Accidents and disasters

Inspection starts on Ky. bridge hit by cargo ship

State officials are inspecting what's left of a southwestern Kentucky bridge that…

Ky. to review how to restore bridge struck by boat

Kentucky's governor said Friday there will be an immediate review of ways…

Magnitude 5.4 quake shakes northern Italy

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook northern Italy on Friday, the second such temblor…

Magnitude 5.5 quake shakes Japan

A magnitude-5.5 earthquake rattled Yamanashi prefecture in central Japan on Saturday morning,…

Many Mo. farmers shut out of federal flooding aid

Farmers whose land was damaged by Missouri River flooding expressed frustration Friday…

Montana's Stillwater mine hit with 27 citations

A Montana precious metals mine received 27 citations in recent safety inspections…

Moroccan retiree dies after setting self on fire

A retired Moroccan who set himself on fire in a courthouse has…

No damage preliminary 3.4 quake hits near Sonoma

No damage has been reported after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude…

Residents warned after rabid bobcat bites dogs

Authorities in Hall County are warning residents to be cautious about rabies…

San Diego fugitive crashes into police car

A fugitive wanted in a San Diego gang crackdown has been arrested…

Scientists: Haiti, DR may facing big quake period

Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic could be in for a period…

Settlement reached in Calif. helicopter crash

Lawyers for the family of two men who died in a 2006…

Suicide bomber kills 33 at Shiite funeral in Iraq

A suicide car bomber struck a Shiite funeral procession Friday, killing 33…

Thousands battle forest fire in southwestern China

Thousands of fire fighters are battling a blaze in the forest near…

US Virgin Islands tourist bus accident injures 13

A tourist bus collided with a parked vehicle in the U.S. Virgin…

Workers hurt in collapse at Cincinnati casino site

A floor collapsed into a V shape Friday at the construction site…

3 taken to hospital after DC carbon monoxide leak

D.C. police say three adults have been taken to a hospital after…

Attacks by suspected insurgents kill 17 in Iraq

Insurgents stepped up attacks around Iraq on Thursday, killing 17 people around…

Blizzards hit eastern Europe hard

The Balkans and parts of eastern and central Europe were hit hard…

CPUC president names self in San Bruno probe

The president of the California Public Utilities Commission has named himself to…