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Mississippi River search suspended for man from cruise ship

Dec. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it suspended its search Thursday for a man overboard from the American Queen cruise ship near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rescue crews spent about 32 hours searching more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the Mississippi River....

Escaped campfire blamed for Pilot Mountain blaze

Dec. 02, 2021 19:08 PM EST

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park has burned 1,100 acres (445 hectares) and was about 80% contained Thursday, according to the North Carolina Forest Service. Though the humidity is low and winds are gusty, officials said the fire is...

'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant

Dec. 02, 2021 19:03 PM EST

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in the Midwest and New England. “Omicron is a spark that’s on the...

Wildfire destroys 24 houses in central Montana town

Dec. 02, 2021 18:59 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A late-season wildfire that came amid unseasonably warm weather and was pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town overnight, burning 24 homes and four grain elevators that had stood for more than a century. Fire crews...

1 dead, 2 hurt when car hits Walmart in Kansas City, Kansas

Dec. 02, 2021 18:06 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One person was killed and two others were critically injured Thursday when a vehicle hit two pedestrians and crashed into a Walmart in Kansas City, Kansas, police said. The crash occurred Thursday afternoon at a Walmart in the Legends Outlet...

UNLV, fraternity suspend chapter after fatal boxing event

Dec. 02, 2021 17:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fraternity that organized a charity boxing match where a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student competitor collapsed and later died of head injuries has been suspended both by the school and its national organization pending the outcome of investigations. ...

China clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

Dec. 02, 2021 16:02 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s aviation regulator cleared the Boeing 737 Max on Thursday to return to flying with technical upgrades more than two years after the plane was grounded worldwide following two fatal crashes. China is the last major market where the Boeing 737 Max...

Officials say Iowa man set off explosion that injured deputy

Dec. 02, 2021 15:29 PM EST

MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) — A Monticello man has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson after investigators say he set off an explosion in the basement of his home last month that injured a Jones County sheriff’s deputy. The explosion happened the night of...

Woman in motorized wheelchair hit, killed in Wichita crash

Dec. 02, 2021 15:23 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman in a motorized wheelchair was hit and killed by a vehicle as she crossed a Wichita road, police said, marking the city’s second crash death of a pedestrian in a wheelchair since mid-November. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon at an...

$2.5B Hurricane Ida aid to Louisiana residents, businesses

Dec. 02, 2021 14:16 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents and businesses have received $2.5 billion in federal aid related to Hurricane Ida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. It said another $27.8 million has been approved in public assistance grants for local...