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Smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego Sunday, July 12, 2020, in San Diego after an explosion and fire Sunday on board the ship at Naval Base San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

Jul. 13, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Firefighters on land, in the air and on the water on Monday were still battling a blaze on a Navy ship that injured at least 21 people and sent smoke billowing over San Diego. The fire began Sunday morning in a vehicle storage area aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, according to Rear Adm....

Taliban bomber, battle kill at least 9 in north Afghanistan

Jul. 13, 2020 7:10 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide car bomber struck Monday in northern Afghanistan, setting off a gunbattle between insurgents and government forces that killed at least nine people and wounded dozens, officials said. The attack took place in the Samangan provincial capital of Aybak. Raz...

Smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego Sunday, July 12, 2020, in San Diego after an explosion and fire Sunday on board the ship at Naval Base San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

Jul. 13, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Twenty-one people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. ...

FILE - In this April 27, 2020, file photo, a worker passes public school buses parked at a depot in Manchester, N.H. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's false comfort on schools, virus

Jul. 13, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is providing misguided assurances on the safety of kids in school during a coronavirus epidemic. In remarks Sunday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged schools to provide full-time, in-person learning in the fall even with community transmission...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a man paddles with an inflatable boat past submerged cars during a flood in Rongshui County in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Vice Minister of Emergency Management Zheng Guoguang told reporters Monday, July 13, 2020 that the Yangtze River and parts of its watershed have seen the second highest rainfall since 1961 over the past six months. (Long Linzhi/Xinhua via AP)

China reports 141 dead or missing in flooding since June

Jul. 13, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Yangtze River region has seen its second highest rainfall in more than a half-century so far this year as deadly flooding strikes much of China. Around 28,000 homes have been damaged and 141 people have died or are missing in the floods since last month. Virtually all of mainland China...

Today in History

Jul. 13, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 13, the 195th day of 2020. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, cleared neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Black...

A woman wearing a face mask exits the Atwood Building, a downtown Anchorage, Alaska, building where many state offices are located on Monday, June 29, 2020. The Municipality of Anchorage on Monday instituted a requirement that most people should wear masks in indoor public settings, but Attorney General Kevin Clarkson sent an email to state employees saying that state buildings within the municipality were exempt from that order. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

The Latest: Mexico tops 35,000 deaths, 4th highest toll

Jul. 12, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has passed 35,000, making it the country with the fourth highest total. A count by Johns Hopkins University has only the United States, Brazil and Britain with more confirmed deaths from the new coronavirus. Sunday’s rise to...

Record label announces death of rap artist Lil Marlo

Jul. 12, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rap artist known as Lil Marlo has died, his record label said Sunday. Quality Control Music announced the death of Rudolph “Marlo” Johnson in a social media post, saying he will be remembered as “a man of great talent who feared nothing.” A...

FILE - Carrie Mingo Douglas, a member of the Pontchartrain Park neighborhood association and chair of the association's historic district committee, walks around the historic sign of the housing development that she helps maintain in New Orleans, in a Friday, June 8, 2018 file photo. Pontchartrain Park, the first subdivision built for middle- and upper-class Black residents of New Orleans is now on the National Register of Historic Places. (Max Becherer /The Advocate via AP, File)

New Orleans' 1st Black subdivision officially historic

Jul. 12, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first subdivision built for middle- and upper-class Black residents of New Orleans — and one of the first in the nation — is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It's great to have national recognition of the neighborhood's historical significance after...

Faithful pray while yellow tape enforces social distance amid the coronavirus pandemic at the San Gabriel Mission Sunday, July 12, 2020, in San Gabriel, Calif. A fire on Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of the nearly 250-year-old California church that was undergoing renovation. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Mass celebrated after fire damages centuries-old church

Jul. 12, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — Mass was celebrated Sunday on the grounds of a historic Catholic church in Southern California that had been heavily damaged by fire a day earlier. The blaze early Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of San Gabriel Mission, which was undergoing renovation to...