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Gunman upset by divorce is found dead after manhunt

Sep. 20, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who was apparently upset that his ex-wife had been awarded their home in their divorce was found dead early Thursday, several hours after he shot at her and later killed his own parents. Bruce Rogal, 59, died after a manhunt and a police chase that ended...

8 people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

Sep. 20, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday. The crash occurred late Wednesday in a rural part of the state more than 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of the Mexico border. The Arizona...

Dwayne Johnson backs stuntman's film honoring Knievel jump

Sep. 20, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

Before climbing into the cockpit of his steam-powered rocket and blasting off across the Snake River Canyon, daredevil Eddie Braun scribbled two things on his bare chest in marker. Blood type: O positive. Allergies: Penicillin. Useful information for the paramedics — in case his jump on Sept. 16, 2016,...

44 dead as Tanzanian ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

Sep. 20, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At least 44 people are dead after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian official said late Thursday, and the death toll was expected to rise when rescue efforts resume at daybreak. Thirty-seven people were rescued after the ferry sank in the afternoon, Mwanza...

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

Sep. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid. All 15 crew members on board the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane were killed when it was...

The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

Sep. 20, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on capsized ferry in Tanzania (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A regional official in Tanzania says 44 people are confirmed dead after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria.  John Mongella, the commissioner of Mwanza, says 37 people have been rescued after Thursday's...

Tanzania regional official says at least 44 dead after ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

Sep. 20, 2018 3:18 PM EDT
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tanzania regional official says at least 44 dead after ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria.

Woman who saved boy from dog attack among 16 Carnegie heroes

Sep. 20, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A receptionist who used a child's booster seat to fight off a pit bull that was attacking a 12-year-old boy is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners on Thursday. Ana Ramirez was...

Court rules against Poland over plane crash exhumations

Sep. 20, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Court of Human rights has ruled that the Polish government violated the rights of two women whose husbands were exhumed without their consent as part of a probe into a plane crash that also killed the president. The government in 2016 ordered autopsies of many of the...

4 young children killed in Dutch train crossing collision

Sep. 20, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A train slammed into an electric cargo bike in the Netherlands on Thursday, killing four young children and leaving two other people critically injured, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Dianne van Gameren said the victims were "primary school age" and some of them came...