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SC sheriff: Father accidentally fatally shot daughter, 11

Nov. 19, 2019 7:36 AM EST

EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff’s report says an 11-year-old girl who died in an accidental shooting this weekend was shot by her father. The Greenville News reports witnesses told authorities that the father of Kylee Dawn Woods trying to unload a handgun when it discharged and hit the...

4 juveniles, 1 adult taken to hospitals after Arkansas fire

Nov. 19, 2019 7:05 AM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas say five people were taken to hospitals with life-threatening injuries after an early morning house fire. Police responded shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday to the fire in Fort Smith, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. The Fort...

Driver in texting case denies responding to message

Nov. 19, 2019 6:23 AM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The driver in what is believed to be New Jersey’s first texting-while-driving vehicular homicide case denies responding to a message when police say she caused a crash that left a pedestrian dead. Alexandra Mansonet on Monday testified she was looking down to turn on her rear...

Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 19, 2019 6:14 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing’s 737 Max jet got another boost at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, this time with an order from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier as the Chicago-based company works to try and win U.S. regulatory approval to get the airplane back in the sky by...

Louisiana police officer injured in head-on crash with truck

Nov. 19, 2019 5:31 AM EST

CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a police officer has been injured in a head-on crash with another driver. A Baton Rouge police spokesman told news outlets that the officer was in her patrol car when she and the other driver, who was in a Ford truck, collided Monday afternoon. Neither...

Kentucky woman sentenced to 10 years for deadly car crash

Nov. 19, 2019 4:52 AM EST

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing a deadly car crash. The Daily News of Bowling Green reports 49-year-old Lee Ann Tarry, of Glasgow, was sentenced Monday. She previously pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle while...

Agency reports detail deadly N Carolina explosion, response

Nov. 19, 2019 4:14 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have analyzed their response to a natural gas explosion that killed two people, injured two dozen others, leveled one building and damaged others, some of which have been condemned. The city and county of Durham last week released fire and emergency...

15 killed, 9 injured in northern China coal mine explosion

Nov. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion inside a coal mine in northern China has killed 15 miners and left another nine injured, authorities said Tuesday. The blast occurred Monday afternoon at a mine operated by the local Feng Yan Group in Shanxi province’s Pingyao county. Rescue work was halted early...

South Korean fishing boat catches fire; 1 dead, 11 missing

Nov. 18, 2019 11:48 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fishing boat caught fire in South Korea’s southern waters early Tuesday, killing at least one fisherman and triggering a search for 11 others missing, coast guard officials said. Rescue workers found one of the fishermen unconscious in waters 7.4 kilometers (4.6 miles)...

Smoke shrouds Sydney’s skyline as wildfires burn nearby

Nov. 18, 2019 11:09 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Thick smoke from wildfires has shrouded Sydney and its surrounding areas with health experts warning residents with medical conditions to remain indoors. The Sydney skyline was barely visible with air quality in some parts of the city reaching over hazardous levels early Tuesday. Shane...