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Va. police: Over a dozen injured when car crashes into pub

Aug. 13, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — More than a dozen people were injured -- four of them critically -- after a vehicle crashed into a northern Virginia pub and restaurant, according to authorities. The crash at the Ireland’s Four Courts establishment, which happened early Friday evening,...

Officials: Threat from chemical-laden rail car reduced

Aug. 13, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — Evacuations were reduced and a major Southern California freeway was reopened after authorities determined that a rail tank car filled with an overheated chemical was no longer an imminent threat. Both directions of Interstate 215 in Riverside County, about...

Russian shelling heavy in east; Ukraine strikes key bridge

Aug. 13, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge over a river in the Russian-occupied Kherson region,...

3 migrants die after smuggler's van crashes in Austria

Aug. 13, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Austria say three people died Saturday when a van carrying 20 people believed to be migrants overturned after evading a police check. Police in the eastern district of Burgenland, near Vienna, said officers tried to stop the white van at the border with...

Shippers prepare for worst as Rhine levels near critical low

Aug. 13, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

Shipping companies prepared to halt the transport of goods on the Rhine as water levels in Germany's biggest river neared a critically low point Saturday. An ongoing drought affecting much of Europe has lowered rivers such as the Rhine, preventing large ships with heavy loads from...

Spain: 1 killed when wind collapses parts of festival stage

Aug. 13, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Part of a temporary concert stage collapsed in strong wind Saturday at an outdoor music festival in eastern Spain, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, regional authorities said. Emergency services for the Valencia region said a “strong gust of wind”...

Tropical Storm Meari hammers Japan with heavy rainfall, wind

Aug. 13, 2022 06:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on Japan's main Honshu island as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that Meari made landfall in Shizuoka prefecture southwest...

Italy's Lake Garda shrinks to near-historic low amid drought

Aug. 13, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

SIRMIONE Italy (AP) — Italy’s worst drought in decades has reduced Lake Garda, the country's largest lake, to near its lowest level ever recorded, exposing swaths of previously underwater rocks and warming the water to temperatures that approach the average in the Caribbean Sea. ...

Dutch arrest man linked to currency mixer Tornado Cash

Aug. 13, 2022 05:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch financial prosecutors say they detained a man suspected of involvement in “concealing criminal financial flows and facilitating money laundering" through the virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash. The 29-year-old man was arrested Aug. 10 in...

Vehicle accident in southern Egypt kills 9, injures 18

Aug. 13, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A vehicle accident involving an overturned microbus in southern Egypt killed at least nine people and injured 18, authorities said Saturday. The crash took place Friday when the passenger vehicle overturned following a tire blowout on a highway in Minya province 273...