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86 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

Sep. 21, 2018 4:36 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A regional official in Tanzania says the death toll has risen to 86 after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria. John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, says the toll is likely to rise as search and rescue operations resume Friday morning. The government says the passenger ferry...

Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says

Sep. 21, 2018 4:31 AM EDT
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says.

With parents detained, Uighur kids in care of Chinese state

Sep. 21, 2018 4:13 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive. Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in...

Barrier Reef tourists warned after 2 shark attacks in 2 days

Sep. 21, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Tourists were warned to keep out of the water in the Whitsunday Islands on Australia's Great Barrier Reef after two swimmers were critically hurt in shark attacks on consecutive days. A 46-year-old woman was mauled on Wednesday and a 12-year-old girl was attacked on Thursday...

Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash

Sep. 20, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway. The 49-year-old Hodnett, from Spring Grove, was the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year in 1993 and went on to win 20 World of Outlaws races. He won the opening night this year at the...

Young girl injured in crash sues city over police chase

Sep. 20, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

A young girl seriously injured after a 2015 high-speed chase with police ended in a head-on collision is suing the city of Pittsburgh and the Port Authority Transit of Allegheny County, alleging the chase never should have happened. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court seeks more than $75,000 in damages...

Funeral to be held for mother of alleged MS-13 victim

Sep. 20, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A funeral will be held Friday for a New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter's suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13. Evelyn Rodriguez, 50, was struck and killed by an SUV on Sept. 14 after a heated confrontation with the...

The Latest: NFL's Panthers donating to help Florence victims

Sep. 20, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 9 p.m. The new owner of the NFL's Carolina Panthers has announced an initial package to aid Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts in North and South Carolina. Owner David Tepper and Panthers Charities announced the donations in a news...

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Sep. 20, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike there and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach. The dam containing Sutton Lake...

Gunman upset by divorce is found dead after manhunt

Sep. 20, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who was apparently upset that his ex-wife had been awarded their home in their divorce was found dead early Thursday, several hours after he shot at her and later killed his own parents. Bruce Rogal, 59, died after a manhunt and a police chase that ended...