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A helicopter drops water on the USS Bonhomme Richard as crews fight the fire Monday, July 13, 2020, in San Diego. Fire crews continue to battle the blaze Monday after 21 people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Sailors fighting to save burning San Diego warship

Jul. 14, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds of sailors are fighting to save a Navy warship ravaged by fire while the military prepares for the worst: The USS Bonhomme Richard going down in flames, and its million gallons of oil on board spilling into San Diego harbor, resulting in a major environmental disaster. The U.S....

Today in History

Jul. 14, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 14, the 196th day of 2020. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 2016, terror struck Bastille Day celebrations in the French Riviera city of Nice (nees) as a large truck plowed into a festive crowd, killing 86 people in an...

A helicopter drops water on the USS Bonhomme Richard Monday, July 13, 2020, in San Diego. Fire crews continue to battle the blaze Monday after 21 people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Fire ravages ship for 2nd day; sends acrid haze over city

Jul. 13, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Flames tore through a warship for a second day Monday as a top Navy official revealed that a fire suppression system was inoperable when the blaze erupted while the ship was docked in San Diego. Hundreds of sailors were battling to keep flames away from a million gallons (3.7 million...

Boy, 13, driving car in Texas strikes pedestrians, killing 1

Jul. 13, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas say a 13-year-old boy was driving a vehicle that struck three adults and two children, killing one of the adults. Grand Prairie police said teen was driving the sedan Sunday night without his parents consent when he hit the people. Police say two women...

12 protesters file claims against Seattle, county, state

Jul. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Twelve people, or their families, who were hurt or killed in Seattle protests over the past six weeks filed financial claims Monday against the city of Seattle, King County and Washington state, alleging police used excessive force or failed to secure the safety of peaceful protesters. The...

Man drowns after falling from boat in Lake Pueblo

Jul. 13, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man drowned after falling out of a small fishing boat in southern Colorado's Lake Pueblo. KOAA-TV reports 68-year-old Robert Charles Taylor fell into the water Monday morning, and people passing by on a pontoon boat on the west end of the lake pulled him out. Another...

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Sheriff: 'Glee’ star Naya Rivera saved son before drowning

Jul. 13, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Glee” star Naya Rivera ’s 4-year-old son told investigators that his mother, whose body was found in a Southern California lake Monday, boosted him back on to the deck of their rented boat before he looked back and saw her disappearing under the water, authorities...

5 Maryland officers suspended after chase, fatal crash

Jul. 13, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

CLINTON, Md. (AP) — Five Maryland police officers have been suspended amid an investigation into a car chase that ended moments before a fatal crash, according to authorities. Lynda Ann Jones, 62, and her son, Richard Sylvester Jones, 42, were killed after their car crashed into utility poles Thursday...

Rollover crash near Deming leaves 2 children dead

Jul. 13, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say driver fatigue is likely behind a rollover crash that killed two members of a San Diego family. State Police say the fatal rollover happened early Sunday near Deming on Interstate 10. A Chevy Suburban carrying a man, woman and their six children was heading...

FILE - Workers in a bucket, right, begin the process of planting explosive charges on two unstable cranes in a Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 file photo at the Hard Rock Hotel, which underwent a partial, major collapse on Saturday, Oct. 12, in New Orleans. The city's fire chief said Monday, July 13, 2020 the two remaining bodies inside the hotel that was under construction when it partially collapsed last October might be removed by the end of this week or the beginning of next week.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New Orleans fire chief: Bodies out from collapsed hotel soon

Jul. 13, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The two remaining bodies inside a hotel that was under construction in New Orleans when it partially collapsed last October might be removed by the end of this week or the beginning of next week, the city's fire chief said Monday. Three people died in the Oct. 12 building collapse. The...