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In this Sept. 23, 2018 file photo, men deliver aid donations from donors, in Aslam, Hajjah, Yemen. Houthi rebels in Yemen have blocked half of the United Nations’ aid delivery programs in the war-torn country — a strong-arm tactic to force the agency to give them greater control over the massive humanitarian campaign, along with a cut of billions of dollars in foreign assistance, according to aid officials and internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Hammadi Issa, File)

UN: Houthi rebels impeding aid flow in Yemen

Feb. 19, 2020 1:45 AM EST

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have blocked half of the United Nations’ aid delivery programs in the war-torn country — a strong-arm tactic to force the agency to give them greater control over the massive humanitarian campaign, along with a cut of billions of dollars in foreign assistance, according...

In this Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, a malnourished boy sits on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, Hajjah, Yemen. Houthi rebels in Yemen have blocked half of the United Nations’ aid delivery programs in the war-torn country — a strong-arm tactic to force the agency to give them greater control over the massive humanitarian campaign, along with a cut of billions of dollars in foreign assistance, according to aid officials and internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

UN balks as Yemen rebels try to control the flow of aid

Feb. 19, 2020 1:29 AM EST

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have blocked half of the United Nations’ aid delivery programs in the war-torn country — a strong-arm tactic to force the agency to give them greater control over the massive humanitarian campaign, along with a cut of billions of dollars in foreign assistance, according...

Firefighter killed in California library blaze

Feb. 19, 2020 12:48 AM EST

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter was killed and another went missing Tuesday while battling a fire at a Central California library, officials said. The blaze was reported at about 4:15 p.m. at the Porterville Public library in Porterville, north of Bakersfield in the San Joaquin Valley, fire...

Boeing finds a new issue with Max, debris in fuel tanks

Feb. 18, 2020 10:39 PM EST

Boeing said Tuesday that it found debris contaminating the fuel tanks of some 737 Max jets that it built in the past year but was unable to deliver to airline customers. A Boeing official said the debris was discovered in “several” planes but did not give a precise number. Boeing built about 400...

2 small planes collide in Australia, killing 4 on board

Feb. 18, 2020 10:21 PM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two small planes collided Wednesday, killing four people and scattering debris across grassland in southeastern Australia. Police and other emergency services were at the two separate crash scenes in Mangalore, north of the Victoria state capital, Melbourne. Victoria police said in...

Police look for witnesses to crash that killed 3-year-old

Feb. 18, 2020 8:31 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car crash left a 3-year-old girl dead and two adults hospitalized with minor injuries, authorities in Florida said. Fort Myers police told news outlets the crash happened Monday along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Police said a 2005 KIA Sedona van crashed into a palm tree...

Austin police: Man kept driving with body of person he hit

Feb. 18, 2020 8:23 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A driver has been arrested after police said he fatally struck a pedestrian in Austin, Texas, kept driving for about half a mile with the mangled body in the car and then went to a beer garden. Paul Joseph Garcia, 24, remained in jail Tuesday on charges of intoxication manslaughter and...

Woman pleads guilty in 1993 LA arson fire that killed 10

Feb. 18, 2020 8:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter in a 1993 arson fire at a Los Angeles apartment building that killed 10 people, including seven children. Johanna Lopez, 54, entered the plea to two felony counts and could face 22 years in state prison when she is sentenced in...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo, a homeless man moves his belongings from a street near Los Angeles City Hall, background, as crews prepared to clean the area. Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday, Feb.18, 2020 announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government's response to natural disasters. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

LA adopts new 'war room' strategy for tackling homelessness

Feb. 18, 2020 8:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government’s response to natural disasters. The creation of a “Housing Central Command”...

Air Canada jet lands safely in Toronto after losing a wheel

Feb. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EST

An Air Canada jet made a safe landing Tuesday in Toronto after losing one of its main landing wheels, apparently during takeoff from New York. The airline said the Airbus A319 jet was carrying 120 passengers and five crew members. There were no injuries when the pilots made an emergency landing at Toronto Pearson...