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Truck hits school bus on LI; extent of injuries unknown

Sep. 20, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A box truck collided with a school bus carrying numerous children on Long Island on Monday, with the truck driver needing to be taken to the hospital, authorities said. Authorities said it happened around 4:45 p.m. on Flanders Road in Riverhead. ...

Homeowners near California wildfires won't lose insurance

Sep. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homeowners and renters in 22 Northern California counties are guaranteed not to lose their property insurance policies over the next year after the state announced a moratorium on Monday for people who live near recent wildfires. State law...

California water agencies resolve Colorado River dispute

Sep. 20, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

Two major California water agencies have settled a lawsuit that once threatened to derail a multi-state agreement to protect a river that serves millions of people in the U.S. West. The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water,...

49ers survive season-opening trip with 2 straight wins

Sep. 20, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers' season-opening road trip featured a few key injuries, a near fourth-quarter collapse and an ugly offensive performance. Perhaps most importantly for the 49ers, it included two wins after they overcame a shaky start in...

Lawsuit: Ida outages due to 'gum and super glue' at utility

Sep. 20, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that Louisiana's largest electric utility used a “bubble gum and super glue” approach to maintenance and construction that left customers sweltering in the dark without adequate sewage treatment after Hurricane Ida. The suit was...

Police: North Carolina woman fatally shot, hit by car

Sep. 20, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A woman has died in a North Carolina city after she was shot and hit by a car, police said Monday. Greensboro police officers responding to a call about an assault on Sunday found Keyoka Robinson, 33, of Greensboro lying in the street with a...

Nobody hurt but much damage in Spanish volcano eruption

Sep. 20, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Giant rivers of lava tumbled slowly but relentlessly toward the sea Monday after a volcano erupted on a Spanish island off northwest Africa, with prompt evacuations helping to avoid casualties. Long fingers of fiery red lava slid down hillsides...

North Carolina man accused of assaulting firemen during fire

Sep. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and jailed after he allegedly assaulted firefighters as they fought a fire at his North Carolina home and had to be subdued with a taser, a sheriff's office said. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters were...

Haitian deportees start over in country they don’t recognize

Sep. 20, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians are scrambling to find jobs, food and housing after being deported from the U.S. to a country that is now more violent, impoverished and politically unstable than when they left almost a decade ago. The only certainty in...

Progress made against large fire in northwest Nebraska

Sep. 20, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters are reporting significant progress against a fire that has burned thousands of acres in Nebraska's northern Panhandle. The fire near Crawford, which is believed to have started about a week ago, was 50% contained Monday, according...