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Police officer on patrol in Florida killed in ATV crash

Dec. 12, 2018 6:30 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer is dead following an all-terrain vehicle crash. Miami-Dade police say the officer was patrolling an area near a canal Wednesday afternoon when he hit a tree. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez says officers had been in the area west of Cutler Bay...

Fireworks accident kills 5, wounds 9 in Mexico

Dec. 11, 2018 12:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in the central Mexican state of Queretaro say that five people have been killed in an explosion of fireworks that were being stockpiled for a local celebration. Queretaro's civil defense agency says in a statement that the accident occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in the...

Stranded man rescued after setting fire on mountain

Dec. 4, 2018 11:33 AM EST

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee official says a man stranded for three days on a mountain after crashing an all-terrain vehicle has been rescued after setting a fire to draw rescuers to his location. Walden Creek Fire Chief Tim Baker told news outlets that crews responded Monday evening to a report...

Replacement named for Idaho official who killed baboons

Nov. 30, 2018 1:38 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A replacement has been named for a top Idaho wildlife official who resigned following outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed during a hunting trip to Africa. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Thursday announced the appointment of Tim Murphy to the Idaho Fish...

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

Oct. 19, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said. The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state, said the state...

At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

Oct. 19, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Congress party leader says at least 50 people are dead after they were run over by a train in northern India. Pratap Singh Bajwa says the victims were watching fireworks during a religious festival on Friday. They crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab...

Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems

Oct. 16, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The bodies of five South Korean climbers killed in a fierce storm last week on a mountain in Nepal were set to head home Tuesday amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal's mountains. Mountaineers and officials gathered at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in...

The Latest: Moon gives condolences for Korean climbers

Oct. 15, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The Latest on mountaineering deaths in Nepal (all times local): South Korean President Moon Jae-in, an amateur hiking enthusiast who visited Nepal in 2016, has expressed condolences for the climbers who died in a storm on a Nepal mountain. Five South Koreans and four Nepalese guides...