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Child shoots man while playing with gun left near toys

Sep. 25, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a child picked up a handgun that was left next to a pile of toy guns and shot a man at a Wichita home. The Wichita Eagle reports that several friends and family were dining together Monday night when the child started playing with the handgun and a toy gun. Wichita...

After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

Sep. 25, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven't flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. She will spend Tuesday with sandbags, watching the nearby...

Wildfire fueled by strong winds forces evacuation in Croatia

Sep. 25, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A wildfire whipped by strong winds has forced dozens of people to evacuate part of a southern Croatian peninsula as the army joined local efforts to fight the flames. Croatian authorities say the wind has prevented firefighting planes from helping ground teams and pushed the fire...

Wildfire in Tuscan countryside forces 700 to flee homes

Sep. 25, 2018 8:29 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian emergency authorities say a suspected arson fire in the countryside near Pisa has forced at least 700 people to flee their homes and has ravaged some 600 hectares (nearly 1,500 acres). Tuscany Gov. Enrico Rossi told reporters Tuesday that arson was suspected and authorities were...

Flying manhole cover hits worker at underground fire scene

Sep. 25, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say a flying manhole cover injured a Baltimore fire department worker on the scene of an underground fire that caused several manhole explosions. Fire department spokeswoman Blair Skinner told news outlets that the employee was hospitalized Monday after being hit downtown. Two...

Soggy South Carolina to get more rain as flooding continues

Sep. 25, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

YAUHANNAH, S.C. (AP) — The soggy remnants of Florence keep causing chaos in coastal South Carolina long after the hurricane swirled ashore, with rivers still flowing far beyond their banks and a new storm gathering more rain just offshore. Authorities urged up to 8,000 people leave their homes in...

UN rushes aid to hunger-stricken Yemeni district

Sep. 25, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations and individual donors are rushing food to a desperate corner of northern Yemen where starving villagers were found to be living off leaves. Aid officials are searching for ways to ensure aid reaches those in need amid alarm that the country's hunger crisis is worsening...

Singer Gary Numan's tour bus involved in fatal crash

Sep. 25, 2018 6:54 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a tour bus carrying British singer Gary Numan struck and killed a 91-year-old man in Cleveland. Authorities say Numan's tour bus was making a right turn when it struck the victim as he walked in a crosswalk Monday afternoon. Numan said on Twitter that he and his team "are all...

Police: Man said he poured gas, set fire to disabled wife

Sep. 25, 2018 6:15 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A judge wants a grand jury to consider the case of a man who told police he poured gasoline on his disabled wife and set her on fire. Fifty-eight-year-old Delano Grangruth is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 61-year-old Kathleen White-Grangruth. The Virginian-Pilot...

NTSB expected to determine cause of Air Canada close call

Sep. 25, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

Video captured the moment that an Air Canada jet flew off course and just over four other jetliners filled with passengers late on a July night last year in San Francisco. On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of the close call. Board members are likely to...