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Experts: 15 more days to reach trapped China mine workers

BEIJING (AP) — It will take at least 15 more days to get through a massive amount of debris and reach miners already trapped...

Fire hits building at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccines

PUNE, India (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer,...

UN: 43 Europe-bound migrants drown in shipwreck off Libya

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, drowning at least 43...

California sheriff’s deputy, suspect dead following shootout

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff’s deputy was killed and another deputy was wounded in a shootout with a suspect who gunned down...

European aviation agency: 737 Max to be cleared next week

BERLIN (AP) — The Boeing 737 Max will be approved to resume flights in Europe next week, following nearly two years of reviews after...

Workers trapped week in China mine ask for pickles, porridge

BEIJING (AP) — Workers trapped for more than a week in a Chinese gold mine asked for pickles and porridge to be dropped to...

After seeing floods, Indonesian leader visits quake zone

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers worked to clear up rubble of collapsed buildings Tuesday on an Indonesian island where a deadly earthquake left...

Freezing temps bring Europe traffic chaos, smog, avalanche

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Extreme cold has hit large parts of Europe, with freezing temperatures cracking railroad tracks in Poland, snow blanketing the Turkish...

Canada OKs return of Boeing 737 Max aircraft

MONTREAL (AP) — The Boeing 737 Max can return to Canadian airspace beginning Wednesday, officials said, concluding nearly two years of government review after...

Police command structure crumbled fast during Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, many of the police officers had to decide on their own how to fight...

Aid effort intensifies after Indonesia quake that killed 84

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Aid was reaching the thousands of people left homeless and struggling after an earthquake that killed at least 84 people...

1 dead in crash after motorcycles go wrong way on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A passenger on a motorcycle died Sunday night after a collision involving multiple vehicles amid a wave of motorbikes and...

12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are...

U.S. team sure of continuing in America’s Cup after capsize

U.S. challenger American Magic is assessing the extent of damage to its racing yacht Patriot, which capsized and came close to sinking during racing...

Indonesian teams find more bodies, clear roads after quake

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers on Sunday retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by a strong earthquake, raising...

Cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea; 3 dead, 6 rescued

ISTANBUL (AP) — A cargo ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Sunday, leaving at least three people dead, Turkish authorities said. Six...

Bus driver in dramatic bridge plunge says it ‘just took off’

NEW YORK (AP) — The driver of a New York City bus that plunged off a bridge blamed the dramatic crash on mechanical failure,...

Damaged roads, lack of gear hinder Indonesia quake rescue

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Damaged roads and bridges, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered rescuers after a strong earthquake left...

MTA: Bus driver refuses drug test after careening off bridge

NEW YORK (AP) — A bus dramatically plunged off a bridge in New York City late Thursday, leaving its front half hanging over a...

At least 42 dead as Indonesia quake topples homes, buildings

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and...

Man pleads guilty after drone hits LAPD helicopter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood man pleaded guilty Thursday to unsafely operating a drone that hit a Los Angeles police helicopter and forced...

Managers detained as 22 trapped in China mine for 3rd day

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have detained managers at a gold mine in eastern China where 22 workers have been trapped underground following an explosion...

FAA steps up enforcement against unruly airline passengers

Federal safety officials said Wednesday they stepping up enforcement against unruly airline passengers after confrontations on flights to and from Washington, D.C., around the...

Indonesian searchers hunt for crashed plane’s voice recorder

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Divers searching for a crashed jet's cockpit voice recorder were sifting through mud and plane debris on the seabed between...

Missing cat turns up 3 years after California disaster

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A pet cat believed killed along with her owner in a huge mudslide has been found three years later. ...

Divers recover crashed Indonesian plane’s data recorder

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers searching the ocean floor on Tuesday recovered the flight data recorder from a Sriwijaya Air jet that...

The power of words in crisis: Who hits mark, and who misses?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In moments of crisis, of war and terror, of loss and mourning, American leaders have sought to utter words to match...

4 Russian soldiers die, over 40 injured in road crash

MOSCOW (AP) — At least four Russian soldiers died and more than 40 others were injured Monday in a traffic crash near Moscow, officials...

Snow, heavy rain in Balkans cause floods, disrupt traffic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Days of heavy rain and snow across the Balkans left homes and fields flooded Monday, disrupted traffic on highways and...

Indonesia navy divers hunt for crashed plane’s black boxes

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers scoured the floor of the Java Sea on Monday as they hunted for the black boxes of...

EXPLAINER: Why Indonesia’s plane safety record is a concern

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Saturday's plane crash in Indonesia, in which a Sriwijaya Air carrying 62 people plunged into the Java Sea shortly after...

12 children rescued from chilly waters after boats capsize

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A dozen children participating in a sailing school off the coast of Northern California had to be rescued Sunday...

Indonesian divers find parts of plane wreckage in Java Sea

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities said they determined the location of the crash site and black boxes of a Boeing 737-500 on Sunday, a...

Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on a...

Police: Woman sought in fatal Minden crash has 3 prior DUIs

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A 66-year-old Reno woman accused of vehicular homicide in connection with a crash in Minden last year has a record...

5 nations want Iran to deliver justice on downed plane

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The countries whose citizens were killed when Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner said Friday they want Iran “to...

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over 737 Max

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admit that employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 Max...

Authorities fear 40 dead in east Congo after boat capsizes

BENI, Congo (AP) — Authorities in eastern Congo fear more than 40 people are dead after a motorized wooden boat capsized on Lake Kivu...

NTSB to join probe of California highway crash that killed 9

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is joining the investigation of a head-on crash that killed seven children and two adults...

Trump administration scales back wild bird protections

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday finalized changes that weaken the government's enforcement powers under a century-old law protecting most American...

Boat with more than a dozen migrants sinks off Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Rescue workers in Colombia were searching for five migrants missing after their boat carrying 16 people sank as it tried...

Head-on crash kills 7 kids, 2 adults in central California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators are asking for the public's help to determine what led up to a head-on crash that killed seven children...

Head-on crash kills 7 kids, 2 adults in Central California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Seven children and two adult drivers were killed in head-on collision in Central California on New Year's Day, authorities said. ...

Fatal hit-and-run suspect was free on parole despite arrests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A driver accused of hitting and killing two women in a stolen car is a paroled robber who remained free...

‘Our children die in our hands’: Floods ravage South Sudan

OLD FANGAK, South Sudan (AP) — On a scrap of land surrounded by flooding in South Sudan, families drink and bathe from the waters...

Stolen car driven by parolee kills 2 women in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A stolen car struck and killed two women in the South of Market neighborhood on Thursday, and the driver, a...

Dick Thornburgh, ex-governor and US attorney general, dies

Dick Thornburgh, who as Pennsylvania governor won plaudits for his cool handling of the 1979 Three Mile Island crisis and as U.S. attorney general...

Religious leaders worldwide, across faiths who died in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The Catholic priest who for decades had been one of the Vatican’s top experts on the Latin language died on...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their...

Florida suspect kills Wisconsin siblings in wrong-way crash

Two Wisconsin siblings returning from a Christmas lights display were killed Tuesday night when a suspected carjacker fleeing from police drove the wrong way...

Iran allocates payment to families of Ukraine crash victims

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s cabinet has created a compensation fund to pay the families of the 176 victims of a Ukrainian...

Major rail safety technology installed before deadline

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The railroad industry has installed an automatic braking system on nearly 58,000 miles of track where it is required ahead...

Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger flight

American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane’s first commercial flight in U.S....

From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports

There were so many this year. ...

Tony Rice, master bluegrass guitarist, dies at 69

Tony Rice, the master bluegrass picker who drew fans worldwide for the chance to hear the quick, fluid sounds he conjured from his storied...

Russian fishing trawler sinks in Barents Sea, 17 missing

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian fishing trawler sank Monday in the northern Barents Sea and 17 of its crew are still missing, emergency officials...

Avalanches kill 12 in mountainous area near Iran’s capital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian rescue workers ended their search for survivors Sunday following a series of avalanches that killed 12 people in a...

Authorities: Utah’s Ty Jordan died in accidental shooting

DALLAS (AP) — Ty Jordan, a star freshman running back for the University of Utah, died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidently shooting himself,...

Bobi Wine says bodyguard killed in Uganda polls violence

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A bodyguard for Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine was killed and two journalists injured on Sunday amid violent confrontations between...

Roger Berlind, Tony-winning Broadway producer, dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Berlind, a producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals and the winner of 25 Tony Awards, has...

Bus crash in western Cameroon kills 37, injures 18

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — More than 37 people are dead and 18 others seriously injured after a bus crash in Cameroon’s western village of...

Alaska soup kitchen gets large food donation after crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An official at an Anchorage soup kitchen said she received as a donation of at least 30,000 pounds (13,608 kilograms)...

Hit-and-run driver strikes stroller; baby dies on Christmas

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A hit-and-run driver struck a woman pushing her 1-year-old grandchild in a stroller, putting the grandmother in critical condition and...

4 pregnant women among 20 migrants dead in Tunisia sinking

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Four pregnant women were among 20 migrants whose bodies were found off Tunisia's coast after their smuggling boat sank, Tunisian...

20 migrants dead off Tunisia after boat sinks, more missing

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — About 20 African migrants were found dead Thursday after their smuggling boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to...

Federal officials investigate fiery oil train derailment

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Federal and local authorities were investigating a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle near where two people were...

Driver of truck that killed 5 bicyclists due in Vegas court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The driver of a truck that struck and killed five bicyclists on a Nevada highway arrived Wednesday in custody in...

Police: Kansas officer fatally shot suspect after car rammed

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a police officer fatally shot a bank robbery suspect after the man rammed a stolen pickup truck...

Gunman kills 3 French police in domestic abuse standoff

PARIS (AP) — A heavily armed gunman in southern France killed three police officers responding to a domestic violence call at his house and...

Violent crash splits car in half, kills 5 in NYC suburb

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A car speeding away from police Tuesday night in suburban New York City barreled into another car, splitting that vehicle...

Train cars carrying crude oil derail, burn north of Seattle

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Seven train cars carrying crude oil derailed Tuesday and five caught fire, sending a large black plume of smoke into...

2 passengers, puppy exit NYC flight via slide before takeoff

NEW YORK (AP) — A Delta flight out of New York City was halted after a Florida couple traveling with a Great Dane puppy...

Fire destroys 2 buildings in Los Angeles but no injuries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire destroyed two buildings housing three businesses in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles before the flames were brought...

Explosion in gunpowder factory in Italy kills 3 people

ROME (AP) — An explosion in a gunpowder processing factory in a town in south-central Italy on Monday killed three people, Italian media said. ...

Pedestrian struck during vehicle pursuit in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The driver of a stolen vehicle being pursued through San Diego apparently deliberately struck a pedestrian before being taken into...

Suspect in deadly NY subway fire arraigned on murder charge

A man accused of setting a train fire that killed a New York City subway driver in March told police he was on the...

Senate investigators fault FAA over Boeing jet, safety

Boeing improperly influenced a test designed to see how quickly pilots could respond to malfunctions on the Boeing 737 Max, and Federal Aviation Administration...

Devon Dalio, son of billionaire Ray Dalio, dies in car crash

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Devon Dalio, the 42-year-old son of hedge fund founder Ray Dalio, died in a car crash this week, a family...

Kobe Bryant’s widow slams lawsuit from mom seeking support

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow has denounced a lawsuit from her mother claiming she is owed years of pay for working as...

Suter wins season’s 1st downhill, Schmidhofer hurt in crash

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Corinne Suter won the first women's World Cup downhill of the season and Nicole Schmidhofer was injured in a...

Swedes want checks for hull damage in 1994 ferry disaster

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden said Friday it wants divers to inspect the wreck of one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the sinking...

Report: Slain officer tripped during California bar massacre

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sheriff's sergeant accidentally shot by a fellow police officer as they responded to a mass shooting at a California...

Man accused of strangling woman found by Mt. Rose car crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 26-year-old Lake Tahoe man has been charged with murder in the strangulation of a Sparks woman whose body was...

US plans new charges in 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department plans to unseal new charges in the coming days in connection with the 1988 bombing of a Pan...

US plans new charges in 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department plans to unseal new charges in the coming days in connection with the 1988 bombing of a Pan...

LA police won’t face charges in 2018 Trader Joe’s shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles police officers acted lawfully in 2018 when they opened fire outside a Trader Joe's supermarket during a...

Tokyo Games relay opens in 100 days with 10,000 torchbearers

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is to start in just over three months, and it faces the same...

‘External source’ causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jiddah suffered an explosion early Monday after being hit...

Death toll in squatter complex fire in Spain rises to 4

MADRID (AP) — Workers clearing the rubble after a deadly fire at an industrial complex occupied by squatters and migrants near Barcelona last week...

Coroner IDs 5 cyclists killed near Las Vegas as 4 men, woman

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four men in their 40s and 50s and a woman in her 30s were identified Friday as the five cyclists...

5 bicyclists killed, 3 injured in crash on Nevada highway

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Five bicyclists were killed and three others injured in a crash Thursday involving a box truck on U.S. Highway...

Radiation spike detected at Finnish nuke plant; no leak

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's nuclear safety watchdog said Thursday that a radiation spike was detected inside one of the country’s nuclear plants, which led...

Inferno in large squat for migrants kills 3 in Spain

BADALONA, Spain (AP) — Mamadou Dieye was talking to his family back in Senegal when he heard shouts of distress downstairs. Smoke quickly followed...

Mechanic: ‘Everything perfect’ before fatal WWII plane crash

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The only surviving crew member of a World War II-era bomber that crashed in Connecticut last year, killing seven people,...

Family of pilot killed fighting CA wildfire files lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a veteran helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft crashed as he was dropping water over a...

A year after crash, Israel unveils new plan for moon landing

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is again aiming for the moon. ...

Dangerous surf sweeps 3 people out to ocean; woman rescued

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — A man and a woman were swept Tuesday into the Pacific Ocean in Northern California by dangerous surf that included...

Utah magazine editor fatally swept out to sea in California

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The editor of Salt Lake magazine has died after she was swept into the ocean in Northern California. ...

Uber, hard-hit by pandemic, sells its robot-vehicle division

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Uber is selling off its autonomous vehicles development arm as the ride-hailing company slims down after its revenues were...

2 out of hospital after Texas petroleum facility fire

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Two of the seven workers injured when a storage tank at a petroleum facility in Texas exploded after catching...

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