Accidents and disasters

August 17, 2018 - 9:14 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland Board of Regents has assumed authority over the investigation into the death of Jordan McNair, who collapsed during football practice and subsequently died. The board also voted to assume control of the commission formed to investigate the culture...
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August 17, 2018 - 10:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An influential campaign group close to the Kremlin has called for an investigation into how stadiums and infrastructure built for the World Cup have failed to cope with floods. An embankment outside the stadium in Volgograd collapsed onto a road on the day of the final, while leaks...
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August 17, 2018 - 7:07 am
HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say 12 people have been hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed at a bank's shareholders' event. WBMA-TV ( https://bit.ly/2MRgc3T ) says about 400 people were under the tent Thursday night when it came crashing down, some...
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August 11, 2018 - 4:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a 75-year-old man competing in the swimming portion of the Cleveland Triathlon was found unconscious in Lake Erie and later died. WKYC-TV reports USA Triathlon has confirmed the death of Oklahoma native Jim Hix on Saturday morning in Cleveland. The U.S. Coast Guard...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, file photo, Kenya's Nicholas Bett celebrates after winning the men's 400m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. The ex-hurdles world champion Bett, 28, has been killed in a road accident. Nandi county police commander Patrick Wambani says Bett was killed in the car crash early Wednesday morning near Kenya's high-altitude training region of Eldoret. Bett's coach Vincent Mumo says the athlete's SUV hit bumps in a road and rolled. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
August 08, 2018 - 8:36 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nicholas Bett, a Kenyan runner who won the 2015 world championship title in the 400-meter hurdles, was killed in an early-morning car crash Wednesday in the country's famed high-altitude training region, police and his coach said. He was 28. Bett had only just returned home...
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August 08, 2018 - 2:54 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police: Kenya's Nicholas Bett, the 400-meter hurdles world champion in 2015, killed in road accident.
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August 03, 2018 - 3:32 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The estate of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the families of two other men who were with him in a fatal boat crash in Florida. Attorney Ralph Fernandez, who represents the All-Star's estate, confirmed Friday that they had reached an...
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Tiger Woods follows through on his approach shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
August 02, 2018 - 7:56 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Phil Mickelson confirmed a report that an exhibition match against Tiger Woods is set for Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas. Those are about all the details he had. Golf.com reported last month that Woods and Mickelson, who have combined for 19 majors, 122 victories on the PGA...
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July 30, 2018 - 11:15 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, hope that by talking about their 19-month daughter's drowning death, they can prevent other parents from experiencing such heartbreak. The couple appeared in their first public interview Monday on NBC's "Today" show. Morgan...
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July 29, 2018 - 1:04 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Tarbell had three saves to help the San Jose Earthquakes to a 0-0 tie with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. The 24-year-old Tarbell had his first clean sheet of the season and the third of his career. It was San Jose's first shutout in 25 games, dating to a 1-0...
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