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Pope’s Asian agenda: Atomic bombs, martyrs, family reunion

Nov. 17, 2019 8:15 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...

Hip waders on: Venice copes with another exceptional tide

Nov. 17, 2019 8:10 AM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venetians coped with another exceptional tide in a season that is setting records while other parts of Italy wrestled with a cornucopia of weather woes Sunday, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Venice city officials shut down St. Mark’s...

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...

'You've got to give back': Veteran helps restore homes

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Seeing her neighbors come together after Hurricane Florence devastated their neighborhood in 2018 inspired retired Army Master Sgt. Avis Rankins to help others in need of shelter. Service was instilled and impressed upon Rankins from an early age. Rankins, who calls North Carolina...

Off-duty officer killed, woman’s foot severed in NYC crash

Nov. 16, 2019 11:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty police officer was killed and a woman’s foot was severed in a single-car crash in New York City that left the vehicle a mangled pile of metal. Police say the 25-year-old officer was speeding on the northbound FDR Drive at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday when he...

Body of missing pilot found in Washington state lake

Nov. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EST

COLVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials say the body of a missing pilot has been found. The Washington State Department of Transportation says a local resident found 67-year-old Terry Coleman’s body Saturday in Sullivan Lake. Coleman flew out of the Colville Municipal Airport on Monday,...

2 large yachts destroyed in predawn fire at Florida marina

Nov. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a huge fire has destroyed two large yachts in South Florida, sending flames skyward and leaving millions of dollars in losses. No injuries were reported in Saturday’s pre-dawn fire. Fort Lauderdale Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan told news outlets the fire...