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The Latest: 19 people treated at Jefferson City hospitals

May. 23, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Jefferson City hospitals report treating 19 people after a tornado hit the city overnight. Jessica Royston, a spokeswoman for SSM St. Mary's Hospital, said seven people with minor...

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

May. 23, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and destructive tornado moved over Jefferson...

Dogs involved in fatal attack on teen to be euthanized

May. 23, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

DIGHTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say five dogs that attacked and killed a 14-year-old Massachusetts boy who regularly took care of them will be euthanized. The three-member Dighton Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday to have the dogs — four Belgian Malinois and a Dutch shepherd...

UN health agency issues 1st strategy to address snake bites

May. 23, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030. Nearly 3 million people are bitten by potentially poisonous snakes every year, resulting in as many as...

Runaway barges threaten dam in another day of Midwest storms

May. 23, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two barges broke loose and floated swiftly down the swollen Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma on Wednesday, spreading alarm downstream as they threatened to hit a dam. The emergency was the latest consequence of storms and torrential rains that have ravaged the Midwest, from Texas...

The Latest: Tornadoes move through southwest Missouri towns

May. 23, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. Tornadoes have touched down near Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth anniversary of a massive twister that devastated the city and killed 161 people there. Jasper County Emergency Management Director...

FAA chief says flying public will regain faith in Boeing jet

May. 22, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Public confidence in Boeing's 737 Max jet is "maybe" shaken after two deadly crashes but that will eventually change, said the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration. Representatives from 33 other global aviation regulators will meet in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday to hear FAA...

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coast

May. 22, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday. Remains of the Gulf schooner Clotilda were identified and verified near...

Trump awards medals to public safety officers

May. 22, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, including eight who responded to a shooting at a southern California polling place. "Every officer, firefighter and first responder who receives this award embodies the highest ideals...

Insanity case begins for man accused of killing 5 kids in SC

May. 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers defending a father charged with killing his five children turned Wednesday to brain science and their client's odd statements to try to spare him from a possible death sentence. The insanity defense case for Timothy Jones Jr. began after a week of emotional testimony in which...