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More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

Oct. 15, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual reconstruction. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary...

Australian left thirsty on Emirates flight loses injury case

Oct. 15, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A passenger who said she was left thirsty by an Emirates cabin crew and broke her ankle when she fainted on the flight lost her case in an Australian court on Tuesday for compensation. Lina Di Falco, 54, sued the United Arab Emirates-based airline in the Victoria state Supreme...

Parents of crash victim urge diplomat's wife to return to UK

Oct. 14, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a motorcyclist killed in a traffic crash that involved an American diplomat's wife took their case directly to U.S. audiences Monday, holding a New York news conference at which they urged the woman to return to Britain. The parents of Harry Dunn have reached out to American...

Unstable building, cranes hamper rescue try in New Orleans

Oct. 14, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable New Orleans hotel Monday in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed . Two people are known to have died in Saturday's disaster and more than 20 were hurt. Fire...

The Latest: 2nd crane in danger of collapse

Oct. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The second of two cranes towering over the site where a New Orleans hotel construction project partially collapsed two days ago is now considered in danger of toppling. One of the cranes...

Has tech made moving nukes safe enough? Depends whom you ask

Oct. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, packed it into a wooden crate and secured...

Utah firefighters get purple manicures aiding girl in crash

Oct. 14, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) — Two Utah firefighters responding to a car crash left the scene with purple manicures after calming a young girl upset over the collision. North Davis Fire District Chief Allen Hadley and Captain Kevin Lloyd checked on the crying and screaming girl while medics evaluated her mother....

Porsche SUV plunges onto train tracks, burns; 2 teens die

Oct. 14, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

PEARL RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — A Porsche SUV plummeted off an overpass onto train tracks below, where it burst into flames, killing two teenagers and sending a third to a hospital with serious injuries. The Porsche fell from Route 304 in Pearl River, New York, on Sunday afternoon after a crash involving an...

Construction platform fails, leaving worker dangling in air

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two workers on a construction platform in New Jersey were rescued after it failed and left one worker briefly dangling by his safety rope in midair. No injuries were reported Monday morning in Atlantic City. The platform holding the workers was about six floors up...

Oregon woman dies in head-on crash on Seward Highway

Oct. 14, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — An Oregon woman died in a weekend head-on crash on the Seward Highway. Alaska State Troopers say 39-year-old Wendy Cox died at Mile 66. Her hometown was not immediately released. Troopers say roads at around 8 a.m. Saturday were slick and icy. Cox was driving a sport utility vehicle...