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The Latest: TV station apologizes for not breaking into game

Oct. 21, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that struck portions of the central and southern U.S. (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A Dallas-Fort Worth television station owned and operated by NBC is apologizing for not airing warnings promptly as a tornado raked Dallas. While other network-affiliated stations...

General: Georgia soldiers died when vehicle fell from bridge

Oct. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Soldiers were training in darkness when their armored vehicle fell from a bridge and landed upside down in water below, killing three of those inside and injuring three others, the commanding general of Fort Stewart said Monday. Maj. Gen. Antonio Aguto struggled to hold back tears...

Burgum declares flood emergency, looks at other measures

Oct. 21, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday declared a statewide flood emergency and said officials were looking at other measures to help residents affected by heavy rains and a blizzard that dumped record amounts of snow in some places, especially farmers. Burgum's order cleared the way...

Man sentenced for California attack on federal worker

Oct. 21, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — A Southern California man who intentionally struck and badly injured a federal employee with his car has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Geoffrey Rickner of Aliso Viejo was sentenced Monday for assault on a federal employee. Prosecutors say Rickner had a...

Second child dies after apartment fire in St. Louis

Oct. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two small children died after they were left alone in a St. Louis apartment that caught fire and a woman is in custody while the blaze is investigated, authorities said. A 5-year-old girl died Monday at a hospital, a day after the blaze broke out at the Clinton-Peabody public housing...

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

Oct. 21, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city "very fortunate" to be assessing only property damage. A meteorologist said Monday that people took shelter...

Truck driver indicted on 23 counts in motorcyclist deaths

Oct. 21, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been indicted on 23 charges saying he negligently caused the deaths and was under the influence of one or more drugs at the time. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy , 23, of Springfield,...

Brazil sending more troops in oil spill clean-up

Oct. 21, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With pressure from the public and courts growing for Brazil's government to do more, Vice President Hamilton Mourão said Monday that more troops will be dispatched to help clean up oil polluting the nation's northeastern coast. Mourão told reporters about 600 tons of crude...

Flagstaff police arrest man suspected of arson at a Walmart

Oct. 21, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Flagstaff have arrested a man suspected of deliberately setting a fire at a Walmart store. They announced Monday that Cody Yazzie has been arrested on suspicion of arson. He's also accused of endangerment, giving false information to law enforcement and two drug charges...

Wildfire burns near hilltop homes in coastal Los Angeles

Oct. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A furious firefighting air and ground attack beat back a blaze Monday as it raced up canyon walls toward multimillion-dollar ocean-view homes on a ridge in Los Angeles. The wildfire broke out around 10:30 a.m. in the affluent Pacific Palisades neighborhood and flames churned uphill...