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French drivers to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes

Nov. 17, 2018 2:22 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Drivers in France are planning to block roads across the country to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. Protesters pledge to target tollbooths, roundabouts and the bypass that rings Paris on Saturday. The government is preparing to send police...

Georgia law enforcement helicopter crashes in Alabama river

Nov. 16, 2018 11:11 PM EST

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say divers have recovered the fuselage of a Georgia law enforcement helicopter that crashed into a river in Alabama, but they have spotted no signs of survivors. The Chilton County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that dives were suspended Friday night because of...

Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump's California visit

Nov. 16, 2018 10:18 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald Trump. The president on...

The Latest: Southern California fire toll at 713 buildings

Nov. 16, 2018 10:14 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Authorities have increased the number of homes and other buildings burned by a massive Southern California wildfire. The figure rose Friday evening to 713 buildings destroyed — many of them homes — and more...

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern US storm's aftermath

Nov. 16, 2018 6:05 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City and its suburbs and even forced some New Jersey children to stay overnight in their...

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...

6 convicted for 2016 Istanbul airport attack that killed 45

Nov. 16, 2018 5:10 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul convicted six people and sentenced them to life in prison for involvement in an attack at Istanbul's main airport that killed 45 people and was blamed on the Islamic State extremist group, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Friday. The six were convicted of...

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.