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Worker killed when Missouri public TV tower collapses

Apr. 19, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

FORDLAND, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires. Rob Talburt, assistant fire chief for the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District, says the 1,980-foot (600-meter) tower near Fordland...

Dissident rebels kidnap 2 more along Ecuador-Colombia border

Apr. 17, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean authorities said Tuesday that a dissident rebel group has kidnapped two more people in the same conflictive border area where three press workers taken hostage by the group were killed last week. Authorities showed a proof-of-life video in which a man and woman tied at...

The Latest: Ecuador president says journalists were killed

Apr. 13, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Ecuadorean press workers. (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has confirmed the deaths of three press workers kidnapped along the country's conflictive border with Colombia. Moreno spoke Friday after a 12-hour deadline ended...

UN says 2 local humanitarian workers killed in South Sudan

Apr. 10, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The two aid workers have been killed in separate attacks over the weekend in civil war-torn South Sudan, the United Nations said Tuesday. A statement says armed men shot at a "clearly marked" aid vehicle near Bentiu town in Unity state, killing a local worker with the Hope Restoration...

Germany: Airfield employee dies after helicopter accident

Apr. 10, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say an employee at an airfield in southern Germany has died after being hit by flying debris when the rotor blades of a military helicopter collided with the facility's control tower. Police and prosecutors in Bamberg said the accident happened at the Hassfurt-Schweinfurt airfield...

Congo: 6 workers killed in ambush at Virunga National Park

Apr. 9, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in Congo say five park rangers and a driver have been killed in an attack at the Virunga National Park. The park, which is home to critically endangered mountain gorillas, confirmed the ambush Monday in a statement. It said a sixth ranger was wounded. There was no...

Man dies after mower enters lake on state hospital's grounds

Apr. 5, 2018 8:58 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man working at a state hospital in southwestern Indiana died after his lawnmower entered a lake on the hospital's grounds. Emergency crews were called Wednesday afternoon to Evansville State Hospital on reports of an attempted rescue. WFIE-TV reports that police...

Sanitation worker safety: Group wants penalties passed

Apr. 5, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kenny Lawson loved being a garbage collector. The Germantown, Ohio, resident enjoyed working outdoors alongside his family, throwing his "solid as a horse" frame into physical labor that made people's lives better. One customer left a cooler near the curb on hot days filled with cold...

Fire in Moscow shopping mall kills 1 person, injures 6

Apr. 4, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say a fire in a Moscow shopping center has killed one person and injured six. Ilya Denisov, head of the Emergency Situations Ministry's Moscow branch, said the fire Wednesday at a shopping center in an eastern Moscow district killed an employee and left six firefighters...

Bodies of 38 Indians killed in Iraq arrive back in India

Apr. 2, 2018 9:12 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special plane carrying the bodies of 38 Indian construction workers killed by the Islamic State group in Iraq arrived in the northern Indian city of Amritsar on Monday. Indian Junior Defense Minister V.K. Singh flew back with the bodies. The Islamic State group abducted and killed the...