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The Latest: 37 people hospitalized after Chicago-area leak

Apr. 25, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical leak in a north suburban Chicago community (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Authorities say 37 people have been hospitalized due to an ammonia leak in a Chicago suburb. Lake County Sheriff's spokesman Christopher Covelli says three law enforcement officers are...

Small plane crash lands on top of Idaho tree, pilot rescued

Apr. 25, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — Officials say a small plane crash landed on top of a tree in Idaho and a firefighter with tree removal experience climbed up the tree to rescue the pilot. The fire department in the resort town of McCall said pilot John Gregory was not hurt in the Monday night crash. McCall Fire Capt....

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

California learns from Florida in wildfire evacuations

Apr. 25, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — With Hurricane Michael strengthening as it took aim at Florida's Panhandle, Mark Bowen and his employees watched the live footage through tears. They weren't looking at increasingly dire storm forecasts last October. They were watching cameras trained on rural Bay County's three main...

Kentucky police: Crashed plane may have been stolen; 2 dead

Apr. 25, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they've identified two North Carolina men who died in a small plane crash in Kentucky and neither are certified pilots. Police said in a statement Thursday that the plane they were flying is believed to have been either stolen or used without permission from...

Some California towns at risk of fire have few escape routes

Apr. 25, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PARADISE, California (AP) — Californians got a deadly wakeup call when more than 27,000 Paradise residents trying to escape the Camp Fire got caught in a nightmare traffic jam. The 2018 catastrophe illuminated the grim reality that road systems throughout the state are not designed to handle a sudden...

Southwest 1Q profit dips as rising costs offset higher sales

Apr. 25, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Higher costs due partly to the grounding of its Boeing Max jets more than washed out rising ticket sales at Southwest Airlines, causing first quarter profit to drop 16% to $387 million. Southwest said Thursday that it canceled more than 10,000 flights in the quarter because of the grounding...

China faces debt fears ahead of construction forum

Apr. 25, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's finance minister tried Thursday to dispel complaints its Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiative leaves developing countries with too much debt, promising "sustainable financing" as leaders gathered to celebrate the project. Liu Kun's comments came as Chinese authorities...

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

$21M awarded to family of woman killed in police chase

Apr. 25, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $21 million to the family of a Chicago mother of five who was killed during a police chase. Thirty-seven-year-old Maria Carrion-Adame was killed and members of her family injured when a minivan slammed into their vehicle on Dec. 12, 2015. Her family alleged in a...