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California school bus, van crash; 6 injured, including kids

Dec. 13, 2019 2:12 PM EST

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — A school bus and a van collided Friday in Southern California, sending six people to hospitals, including children, authorities said. The crash in the city of Lake Elsinore seriously injured the 38-year-old man driving the van and one of his passengers, a 5-year-old girl,...

Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill

Dec. 13, 2019 1:56 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal agencies have approved nearly $226 million for 18 projects to restore open ocean and marine habitats that were decimated in the Gulf of Mexico by the 2010 BP oil spill. The projects range from $52.6 million to study deep-sea habitats to $290,000 to find ways to keep sea turtles...

Death toll in aircraft carrier fire in Russia rises to 2

Dec. 13, 2019 10:00 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A crew member who went missing during a fire on Russia's only aircraft carrier was found dead Friday, raising the death toll from the blaze to two, the nation's military officials said Friday. The fire on the Admiral Kuznetsov broke out during welding work at a shipyard in the Arctic port of...

Police: Girl, 9, hit and killed by school bus in Maryland

Dec. 13, 2019 7:44 AM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A fourth -grader who was hit by a school bus in Maryland has died. The girl, 9, got off the bus Thursday afternoon with a group of students when she was struck by the vehicle, police in Montgomery County said in a release. News outlets report the bus was making a right turn when it...

Police: 13 killed in road accident in southwestern Pakistan

Dec. 13, 2019 7:40 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A minibus packed passengers collided with a pickup truck carrying gasoline in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 13 people. According to police, the pickup truck was carrying fuel smuggled from neighboring Iran in plastic containers. The minibus caught fire in the...

Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all

Dec. 13, 2019 6:46 AM EST

FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They’ll also play Olympic baseball and softball next year in one part of...

Afghan official: 11 die in road accident in eastern province

Dec. 13, 2019 2:20 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Eleven people died when a truck crashed into a minivan on a highway in eastern Afghanistan, a police official said Friday. Laghman police chief Salim Almas said the truck driver apparently lost control of his vehicle, a 40-foot trailer truck. The accident took place on Thursday on...

NTSB blames inadequate work for deadly blast in Alabama

Dec. 12, 2019 10:32 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation released Thursday cited inadequate work by an excavation company as the probable cause of a pipeline explosion that killed two people and slowed the flow of fuel to the Eastern Seaboard in 2016. Workers unearthing a Colonial Pipeline Co. pipeline that was...

Authorities arrest man wanted in Texas sergeant's death

Dec. 12, 2019 9:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 21-year-old man has confessed to killing a Houston-area police sergeant during a traffic stop earlier this week and is charged with capital murder, authorities said Thursday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a tip to Crime Stoppers of Houston led authorities to the home, where...

Boat safety law proposed after California fire killed 34

Dec. 12, 2019 9:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of California congressional members have proposed tighter safety standards for small boats after a diving charter vessel burned and sank in September, killing 34 people. Only five people — the captain and four crew members — managed to escape after the 75-foot...