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Cooler weather could help crews fight fire west of Denver

Jul. 14, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Firefighters are hoping to take advantage of cooler weather on Tuesday to stop the spread of a wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in the foothills west of Denver. The Elephant Butte Fire started Monday afternoon and is burning in rugged and steep terrain west of...

Pilot successfully ejects when F-16 crashes while landing

Jul. 14, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The pilot of an F-16C jet fighter sucessfully ejected and suffered minor injuries when the single-engine aircraft crashed while landing at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico, base officials said. A board of officers will investigate the crash that ocurred Monday evening,...

Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 14, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

(Terre Haute) Tribune-Star. July 8 2020. Not the time to give in As cases increase nationwide, Indiana needs to stay vigilant Festering uneasiness across the country is underscored by the growing numbers of new cases of coronavirus, especially across the sun belt and western states. Arizona, Texas, California,...

UN cargo plane crashes in Somalia, 3 crew members survive

Jul. 14, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali official says a United Nations cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid has crashed at an airport in central Somalia and the three crew members survived. Sabrie Ahmed with the local administration in Beledweyne town told The Associated Press that the plane veered off the runway...

Indiana man dies after being struck by lightning on roof

Jul. 14, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A man who was struck by lightning last week while working on the roof of a southwestern Indiana warehouse has died from his injuries, a coroner said. Jose Louis Lopez Mora, 34, died Sunday afternoon while the Seymour man was undergoing treatment at an Evansville hospital, said...

An Indian flood affected man and a woman ride on a country boat in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam, India, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by floodwaters and landslides following incessant rainfall in the region. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

77 dead in floods and landslides in India's Assam state

Jul. 14, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Six more people have died in floods and mudslides in northeastern India's Assam state, officials said Tuesday, taking the death toll to 77 from more than two weeks of heavy rains that caused one of Asia's largest rivers to overflow. The Brahmaputra River continued to wreak havoc,...

Forecasters: Flash flooding in North Country, Vermont

Jul. 14, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning of flash flooding Tuesday in much of New Hampshire’s North Country and areas of northeastern Vermont. Tuesday morning radar showed a line of strong thunderstorms moving across the region. In New Hampshire, forecasters said the rain could...

Wedge wolf pack attacks 7 cattle in northeast Washington

Jul. 14, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Wedge wolf pack in northeast Washington has attacked seven more cattle, bringing the number of depredations by the pack to nearly a dozen since May 11. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife investigated and confirmed the depredations on Saturday at a private ranch, a...

Flash flood kills 15 in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province

Jul. 14, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A flash flood in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province left at least 15 people dead and an unknown number missing, an official said Tuesday. “Fifteen are reported dead and we are still looking for more casualties since access to many locations is still blocked by the...

Shooter opens fire on car at traffic light; passenger killed

Jul. 14, 2020 8:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooter opened fire on a car stopped at a traffic light in Philadelphia, killing a passenger and wounding the driver before the car struck a nearby pole. The shooting happened around 11:25 p.m. Monday. The shooter walked up to the vehicle and fired multiple shots before fleeing the...