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Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Feb. 17, 2019 1:10 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims: TREVOR WEHNER The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in human...

Aurora attacker took gun to work he shouldn't have owned

Feb. 17, 2019 1:05 AM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday...

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Feb. 16, 2019 8:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims: TREVOR WEHNER The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in human...

Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role

Feb. 16, 2019 7:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county's beaches, South Carolina's top tourist destination. Instead, his worries have shifted inland, where rivers overflowing their...

Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

Feb. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PROGRESSO, Argentina (AP) — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. The 28-year-old Sala's body received a hero's welcome in...

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned

Feb. 16, 2019 6:42 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday...

Increased avalanche danger in Cascades

Feb. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say there's an increased avalanche danger in some areas of the Cascade Mountains due to recent snowfall. The Northwest Avalanche Center tells KING-TV in a story on Friday that recent snowfall fell during warmer temperatures than the older snow beneath it. Officials say that...

1 man arrested after security incident at Florida airport

Feb. 16, 2019 3:16 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was arrested after he attempted to breach a security checkpoint at a Florida airport. In a tweet, Orlando Police said that as authorities attempted to arrest the man Saturday at Orlando International Airport, he reached into his pocket, prompting "unknown persons"...

Guest avoids injury when car smashes into Oregon motel room

Feb. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in west-central Oregon say a woman is facing charges after crashing into a motel room where a guest was sleeping. The Eugene Police Department says 21-year-old Jordan Leann Belvelry lost control of her vehicle at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday and crashed into the America's Best...

8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead

Feb. 16, 2019 1:57 PM EST

KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eight subsistence miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. Rescuers on Saturday pulled the exhausted, muddied survivors from the ground and took them...