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FEMA upheld Illinois decision to deny individual assistance

Nov. 17, 2019 9:52 AM EST

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A federal agency upheld its decision to deny financial assistance to Illinois residents and business owners affected by historic flooding despite granting the state public aid. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision will impact about 1.4 million residents and...

Black Eyed Peas star accuses Qantas attendant of racism

Nov. 17, 2019 9:37 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight. The musician says he was met by police at Sydney Airport on Saturday after an incident with an “overly aggressive flight...

Pope’s Asian agenda: Disarmament, martyrs, family reunion

Nov. 17, 2019 9:06 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has agendas both pastoral and personal for his trip to Asia, where he’ll appeal for global nuclear disarmament at the sites of the atomic bomb and minister to two tiny Catholic communities that have suffered gruesome periods of persecution. Emphasizing the dignity of...

1 killed, 1 injured in crash in Brewer, Maine

Nov. 17, 2019 9:05 AM EST

BREWER, Maine (AP) — Police say one person was killed and another injured in a crash in Brewer, Maine. Brewer police say the driver was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night. They said the passenger’s injuries didn’t appear to be life threatening. Further details weren’t...

How a splash of color made W.Va.'s deer woods a safer place

Nov. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For West Virginia's hunters, orange has been the color of success. Before the state began requiring hunters to wear at least 400 square inches of fluorescent "blaze" orange clothing during deer firearm seasons, people mistaken for deer got shot. A lot. Since then, so-called...

Hip waders on: Venice copes with record 3rd exceptional tide

Nov. 17, 2019 8:53 AM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venetians coped with another exceptional tide Sunday in a season that is setting records while other parts of Italy wrestled with a cornucopia of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores and museums in Venice were mostly closed in the...

2 jets collide after landing in Frankfurt, no one injured

Nov. 17, 2019 5:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a collision between two passenger jets on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport caused damage but left no one injured. The Korean Air Boeing and Air Namibia Airbus planes hit each other shortly after both landed at the airport on Saturday evening. News agency dpa reported that the...

Egypt says 9 killed in road accident in southern province

Nov. 17, 2019 3:57 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police say nine people were killed when a minibus collided with a small truck on a highway in the southern province of Sohag. A police statement says the accident took place late on Saturday and that along with the nine killed, nine others were injured. Sohag is located 390...

13 prison employees suspended in Pennsylvania inmate death

Nov. 17, 2019 3:56 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has suspended 13 employees while authorities investigate an inmate’s death. A Saturday release says 29-year-old Tyrone Briggs died “following an inmate-on-inmate assault” Nov. 11 at the State Correctional Institution at...

At least 7 die, 25 hurt in Bangladesh gas pipeline explosion

Nov. 17, 2019 1:08 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least seven people were killed and another 25 injured after a gas pipeline exploded in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, police said. The explosion at Patharghata area in Chittagong district collapsed portions of a boundary wall of a nearby building, local police chief Mohammed...