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9 firefighters hospitalized in Florida after ship explosion

Jun. 5, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nine firefighters responding to a fire aboard a ship in Florida have been hospitalized after the ship exploded, injuring eight and sending one to a hospital for heat exhaustion, authorities said. The explosion occurred nearly three hours after firefighters first responded to a...

Police: Motorcyclist killed after crashing into building

Jun. 5, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man has died after crashing his motorcycle into a building in Kansas City, Kansas, police there said. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, police said in a news release. Police said the initial investigation showed the man was eastbound on a city street when he...

3 teen girls among 4 killed in crash involving stolen car

Jun. 5, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three teenage girls were among four people killed in a crash during a police pursuit of a stolen car in Tampa, police said. There were six people in the Nissan Altima when it crashed on Wednesday. The girls were ages 15, 16, and 17. An 18-year-old male passenger also died in the crash,...

News agency: Iranian ship sinks in Iraqi waters, 1 dead

Jun. 5, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of Iran's maritime and ports association said Friday an Iranian cargo ship sank in Iraqi waters, and at least one crew member was dead and two others missing, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported. Nader Pasandeh told IRNA the cargo ship Behbahan embarked Tuesday for Umm...

Protesters who were arrested by police for breaking a curfew during a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, sit on a sidewalk as they wait to be taken away in a van on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Floyd, an African American man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Protesters take to NYC streets after curfew

Jun. 5, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells protesters they...

1 dead, 1 arrested after pursuit, crash in Milwaukee

Jun. 4, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One person was killed after an SUV police were trying to stop struck another car in Milwaukee on Thursday. Authorities said the sport utility vehicle was driving recklessly and had people hanging out the windows. The SUV did not stop and struck another car, ejecting a person from the SUV....

FILE - In this Saturday, May 30, 2020, file photo, Brandon McCormick watches during a demonstration in Salt Lake City. McCormick was captured on video aiming a bow and arrow at protesters in Salt Lake City over the weekend was charged with assault and weapon possession on Thursday, June 4, 2020. McCormick, 57, of Taylorsville, was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, aggravated assault and threatening or using a dangerous weapon in a fight or quarrel. He was reportedly pushed to the ground on Saturday after pointing the bow and arrow at people protesting the death of George Floyd. People then flipped over his car and set it on fire. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Man accused of pointing bow and arrow at protesters charged

Jun. 4, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

A man captured on video aiming a bow and arrow at protesters in Salt Lake City over the weekend was charged Thursday with assault and weapon possession. Brandon McCormick, 57, of Taylorsville, was reportedly pushed to the ground on Saturday after shouting “All lives matter!" and pointing the weapon at...

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...

Nebraska teen gets probation for crash that killed girl

Jun. 4, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — The teenage driver of an SUV that crashed last summer in eastern Nebraska, killing a passenger, was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years of probation. Dylan Maguire, who was 14 at the time of the crash, appeared in court for a hearing before Washington County Juvenile Judge Francis W....