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Lithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Baltic nation of Lithuania sent a protest note Tuesday to Belarus over a planned nuclear power plant close to...

Quake kills 6 in western Turkey, rattles Greek island

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing buildings...

Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A typhoon that officials said was the most powerful to hit Vietnam in 20 years blew away from the country...

2 die in Vegas-area small plane crash; man on ground escapes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday in suburban Las Vegas, killing two people and igniting a fire that...

DC releases bodycam footage from fatal crash amid protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital on Thursday released body camera footage from a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that...

IOM: 140 dead in weekend migrant ship sinking off Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A weekend migrant shipwreck off Senegal has left at least 140 people dead, making it the deadliest so far this...

NTSB investigating crash that killed school bus driver, girl

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — Federal and state authorities on Wednesday investigated a crash between a school bus carrying 24 children and a utility vehicle...

Satellite photos show construction at Iran nuclear site

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite images released Wednesday show, just as the U.N....

France ends search after Channel capsize kills family of 4

PARIS (AP) — French rescuers on Wednesday abandoned the hunt for survivors from a boat carrying migrants that capsized while trying to cross the...

Strong typhoon slams Vietnam; at least 2 dead, 26 missing

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Typhoon Molave slammed into Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, killing at least two people and sinking two fishing boats with...

School bus driver, 7-year-old girl killed in Tennessee crash

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — A school bus carrying children crashed Tuesday in Tennessee, killing a 7-year-old girl and her bus driver and injuring others,...

4 dead, 15 rescued in English Channel migrant boat sinking

PARIS (AP) — At least four people, including two young children, died Tuesday when a boat carrying at least 19 migrants capsized off France...

Greek navy minesweeper damaged after cargo ship collision

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek navy minesweeper and a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship collided Tuesday outside Greece's main port of Piraeus, leaving two navy...

Philippines: Typhoon displaces 120,000 people, 8 missing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon blew out of the Philippines on Monday after displacing more than 120,000 people, leaving several fishermen missing...

Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fast-moving typhoon blew away from the Philippines on Monday after leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of...

5-year-old girl accidentally shot, killed by young relative

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A 5-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by a juvenile member of her family and the girl's father was...

Woman pleads no contest crash that killed sleeping mother

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman whose car smashed into a South Los Angeles apartment building, killing a woman as she slept next to...

Suit: Feds ignore risk of huge spills to endangered species

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out the Trump administration's assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely...

California boat owners faulted for fire that killed 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the deadliest accidents in recent U.S. maritime history was the fault of owners of a Southern California dive...

Navy jet crashes in California, but pilot ejects safely

CHINA LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A Navy fighter jet crashed Tuesday in the Mojave Desert, but its pilot safely ejected, the Navy said. ...

Family of slain Saudi journalist sues Saudi Crown Prince

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of...

Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — People have been diving to the Titanic's wreck for 35 years. No one has found human remains, according to the...

Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs’ fatal overdose

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee on drug charges for allegedly providing Angels pitcher...

Black man’s family views graphic video of in-custody death

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody,...

A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed...

Military contractor charged with fraud on Africa contracts

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. military contractor has been indicted in California for allegedly faking quality control on construction projects in Africa that...

Mom who drowned boating in Lake Tahoe leaves 3 children

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mother with three chikdren enjoying the weekend on a boat with her boyfriend and his children at Lake Tahoe...

Woman dies after SUV plows into San Jose outdoor dining area

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was injured when a man trying to park his SUV accelerated and crashed into an outdoor...

2 critical after SUV plows into outdoor dining area

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two people were in critical condition Monday after being injured when a man drove his SUV into an outdoor...

Driverless boat in Florida spins of control, smashing docks

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Three men conducting a photo shoot on a boat in a busy Florida river somehow went overboard, leaving...

Crash injures 8 in Northern California

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Eight people were injured Sunday after an elderly man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an outdoor...

Mother falls into Lake Tahoe, drowns; 6 kids on boat rescued

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (AP) — A woman drowned after falling off a boat carrying six children on Lake Tahoe and a man who jumped...

Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The day after Hurricane Delta blew through besieged southern Louisiana, residents started the routine again: dodging overturned cars on...

Families seek new investigations into old police killings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One man died a decade ago after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally...

Ex-Philadelphia cop charged in fatal shooting of Black man

A white former Philadelphia police officer was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man after a high-speed car...

The Latest: Harris says Breonna Taylor didn’t get justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): ...

Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state’s voter registration deadline Tuesday after he said heavy traffic crashed the state’s online...

Hamlin wins in 3rd overtime of Talladega’s longest race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was one of the last drivers standing at the end of the messiest and longest race in Talladega...

Body of pilot, plane wreckage found off California coast

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A wrecked plane and the body of its pilot have been raised from the ocean floor nearly a week...

Family of autistic teen will get $7.5M over golf cart death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The mother of an autistic teenager who died in a golf cart crash at a Southern California high school...

Prominent NY attorney, niece, killed in small plane crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Personal injury attorney Steve Barnes, whose law firm Cellino & Barnes was known on two coasts for its catchy TV...

Canada forms own probe into Iran downing of Ukraine plane

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down...

Judge tosses case over chemical plant fire during Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Thursday dismissed the criminal case against a chemical manufacturer and one of its former employees over a fire...

AP: Trooper’s mic records talk of beating, choking Black man

In graphic, matter-of-fact chatter picked up on his body-camera mic, a Louisiana State trooper implicated in the death of a Black man can be...

For Kobe: These NBA Finals are very much with Bryant in mind

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The jerseys will be hanging in their lockers when the Los Angeles Lakers arrive for Game 2 of...

Polish divers find wreck of German WWII ship in Baltic Sea

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A team of Polish divers say they have found almost intact the wreckage of German World War II steamer Karlsruhe,...

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of...

Japan court orders gov’t, TEPCO to pay in Fukushima disaster

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Wednesday found the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant negligent for failing to...

FAA chief tests changes to Boeing’s grounded 737 Max

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, a former military and airline pilot, said Wednesday that he liked what he saw during a two-hour...

$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects planned to restore more than...

Marine jet crashes after mid-air collision in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine Corps fighter jet collided in mid-air with another plane during a refueling operation in a remote desert area...

New California law prompted by crash that killed Kobe Bryant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday approved legislation prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight other peopls...

Lawyer: Driver who hit counterprotesters sought police help

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters had asked police for...

US lawmakers propose tighter rules for new airplanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal...

Lawyer: Russian suspect denies involvement in downing MH17

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of the suspects charged in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 denies...

S. Korea’s Moon apologizes over handling of killing by North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized for the first time Monday for the death of a man who was...

Organizer arrested after driving car into California protest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An organizer of a Southern California demonstration against racism was in jail Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after authorities...

Small plane crashes off Southern California coast

Authorities found a debris field in the Pacific Ocean with markings consistent with the type of plane reported missing off the Southern California coast...

Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan; 18 killed

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has erupted again over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the territory’s defense...

Car injures 2 protesters during California demonstration

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Two people were struck by a car and injured Saturday during a Southern California demonstration involving members of Black...

Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, with 1 survivor

MOSCOW (AP) — Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies on Saturday, bringing the death toll to...

The Latest: Protesters outside Louisville church amid curfew

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's...

Trooper quietly buried amid scrutiny over Black man’s death

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper who died in a single-car crash just hours after he was told he would be...

1 hurt, car crashed in fights at Los Angeles protest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One person was hurt when a truck ran into a small crowd of people protesting police brutality in Los Angeles...

22 die in Ukraine military plane crash

MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students crashed and burst into flames Friday while landing, killing 22 people, the country’s...

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them back out to sea

DIKILI, Turkey (AP) — Shortly after reaching the Greek island of Lesbos, a group of Afghan migrants say, their hopes for a new life...

Stuck at sea: Nations urged to help virus-stranded mariners

PARIS (AP) — Another COVID-19 problem that the U.N. is trying to solve: how to help more than 300,000 merchant mariners who are trapped...

2 hurt in crash of small plane in San Diego parking lot

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two people were hurt when a single-engine plane crashed in a parking lot near a small San Diego airport Thursday...

Park IDs hunter killed by grizzly bear in Alaska as Ohio man

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — The hunter killed by a grizzly bear last weekend in a remote part of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park...

Navy releases documents from Cold War loss of submarine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Navy began releasing documents from the investigation into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history on Wednesday, but the...

California ban on fracking by 2024 criticized as too late

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Wednesday to end issuing new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024, a delay criticized by many...

1st deadly grizzly attack recorded in nation’s largest park

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — A hunter has been killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. ...

Pregnant woman pulls husband to safety after shark attack

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — When a shark attacked her husband during a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys, his pregnant wife didn't think twice,...

Russian frigate and container ship collide in Danish waters

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian frigate has collided with a Marshall Islands-flagged container ship off Copenhagen, Denmark’s navy said. Weather reports show that...

Pence’s jet returns to airport after hitting bird on takeoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's airplane struck a bird Tuesday on takeoff in New Hampshire, causing the pilot to return to the...

NFL rallies around Patriots’ White after father’s death

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back James White says he is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding...

Trooper who faced firing in Black man’s death dies in crash

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper has died following a single-vehicle highway crash that happened just hours after he learned he...

Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming...

2 hospitalized after WW2-era plane crashes near Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Two people were hospitalized after a World War II-era plane crashed in a field in central California over the weekend,...

Trooper probed in Black man’s death critically hurt in crash

A Louisiana state trooper under federal investigation for his role in the in-custody death of a Black man last year was critically injured early...

At least 10 dead in residential building collapse in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least 10 people and...

Seahawks stuff Newton on final play, beat Patriots 35-30

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson continued his sizzling start throwing five more touchdown passes. Unheralded second-year defensive end L.J. Collier made the play that...

Deputies find 1 woman dead, 1 chained to bed at Texas home

CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — Deputies are looking for a man after one woman was found chained inside his home and the body of another...

Baltic Sea ferry runs aground in Finnish waters, no injuries

HELSINKI (AP) — A Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 people aboard ran aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden...

Cargo plane crashes at airport in Somalia’s capital, 3 hurt

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A cargo plane crashed Saturday morning at the international airport in Somalia's capital, and the country's transport minister said three...

US sends troops, armored vehicles to Syria to counter Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has deployed additional troops and armored vehicles into eastern Syria after a number of clashes with Russian forces, including...

Mexico City school owner convicted in 2017 collapse

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner and director of an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during the 2017 earthquake has been found...

Mexico official: woman’s death at water protest was accident

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The commander of Mexico’s National Guard said Friday the death of a woman shot by guard members at a water...

US Open sees red in Round 1. Will Winged Foot strike back?

We knew we were in for a treat when Zach Johnson’s birdie putt at No. 1 blew six feet past the flagstick before it...

Deputy accidentally shoots himself at California gun range

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A deputy with the Riverside County Sheriff Department accidentally shot himself in the leg at a gun range earlier this...

Photos fuel concerns over in-custody death of La. Black man

Graphic photos that surfaced online this week appear to show deep bruises on the face of a Black man who died following a police...

‘Melrose Place’ actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed...

Dramatic diorama raises ethical issues for Pittsburgh museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for more than a century should remain out of...

The Latest: Sally weakens to depression; still dumping rain

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: ...

Divers in SE Asia may have found US submarine lost in WWII

BANGKOK (AP) — Divers have found what they believe is the wreck of a U.S. Navy submarine lost 77 years ago in Southeast Asia,...

No emergency training for crew on boat where fire killed 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through...

Panel’s report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms

A House committee issued a scathing report Wednesday questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet...

More than 20 workers hurt in crane accident in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring...

The Latest: Sally’s winds increase to 90 mph

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local): ...

South Dakota AG was frequent traveler before fatal crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — For South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg spending Saturday driving hundreds of miles on the state’s roads was not...

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