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Jul. 14, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

(Terre Haute) Tribune-Star. July 8 2020. Not the time to give in As cases increase nationwide, Indiana needs to stay vigilant Festering uneasiness across the country is underscored by the growing numbers of new cases of coronavirus, especially across the sun belt and western states. Arizona, Texas, California,...

UN cargo plane crashes in Somalia, 3 crew members survive

Jul. 14, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali official says a United Nations cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid has crashed at an airport in central Somalia and the three crew members survived. Sabrie Ahmed with the local administration in Beledweyne town told The Associated Press that the plane veered off the runway...

Indiana man dies after being struck by lightning on roof

Jul. 14, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A man who was struck by lightning last week while working on the roof of a southwestern Indiana warehouse has died from his injuries, a coroner said. Jose Louis Lopez Mora, 34, died Sunday afternoon while the Seymour man was undergoing treatment at an Evansville hospital, said...

An Indian flood affected man and a woman ride on a country boat in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam, India, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by floodwaters and landslides following incessant rainfall in the region. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

77 dead in floods and landslides in India's Assam state

Jul. 14, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Six more people have died in floods and mudslides in northeastern India's Assam state, officials said Tuesday, taking the death toll to 77 from more than two weeks of heavy rains that caused one of Asia's largest rivers to overflow. The Brahmaputra River continued to wreak havoc,...

Forecasters: Flash flooding in North Country, Vermont

Jul. 14, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning of flash flooding Tuesday in much of New Hampshire’s North Country and areas of northeastern Vermont. Tuesday morning radar showed a line of strong thunderstorms moving across the region. In New Hampshire, forecasters said the rain could...

Wedge wolf pack attacks 7 cattle in northeast Washington

Jul. 14, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Wedge wolf pack in northeast Washington has attacked seven more cattle, bringing the number of depredations by the pack to nearly a dozen since May 11. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife investigated and confirmed the depredations on Saturday at a private ranch, a...

Flash flood kills 15 in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province

Jul. 14, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A flash flood in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province left at least 15 people dead and an unknown number missing, an official said Tuesday. “Fifteen are reported dead and we are still looking for more casualties since access to many locations is still blocked by the...

Shooter opens fire on car at traffic light; passenger killed

Jul. 14, 2020 8:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooter opened fire on a car stopped at a traffic light in Philadelphia, killing a passenger and wounding the driver before the car struck a nearby pole. The shooting happened around 11:25 p.m. Monday. The shooter walked up to the vehicle and fired multiple shots before fleeing the...

Over 1 million marooned in Bangladesh as floods worsen

Jul. 14, 2020 5:46 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Heavy flooding is worsening in parts of Bangladesh, with over 1 million villagers marooned or leaving their homes for higher ground along with their cattle and other belongings, officials and volunteers said Tuesday. Water levels at major rivers were rising Tuesday at around two...

A helicopter drops water on the USS Bonhomme Richard as crews fight the fire Monday, July 13, 2020, in San Diego. Fire crews continue to battle the blaze Monday after 21 people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Sailors fighting to save burning San Diego warship

Jul. 14, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds of sailors are fighting to save a Navy warship ravaged by fire while the military prepares for the worst: The USS Bonhomme Richard going down in flames, and its million gallons of oil on board spilling into San Diego harbor, resulting in a major environmental disaster. The U.S....