Accidents and disasters

February 25, 2018 - 9:45 pm
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Longtime NBA agent Dan Fegan died in a car crash Sunday. He was 56. The Colorado State Patrol says Fegan was driving an SUV when he tried to merge onto a highway and was broadsided by a commuter bus near Aspen, which is about 180 miles west of Denver. Colorado State Trooper Gabe...
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February 25, 2018 - 9:17 pm
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Sixteen-time Funny Car champion John Force and Jonnie Lindberg collided at the NHRA's Arizona Nationals on Sunday. The 68-year-old Force escaped serious injury and was released Sunday night from Chandler Regional Hospital. After the 16-time Funny Car season champion's wreck,...
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February 25, 2018 - 8:20 pm
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Courtney Force won the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday after her 68-year-old father escaped serious injury in a frightening engine explosion and crash. Courtney Force beat Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final round with a 3.834-second run at 337.16 mph. She won for the 10th time...
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February 25, 2018 - 2:18 pm
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — A large earthquake has struck the middle of Papua New Guinea. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-7.5 quake hit about 89 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of Porgera early Monday in the Pacific island nation. Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso...
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February 25, 2018 - 12:23 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes say the infant daughter of team co-captain Jordan Staal has died. Team spokesman Mike Sundheim said Sunday that Staal told him his daughter Hannah died Saturday. Staal missed the team's two games this weekend because of family and personal reasons. A...
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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, right, of Russia, blocks the net on Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk during third-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 9:45 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Michael Frolik took a pass from Mikael Backlund in the slot and fired a shot past goalie Semyon Varlamov just 18 seconds after the opening faceoff. The Calgary Flames didn't let up. Jon Gillies made 28 saves for his second straight victory, Backlund had a goal and two...
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February 24, 2018 - 3:06 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two sailors died after a yacht competing in an organized race capsized off the southwest coast of Western Australia state. Race officials said Friday that the yacht Finistere was taking part in the 70th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race and had six people on board when it...
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February 23, 2018 - 4:46 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami guard Bruce Brown Jr. is scheduled to have his injured left foot re-evaluated by doctors on March 12, which means he will miss the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Brown's availability for the start of the NCAA Tournament on March 13 is unlikely. He underwent...
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February 23, 2018 - 3:38 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three Republican U.S. House members are criticizing Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers for opposing their legislation that would prevent the breaching of four dams on the Snake River to restore endangered salmon runs. The three Republicans from the state of...
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February 23, 2018 - 11:24 am
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case of a University of Connecticut scientist charged with killing her professor husband are seeking to seal her arrest warrant for at least 90 days. Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi is charged with murder in the death of 84-year-old Pierluigi...
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