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This Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. annotated by, shows a damaged tank and fire-suppressing foam on the ground at a Saudi Arabian Oil Co. facility in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Yemen's Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Monday with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hosting its virtual Group of 20 leaders summit. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

Yemen rebels' missile strikes Saudi oil facility in Jiddah

Nov. 23, 2020 10:33 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah early Monday with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hosting its virtual Group of 20 leaders summit. The kingdom acknowledged the attack hours later. Videos of...

2 kids killed, 4 hurt in North Texas go-kart collision

Nov. 23, 2020 7:45 PM EST

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — Two children were killed and four others were hurt this past weekend after their go-kart collided with an SUV on a North Texas county road, authorities said. Officials with the College Mount Fire Department in Kaufman County, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety and other...

NYC-area nuclear plant sale gets federal approval

Nov. 23, 2020 6:50 PM EST

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved sale of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to a dismantling company without granting requests by lawmakers and environmental groups for public hearings. The NRC announced Monday that it has signed off on its staff’s...

3 teens killed, 2 critically injured in Los Angeles crash

Nov. 23, 2020 6:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A car driving on a foggy freeway in South Los Angeles crashed Monday, killing three teenagers and leaving two others in critical condition. A 17-year-old was behind the wheel of the 2009 Nissan when he crashed into a guardrail shortly after midnight on Interstate 110, the Los Angeles...

Projects to focus on missing, murdered Indigenous peoples

Nov. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and five other states will participate in pilot projects to better coordinate investigative efforts surrounding cases of missing or murdered Indigenous peoples, U.S. Attorneys Trent Shores and Brian Kuester announced Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice projects created...

FILE - This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The move announced Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will cost the automaker an estimated $1.2 billion.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

Nov. 23, 2020 5:13 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The announcement came Monday after the U.S. government told the automaker it had to recall 6 million of the vehicles domestically. GM says it will not...

West Virginia miner killed; 6th US coal mining death of 2020

Nov. 23, 2020 4:28 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died Monday in a workplace accident in southern West Virginia, the governor's office said. Taylor Meldin Halstead, 20, of Bob White, was killed in the accident at Panther Mining LLC’s American Eagle Mine in the Kanawha County community of Dawes, the...

Police search for man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

Nov. 23, 2020 2:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police on Monday continued looking for a 60-year-old man who is accused of setting his girlfriend on fire, seriously injuring her. Investigators say that Harold Lynn Celestine got into an argument with his girlfriend, Lasheak Wilborn, around 7 a.m. on Saturday as they visited another...

This undated photo provided by the Sarpy County Jail shows Roberto Carlos Silva, of Omaha, who was arrested in connection to an attack at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two people were shot and killed and two were wounded. Silva was booked into jail early Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 on suspicion of first-degree homicide and arson charges in the attack Saturday night at a Sonic Drive-in in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue. (Sarpy County Jail via AP)

More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska restaurant

Nov. 23, 2020 2:25 PM EST

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities filed additional charges Monday against a 23-year-old man in a shooting at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two employees were killed and two others were wounded. Roberto Carlos Silva Jr. faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree...

Mississippi: Ex-officer arrested after pedestrian fatality

Nov. 23, 2020 2:22 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer has been arrested on a manslaughter charge after his car fatally struck a pedestrian over the weekend, Mississippi authorities said. James Heath Kitchens, 30, of Starkville, was arrested after the death of 26-year-old Brittany Phillips, also of Starkville,...