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Explosion at Spanish plant leaves 2 dead; 250 kids evacuated

May. 26, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An explosion hit a biodiesel production plant in northern Spain on Thursday, killing two people and forcing the evacuation of 250 children who had been on a field trip nearby, police said Thursday. Police video of the explosion showed flames engulfing the plant in...

Death toll in building collapse in southern Iran rises to 19

May. 26, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers at the site of a collapsed building in southwestern Iran recovered five more bodies on Thursday, bringing the death toll from the disaster this week to 19, state-run media reported. It remains unclear how many more people are buried beneath the rubble...

Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear plant

May. 26, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Thursday in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid cancer. The plaintiffs are suing the operator of the...

Iran building collapse kills 14 as mayor and others detained

May. 25, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 14 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city's mayor in a widening probe of the disaster. The...

WVa mine where worker died did not follow safety procedures

May. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia underground mine operator did not follow proper safety procedures prior to the death of a maintenance worker whose brakes failed on his electric utility vehicle and it lost control and crashed, according to a federal regulator. The U.S. Mine...

Building collapse kills 5 people, injures many in south Iran

May. 23, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least five people were killed when a 10-story commercial building still under construction collapsed Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan, state TV reported. There were fears the casualty toll could be much higher as more than 80 people were...

4-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant now under control

May. 22, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant for several Sunday before it was brought under control. Phoenix Fire Department officials said they were called to the scene around 5:45 a.m. Video from Phoenix TV stations at the scene...

Seventh graders taking class to water was a stroke of genius

May. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — Taking dozens of seventh graders kayaking along Broad Creek wasn’t a dare. Maybe a challenge for some. And a test of patience for others. But leading swaths of life jacket-clad students — fueled with field trip exuberance and teenage wit — tandem...

9 more bodies found in Kashmir tunnel collapse, toll at 10

May. 21, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rescuers on Saturday found the bodies of nine more workers in a collapsed tunnel in Indian-controlled Kashmir, taking the death toll to 10. The tunnel is part of a mountainous highway tunnel system that was under construction in the Himalayan region when it...

Police charge North Carolina school bus driver with DWI

May. 21, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school bus driver is charged with driving while impaired after an accident in which a construction worker was hit, authorities said. News outlets report Raleigh police responded around 10:40 a.m. on Friday to a report of an accident west of...