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Police: Owner blew up house on his daughter's wedding day

Sep. 14, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

EDGEWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A homeowner near Pittsburgh blew up his house on his daughter's wedding day, police said shortly after his body was found in the rubble late Saturday. The man had been seen standing in front of his house in Edgewood shortly before it exploded and caught fire, authorities said, but for...

Earthquake hits southwest China, killing 1, injuring 63

Sep. 8, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A moderate earthquake struck China's mountainous southwest on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring 63. The magnitude 5.4 quake struck Neijiang, a city in Sichuan province, at 6:42 a.m., the government earthquake monitor reported. At least 132 houses collapsed and more than 5,000...

The Latest: Widespread blackouts as Dorian continues march

Sep. 8, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The Latest on Dorian (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Dorian is continuing to weaken as it moves toward Canada's Newfoundland island, but forecasters caution that it still remains "powerful." The post-tropical cyclone has top sustained winds of 80 mph (129 kph) and is moving...

Typhoon kills 3 in South Korea before moving to North Korea

Sep. 7, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit South Korea swept along the country's coast on Saturday, toppling trees, grounding planes and causing at least three deaths before moving on to North Korea. Typhoon Lingling knocked out power to more than 161,000 homes across South...

Explosion at Indian fireworks factory kills at least 22

Sep. 4, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A large explosion at a fireworks factory in northern India on Wednesday killed at least 22 people and caused the building to catch fire and collapse, officials said. Police officer Mukhtiar Singh said 15 other people were injured in the blast in Batala, a town in Punjab state about 460...

Girl dies after temporary walls fall at Chicago-area store

Aug. 28, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old died after two temporary steel walls toppled onto her as she played at a suburban Chicago mall. Orland Park's police chief told reporters Wednesday that Alexandra Martinez had been playing with four siblings at an Akira store in Orland Square Mall Tuesday...

Blaze at west Philadelphia church declared under control

Aug. 27, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Firefighters have brought under control a blaze that engulfed a west Philadelphia church, causing portions of the building to collapse and sending one person to a hospital. The blaze at Greater Bible Way Temple in the Parkside neighborhood was reported shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday....

Police: Mudslide in Pakistani-administered Kashmir kills 7

Aug. 18, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a mudslide after heavy rains killed seven members of a single family, including five children, in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. Police official Raja Zulqarnain said on Sunday that the seven died when their house collapsed the previous day in the village...

Magnitude 6 quake shakes western Turkey; more than 20 hurt

Aug. 8, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A strong earthquake hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes, causing residents to run into the streets in panic and injuring over 20 people. The quake was centered on the town of Bozkurt, in Denizli province, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency,...

Groups: Yemen airport closure 'death sentence' for thousands

Aug. 6, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition's closure of the airport in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, has prevented thousands of sick civilians from traveling abroad for urgent medical treatment, two international aid groups said in a joint statement. According to the Norwegian Refugee Council and CARE, the Sanaa...