Accidents and disasters

Plumes of steam rise as lava enters the ocean 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 - 8:53 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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In this Saturday, May 19, 2018, photo provided by Kelly Brown, James Buchanan High School senior Kaylee Suders and Robert Brown pose for a photo at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle, Pa. Brown, a Pennsylvania man whose son died a month before the senior prom, escorted Suders, his late son's date to the dance Saturday. Robert Brown says he knew his son would've still wanted Suders to go to the prom. Suders says she didn't want to attend after Carter's death but changed her mind when his father asked to accompany her instead. (Kelly Brown via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 6:03 pm
MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — It was supposed to be Carter Brown putting on the corsage and doing funny poses in photos with his date for senior prom. His father instead took his place, one month after the Pennsylvania teen died in a car crash. Robert Brown took Kaylee Suders to the James Buchanan High...
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This photo provided by NBC Bay Area-KNTV shows a Tesla car after it was pulled from a pond near the city of San Ramon, Calif., on Monday, May 21, 2018. Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are investigating the death of a man after the Tesla car he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and into a pond. (Bob Rendell/NBC Bay Area/KNTV via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 5:46 pm
CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities said Monday. California Highway Patrol spokesman Daniel Jacowitz said rescuers pulled the Tesla Model S from the pond early Monday...
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FILE - This April 14, 2014, file booking photo released by the North Berkshire District Court in North Adams, Mass., shows Alexander Ciccolo, charged with drunken driving. The son of a Boston police captain, Ciccolo was arrested July 4, 2015 in Adams, Mass., and accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group. He is expected to plead guilty Monday, May 21, 2018, in federal court in Springfield, Mass. (Northern Berkshire District Court via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 5:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The son of a Boston police captain pleaded guilty Monday to plotting to use guns and homemade bombs to attack a college campus to support the Islamic State group, three years after his arrest after his father alerted the FBI. Alexander Ciccolo's guilty plea comes a month...
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Robert Wickens, of Canada, waits in the pits before a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 21, 2018 - 5:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens crashed Monday during the second-to-last practice for the Indianapolis 500, another headache for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports just two days after top driver James Hinchcliffe failed to make the field for the showcase race. In addition to finding a way to get one...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:01 pm
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut medical examiner's office has confirmed the identity of man who barricaded himself on his property before dying in an explosion that also injured nine police officers. The agency said Monday that testing showed the man was 60-year-old John Sayre and that he...
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May 21, 2018 - 3:02 pm
SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) — Two off-duty New York Police Department officers, one of them a groom on his wedding day, died in the crash of a rented 2018 Maserati after celebrating at the reception, police said Monday. The groom, Officer Michael Colangelo of Huntington Station, Long Island, and Detective...
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A girl leans over bouquets of flowers to blow a kiss at a memorial in front of East Brook Middle School, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Paramus, N.J. Investigators are combing through evidence seeking answers to why a school bus carrying 45 fifth-graders and teachers on a field trip collided with a dump truck on Thursday on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and teacher and sending dozens to area hospitals. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 21, 2018 - 1:20 pm
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for a student killed when a school bus on a field trip collided with a dump truck in New Jersey last week. The service for fifth-grader Miranda Vargas was held at the Marrocco Memorial Chapel in Clifton. "It's been a horrible experience, losing...
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Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's office on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, Wash., following a fatal cougar attack, Saturday, May 19, 2018. One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times via AP)
May 20, 2018 - 7:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran...
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