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Police: School bus driver gets 34 kids away from fiery crash

Jan. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a school bus that caught fire after being rear-ended at a South Carolina rail crossing safely evacuated all 34 children aboard. The Palmetto Rural Fire Department says in a Facebook post that no one was seriously hurt in the crash Tuesday morning in...

North Carolina SBI joins investigation into moped death

Jan. 22, 2019 2:37 PM EST

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has joined local law enforcement in looking into the death of a moped driver. News outlets report the Bertie County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to a scene in Powellsville around 9 p.m. last Saturday for a possible motor...

6 remain missing after Black Sea ship fire

Jan. 22, 2019 2:09 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ambulance crews on the Crimean Peninsula transported a dozen survivors of a ship fire to hospitals on Tuesday while six of their crewmates have remained missing in the Black Sea. At least 14 sailors died in the tragedy. Two Tanzanian-flagged tankers caught fire Monday while liquefied...

Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire rises to 93

Jan. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico rose to 93 on Tuesday after four more injured people died at hospitals. Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said Tuesday that 46 victims who were severely burned were still in hospitals, two of them in Galveston,...

1 dead after accident at North Carolina construction site

Jan. 22, 2019 2:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say one person is dead and two people are hurt after a barrier collapsed at a construction site. News outlets report the N.C. Department of Labor said the accident occurred Tuesday at a site where affordable housing was being built on the north side of...

Teen's death spurs federal, state safe gun storage bills

Jan. 22, 2019 1:11 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Still coping with the death of their teenage son a year ago, Michael and Kristin Song are on a mission that is helping to relieve some of their pain — advocating for tougher federal and state laws on safe gun storage aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of children....

North Dakota couple killed by fallen tree in San Diego

Jan. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota couple died while vacationing in San Diego when a 75-foot-tall pine tree crashed onto their rental house as they slept, relatives and police said. Troy and Jessica Nelson ran a promotional products and apparel company, Trojan Promotions, in Grand Forks. They were...

The Latest: Storm causes avalanche, crashes across Utah

Jan. 22, 2019 12:43 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a snowstorm in the Rockies (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A powerful winter storm has caused traffic accidents, power outages and even an avalanche in Utah. Little Cottonwood Canyon reopened Tuesday morning, a day after an avalanche closed the canyon and State Route 210....

Car hits Polish policeman, rams into presidential palace

Jan. 22, 2019 12:28 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A car driving the wrong way down a street struck a policeman near the Polish president's headquarters Tuesday before speeding off and ramming into a metal barrier protecting the driveway of the building, officials said. A man was detained at the scene. President Andrzej Duda said it...

AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

Jan. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll. Lately, that means record deadly wildfires in California, rainfall by the foot in Houston when Hurricane Harvey hit and the dome of smog over Salt...