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Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 civilians in south

Sep. 21, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a roadside bomb has killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said Saturday that five other people were wounded when the blast struck the vehicle Friday afternoon in Spin Boldak...

Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus crashed on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more. On Friday, the bus from of Southern California rolled onto a guard rail, crushing its roof and ramming the rail's vertical posts into the...

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which...

Today in History

Sep. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2019. There are 101 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 21, 1985, In North Korea and South Korea, family members who had been separated for decades were allowed to visit each other as both countries opened their borders in an...

Hurricane Lorena skirts east coast of Mexico's Baja

Sep. 20, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Lorena skirted along the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula late Friday, prompting new warnings and watches for coastal areas but apparently sparing a direct hit on the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said...

SUV drives through Chicago-area mall and crashes into store

Sep. 20, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A man drove an SUV into a suburban Chicago mall on Friday, sending frightened shoppers scurrying and plowing over a kiosk before he crashed into a clothing store and was arrested. Video posted on social media shows the black Chevy Trailblazer driving through the Woodfield Mall in...

Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

Sep. 20, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus crashed on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah on Friday, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more. The bus from of Southern California rolled onto a guard rail, crushing its roof and ramming the rail's vertical posts into the...

The Latest: 5 tourists still critical after deadly bus crash

Sep. 20, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash near a national park in Utah that killed at least 4 (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Five people remain in critical condition after a bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists and injured dozens more near a national park in Utah. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt....

History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

Sep. 20, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago. Bernie Hellstrom, of Boyne City, Michigan, said he was looking for shipwrecks about 10 years ago when a depth sounder on his boat noted a...

Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Sep. 20, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi's share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms that...