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Deadly rebel attack in center of Ebola outbreak stalls work

Oct. 21, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced crucial virus containment efforts to be suspended. "It will be very hard to stop the outbreak...

Police pursuit in Kentucky ends in crash that kills 2

Oct. 21, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say two teenagers have been killed when a pursuit ended with a suspect's vehicle striking a car. State Police spokesman Trooper Scott Sharp says in a news release several police departments were pursuing the pickup on Saturday night when it struck the car at a...

Utah truck driver is jailed without bond after crash kills 6

Oct. 21, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

HEBER, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah say a man suspected of driving under the influence has been jailed without bond after a crash killed six men in a pickup truck. Court records show 41-year-old Jamie Don McKenzie remains in Wasatch County Jail for investigation of six counts of vehicular homicide and...

The Latest: Death toll in Taiwan derailment stands at 18

Oct. 21, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment in Taiwan (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Authorities in Taiwan have lowered the death toll in a train derailment to 18. The National Fire Agency had earlier cited the Cabinet spokesman's office as saying 22 people were killed when the Puyuma express...

Hurricane Willa grows rapidly off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 21, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newly formed hurricane rapidly gained force off Mexico's Pacific coast on Sunday and forecasters said it could reach Category 4 status before hitting land by midweek A hurricane watch was posted for a stretch of shore between San Blas and Mazatlan. Hurricane Willa was about 260 miles...

Spanish firefighter dies as flash flooding hits south

Oct. 21, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish firefighter died while emergency services responded to flash floods caused by heavy rain in southern Spain, authorities said Sunday. The firefighter went missing when his truck overturned on a flooded road overnight, according to emergency services in the southern region of...

Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party

Oct. 21, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the center of the floor caved in at the clubhouse near...

4 Americans among 5 dead in Costa Rica rafting accident

Oct. 21, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Four American tourists and a Costa Rican guide were killed in a weekend rafting accident in the Central American country, authorities said Sunday. Three rafts flipped on the Naranjo river Saturday around 3 p.m. and the five victims were carried away downstream, according to the...

Falling palm tree kills woman in hammock in Florida

Oct. 21, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials say a woman lying on a hammock was killed after a palm tree fell on her. Hillsborough County Sheriff's officers say 20-year-old Isabel Melendez was in the hammock on Egmont Key Park on Saturday in late afternoon. The palm tree crashed on her, and she was taken to a...

One of Taiwan's fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

Oct. 21, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north...