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This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a raging fire destroying a huge commercial building Friday, June 5, 2020 in Redlands, Calif., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) east of Los Angeles. The fire early Friday destroyed a Southern California distribution facility that was used to ship items to Amazon customers but authorities said employees got out and there were no reports of injuries. A half-dozen fire departments were unable to stop flames from destroying the sprawling structure. (KABC-TV via AP)

Fire destroys Southern California warehouse linked to Amazon

Jun. 5, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire early Friday destroyed a Southern California distribution facility that was used to ship items to Amazon customers. Authorities said employees got out and there were no reports of injuries. A half-dozen fire departments were unable to stop flames from destroying the sprawling...

Facing budget crisis, Wyoming closing 10 highway rest areas

Jun. 5, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to close 10 highway rest areas to save money amid a budget crisis. The closures starting June 15 will save about $800,000 a year, department officials said Friday. The department is closing rest areas near Lusk on U.S. Highway 18;...

Protesters gather on Washington Street near the Iowa City Police Department on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The largely peaceful protest included a group of several hundred people holding signs and marching through downtown Iowa City. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)/The Gazette via AP)

Mayor 'not OK' with use of tear gas on Iowa City protesters

Jun. 4, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City’s mayor said Thursday he was “not OK” with the police using chemical agents to disperse protesters and called on all sides to work together to improve the lives of black residents. Mayor Bruce Teague, who is black and has supported those protesting...

Colorado's Mount Evans Highway to remain closed for summer

Jun. 4, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Officials say Mount Evans Highway in Colorado will remain closed to vehicles for the summer as a result of health and safety concerns and economic difficulties related to the coronavirus. KCNC-TV reports that the Colorado Department of Transportation, the U.S. Forest Service and Denver...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, the Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is on display in the Audi booth at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.  Auto safety experts are hoping that self-driving vehicles will someday prevent the more than 90% of crashes caused by human mistakes, but a new study finds that may not be the case. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study questions whether self-driving cars will be able to prevent all crashes now blamed on human error. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Study: Autonomous vehicles won't make roads completely safe

Jun. 4, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error. Auto safety experts say humans cause about 94% of U.S. crashes, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study says...

Chicago's Loop to reopen as suburb asks locals to stay home

Jun. 2, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The general public will be allowed to enter Chicago’s central business district and its commercial areas Wednesday, several days after roads were closed to limit access after violence erupted in the wake of marches protesting the death of George Floyd, Mayor Lori Lightfoot was...

Pennsylvania Turnpike to lay off hundreds of toll collectors

Jun. 2, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission voted Tuesday to lay off 500 fare collectors and other toll workers and make the entire interstate network a cashless system. The cuts are the latest development in the agency’s multi-year transition from a system that largely relied on...

New Floyd demonstrations planned around Connecticut

Jun. 2, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New demonstrations against police brutality are planned Tuesday across Connecticut, where peaceful protests have been held in cities and suburbs since the death last week of George Floyd in Minnesota. Events are planned in cities including West Hartford, Fairfield and New Britain,...

2 teen girls killed in rollover crash

Jun. 2, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — Florida traffic homicide detectives are investigating a rollover crash that left two teenage girls dead, authorities said. The crash occurred early Thursday morning at a Tamarac intersection, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office news release. A 14-year-old boy was driving the car...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...