Latest Accidents News

Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease

Mar. 23, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Indian Prime Minister...

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

Mar. 23, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The chief of Ethiopian Airlines says the warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max aircraft may not have been enough following the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people. Tewolde Gebremariam told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday that...

Somalia police: At least 5 people, including deputy labor minister, killed in attack by Islamic extremists

Mar. 23, 2019 8:10 AM EDT
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia police: At least 5 people, including deputy labor minister, killed in attack by Islamic extremists.

Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill

Mar. 22, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel. The Texas attorney general also filed a lawsuit against Intercontinental...

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast

Mar. 22, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously. The death toll appeared likely to rise still further, with another 28 people still listed as missing, the...

Local officials say 26 killed, 28 injured in China bus fire

Mar. 22, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A fire on a tour bus traveling along a highway in central China has left 26 people dead and as many as 30 injured, local authorities reported Saturday. Five of those injured remained in critical condition, according to the Hunan province's spokesman's office. The incident occurred at around...

Texas country singer dies when gun accidentally discharges

Mar. 22, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — A country music singer has died in Texas after his manager says a revolver he was handling during a music video shoot accidentally discharged. Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack says 35-year-old Justin Carter died last weekend at his apartment in The Woodlands,...

Indonesian airline wants to cancel Boeing order after crash

Mar. 22, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer's 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes within five months. It is the first announcement of a cancellation since Boeing's...

The Latest: Texas AG sues company over chemical plant fire

Mar. 22, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Texas Attorney General's office has sued the company that operates a Houston-area chemical plant where a fire burned for several days, leading to health and environmental...

1-year-old boy fatally mauled by 2 dogs in Fresno

Mar. 22, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 1-year-old boy who wandered out of his grandparents' house in Fresno was fatally mauled in their front yard by two roaming dogs. Lt. Mark Hudson said other children in the house alerted the boy's grandmother to the attack on Friday. He said she ran outside and tried to get the...