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Small plane crashes into Wisconsin home, kills 2 onboard

Oct. 24, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MARENGO, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say two people died when a single-engine plane crashed into a home in northeastern Wisconsin. The Ashland County Sheriff's Office received numerous 911 calls about 2:40 p.m. Saturday with reports of the crash in the town of Marengo,...

Uzbek president heading toward landslide win in election

Oct. 24, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbeks voted Sunday in a presidential election that the incumbent is expected to win in a landslide against weak competition. Although President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has relaxed many of the policies of his dictatorial predecessor, he has made...

Nov. 2 deadline for Ida disaster unemployment applications

Oct. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents who lost wages because of Hurricane Ida have until Nov. 2 to apply for disaster unemployment assistance, according to the state labor department. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said the jobless aid is available to eligible...

Taiwan shaken by 6.5-magnitude quake, woman hurt by rockfall

Oct. 24, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An earthquake shook Taiwan's capital, Taipei, on Sunday and caused falling rocks that injured a woman and damaged a car. No deaths were reported. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 1:11 p.m. and was centered near Yilan, a city about 35 kilometers...

Police: Woman killed in standoff feared harm from police

Oct. 24, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An armed woman shot and killed during a standoff in eastern Pennsylvania following a vehicle pursuit last week had a history of mental illness and believed police were trying to kidnap, sexually assault and murder her, authorities allege in court documents. ...

Comment period closing for Charleston flood fix plan

Oct. 24, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The public comment period for a proposal by the Army Corps of Engineers to abate flooding in Charleston, South Carolina is closing. The largest component of the Corps proposal unveiled last year is a seawall that would surround the peninsula,...

Small earthquake rattles Southern California

Oct. 24, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small earthquake near downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning was felt widely across Southern California. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit just after 7 a.m. and was centered about a mile (1.7 kilometers) south-southeast of the Boyle Heights neighborhood,...

Fire burns aboard container ship off British Columbia

Oct. 24, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — A fire was burning in several containers aboard a cargo ship off Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia on Sunday. The Canadian Coast Guard said it received word late Saturday morning that a fire had broken out in 10...

Massachusetts hiker collapses and dies in New Hampshire

Oct. 24, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — A hiker collapsed on the Lonesome Lake Trail in Franconia and died Saturday, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said. The department was notified Saturday morning that a hiker was receiving CPR on the trail. The 53-year-old man from...

Woman's early release in deadly school bus crash opposed

Oct. 24, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana prosecutor is seeking to block the early prison release of a woman convicted in a 2018 crash that killed three siblings who were crossing a rural highway to board a school bus. Fulton County Prosecutor Mike Marrs filed a motion...