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Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Dec. 5, 2019 8:00 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of...

Firefighters battle hot spots at Georgia peanut warehouse

Dec. 5, 2019 7:50 PM EST

DOUGLAS, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters continued to battle hot spots at a south Georgia peanut warehouse on Thursday, more than a day after the blaze began. Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carver told The Associated Press that firefighters arrived at the warehouse in Douglas to find flames leaping through the...

Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, fatalities

Dec. 5, 2019 7:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A UPS driver was kidnapped by at least two robbery suspects who led police on a two-county chase that ended in gunfire and multiple fatalities Thursday at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour, police said. Police in Miramar, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of where the incident...

Guard: Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Minnesota; 3 aboard

Dec. 5, 2019 7:31 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Black Hawk helicopter with three crew members aboard crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, the Minnesota National Guard said, though officials did not offer any immediate information about the conditions of crew members. The Guard tweeted that the UH-60 crashed south of St....

Energy company leaves debris in Michigan, delays report

Dec. 5, 2019 6:57 PM EST

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian-based energy transportation company's preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Michigan, which left debris in the waterway. Enbridge Energy had been collecting rock and soil samples, which it finished Sept. 12...

Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed

Dec. 5, 2019 5:49 PM EST
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed.

Officials investigating aggregate spill in Detroit River

Dec. 5, 2019 5:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials are investigating a spill of an unknown amount of construction aggregate material into the Detroit River from an industrial site with a history of environmental contamination. The release happened Nov. 26 at the Detroit Bulk Storage property, Nick Assendelft, a spokesman...

Voluntary evacuation order lifted for Texas coastal city

Dec. 5, 2019 5:17 PM EST

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Officials in the Texas coastal city of Port Neches lifted a voluntary evacuation order Thursday that was issued overnight because of concerns about air quality following a pair of chemical plant explosions last week. Officials issued the voluntary order for the city of roughly...

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is reassuring airline industry leaders about the safety of the grounded 737 Max as it continues working to get the plane back in service. The aircraft maker invited about 30 union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings with Boeing executives...

5 people struck by trains within days in Washington state

Dec. 5, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities have confirmed five people in three days have been hit by trains, including three fatally struck. KOMO-TV reported Wednesday that the Puyallup Police Department announced two of the five people hit in western Washington state since Sunday appear to be...