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Details Released in Crash of Plane Carrying Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a pilot struggled to open a crashed airplane’s wing emergency exit as the aircraft began to burn and fill with smoke before the race car driver and his family managed to escape from the main door, …

City, Developer Clash Over Demolition Of Collapsed Hotel

NEW ORLEANS — Plans to demolish the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed in October, remain in limbo as the city and developers disagree over how to safely bring down the structure. The hotel developer, 1031 Canal …

Croatia Quake Injures 17 Amid Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

ZAGREB, Croatia — A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital’s iconic cathedral — all amid a partial coronavirus lockdown. A 15-year-old was reported to be in critical …

Fire Sweeps Illinois Recycling Center, Forces Evacuations

MADISON, Ill. — A fire swept through a recycling business in southwestern Illinois early Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of nearby homes, officials said. The fire began about 2 a.m. Wednesday at a Madison, Illinois, industrial park in the Metro-East area …

Third Strong Quake This Month Kills 5 in Southern Philippines

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines — The third strong earthquake this month killed five people Thursday, injured several others and destroyed buildings that were already damaged by the earlier shaking in a devastated region in the southern Philippines, officials said. Several cities and …

Fire Engulfs Suburban Calif. Strip Mall

About 80 firefighters were battling a blaze that had engulfed a store in a suburban Sacramento strip mall. Sacramento Metro Fire Assistant Chief Scott Cockrum says there were no immediate reports of injuries. Firefighters were called to the blaze at …

Collapsed Wastewater Basin in Tennessee to be Replaced

The operators of Gatlinburg’s wastewater treatment plant say a concrete basin that collapsed, killing two workers and allowing millions of gallons of sewage to spill into the Little Pigeon River, will be demolished and replaced. The collapse during a period …