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People climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge stop under flags flying at half-mast as mark of mourning and respect in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, for three U.S. crew members of an aerial water tanker that crashed Thursday while battling wildfires in Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

3 Americans killed in Australia all had military backgrounds

Jan. 24, 2020 6:36 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Growing up in a small rural community on Colorado's plains, Ian McBeth went to work as a ranch hand in neighboring Nebraska at 14 and was a standout athlete in football, wrestling and track. Initially stymied in his dream of becoming a pilot because of his vision, McBeth, one of three...

Tuttle Creek Boulevard is closed off with cones at the Rocky Ford Avenue intersection in Manhattan, Kan., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow.  (Nickolas Oatley/The Manhattan Mercury via AP)

Snowplow kills 2 walking along highway in Kansas

Jan. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow. The collision involving a Riley County plow truck happened shortly after 5 a.m., after the National Weather Service issued winter weather...

In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, image from China's CCTV video, a patient is carried on a stretcher to an ambulance by medical workers in protective suits in Wuhan, China. China is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to treating patients infected with a new virus that sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities home to millions of people during the country's most important holiday. (CCTV via AP)

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

Jan. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest, most festive holiday. The number of confirmed...

No contest plea in crash that killed workers after hurricane

Jan. 24, 2020 6:04 PM EST

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — A man prosecutors say was high on drugs when his pickup truck fatally struck three utility workers in the Florida Panhandle as they were repairing power lines after Hurricane Michael faces the possibility of life in prison. John Goedtke, 38, pleaded no contest Thursday to three counts...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Delta Air Lines 747-400 airplane sits parked at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for ordering Muslim passengers off planes even after the airline's own security officials cleared them to travel , Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US fines Delta $50,000 for booting off 3 Muslim passengers

Jan. 24, 2020 6:04 PM EST

Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for ordering three Muslim passengers off planes even after the airline's own security officials cleared them to travel. Delta denied that it discriminated against the passengers in two separate incidents but agreed it could have handled the situations differently, according...

Witnesses: Holy Cross coach turned into oncoming traffic

Jan. 24, 2020 4:34 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The driver in the crash that resulted in the death of a Massachusetts college student turned left into oncoming traffic before the fatal collision, witnesses said. Patrick Diggins, 55, the coach of the Holy Cross rowing team, allegedly blurted out a prayer moments after last week's...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 24, 2020 3:25 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT New Haven Register Connecticut needs a viable Republican Party Jan. 23 The unsettling saga of Robert Hyde, a Connecticut resident who may or may not have been involved in a plot against a U.S. ambassador, has raised questions about the president and his...

Amtrak train hits maintenance truck; 6 are slightly injured

Jan. 24, 2020 1:37 PM EST

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — An Amtrak train collided Friday with a maintenance truck working on the tracks in Connecticut, resulting in minor injuries to six people on the train, officials said. Two workers were inside the truck when they saw the train approaching as they worked on the tracks in Newington. The...

Virginia police officer dragged by car dies from injuries

Jan. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EST

A 24-year-old police officer in Virginia died after being dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop, and the driver is facing charges that include felony homicide, Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said Friday during an emotional news conference. Katie Thyne was one of two police officers who were standing by...

A protester chants slogans during a demonstration in Marseille, southern France, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. French unions are holding last-ditch strikes and protests around the country Friday as the government unveils a divisive bill redesigning the national retirement system. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Despite renewed strikes, France pushes on with pension plan

Jan. 24, 2020 11:03 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Women workers danced in protest and striking Eiffel Tower employees shuttered France's most famed monument Friday — but the government pushed ahead anyway with a troubled bill redesigning the national retirement system. It's President Emmanuel Macron's signature reform, aimed at...