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Death toll in suburban Richmond house fire climbs to 6

Apr. 17, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A house fire in suburban Richmond has now claimed the lives of six people, including four children. The fire occurred early Friday on Glass Road in Chesterfield County. On Friday, fire officials reported that the death toll included an adult woman...

Top-ranked James Madison defeats No. 11 Richmond 23-6

Apr. 17, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ethan Ratke kicked three field goals to set a Colonial Athletic Association record and top-ranked James Madison drubbed eleventh-ranked Richmond 23-6 on Saturday, staking a claim for an at-large playoff berth. The season-finale win wraps up the...

California mass shooting suspect was barred from buying gun

Apr. 17, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of going on a shooting rampage at a Southern California business, killing four people, should not have been allowed to buy or own guns because of a California law that prohibits people from purchasing weapons for 10 years after being convicted of a...

Guzan, Atlanta United hang on for 0-0 tie with Orlando City

Apr. 17, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Brad Guzan had three saves to help Atlanta United to a 0-0 tie with Orlando City on Saturday in the season opener for both teams. Atlanta had 59.7% possession and 88% passing accuracy. Guzan made a diving one-handed stop of a...

Republicans talk unity in Georgia but censure Kemp, others

Apr. 17, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Kelly Loeffler had a warning. The former U.S. senator from Georgia, defeated in a January runoff amid Republican infighting, told her hometown GOP committee Saturday that only a unified party can avoid a repeat in the 2022 midterms. ...

Police: Driver throws bleach, Molotov cocktail at NY officer

Apr. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A driver who ran a red light threw a chemical liquid at a New York City police officer, drove away and then tossed a flaming Molotov cocktail as officers pursued him Saturday morning, authorities said. Body camera footage shows the...

Huff's late TD to Bachelder sends Presbyterian past Drake

Apr. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tyler Huff threw for 365 yards, and his 46-yard touchdown pass to Lawson Bachelder with a minute left capped Presbyterian's fourth-quarter rally in a 28-24 win over Drake on Saturday. It was the first meeting between the teams. Presbyterian will...

S. Illinois tops SE Louisiana 55-48, bolsters playoff odds

Apr. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Justin Strong had 16 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns, Javon Williams Jr. ran 24 times for 150 yards and two scores, and Southern Illinois beat Southeastern Louisiana 55-48 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. ...

Police ask for help identifying Portland, Oregon, rioters

Apr. 17, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters who smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set fires during demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, caused significant damage, and authorities urged downtown businesses to review security video to help police apprehend more rioters. ...

US orders diplomats to leave Chad as rebels near capital

Apr. 17, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered non-essential diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Chad to leave the African nation due to potential insurgent attacks on the capital. In addition to non-essential embassy staff, the department also ordered the...