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Japan court to rule on TEPCO execs nuclear crisis liability

Sep. 18, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court will decide Thursday whether three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Co. are liable for the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns, the only criminal trial in the nuclear disaster that has kept tens of thousands of residents away from their homes due to lingering radiation...

3 dead, 1 hurt in buggy-motor vehicle crash in Michigan

Sep. 18, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan say three children were killed and another was injured after a motor vehicle struck their horse-drawn buggy. Eaton County Undersheriff Jeff Cook says the buggy was struck from behind Wednesday as it traveled along Vermontville Highway near Charlotte in...

No severe impacts from Imelda as it moves through Texas

Sep. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Depression Imelda has deluged parts of Southeast Texas with rain, but officials in Houston and surrounding communities said Wednesday that so far there have been no severe consequences. Glenn LaMont, deputy emergency management coordinator in Brazoria County, located south of...

Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

Sep. 18, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish sandwiches with a dab of ketchup on each at the cramped home she rents in Murphy Town. Some are friends, others family. All are part of a new community of survivors emerging nearly three weeks after Hurricane...

The Latest: Twisters from Imelda remnants cause minor damage

Sep. 18, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 9 p.m. The remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda spawned several tornadoes east of Houston, destroying some structures and damaging cars, roofs and utility lines. No injuries were reported. The first twisters were reported about 5 p.m. Wednesday at...

Bermuda lashed by heavy winds from Cat 3 Hurricane Humberto

Sep. 18, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto lashed Bermuda with strong winds Wednesday night as the powerful Category 3 storm passed just to the north of the British Atlantic territory, while another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico's Pacific coast. Bermuda Gov. John Rankin called up 120 members...

Driver in fatal Colorado interstate crash gets 10 years

Sep. 18, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of overstaying his U.S. visa was sentenced to 10 years in Colorado state prison for a 2018 hit-and-run highway crash that killed a truck driver, Denver's top prosecutor said Wednesday. Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, 28, had pleaded guilty in July to one count of vehicular homicide,...

No injuries in Houston-area chemical plant transformer fire

Sep. 18, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say no one has been hurt in a transformer fire at a Houston-area chemical plant. The Galveston County Daily News reports officials are seeking the cause of Tuesday's late-morning fire at an Ashland plant in Texas City, 35 miles (55 kilometers) southeast of Houston....

California patrol car on call slams into pedestrian

Sep. 18, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California police officer responding to a possible home invasion lost control of his vehicle and struck a pedestrian, leaving him with what are thought to be critical injuries. Redwood City Police said a K-9 patrol officer was driving on a slick roadway Wednesday...

Hunter recovering after grizzly attacks in Montana mountains

Sep. 18, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials say a Washington state man remains in stable condition and two New Mexico men have been treated and released after back-to-back grizzly bear attacks in the same area. Fish Wildlife and Parks spokesman Morgan Jacobsen said authorities were still trying to determine if...