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Sri Lanka seeks initial $40M from stricken ship's operator

Jun. 12, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is seeking an interim claim of $40 million from the operator of a fire-ravaged cargo ship to cover part of the cost of fighting the blaze, officials said Saturday. Sri Lanka's attorney general has sent the claim to lawyers...

At least 6 injured in cargo ship fire at Manila wharf

Jun. 12, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fire and a powerful blast ripped through a small cargo ship docked to refuel in the Philippine capital of Manila on Saturday, injuring at least six people and igniting a blaze in a nearby riverside slum that gutted dozens of shanties, officials said. ...

Wildlife rehab center aims to fill gap for injured critters

Jun. 12, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

ALBURTIS, Pa. (AP) — They arrive in baskets and cardboard boxes, bleeding from near-misses with lawn mowers or snatched from the jaws of neighborhood cats. It’s birthing season in the Lehigh Valley, and that means a steady stream of injured baby rabbits, squirrels, opossums and songbirds...

8 dead, 3 injured in China factory's chemical leak

Jun. 12, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Eight people died and three others were injured when a toxic chemical leaked Saturday at a plant in the southwestern Chinese city of Guiyang, authorities said. The leak happened as workers were unloading a shipment of methyl formate from a vehicle at a...

Search for missing California ferry passenger called off

Jun. 12, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday night called off a sweeping air and sea search for a passenger who went overboard from a ferry off the coast of Southern California. Crews from Los Angeles County and the U.S. Coast Guard searched Thursday night and all...

Police: Mother, 2 kids killed in collision with stolen SUV

Jun. 11, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who was driving a stolen SUV ran a red light, causing a multi-vehicle collision that killed a woman and her two teenage children, police said Friday. Police arrested Raymond Montgomery, 33, after he was released from the hospital. He was booked into...

2 dead when bus, SUV collide on interstate in Indiana

Jun. 11, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

BROOKSTON, Ind. (AP) — Two people were killed and many more injured when an SUV collided with a Greyhound bus Friday on Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana, police said. The driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe lost control while traveling south on the interstate when the...

NTSB: Jet pilot had emergency, ejected in crash near Nellis

Jun. 11, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A civilian pilot killed when a Dassault Mirage F-1 crashed last month near Nellis Air Force Base reported a flight emergency and ejected moments before the jet slammed to the ground and burst into flames, federal crash investigators reported Friday. No...

Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster

Jun. 11, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

A critical Antarctic glacier is looking more vulnerable as satellite images show the ice shelf that blocks it from collapsing into the sea is breaking up much faster than before and spawning huge icebergs, a new study says. The Pine Island Glacier's ice shelf loss...

US to seek automated braking requirement for heavy trucks

Jun. 11, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic emergency braking systems on new heavy trucks. The Department of Transportation, which includes the National...