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About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

Sep. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies. The "Storm Area 51"...

The Latest: High winds topple scaffolding in San Antonio

Sep. 20, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:28 a.m. Officials say three bystanders were slightly hurt as a 100-foot (30-meter) section of scaffolding collapsed on a San Antonio street amid 50 mph (80 kph) winds from a system linked to Tropical Storm Imelda....

Tiger Woods' girlfriend dropped from wrongful death lawsuit

Sep. 20, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Golfer Tiger Woods' girlfriend has been dropped from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash. The lawsuit initially named Woods, his girlfriend Erica Herman and The Woods restaurant. His name was dropped from the litigation in...

Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines

Sep. 20, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Haze blown by monsoon winds from fires in Indonesia has begun affecting some areas of the Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks, an official said Friday. Landrico Dalida Jr., the deputy administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric,...

Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

Sep. 20, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews continued to pull motorists and others from high water Friday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda soaked the Houston area, leaving at least two people dead and prompting hundreds of rescues for people trapped during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to...

Woman charged with murder in crash that killed 3 in Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A woman with four previous drunken driving convictions now faces three counts of murder for a wrong-way crash during a high-speed police chase on Interstate 75. News outlets report 42-year-old Tammy Marie Bevins Rodriguez also was charged Thursday with assault and wanton endangerment....

Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

Sep. 20, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Hurricane Lorena bore down Friday on Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area. Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja...

Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Sep. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989's Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo's...

The Latest: Migrant killed by train in North macedonia

Sep. 20, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Police in North Macedonia say a 23-year old Pakistani migrant has died after being hit by a train. The man, identified only by his initials A.I., died late Thursday near the central city of Gradsko. Migrants who...

The Latest: Hurricane Lorena approaching Mexico's Los Cabos

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Weather, including Hurricane Lorena along Mexico's Pacific Coast (all times local): 6 a.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami has upgraded Lorena to a hurricane as it bears down on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters say Hurricane Lorena now has...