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Police: 4 hurt after bus crash sets of chain of collisions

Sep. 20, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Four people were taken to a hospital after a Metrobus hit an SUV, setting off a chain reaction of crashes in Maryland on Sunday afternoon, police said Montgomery County police said the crash happened when the bus driver lost control on Rockville...

Police say Farmington officer struck, pinned by stolen car

Sep. 20, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer was seriously injured early Monday when he was pinned between his police cruiser and a stolen car, police said. Farmington police officers responded to a report of a catalyctic converter theft in progress in a...

Ten injured in three-vehicle accident in Greenwood County

Sep. 20, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

EUREKA, Kan. (AP) — An investigation continues into a southeastern Kansas accident that left 10 people injured. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the accident happened Sunday evening in Greenwood County when a Dodge Caravan crossed the center line on Highway 400 and struck...

Fire destroys Jacksonville church; officials investigating

Sep. 20, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Officials are trying to determine the cause of an overnight fire that destroyed a Jacksonville church on Monday. St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church was fully engulfed in flames when Jacksonville firefighters arrived at about 2 a.m. The roof...

Arson suspected in fire at historic Kansas City church

Sep. 20, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arson is suspected in a fire that damaged the historic Harlem Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. John Ham of the Kansas City office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told the Kansas City Star that authorities have...

Shooting at Russian university leaves 8 dead, 28 hurt

Sep. 20, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said. The suspect was detained after being wounded in an exchange of fire with police, the Interior Ministry said. There was no immediate information...

Project will link lakes to restore marsh, reduce flooding

Sep. 20, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Work is getting underway to connect two lakes along the Illinois and Indiana border — a project that will one day restore wetlands, reduce flooding and allow fish to travel between Lake Michigan and marshland on Chicago's Southeast Side. Powderhorn...

Lava from Spanish volcano heads toward sea; no injuries

Sep. 20, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain (AP) — Lava continued to flow slowly from a volcano that erupted in Spain’s Canary Islands off northwest Africa, but the head of the regional government said Monday he expects no injuries to people in the area after about 5,000 were evacuated. ...

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Sep. 20, 2021 05:13 AM EDT

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time out of U.N....

Column: No Tiger, No Phil. And maybe a U.S. Ryder Cup win

Sep. 20, 2021 03:28 AM EDT

Tiger Woods won’t be at Whistling Straits this week, for obvious reasons. Phil Mickelson will, but for the first time since 1995 won’t hit a shot in the Ryder Cup. The storyline in the Ryder Cup hasn’t changed, but the marquee players have — at least when it comes...