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President: 11 babies killed in fire at Senegalese hospital

May. 26, 2022 05:05 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A fire in the neonatal unit of a hospital in Senegal has killed 11 newborns, President Macky Sall said. Only three infants could be saved. “To their mothers and families, I express my deepest sympathy,” Sall tweeted late Wednesday. The fire...

Senegal's president says 11 newborns have died in a fire that broke out in the neonatal unit of a hospital in Tivaouane.

May. 26, 2022 04:54 AM EDT
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's president says 11 newborns have died in a fire that broke out in the neonatal unit of a hospital in Tivaouane.

WVa fire investigators ask for help solving deaths of 2 men

May. 26, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia investigators are seeking information in the deaths of two men in a fire almost four years ago. The bodies of William Copley and Robert Copley were found May 31, 2018, in the burned remains of their home in Wayne County, the West Virginia...

Indian, Pakistani killed in UAE gas blast that injured 120

May. 26, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A gas cylinder explosion in Abu Dhabi earlier this week that injured 120 people killed an Indian and a Pakistani national, authorities in those two countries said Thursday. India's External Affairs Ministry said one Indian died and around 100...

Nearly 6 years later, man indicted in mother's death at sea

May. 26, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The circumstantial evidence against Nathan Carman had been lying in plain sight for years before his surprising indictment and arrest this month on allegations he killed his mother at sea off New England in a plot to inherit millions of dollars. Federal...

Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school

May. 25, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman's rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the...

Marcos Jr proclaimed next Philippine president with huge win

May. 25, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was proclaimed the next president of the Philippines by a joint session of Congress on Wednesday following a landslide election triumph 36 years after his dictator father was ousted in a pro-democracy uprising. The Senate and House of...

Firefighters rescue 'Cinder' the elk calf from fire's ashes

May. 25, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued an abandoned newborn elk calf found amid the ashes of the nation's largest wildfire as calving season approaches its peak in New Mexico and fires rage across the American West. Missoula, Montana-based firefighter Nate Sink said...

Driver charged with attempted murder for hitting children

May. 25, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who drove onto a Southern California sidewalk and hit three children walking to school has been charged with premeditated attempted murder, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jason Carlos Guzman, 26, of Valencia remained hospitalized with a self-inflicted...

4 injured when airplane crashes short of Alaska airstrip

May. 25, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An aircraft crashed while attempting to land on a rural Alaska airstrip lined by trees, injuring all four people on board, officials said Wednesday. Three people seriously hurt in Tuesday's crash at Dry Bay airstrip were sent to hospitals in Anchorage. A...