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Connecticut man recalls golf course attack by rabid bobcat

Apr. 24, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man attacked by a rabid bobcat while golfing doesn't remember much about the incident but says he can still see "this miserable animal coming at me." Mike Popkowski, of New London, tells The Day he was on the seventh hole of the Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Sprague on...

Cause of Grand Forks warehouse fire undetermined

Apr. 24, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The cause of a huge fire that destroyed a warehouse in Grand Forks last week has been classified as undetermined. KFGO says the fire marshal's investigation was hampered by the structural condition of the 3G Ventures warehouse and the extensive amount of damage. The fire marshal's...

Train cars carrying ethanol catch fire in Texas derailment

Apr. 24, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No one was hurt when a Union Pacific train carrying ethanol derailed in a residential area in Fort Worth and caught fire. Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South says the train derailed at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near Echo Lake in Fort Worth. South says the fire was mostly...

Firefighter recruitment ad touts 'Low Pay, Cool Helmets'

Apr. 24, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in signs posted outside its stations that the job offers "Hard Labor, Odd Hours, Low Pay (and) Cool Helmets!!" KFVS-TV reports that the Scott County Rural Fire Protection District's...

The FBI says it is assisting in the investigation after a driver crashed into eight pedestrians in Northern California.

Apr. 24, 2019 10:29 AM EDT
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The FBI says it is assisting in the investigation after a driver crashed into eight pedestrians in Northern California.

Florida toddler drowns in retention pond

Apr. 24, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 2-year-old boy drowned in a retention pond. Investigators from the Baker County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Children and Families are trying to determine how Franklin Parker got out of an apartment in Macclenny on Tuesday morning. The...

Flint pediatrician's book selected as 'Great Michigan Read'

Apr. 24, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A book by a Flint pediatrician and public health expert who helped expose the city's lead-contaminated water crisis has been selected as this year's "Great Michigan Read." Michigan Humanities announced Wednesday Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's "What The Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis,...

Boeing's troubled jet prompts it to pull 2019 forecast

Apr. 24, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

Boeing estimates that it will spend $1 billion to fix the 737 Max and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the jetliner, which remains grounded after two crashes that killed 346 people. The estimate was disclosed Wednesday in a presentation for investors as Boeing released...

The Latest: Boeing estimates 737 Max costs of $1 billion

Apr. 24, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

The Latest on Boeing Co.'s quarterly results. (all times local): _____ 10:20 a.m. Boeing estimates that it will spend $1 billion to fix the 737 Max and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the jetliner, which remains grounded after two deadly crashes. The estimate was...

French court Oks ending treatment of man in vegetative state

Apr. 24, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court has ruled that doctors can stop feeding and hydrating a man who is hospitalized in a vegetative state despite his parents' objections. Vincent Lambert was critically injured in a 2008 car accident and has been in a vegetative state since 2014. A team of...