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'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

Oct. 20, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congo's health minister called it a "dark day" for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army who had been assisting health officials. It appeared to be the first time health workers have been killed by rebels in...

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

Oct. 20, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday. R.C. Yadav, former chairman of Punjab state's Workers Welfare Board, said that many of the 60 killed and dozens injured when a...

Latest: Water park 'respects' verdict in waterslide death

Oct. 18, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of two maintenance workers charged with misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was killed on a waterslide at a Kansas water park (all times local): 5:20 p.m. An attorney for one of two maintenance workers acquitted in the waterslide death of a...

2 workers acquitted in Kansas boy's waterslide death

Oct. 18, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while on a ride that had been billed as the world's tallest waterslide. David Hughes and John Zalsman were found not guilty of obstruction...

2 Kansas water park workers acquitted of lying during investigation into death of 10-year-old boy killed on waterslide

Oct. 18, 2018 2:30 PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — 2 Kansas water park workers acquitted of lying during investigation into death of 10-year-old boy killed on waterslide.

Worker killed in machine accident at West Virginia coal mine

Oct. 17, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia regulators say a coal mine employee has died in a machinery accident. The Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says 33-year-old Roger W. Herndon of Rainelle was struck in the side by a piece of steel auger drill. The accident occurred Wednesday at the...

Kentucky settles child support lawsuit with Floyd County

Oct. 17, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State officials in Kentucky have settled a lawsuit involving child support payments in Floyd County. Earlier this year, Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley sued Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration for ending a contract to collect child support payments. Officials with the...

Prosecution: 2 workers obstructed inquiry into slide death

Oct. 16, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say two maintenance workers at a Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a waterslide deliberately mislead investigators as their criminal trial began. The Kansas City Star reports that attorneys for David Hughes and John Zalsman countered Tuesday...

IS-linked extremists kill abducted health worker in Nigeria

Oct. 16, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross to spare her life, the global aid organization confirmed on Tuesday. "It's utterly devastating that we have to write that...

Explosion at factory in Iran injures 21

Oct. 16, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media say an explosion at a battery factory has injured 21 workers. The official IRNA news agency says many of those injured in Tuesday's blast are in serious condition, and that several ambulances and a helicopter have been dispatched to the scene. The semi-official ILNA news...