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Day care catches fire in Jackson; no injuries reported

Dec. 3, 2020 12:44 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fire crews were battling an early-morning fire at a day care in Jackson, authorities said. No injuries were immediately reported. The blaze was discovered around 3 a.m. at the First Step to Learning Daycare, fire officials said. Fire crews saw heavy smoke and flames when they arrived,...

Emergency services attend to a large explosion at a warehouse in Bristol, England, Thursday Dec. 3, 2020. A local British emergency services department says there have been “multiple casualties” following a large explosion at a warehouse near the southwest England city of Bristol. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Police: 4 die after explosion at UK waste water plant

Dec. 3, 2020 12:34 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Four people have died following an explosion at a waste water treatment plant near the southwest England city of Bristol, police said Thursday. Chief Inspector Mark Runacres of Avon and Somerset Police said that a fifth person was injured during the explosion at Avonmouth but that his...

Small earthquake rattles parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Dec. 3, 2020 12:32 PM EST

MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A small earthquake was felt early Thursday in parts of northwestern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, though no damage or injuries were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.1 magnitude quake occurred just before 7 a.m. in Milford, New Jersey, the same area where a smaller...

Part of NH still in 'extreme drought' after recent rain

Dec. 3, 2020 12:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Recent rainstorms have helped to reduce drought conditions in New England, but part of New Hampshire continues to fall in the “extreme drought” category, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The areas of extreme drought in southeastern New Hampshire include parts of...

UK police say four people died following an explosion at a waste water treatment plant near southwest city of Bristol

Dec. 3, 2020 12:19 PM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK police say four people died following an explosion at a waste water treatment plant near southwest city of Bristol.
FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, walks the property near Tampa, Fla. Officials said, a female volunteer who regularly feeds big cats was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger Thursday morning, Dec. 3, 2020, at the sanctuary, which was made famous by the Netflix series “Tiger King.

Volunteer bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

Dec. 3, 2020 11:40 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A female volunteer who regularly feeds big cats was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger Thursday morning at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida, which was made famous by the Netflix series “Tiger King,” officials said. Hillsborough County...

Farmers in 21 parishes may qualify for hurricane Laura aid

Dec. 3, 2020 11:27 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Farmers in 21 north and central Louisiana parishes may qualify for low-interest loans to cover losses from Hurricane Laura in August. These are parishes which did not already qualify under President Donald Trump’s disaster declaration in August. The U.S. Department of...

A malnourished girl, Rahmah Watheeq, receives treatment at a feeding center at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on Nov. 3, 2020. Two-thirds of Yemen's population of about 28 million people are hungry, and nearly 1.5 million families currently rely entirely on food aid to survive, with another million people expected to fall into crisis levels of hunger before the year's end, according to aid agencies working in Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

UN agencies warn window to prevent famine in Yemen narrowing

Dec. 3, 2020 11:18 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The window to prevent a famine in war-torn Yemen is narrowing, with a new study showing that millions of people in the country will face some form of food crisis next year, U.N. agencies warned on Thursday. More than half of Yemen's population of 30 million risks slipping into...

Ryanair gives Boeing a boost by ordering 75 more Max jets

Dec. 3, 2020 11:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Irish budget airline Ryanair is ordering more Boeing 737 Max jets just weeks before the plane returns to flying after two crashes that killed 346 people. Ryanair said Thursday it was placing 75 more orders for the Max, increasing its orders to 210 of the planes. The announcement was a...

Tractor driver killed in crash with train in Missouri

Dec. 3, 2020 10:51 AM EST

BUCKNER, Mo. (AP) — A man died when the tractor he was driving was hit by a train near Buckner in northwestern Missouri, authorities said. The crash happened just after 3 p.m. Wednesday in rural Jackson County, television station KMBC reported. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said the man was...