Accidents and disasters

An injured woman is attended to by EMS after a race start stage collapsed before the Annual Bi-National 5K/10K un Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Brownsville, Texas. Authorities are trying to determine what caused the collapse that forced some participants to be transported by ambulance to hospitals for evaluation. The National Weather Service had issued a wind advisory for Saturday morning through early evening. (Jason Hoekema /The Brownsville Herald via AP)
March 24, 2018 - 5:05 pm
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Several runners have been hurt when part of a metal structure at the starting line collapsed before a marathon in South Texas. The city of Brownsville says in a statement the accident happened Saturday morning just before the Bi-National 10K & 5K Run. Officials did not...
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Construction workers help excavate and widen Brays Bayou as part of a nearly $500 million flood control project Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Houston. The project, which will widen 21 miles of the bayou and build stormwater detention basins, has proceeded in fits and starts for more than 20 years due to inconsistent funding. The project is one of several large-scale flood control projects Houston-area officials are hoping to fully fund and build thanks to billions of federal dollars that have been allocated to pay for flood mitigation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 24, 2018 - 4:44 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston's flooding woes went to the top of the area's to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation's fourth-largest city. Seven months later, local officials are still looking for funding to undertake...
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March 24, 2018 - 10:46 am
MEDFORD, Oklahoma (AP) — Two small earthquakes have shaken parts of northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was recorded at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south-southeast of Medford in Grant County. That's about 120 miles (193 kilometers...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, and Phoenix Suns' Marquese Chriss reach for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 23, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
March 23, 2018 - 9:48 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points in three quarters, Kevin Love added 20 and the Cleveland Cavaliers welcomed back three players from injury during a 120-95 blowout Friday night over the sinking Phoenix Suns, who lost their 10th straight game. James added nine assists and six rebounds...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, Galena Park is hemmed in by heavy industry just east of downtown Houston along the ship channel. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 7:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city,...
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March 23, 2018 - 8:46 am
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NCAA TOURNAMENT Ramblers, Wolverines, Wildcats reach Elite Eight UNDATED (AP) — Four teams have moved into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament by winning on Thursday night. Loyola-Chicago has continued its Cinderella run through the tournament by beating 10th seed Nevada, 69-...
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In this Sept. 19, 2015 photo, provided by Equi-Photo, jockey Jose Flores poses at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa. Flores, 56, who was among the best jockeys in Pennsylvania history, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, of injuries suffered in a racing accident, Parx Racing said in a statement. Flores was racing Monday, March 19, in Bensalem, when his horse went down and he was thrown off. The jockey won 4,650 races in a career that spanned more than three decades. (Barbara Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 4:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A renowned jockey who was among the best in Pennsylvania history died Thursday of injuries suffered in a racing accident. Parx Racing announced the death of Jose Flores, 56, who was racing Monday at the suburban Philadelphia track when his horse went down and Flores was thrown...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, Jessica Chastain talks about the flooding and chemical spills in her Galena Park neighborhood during and after Hurricane Harvey. The Houston neighborhood is a block away from chemical plants. A number of Harvey-related spills occurred near Chastain's home, including the 460,000-gallon gasoline spill at a Magellan Midstream Partners tank farm and nearly 52,000 pounds of crude oil from a Seaway Crude Pipeline Inc. tank. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 4:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — More than a half-year after Hurricane Harvey flooded America's largest corridor of energy and petrochemical plants, records show the storm's environmental assault was more widespread and severe than authorities publicly acknowledged. Piecing together county, state and federal records...
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March 22, 2018 - 12:37 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a member of the University of Illinois wrestling team was killed in a hit-and-run accident in central Illinois. Illinois State Police say 21-year-old Francis Edelen died in the accident on Interstate 57 north of Rantoul on Wednesday night. Trooper Tracy...
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In this Aug. 30, 2017 photo, the Arkema chemical plant is flooded from Hurricane Harvey in Crosby, Texas, northeast of Houston. Nearby residents complain of a 'bitter taste' about the sparse information authorities provided when chemicals at the plant caught fire. They say the company failed to provide sufficient warning beforehand while environmental officials misled them with assurances that the air and water were safe. Critics say testing by authorities and contractors was inadequate to determine whether public health was threatened. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 6:49 am
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The skeleton crew at Arkema's chemical plant knew it was time to go by the morning of Aug. 29. Flooding from Hurricane Harvey had knocked out power. Thousands of gallons of chemical-laden water had spilled into the floodwaters. Soon, the company's stores of volatile organic...
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