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Anger engulfs families as Italy buries its bridge victims

Aug. 17, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims' hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a state funeral and the cardinal of Naples was merciless in his condemnation of...

Nigeria construction site collapses, trapping several people

Aug. 17, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja. Labaran Ahman, Federal Capital Emergency Agency search and rescue chief, said Friday that many...

People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

Aug. 17, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. "Kerala state is facing its worst flood in 100 years," the top...

Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

Aug. 17, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in Afghanistan, then winning a lawsuit against the federal government,...

Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill

Aug. 16, 2018 10:44 PM EDT

Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people's homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. Social workers and mental health professionals also responded to the New Haven...

Plumber buried in trench collapse dies

Aug. 16, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a plumber who became buried in a trench that collapsed at a residential work site has died. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says responders arrived at the trench near the house in the city's East Oak Lane neighborhood around 11 a.m. Thursday for reports of a worker trapped...

Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

Aug. 16, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Forensic investigators said Thursday they identified the remains of a Georgia boy whose father is accused of abducting him and performing purification rituals on the child as he died at a remote New Mexico desert compound. The cause of the child's death remained unknown. The body of...

The Latest: Prosecutor says no charges yet in boy's death

Aug. 16, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the identification of a boy's body found at a makeshift living compound in New Mexico (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A prosecutor says no new charges are imminent because of the identification of a boy who was found dead at a remote compound in northern New Mexico....

Woman caught in flood called 911, family: I'm going to drown

Aug. 16, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When her camper began filling with water from the pre-dawn flash flooding inundating a Finger Lakes campground where she was staying, Rene Halligan had just enough time to call 911 and then her daughter and boyfriend, telling them she didn't think she'd survive. But she did, despite...

Police say remains are 'consistent' with missing Iowa boy

Aug. 16, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Human remains recovered from a creek this week are believed to be those of a 16-year-old autistic boy who vanished from his small Iowa hometown in April, authorities said Thursday. Jake Wilson's disappearance had prompted a search involving the FBI, state and local police...