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School district buying 6 new buses following deadly crash

Jul. 19, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school district is buying six buses equipped with three-point seat belts, part of its efforts to improve safety following a crash in May that killed a student and a teacher. The Paramus Board of Education will pay $621,906 for the 54-passenger buses, with the seat belts...

The Latest: EU refers Hungarian asylum policies to court

Jul. 19, 2018 7:20 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The European Union's executive body says it is referring Hungary to the Court of Justice of the EU because of its failure to comply with EU asylum rules. The European Commission said Thursday that it is also opening...

Rescuers find 9 bodies after 2 buildings collapse in India

Jul. 19, 2018 1:36 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers found nine bodies as they almost finished clearing a mound of rubble after the collapse of two multistory buildings east of New Delhi, an official said Thursday. No survivors have been found following the collapse on Tuesday night of a six-story building under construction onto an...

Driver hurt in tanker blast at California medical offices

Jul. 19, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — An explosion involving a tanker truck delivering liquid oxygen to a California medical facility Wednesday prompted staff to evacuate patients on gurneys and wheelchairs, authorities said. No patients or medical employees were injured in the blast around 2:30 p.m. that 911 callers...

The Latest: Driver hurt in oxygen tanker blast in California

Jul. 18, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion involving an oxygen tanker in California (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Officials say no patients or medical employees were hurt in an explosion involving an oxygen tanker truck that prompted the evacuation of Kaiser Permanente offices in the San Francisco...

Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

Jul. 18, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Two children were bitten in the leg in the waters off New York's Fire Island on Wednesday in possible shark attacks, prompting beach closings, authorities said. Suffolk County police said they were investigating the separate incidents, which occurred less than 5 miles (8 kilometers)...

Authorities: Florida girl dies after being attacked by dog

Jul. 18, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida girl has died several days after being bitten by a dog her family was watching while its owners were on vacation. The Florida Times-Union reports that Jaelah Smith died Tuesday night. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the child was...

911 calls detail aftermath of deadly New Mexico bus crash

Jul. 18, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) — Some callers were breathless and others were crying as they flooded emergency phone lines to report the aftermath of a deadly weekend bus crash on a dark New Mexico highway. "There's children bleeding, there's people unconscious," a female caller tells a dispatcher. "They're...

The Latest: Authorities ID 3 passengers killed in bus crash

Jul. 18, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on deadly New Mexico bus crash (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Authorities say the three people killed in a bus crash on a New Mexico highway over the weekend were all women from Mexico who were living in Colorado. State medical investigators confirmed the identities of the...

Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

Jul. 18, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot flying in rapidly deteriorating weather in Alaska confused snow on a mountain with a body of water before crashing a floatplane with 10 passengers onto the rocky mountainside, a preliminary report released Wednesday says. All 11 people on board the flight survived the July...