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Tanker ship runs aground on Germany's Elbe river

Jan. 21, 2019 4:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa says a tanker ship carrying 9,000 metric tons (nearly 10,000 U.S. tons) of hazardous goods has run aground on the Elbe river near Cuxhaven in northern Germany. Dpa says nobody was injured and there is no leak in the ship. Experts have been called to find out how to...

Amtrak train hits unoccupied vehicle on track in Indiana

Jan. 20, 2019 10:23 PM EST

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — An Amtrak train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, hit an unoccupied vehicle on the track in Indiana, but no passengers or crew were injured. Amtrak says in a statement that the accident happened about 7:30 p.m. central time Sunday as the train carrying 163 passengers reached...

Bolivian bus plunges into ravine, killing 13, injuring 26

Jan. 20, 2019 9:45 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian authorities say a bus rolled over on a mountain road in the southern part of the Andean country, then tumbled 100 meters (330 feet) into a ravine, killing at least 13 people and injuring 26 more. Local media said four of the dead were part of a soccer delegation from...

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

Jan. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A private rescue boat carrying dozens of migrants said Sunday that for a second day several nations had not given permission for it to enter a safe port, while another vessel filled with panicky migrants and described as taking on water in the southern Mediterranean was helped by a cargo ship....

Police: Driver dies after car crashes through garage

Jan. 20, 2019 5:07 PM EST

SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — Officials in Saugus say a woman was killed when the car she was driving crashed through a garage and went down a snow-covered embankment. Police and firefighters pulled the driver, a woman whose name was not immediately released, from the vehicle and used a sled to bring her to an...

Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

Jan. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi. National police chief Joseph Boinnet says security forces fought off the attackers at Shimbirey near Garissa...

Plane makes emergency landing in Black Sea port in Romania

Jan. 20, 2019 2:45 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say an airplane flying from Cyprus to the Romanian capital has made an emergency landing in the Black Sea port of Constanta because of a problem with the wing flaps. Nobody has been reported injured. Authorities said the Romanian airline Blue Air flight from...

UK police speak to Prince Philip about not wearing seatbelt

Jan. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police have spoken with Prince Philip after the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was photographed apparently driving without wearing a seatbelt — just two days after he was involved in a serious car crash. British media on Saturday published a photograph showing the 97-year-old...

Pope mourns Mediterranean shipwrecks that claimed 170 lives

Jan. 20, 2019 7:09 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed sorrow over the lost lives of 170 migrants who drowned in recent days in the Mediterranean Sea. The U.N. refugee agency has said 117 migrants died or were missing after a smuggler's dinghy sank off Libya Jan. 18, and that 53 others died in the capsizing of...

Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles

Jan. 19, 2019 11:13 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City following a winter storm that covered many parts of the Midwest in snow and ice. No injuries were reported on the United Airlines flight at...