Accidents and disasters

Fire badly damages 19th century church in Ukraine

Emergency officials say a fire has badly damaged a 19th-century Orthodox church…

Iran fighter plane crashes in south, 2 pilots die

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency says a U.S.-made F-14 Iranian fighter jet…

Japan to play Taiwan in March 11 charity game

A team of All-Stars from Japanese professional baseball will take on their…

Japan's 'Nuclear Alley' conflicted over reactors

International inspectors are visiting a rugged Japanese bay region so thick with…

List of dead or missing from Costa Concordia

A list of those confirmed dead or missing in the grounding of…

Lohan sued by pedestrian allegedly struck by star

Lindsay Lohan's bad luck with cars continues after a woman who claims…

Magnitude 5.3 quake off Greek islands, no injuries

Greek authorities say an earthquake with preliminary 5.3-magnitude has shaken the southern…

Man charged in Calif. wildfire weighs plea change

A man charged with setting a 2003 Southern California wildfire that caused…

Rescuers searching for survivors in Rio collapse

Rescue workers feverishly dug through the wreckage of three destroyed buildings in…

Severe flooding, landslides kill 6 in Fiji

Severe flooding and landslides in Fiji have killed six people and left…

Stricken ship passengers ponder compensation

Herbert Greszuk was at the bar on the fifth deck of the…

Tropical depression hits Mozambique

Mozambique's meteorological service says the second tropical depression to hit the southern…

12-year-old girl struck, killed by train in Boron

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl is dead after being struck by a…

3 children, 5 others hurt in San Diego DUI crash

A crash involving a suspected drunken driver in San Diego has injured…

3 years later, Mass. boat found off Spanish coast

A small fishing boat lost off Massachusetts after its crew was thrown…

4 dead after landslide hits Papua New Guinea

Rescuers were pulling bodies from the debris of a landslide that struck…

6 bodies found in Rio buildings collapse

A janitor finishing up the day's work, an accountant closing the books…

Accidental bomb blast kills 4 in Philippines

An artillery round accidentally exploded while a welder and police commandos tinkered…

BP executive expected to be first trial witness

A BP executive is expected to be the first witness to testify…

British snowboarder killed in Tahoe accident

Authorities have confirmed a 34-year-old British man was killed while snowboarding last…