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The Latest: Utilities president blasts PG&E over outages

Oct. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a massive power shut-off last week in Northern California (all times local): 3:15 p.m. California's top utilities regulator says she's astounded by the lack of basic preparation Pacific Gas & Electric officials took in readying for a pre-emptive power shut-off that...

Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWII

Oct. 18, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway...

Charges: Cemetery killer booby-trapped home to target police

Oct. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man charged with killing one person and wounding two others at a cemetery where he once worked rigged his apartment and a house next door with explosives that could have killed police and neighbors, prosecutors said Friday. Henry West, of Schofield, appeared Friday in court,...

Tropical Storm Nestor forms, threatening US Gulf Coast

Oct. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Nestor bore down on the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Friday, threatening to hit an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. But unlike Michael, a powerful storm that left thousands...

Pilot killed, pickup driver injured in Wisconsin crash

Oct. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

LEDGEVIEW, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say the pilot of a small plane was killed and the driver of a pickup truck was critically injured in a collision near a private airfield in eastern Wisconsin. Authorities say the pilot of the fixed-wing, single-engine plane was coming in for a landing in Ledgeview...

The Latest: Nestor zeroing in on Florida Panhandle coast

Oct. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on storm moving toward U.S. Gulf Coast (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Nestor is zeroing in on Florida as it moves across the Gulf of Mexico. The National Weather Service has scaled back on a tropical storm warning that extended all the way to parts of...

Pair of NASCAR teams scrambling amid hauler issues at Kansas

Oct. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One hauler caught fire while traveling to Kansas Speedway, another went off the road when its driver had a medical emergency and wound up totaled at the bottom of a 60-foot embankment. So much for wrecks only happening on the track. The No. 47 team from JTG Daugherty Racing was...

The Latest: Protesters battle police in chaos-hit Barcelona

Oct. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Catalonia (all times local): 11 p.m. Police in the regional capital of Catalonia are using water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to repel masked youths who are throwing cobblestones and flammable bottles, building barricades and setting dozens of...

FAA confronts Boeing over internal messages revealing flaws

Oct. 18, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former senior Boeing test pilot told a co-worker that he unknowingly misled safety regulators about problems with a flight-control system that would later be implicated in two deadly crashes of the company's 737 Max. The pilot, Mark Forkner, told another Boeing employee in 2016 that the...

The Latest: UN chief strongly condemns mosque attack

Oct. 18, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on mosque attack in eastern Afghanistan (all times local): 12:45 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly condemning the attack inside a mosque during Friday prayers in eastern Afghanistan which killed scores of civilians and injured dozens more. U.N....