessica Falkholt died in a Sydney hospital on Wednesday, three weeks after a two-car collision that had already claimed four lives including three members of her family. The 29-year-old, who played Hope Morrison in more than a dozen episodes of the long-running...
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In this Jan. 11, 2018, photo, riders wait to board as others depart a Metro train in the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station in Washington. Washington's Metro system has become internationally synonymous with delays, breakdowns and smoke-filled tunnels. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 16, 2018 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A derailment over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is only the latest problem for the dysfunctional D.C. subway system that Washingtonians love to hate. Metro's problems are familiar to subway riders in New York and other big cities: smoke-filled tunnels, technical...
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This Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, photo taken and provided by Michael Lethbridge, emergency services officers work to cut his nephew Samuel Lethbridge, 17, from the wreck of his car off the Pacific Highway south of Swansea in New South Wales state, Australia. The father of the teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in the car wreck in Australian woods said Tuesday he had followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. (Michael Lethbridge via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 2:40 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods said Tuesday he had followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. Samuel Lethbridge, 17, remained in intensive care in a hospital with multiple...
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January 15, 2018 - 9:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss authorities say a 19-year-old German skier has died near the resort of Grindelwald after falling some 30 meters (100 feet) off a ledge. Bern canton (state) police said Monday the skier was with a group Sunday afternoon when she veered off of the marked slope and ended up going...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, the burning Iranian oil tanker Sanchi is seen partially sunk in the East China Sea off the eastern coast of China. The fire from the sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters. (Ministry of Transport via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 5:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — The fire from a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters. The spokesman, who identified himself only by his...
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