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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....

New cyclone begins to make landfall in northern Mozambique

Apr. 25, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A powerful tropical cyclone began to make landfall on Thursday in Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Authorities carried out compulsory evacuations in cases where residents resisted warnings to flee. Cyclone...

The Latest: Kim upbeat on eve of 1st summit with Putin

Apr. 24, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Thursday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has stepped out of his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia, smiling and upbeat ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian...

Woman who fell to her death at the Grand Canyon identified

Apr. 24, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified an Arizona woman who died after falling over the edge of the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park. Park officials say 69-year-old Cynthia Ackley fell about 200 feet (61 meters) Tuesday afternoon. She lived in the Phoenix suburb of...

Kim, Putin have high hopes for their 1st one-on-one meeting

Apr. 24, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin have high hopes for their first one-on-one meeting Thursday in far-eastern Russia, which comes amid deadlocked global diplomacy over the North Korean leader's nuclear program. Kim is looking for a win after his failed...

In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids

Apr. 24, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

IXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico A long freight train loaded with about 300 to 400...

National monument advisory panel new flashpoint in debate

Apr. 24, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A newly unveiled advisory committee that will help make management decisions for a downsized national monument in southern Utah has become the latest flashpoint in a long-running debate over lands considered sacred to Native Americans as monument supporters cry foul about being left...

Business group: Nicaragua's economy in 'free fall'

Apr. 24, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's economy is in "free fall" a year after anti-government protests were violently repressed by the government and its supporters, the country's leading business association said Wednesday. Sectors such as tour operators, auto dealers and medical equipment providers have...

Workers restoring "Green Book" motel where MLK stayed

Apr. 24, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama motel that was featured in "The Negro Motorist Green Book" and provided a home for Martin Luther King Jr. during civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s is being transformed into the centerpiece of a new national monument. Long vacant and in disrepair, the 65-year-old...

Hunger no stranger to 2 NFL draft prospects

Apr. 24, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marquise Brown knows too well the challenge of stretching $20 over a month to feed himself, with help from discounted meals at work and food from his junior college coach. Josh Jacobs had days when he ate only if he stole something. Brown put on about 10 pounds his first week at...