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New cyclone set to make landfall in northern Mozambique

Apr. 25, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities have warned that a new cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday in northern Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Cyclone Kenneth could bring heavy rains and flooding to northeastern...

Sri Lanka bans drones, looks for bombs 4 days after attack

Apr. 25, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka banned drones and unmanned aircraft and set off more controlled detonations of suspicious items Thursday four days after suicide bombing attacks killed more than 350 people in and around the capital of Colombo. Sri Lanka's civil aviation authority said that it was taking...

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

$21M awarded to family of woman killed in police chase

Apr. 25, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $21 million to the family of a Chicago mother of five who was killed during a police chase. Thirty-seven-year-old Maria Carrion-Adame was killed and members of her family injured when a minivan slammed into their vehicle on Dec. 12, 2015. Her family alleged in a...

11 die as elevator cable snaps at work site in north China

Apr. 25, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Eleven workers were killed and two seriously injured Thursday when an elevator at a construction site in northern China fell due to snapped cable, state media reported. The Voice of China radio said the accident, the latest in a series of deadly industrial incidents, occurred around 8 a.m....

Russian-North Korean relations since the Korean War

Apr. 24, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an intriguing twist to the global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea, which appeared to hit a wall after a summit between Kim and President Donald Trump collapsed in...

Woman, 2 children die in North Texas flash flood

Apr. 24, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A woman and her two young children died Wednesday when the family car was caught in rushing flash flood waters in the West Texas rolling plains. The incident happened about 6 a.m. Wednesday at what's usually a small creek just outside Dublin, Texas, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southwest...

Puerto Rico gov slams Trump, seeks swifter storm recovery

Apr. 24, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor pledged on Wednesday to lift the U.S. territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. During a nearly two-hour state of the...

The Latest: Body of Japanese victim returned from Sri Lanka

Apr. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 6 a.m. Japan's Foreign Ministry has confirmed one Japanese national was killed and four others injured in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. The body of the person who died was returned to Japan early Thursday....

Wealthy stock trader convicted in man's death in bunker fire

Apr. 24, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A jury convicted a wealthy stock trader of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. Jurors deliberated for about 12 hours before...