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Woman sentenced for trying to burn store during 2020 protest

Aug. 09, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in prison for trying to set fire to a 7-Eleven store in St. Louis during a 2020 protest that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Nautica Turner, 27, pleaded guilty in February to a federal charge...

Raging fire consumes 4th tank at Cuba oil storage facility

Aug. 09, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Flames engulfed a fourth tank at an oil storage facility in western Cuba on Tuesday as the raging fire consumes critical fuel supplies on an island grappling with a growing energy crisis. Firefighters and specialists from Mexico and Venezuela helped fight the blaze in...

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Aug. 09, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding several others, authorities said. Russia's Defense Ministry said munitions blew up at the Saki base, and it emphasized that the installation had not been...

Grandfather, grandkids among 4 dead in Texas golf cart crash

Aug. 09, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The four people killed in a weekend golf cart collision in Texas were a grandfather, two of his grandchildren and a niece who were visiting Galveston for a quick vacation before school began, police said. The crash happened Saturday after a driver accused of...

Driver shoots 1 medic with air pellet, hits another with car

Aug. 09, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two medics were injured while responding to a call in south Baltimore on Monday night, when a driver fired an air pellet gun at them then struck one medic with the car while fleeing, officials said. Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Chief Roman Clark said a...

Florida man filming sunrise killed when sand dune collapses

Aug. 09, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A 35-year-old Florida man who was recording the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean died when a sand dune collapsed on top of him, sheriff's officials said. A beachgoer saw a portion of the man's body protruding from the sand on Hutchinson Island early...

Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

Aug. 09, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture to a vertebra in her upper back during a hard landing last month in California, according to federal safety investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board said the impact of landing was so...

Redmond man dies in kayaking accident on Wenatchee River

Aug. 09, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — A Redmond, Washington man has died in a kayaking accident on the Wenatchee River. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said the 25-year-old man was seen kayaking without a life jacket when he went underwater this past Sunday, KOMO-TV reported. ...

Fort Wayne crash sends 10 children, 2 adults to hospitals

Aug. 09, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Ten children and two adults have been hospitalized after a van collided with a pickup truck in northeastern Indiana. A preliminary investigation shows the pickup truck failed to yield the right of way at an intersection and was struck about 7:15 p.m. Monday...

South Korean rain turns roads into rivers, leaves 9 dead

Aug. 09, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea’s capital region, turning Seoul’s streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods cascading into subway stations. At least nine people were killed — some drowning in their homes — and six others were...