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Weather service says Beryl's remnants spawned 4 Indiana tornadoes, including an EF-3

Jul. 11, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl spawned at least four tornadoes in Indiana, including an EF-3 twister with winds as high as 140 mph (225 kph) that tore through a small city in the state's southwestern corner, the National Weather Service said. The tornado...

Hurricane Beryl's remnants drop tornadoes and heavy rain from Great Lakes to New England

Jul. 10, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl dropped tornadoes and threatened flooding Wednesday as the system churned into Canada and the northeastern U.S. after leaving millions in the Houston area without power. Beryl, which landed in Texas on Monday as a Category 1...

MS-13 leader pleads guilty in case involving 8 murders, including deaths of 2 girls on Long Island

Jul. 10, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A leader of an MS-13 gang clique in New York pleaded guilty Wednesday to racketeering in a case involving eight murders, including the 2016 killings of two high school girls who were hacked and beaten as they strolled through their leafy, suburban neighborhood on Long...

A railway union strike in Sri Lanka leaves tens of thousands of commuters stranded

Jul. 10, 2024 06:06 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A railway union strike stopped most trains across Sri Lanka on Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of passengers to brave the few dangerously overcrowded trains that kept running or be stranded at the station. The Station Masters’ Union launched the...

Today in History: July 9, 14th Amendment ratified

Jul. 09, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 9, the 191st day of 2024. There are 175 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, granting citizenship and “equal...

All rail cars carrying hazardous material have been removed from North Dakota derailment site

Jul. 08, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

BORDULAC, N.D. (AP) — All of the rail cars that contained hazardous materials have been removed from the site of a derailment in North Dakota, and all hotspots from the resulting fire have been extinguished, an official with CPKC said Monday. Railroad spokesman Patrick Waldron said...

Shelter-in-place order briefly issued at North Dakota derailment site, officials say

Jul. 07, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

Officials at the remote site of a derailed train carrying hazardous materials that sparked a fire in North Dakota briefly issued a shelter-in-place notice Sunday for area residents during cleanup. The notice was issued as a precaution early Sunday after air monitors detected low...

Fiery railcars with hazardous material mostly contained after derailment in North Dakota

Jul. 06, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

Enflamed railcars carrying hazardous material were mostly extinguished Saturday, a day after they derailed in a remote area of North Dakota. Officials said Friday no one had been hurt. The threat to those living nearby remained low, according to county emergency management, which...

Rail cars carrying hazardous material derail and catch fire in North Dakota

Jul. 05, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

Rail cars carrying hazardous material that derailed early Friday were still burning more than 12 hours later in a remote area of North Dakota, but officials said no one was hurt and the threat to those living nearby appeared to be minimal. Twenty-nine cars of a CPKC train derailed...

Woman dies from being pushed into San Francisco-area commuter train

Jul. 02, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A homeless man allegedly pushed a 74-year-old woman into an arriving San Francisco Bay Area commuter train, killing her, police said Tuesday. Authorities with Bay Area Rapid Transit, better known as BART, said in a statement that the woman hit her head on the...