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Italian media: death toll rises to 41 in bridge collapse

Aug. 18, 2018 4:02 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italian media say three more bodies have been found in rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising the death toll to 41. Genoa's prefect's office said it didn't immediately have official confirmation of the reports by ANSA news agency and other Italian news media Saturday that the...

Meet the York County woman who rehabs raptors

Aug. 18, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — She lugged a bucket of dead rats and mice into the sanctuary nestled along a crooked country road. She had just scooped them out of the chest freezer in her garage. They were neatly bagged and preserved, just like the robin, the lake carp and who-knows-what-else. Mitzi Eaton...

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

Aug. 18, 2018 2:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged. More than 300,000 people have taken shelter in...

Explosion destroys coffee shop, injures 3 in rural Georgia

Aug. 17, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An explosion and fire destroyed a coffee shop Friday in this rural south Georgia city, seriously injuring three people and prompting a warning from city officials for residents to avoid the downtown area. The blast rocked tiny Homerville, a city of about 2,500 people, shortly after...

The Latest: Leaking gas blamed for coffee shop explosion

Aug. 17, 2018 11:42 PM EDT

HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Georgia coffee shop that injured three people (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Authorities say natural gas leaking into a sewer line caused an explosion that destroyed a coffee shop in rural Georgia and seriously injured three people. Glenn Allen, a...

Strong, deep earthquake shakes area off Indonesia; no damage

Aug. 17, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake located far below the Earth's surface shook an area in Indonesia's Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake Friday night had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and was located 109 kilometers (68...

The Latest: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park assessing damage

Aug. 17, 2018 10:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the slowing of Kilauea volcano's eruption (all times local): 3 p.m. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is taking advantage of a lull in Kilauea's eruption to assess damage to the park. The Park Service said in a statement Friday a specialized team will thoroughly assess damage...

Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defects

Aug. 17, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan. Benjamin and Kristi Reavis alleged defects caused their front seat backs in a September 2016 rear-end collision to collapse on their two...

6.1 quake shakes Costa Rica near Panama; no major damage

Aug. 17, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A strong earthquake shook southern Costa Rica near the border with Panama on Friday evening, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but authorities said there was no major damage or reports of serious injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men from overturned watercraft

Aug. 17, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued two men found clinging to an overturned watercraft near the Ben Franklin Bridge. The Coast Guard says it launched a 26-foot (8-meter) response boat after it received a call about the men in the water around 11:30 a.m. Friday. They were taken to a nearby boat...