Accidents and disasters

This photo provided by Tom Straschnitzki shows Ryan Straschnitzki as he plays with an orangutan during a visit to the Safari World zoo in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Ryan was left paralyzed from the chest down after the bus carrying his Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a truck at a rural intersection in Canada 17 months ago. The former hockey prospect went to Thailand to have a stimulator implanted in his back so electrical currents can communicate with his nerves. He took his first small steps and hopes for a better life. (Tom Straschnitzki/ via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 9:56 am
The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating a shoulder told his dad he was afraid of...
Read More
Colorado Avalanche's Ian Cole (28) celebrates his goal with Mark Barberio (44) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
December 07, 2019 - 10:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — No matter how well the Boston Bruins are playing at home, it doesn’t seem to matter when the Colorado Avalanche come to town. Ian Cole scored his first goal of season in his 500th career NHL game, backup goalie Pavel Francouz stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief and the Avalanche...
Read More
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, center, poses with Aurel Lala and Alesio Cakoni, in Rome on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The two Albanian children were injured when they escaped their collapsing flat jolted from the Nov. 26 6.4-magnitude earthquake, that killed 51 persons and injured more than 3,000 others. They lost each two family members but their dream came true when Rama took them to Rome, Italy to meet with their sport idols Ronaldo and Buffon. (Albanian Prime Minister Office via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 5:32 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy Friday when they met their football idols. Aurel Lala, 7, and Alesio Cakoni, 10, jumped from the balconies of their apartments to escape the...
Read More
Sutter Union's Cory McIntyre, center, runs past Paradise's Josh Alvies, left, and Ashton Wagner, right, during the first quarter of a Northern Section Division III high school football playoff game in Yuba City, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Paradise had an undefeated season and made it to the section championship game a year after the deadliest wildfire in California history that killed dozens and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings including the homes of most of the players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 01, 2019 - 3:11 am
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California community is rallying around its local high school football team after it lost a championship game, one year after a deadly wildfire destroyed most of the town. The Paradise High School football team lost to Sutter Union High School by a score of 20-7...
Read More
Sutter Union's Cory McIntyre, center, runs past Paradise's Josh Alvies, left, and Ashton Wagner, right, during the first quarter of a Northern Section Division III high school football playoff game in Yuba City, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Paradise had an undefeated season and made it to the section championship game a year after the deadliest wildfire in California history that killed dozens and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings including the homes of most of the players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 01, 2019 - 1:44 am
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California high school football team has lost in a championship game one year after a deadly fire destroyed most of their town, including the homes of most players and coaches. Paradise High School lost to Sutter Union High School 20-7 on Saturday night in the...
Read More
Colorado Avalanche's Cale Makar (8) celebrates with teammate J.T. Compher (37) after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
November 29, 2019 - 6:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Friday. J.T. Compher added a goal and two assists, and Cale Makar, Ryan Graves and Valeri Nichushkin also scored as Colorado started fast against listless Chicago in the first...
Read More
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Nieto, front, fires the puck past Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Denver. The Avalanche won 4-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 28, 2019 - 1:53 am
DENVER (AP) — Solid early play combined with one exceptional period carried the Colorado Avalanche past Edmonton. Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist as part of Colorado’s three-goal flurry early in the third, and the Avalanche went on to beat the Oilers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Nazem Kadri,...
Read More
FILE - In this July 18, 1972 file photo, cyclists (from left to right) Raymond Poulidor, France, Cyrille Guimard, France, Felice Gimondi, Italy , Eddy Merckx, Belgium and Julio Jimenez, Spain, lead the pack during the 14. stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Valloire-Le Galibier to Aix les Bains. Tour de France organizers have confirmed that former rider Raymond Poulidor, known as "the eternal runner-up" behind five-time winners Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx, has died. He was 83 years old.( AP Photo, File)
November 13, 2019 - 11:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up” whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. He was 83. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation where sports...
Read More
November 11, 2019 - 9:05 pm
COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — The final round of the World Rally Championship has been cancelled because of concerns over destructive wildfires near the venue in the northeast of Australia's most populous state. Rally Australia organizers initially proposed a revised, shortened route but took the...
Read More
November 11, 2019 - 4:35 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An accomplished gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died following a serious spinal cord injury suffered in a training accident. Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, Connecticut, was training Friday at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden when she was injured, said her...
Read More

Pages