Fires

A member of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., in a Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 file photo.The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 a pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach for landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)
September 23, 2020 - 6:51 pm
A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report...
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Kevin Harvick (4) drives during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 17, 2020 - 7:28 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's return at Darlington Raceway (all times local): 7:22 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won NASCAR’s return race, taking the checkered flag at Darlington Raceway 71 days after the series’ last event. Harvick took the lead from Alex Bowman on a late restart and...
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Ryan Newman slides down the track after he was involved in a crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/David Graham)
February 17, 2020 - 11:33 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman has barrel-rolled his way through many terrifying crashes over his 20-year NASCAR career. This one, though, caused the sport to pause. Newman slid across the finish line in a crumpled heap of metal, sparks flying as his car skidded to a halt with fuel pouring...
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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...
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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...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019 file photo, Paradise High School head football coach Rick Prinz, center, celebrates with his team after defeating Live Oak High School in their Northern California Division III playoff game in Paradise, Calif. Paradise, the Northern California high school football team is preparing to play for a championship one year after most of the players and coaches lost their homes to a wildfire that nearly destroyed their town. Paradise High School will face Sutter Union High School on Saturday, Nov. 30 for the Northern Section Division III championship.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 01, 2019 - 12:09 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California high school football team’s championship game (all times local): 9:05 p.m. A Northern California high school football team has lost its bid for a championship one year after a deadly fire destroyed most of their town and most of the players and...
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A crew member for JTG Daugherty Racing enters a back up hauler from Hendrick Motorsports during practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The JTG race team had to switch haulers after an accident on the way to Kansas Speedway rendered their hauler unusable. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
October 18, 2019 - 5:20 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One hauler caught fire while traveling to Kansas Speedway, another went off the road when its driver had a medical emergency and wound up totaled at the bottom of a 60-foot embankment. So much for wrecks only happening on the track. The No. 47 team from JTG Daugherty Racing...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland answers to reporters during a news conference at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 22, 2019 - 2:20 pm
MONACO (AP) — Sharing their memories of Niki Lauda, Formula One drivers spoke fondly of the former champion's straight-talking manner and the "amazing" legacy he left by overcoming a life-threatening crash. Lauda died on Monday at the age of 70, less than one year after a lung transplant. The...
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