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Greece: Migrant child killed in boat collision

Oct. 23, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing, authorities said. Officials on Kos said that 31 people were rescued following the collision, in an effort...

India's SpiceJet to open hub in UAE with Boeing 737 Maxs

Oct. 23, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

RAS AL-KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — India's low-cost airline SpiceJet announced plans Wednesday to build its first international hub in the United Arab Emirates, offering support to embattled Boeing Co. by saying it would use now-grounded 737 Max aircraft in the operation, once regulators approve...

Jury resuming deliberations in Rochester murder trial

Oct. 23, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — An Olmsted County jury will resume deliberations in the retrial of a Rochester man accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident. Alexander Weiss is being retried for second-degree murder in the death of Muhammed Rahim on Jan. 14, 2018....

NC highway trooper seriously injured in traffic stop crash

Oct. 23, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

KITTRELL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Highway Patrol says a trooper is in serious condition after being hit by a car during a traffic stop. A Public Safety Department statement says the trooper had pulled a driver over on a Vance County highway Tuesday night when he was struck by another vehicle. He was...

Police say speeding motorcyclist killed in crash

Oct. 23, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a speeding motorcyclist died after crashing off U.S. Highway 75 in Omaha. Police say the motorcycle struck a concrete barrier around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in south Omaha. The impact sent the bike and the man off the elevated roadway to the ground below the highway. The driver was...

Uber removes driver accused of shooting teen passenger

Oct. 23, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Uber has removed a driver who's accused of accidentally shooting a teen passenger in her ankle. News outlets report Uber says 27-year-old Adrian Harper no longer has access to its app. Uber's legal policy says it prohibits riders, guests and drivers from carrying firearms of any...

Heavy rain in northeast Spain kills 1 man, 2 missing

Oct. 23, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities say one man has died and two people are missing following torrential rain in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia. Regional police said Wednesday that they found the body of a man on a beach at Arenys de Mar hours after he was reported missing from a nearby town. Regional...

Police: Man set girlfriend's wig aflame, threatened her home

Oct. 23, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a Baltimore man set his girlfriend's wig on fire and threatened to burn down her home. The Capital reports 28-year-old Darius K. Gissentaner has been arrested and charged with arson in the Monday fire. Anne Arundel County police say officers received a call Monday from a woman...

Rains bring floods to parts of Western Washington

Oct. 23, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Flooded rivers are causing problems across parts of Western Washington, and flooding is expected to continue in some low-lying areas into Wednesday. The National Weather Service's Seattle office said heavy rains this week had tapered off and most of the area's rivers crested Tuesday and...

Cairo schools close, day after heavy rainfall causes chaos

Oct. 23, 2019 4:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has closed schools and universities in Cairo and companies saw only skeletal staff show up at work after heavy rains pummeled parts of the country's capital the previous day, causing massive traffic jams and flooding many key roads. The mayhem raised questions about Cairo's ability to...