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Train cars carrying ethanol catch fire in Texas derailment

Apr. 24, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No one was hurt when a Union Pacific train carrying ethanol derailed in a residential area in Fort Worth and caught fire. Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South says the train derailed at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near Echo Lake in Fort Worth. South says the fire was mostly...

Firefighter recruitment ad touts 'Low Pay, Cool Helmets'

Apr. 24, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in signs posted outside its stations that the job offers "Hard Labor, Odd Hours, Low Pay (and) Cool Helmets!!" KFVS-TV reports that the Scott County Rural Fire Protection District's...

The FBI says it is assisting in the investigation after a driver crashed into eight pedestrians in Northern California.

Apr. 24, 2019 10:29 AM EDT
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The FBI says it is assisting in the investigation after a driver crashed into eight pedestrians in Northern California.

Boeing's troubled jet prompts it to pull 2019 forecast

Apr. 24, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

Boeing estimates that it will spend $1 billion to fix the 737 Max and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the jetliner, which remains grounded after two crashes that killed 346 people. The estimate was disclosed Wednesday in a presentation for investors as Boeing released...

The Latest: Boeing estimates 737 Max costs of $1 billion

Apr. 24, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

The Latest on Boeing Co.'s quarterly results. (all times local): _____ 10:20 a.m. Boeing estimates that it will spend $1 billion to fix the 737 Max and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the jetliner, which remains grounded after two deadly crashes. The estimate was...

French court Oks ending treatment of man in vegetative state

Apr. 24, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court has ruled that doctors can stop feeding and hydrating a man who is hospitalized in a vegetative state despite his parents' objections. Vincent Lambert was critically injured in a 2008 car accident and has been in a vegetative state since 2014. A team of...

Sri Lanka asks for resignations of top security officials

Apr. 24, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the...

Cars underwater at Dallas airport after heavy rains in Texas

Apr. 24, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dozens of vehicles parked at a Dallas airport are underwater after heavy rains moved across much of Texas and brought flash-flood warnings and high-water rescues. Water pooled Wednesday outside the terminal at Dallas Love Field Airport. Some vehicles parked in an underground parking garage...

Jury deliberations resume in trial over deadly bunker fire

Apr. 24, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Jurors have resumed deliberating in the trial of a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the fire death of a man who was helping him dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. The 12 jurors deliberated for more than two hours Tuesday after hearing attorneys'...

Fire damages historic Tennessee courthouse

Apr. 24, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

LOUDON, Tenn. (AP) — A fire has caused significant damage to one of the oldest courthouses in Tennessee. Fire officials told news outlets that the first crew arrived at the Loudon County courthouse Tuesday evening and quickly called for backup as flames began to engulf the building. County mayor Buddy...