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Hundreds missing in fire's wake ahead of Trump visit

Nov. 16, 2018 7:34 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 63, authorities in Northern California on Friday continued to search for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald Trump. The president on Saturday is expected to get a look at the...

Georgia law enforcement helicopter crashes in Alabama river

Nov. 16, 2018 6:01 PM EST

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a law enforcement helicopter from Georgia has crashed into an Alabama river. Columbus, Georgia, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson told the Ledger-Enquirer newspaper in a texted statement that the helicopter was connected to her area's Metro Narcotics Task Force. The task force...

Driver who plowed into Idaho crowd, hurting 11, is sentenced

Nov. 16, 2018 5:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man driving a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jail, with all but seven days suspended. Roy Drennon, 51, of the Boise suburb of Eagle, was convicted of reckless driving last month. As part of his sentence, he also...

Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

Nov. 16, 2018 2:48 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost. The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 resupply ship from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marked...

Passengers in Zimbabwe caught in bus fire; 40 killed

Nov. 16, 2018 8:50 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Fire swept through a passenger bus in Zimbabwe, killing more than 40 people and injuring at least 20, some of whom suffered severe burns, authorities said Friday. A photograph posted on Twitter by the Zimbabwe Red Cross shows the remains of the bus that was completely incinerated...

Police say a bus accident in Zimbabwe has killed more than 40 people and injured at least 20, some with severe burns

Nov. 16, 2018 2:50 AM EST
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Police say a bus accident in Zimbabwe has killed more than 40 people and injured at least 20, some with severe burns.

Police: 1 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 85

Nov. 16, 2018 2:46 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 85. News outlets report troopers said a driver entered the southbound lanes of the interstate and headed north before hitting another car around 5 p.m. Thursday. Trooper...

The Latest: Firefighter on California blaze struck by car

Nov. 16, 2018 1:23 AM EST

MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 10:20 p.m. An out-of-state firefighter battling a massive Southern California blaze has been struck by a truck. But authorities say his injuries aren't life-threatening. KIRO-TV in Seattle reports that 46-year-old Terry...

Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

Nov. 15, 2018 11:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday's evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least seven deaths as it swept across the country. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, snow, freezing rain,...

The Latest: Sprawling wintry weather reaches New York City

Nov. 15, 2018 11:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather hitting the U.S. (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday's evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least seven deaths as it swept across the...