Tag Archives: disaster

Driver crashes into Florida Pride parade; mayor says 1 dead

WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) — A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, and an official says one person was killed and another seriously injured.

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turno...

Newspaper sues SC police over records in mother, son deaths

ISLANDTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina newspaper is suing the police agencies investigating the shooting deaths of a mother and son from one of South Carolina’s prominent legal families, arguing that authorities violated public records law by refusing...

Blasts in Myanmar’s biggest city kill 2, destroy army truck

BANGKOK (AP) — At least two explosions on Friday rocked a neighborhood in Myanmar’s biggest city, killing two people, destroying a military truck and damaging a taxi in what appeared to be a serious escalation of violence between the country’s

EU experts helping Sri Lanka assess ship disaster damage

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A team of technical experts from European Union are helping Sri Lanka's government assess the environmental damage caused by the sinking of a container ship that was carrying chemicals and caught fire, the government said

Ethiopia finally set to vote as PM vows 1st fair election

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ethiopians will vote Monday in a landmark election overshadowed by reports of famine in the country’s war-hit Tigray region and beset by logistical problems that mean some people won’t be able to vote until September.

Foam containing ‘forever chemicals’ used against plant fire

A company hired to help extinguish a fire that gutted a northern Illinois chemical plant this week used foam containing toxic compounds that have tainted surface waters and groundwater across the U.S., officials said Thursday.

Inspection finds problems in rest of Mexico City subway line

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A visual inspection has found problems in about one-third of the elevated Mexico City subway line where one span collapsed on May 3, killing 26 people.

After 9 years and $10M, Georgia spaceport nears FAA approval

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — After nine years of planning and $10 million invested by local taxpayers, county officials in Georgia's coastal southeast corner came a big step closer Thursday to winning federal approval of a project engineered to literally injec...

Airline pilot guilty of killing three neighbors in Kentucky

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former commercial airline pilot of killing three of his neighbors in western Kentucky.