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Dutch government plans to ban some forms of fireworks

Jan. 31, 2020 11:37 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government plans to ban the sale of most fireworks in a bid to rein in injuries and attacks on emergency service workers during unruly New Year’s Eve celebrations, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday. The ban, which must be approved by parliament, would...

2 dead, 1 gravely hurt in Mexico fireworks explosion

Jan. 17, 2020 12:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion of a fireworks cache killed two people and critically injured another in a town on the northern outskirts of Mexico City. The government of Mexico State, which surrounds the capital, reported on its online information portal that a male victim died at the scene of...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, a skier takes advantage of the snowy conditions at Silver Mountain in Kellogg, Idaho. The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, it received reports of up to three separate avalanches on the mountain and that emergency responders were coordinating rescue efforts. (Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

1 skier still missing after deadly avalanche at Idaho resort

Jan. 8, 2020 8:55 PM EST

KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) — One skier remains missing at an Idaho resort where an avalanche on Tuesday killed two skiers and injured four others. The Silver Mountain Resort was closed Wednesday "to focus all available resources on the search,'' the resort said on Facebook. The resort said it received a telephone...

Man killed in shark attack off Western Australia state

Jan. 5, 2020 4:35 AM EST

PERTH (AP) — A man was killed by a shark Sunday while diving near Esperance off the coast of Western Australia state. The attack happened as the man was diving from a boat at Cull Island off Esperance just after 1 p.m. His body has not been found. The Department of Primary Industries confirmed the attack,...

Father, daughter killed in South Carolina hunting accident

Jan. 2, 2020 1:59 PM EST

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man and his 9-year-old daughter were mistaken for deer during a New Year's Day hunting trip and accidentally shot to death by another hunter, authorities said. Kim Drawdy, 30, and daughter Lauren were fatally shot about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Colleton County near...

3 mountain lions killed after feeding on human remains

Jan. 1, 2020 6:48 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Three mountain lions found feeding on human remains near a popular Tucson hiking trail have been killed, Arizona authorities said Wednesday. They were not suspected of killing the person, but were determined to be a danger to the public because they showed no fear of officers trying...

Rescuers at work following an avalanche in Val Senales, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. An avalanche has killed a woman and a two children who were skiing on a glacier in the Italian Alps. An Alpine rescue corps spokesman says helicopters are searching for any other possible victims of Saturday's avalanche. (ANSA via AP)

Avalanche on Italian glacier kills woman, 2 children

Dec. 28, 2019 1:06 PM EST

ROME (AP) — An avalanche killed a woman and two children who were skiing on a glacier in the Italian Alps on Saturday. One of the children, severely injured, had been taken by helicopter to a hospital. Italian RAI state TV reported the child later died. Both children were 7 years old. At least one other...