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Israel cites progress in laser that shoots down drones

Jun. 21, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Monday it has successfully tested an airborne high-power laser that can shoot down drones, technology it hopes to deploy on a larger scale in the coming years. Israel already boasts a large and sophisticated air defense system,...

Claudette regains tropical storm strength after 13 deaths

Jun. 21, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Claudette regained tropical storm status as it neared the coast of the Carolinas on Monday, less than two days after the system killed 13 people in Alabama, including eight children who died in a highway crash. The children who died Saturday were in a van...

Bear bites camper near Mystic Lake in Custer Gallatin forest

Jun. 21, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A bear bit a person who was camping near Mystic Lake in the Custer Gallatin National Forest over the weekend, the U.S. Forest Service said. Improperly stored food likely attracted bears to the area southeast of Bozeman before the attack, which...

Police ID toddler who drowned in family swimming pool

Jun. 21, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police have released the name of the 18-month-old boy who drowned in his family's aboveground swimming pool over the weekend. The death of Angelo Nicoloro in Wrentham on Saturday was a tragic accident, Police Chief Bill McGrath said. ...

Man fires shots on moving SEPTA train, jumps onto tracks

Jun. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man fired shots on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train early Monday morning, shooting a second man in the abdomen before jumping from the moving train, according to Philadelphia police and SEPTA reports. SEPTA spokesman...

12-year-old boy injured in Branson roller coaster accident

Jun. 21, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy is hospitalized after an accident at a roller coaster attraction in Branson. Branson officials say the accident happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at The Branson Coaster. Emergency responders found the child trapped on a ride with what...

Small Utah plane crash that killed 2 sparks wildfire

Jun. 21, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A small plane crash that killed two people has also sparked a wildfire west of Salt Lake City. The blaze south of Grantsville had torched less than one square mile as of Sunday morning, according to state fire officials. The...

Crews search Lake Havasu for teen last seen going underwater

Jun. 21, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Divers are resuming a search Monday morning in Lake Havasu for a missing California teen who was last seen struggling in the water. Mohave County Sheriff's officials said the 16-year-old boy was part of a group out on the lake on a rented...

Suspect sought after shooting at Iowa store wounds deputy

Jun. 21, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

COGGON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities searched Monday for a man who shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy during an armed robbery at a gas station in rural eastern Iowa. Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said Monday that the deputy was hospitalized with serious injuries but in...

Police: Teen killed in crash with tractor trailer

Jun. 21, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — A 19-year-old man was killed in crash with a tractor trailer on Milford-Harrington Highway over the weekend, Delaware State Police said. The crash happened Saturday night when the 17-year-old driver of a westbound Toyota Camry tried to pass a car in...