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Iraqi president in Mosul after sinking of ferry killed 94

Mar. 22, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president has rushed to the northern city of Mosul and is holding meetings with security officials there over the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River that killed 94 people. President Barham Saleh's visit came as search teams were trying to find more bodies after the ferry,...

China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds more

Mar. 22, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously. Thursday's blast in an industrial park in the city of Yancheng, north of Shanghai, was one of China's worst...

Man in north China drives into pedestrians, killing 6

Mar. 22, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A man who tried to kill his wife and daughter crashed his car into pedestrians in northern China on Friday, killing six of them, authorities said. Cui Lidong, 44, was then shot dead by police in Zaoyang city in northern Hubei province. The restaurant owner had attempted to kill his wife and...

The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training

Mar. 21, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulator to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 passengers. CEO Tewolde...

Indonesia safety board denies leaking Lion Air probe details

Mar. 21, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's transportation safety board denied on Thursday that it leaked details from its probe into the crash of a Lion Air flight in October. The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, Soerjanto Tjahjono, disputed reports describing conversations as the...

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Mar. 21, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will...

Residents fret about chemical plant fire, despite assurances

Mar. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kristin Crump and her two kids put damp cloths over their mouths on Thursday for the short walk from their suburban Houston front door to their car, defying an order to remain inside because of dangerous fumes coming from burned-out petrochemical tanks a couple of miles away. For the second...

The Latest: Classes canceled at more schools near tank fires

Mar. 21, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 10 p.m. Two more Houston-area school districts near a burning petrochemical tank farm have called off classes. The Galena Park and Sheldon school districts joined the Deer Park and La...

A local government in China reports the death toll in a chemical plant explosion has risen to 44

Mar. 21, 2019 9:42 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — A local government in China reports the death toll in a chemical plant explosion has risen to 44.

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid flooding

Mar. 21, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several people stranded and continues to cause damage and strain levees in several Midwest states. Parson's action will allow state agencies to work directly with local officials responding...