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Man jailed in fatal crash at Minneapolis rally has past DWIs

Jun. 15, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police on Tuesday identified the man suspected of driving into a crowd of demonstrators, killing one and injuring three others as a 35-year-old from St. Paul with multiple convictions for driving while impaired. Police say Nicholas Kraus...

Bus accident in northern Mexico leaves 12 dead

Jun. 15, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA (AP) — A bus carrying patients for treatment of chronic illnesses flipped in northern Mexico near the U.S. border Tuesday, killing 12 people and leaving 10 others injured. The bus had been rented by the Mexican Social Security Institute in the city of...

Police: Gunman dead after killing 2 at fire hydrant factory

Jun. 15, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A worker wielding a handgun fatally shot two people and wounded two others at an Alabama fire hydrant factory early Tuesday before killing himself near a cemetery where his mother is buried, police said. The shooting — which happened about...

Car bomb explodes inside Colombia military base

Jun. 15, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded Tuesday inside a military base in the Colombian border town of Cucuta, according to several media outlets based in that city. Footage shared on social media showed black smoke rising from the base followed by a loud...

Nebraskans hurt when boat explodes at Missouri lake

Jun. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Five people from Nebraska were seriously injured when a boat exploded Tuesday at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the explosion happened near Sunrise Beach. The boat was docked when a mechanical...

US West swelters in record-busting heat, risking wildfires

Jun. 15, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming as a dome of high pressure hovered over a large swath of the region, pushing temperatures into the triple digits this week and intensifying the risk for...

1 dead, 1 injured in small plane crash near Truckee

Jun. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A small airplane crashed Tuesday in the Sierra Nevada near Truckee and responding deputies found one occupant dead and another injured, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. The plane was reported down in Martis Valley at 10:45 a.m., the...

Montana governor declares disaster following thunderstorms

Jun. 15, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte issued a disaster declaration Tuesday in five eastern Montana counties after a series of severe thunderstorms late last week led to extended power outages. The declaration allows the state to request federal disaster relief. ...

Jury selection begins for Oklahoma man in students' deaths

Jun. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the second-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma man accused of crashing his pickup truck into a group of high school cross country runners, killing three and injuring five. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg...

Fire danger spikes as heat grips parts of Montana, Wyoming

Jun. 15, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities warned of extreme wildfire danger in Montana and Wyoming Tuesday as a sweltering heat wave was forecast to intensify across large parts of the two states after already delivering record high temperatures. National Weather Service...