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Man killed in Seattle after being struck by rail car

Nov. 18, 2019 1:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed when was struck by a rail car in Seattle's Industrial District. KOMO reports police and medics responded to the scene around 9:10 a.m. Monday after receiving reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train. The victim was found with severe injuries. Medics...

US officials granting $29 million for coastal protection

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaska village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threatened by storms and flooding from rising and...

UConn guard charged with evading police is granted probation

Nov. 18, 2019 1:22 PM EST

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — UConn guard James Bouknight has been accepted into a probation program designed to leave him without a criminal record in connection with a September traffic accident. The freshman, who faced charges including evading responsibility and driving without a license, was accepted Monday...

1 person dead, 1 wounded in Missouri hunting accidents

Nov. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EST

EDINA, Mo. (AP) — One hunter was killed by his grandfather and another was wounded by a friend during the opening weekend of the firearm deer season in Missouri. KTVO-TV reports that 17-year-old Andrew Howe, of rural Baring was killed around 1 p.m. Sunday in a rural area 175 miles (281.62 kilometers)...

3 hurt after fuel pump at Glendale gas station catches fire

Nov. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Three people have been hurt after a fuel pump at a Glendale gas station sparked a fire. Glendale fire officials say the incident happened Monday morning at a gas station near 67th and Olive avenues. Glendale Fire Department spokeswoman Ashley Losch told AZFamily.com that people were...

Investigators seeking cause of Washington state fatal fire

Nov. 18, 2019 1:01 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are searching for the cause of a mobile home fire that killed a Washington state woman. The Yakima Herald reported Sunday that 57-year-old Renee Leighty died in Yakima Nov. 12. Firefighters pulled Leighty from the burning structure and performed CPR at the scene. Yakima...

Avalanche hits Indian army post in Himalayas, 6 killed

Nov. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An avalanche hit an Indian army post Monday on a Himalayan glacier in the disputed Kashmir region, killing four soldiers and their two civilian porters, the army said. The avalanche happened at height of more than 5,485 meters (17,995 feet) in the northern part of the Siachen...

Utility’s boss to testify about power shutoffs in California

Nov. 18, 2019 12:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The CEO of the nation’s largest utility was expected to face angry California lawmakers on Monday over the company’s decision to turn off power for millions of people to prevent its outdated equipment from starting wildfires. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. CEO Bill...

Missouri collecting containers found floating in floodwaters

Nov. 18, 2019 12:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of containers — many carrying hazardous materials — have floated into Missouri since flooding in the upper Missouri River basin during the spring. Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials say the agency collected more than 740 containers this year....

Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought

Nov. 18, 2019 12:22 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday. North Dakota environmental scientist Bill Suess said the leak reported on Oct. 29 is now estimated...