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Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

Jun. 15, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire. Exactly two months after...

Utah-Detroit Delta flight makes emergency Wyoming landing

Jun. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Delta flight has made an emergency landing in Wyoming after instruments detected a possible fire in the plane's cargo area. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that there were no injuries among the more than 200 passengers and crew Friday afternoon when a Delta Airbus A321 headed from...

Small donors, not French tycoons, help pay Notre Dame works

Jun. 14, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who publicly proclaimed they would give hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials. Instead, it's mainly American and French individuals,...

Russian fire teams save 300 cats from burning animal shelter

Jun. 14, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian emergency workers have rescued hundreds of cats and several dogs from a fire that engulfed an animal shelter. The Emergencies Ministry said its team quickly responded to Friday's fire on St. Petersburg's Vasilyevsky Island, evacuating 300 cats and seven dogs from the...

High-rise fires still a major worry 2 years after Grenfell

Jun. 14, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two years after a tower block fire in London killed 72 people, safety experts warned that hundreds of apartment buildings around Britain remain at risk of a similar devastating blaze. Survivors, neighbors and politicians including London Mayor Sadiq Khan attended a church service of...

Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran

Jun. 13, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of "escalating tensions" in a region crucial to global energy supplies. The U.S. Navy rushed to assist the stricken vessels in...

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near...

911 upgrade could cost Californians despite budget surplus

Jun. 13, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A $214.8 billion budget approved Thursday by California lawmakers would upgrade the state's aging 911 system following the most devastating wildfire season in state history and help middle class families pay their monthly health insurance premiums. To fund those changes, however,...

Police: Solider wearing military gear opened fire into home

Jun. 13, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

LAUREL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A soldier wearing military-issued ballistic gear opened fire inside a North Carolina home and was wounded by return gunfire before he left and was injured in a car crash, according to authorities. U.S. Army E-4 Specialist Eric Jerrod Davis was in critical condition at a hospital,...

Judge won't order new trial in Maryland nuclear bunker death

Jun. 13, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused to order a new trial for a wealthy stock trader convicted of murder in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Schweitzer...