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Woman burned when propane tank explodes near Lincoln

Oct. 19, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was injured when a propane tank exploded at her mobile home near Lincoln. The blast occurred around 7 a.m. Friday at the property, which sits about 2 miles (3 kilometers) southwest of Lincoln city limits. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says 47-year-old...

The Latest: Hurricane Michael damages $3 billion in timber

Oct. 19, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Florida's agriculture commissioner says Hurricane Michael has damaged an estimated $3 billion of timber across nearly 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) of forestland in the state's Panhandle. Commissioner Adam...

At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

Oct. 19, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people, a Congress party leader said. The victims crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state. They didn't see the train coming,...

Child dies in upstate New York house fire

Oct. 19, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a child has died in a western New York house fire. Police in the town of Tonawanda, north of Buffalo, say the fire was reported shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday. Officers haven't released the victim's identity, but the superintendent of the Sweet Home School District...

Before storm Florida's jobless rate dipped again

Oct. 19, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate is trickling downward, but it's not clear yet what impact Hurricane Michael will have on the state's jobless rate. State officials announced Friday the unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in September. That's lower than the national rate of 3.7 percent....

Some things to know about Ohio's medical marijuana program

Oct. 19, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohioans sometime in the next two months will be able to buy and use marijuana products to treat nearly two dozen medical conditions after obtaining a recommendation from a physician. Here are a few things prospective patients should consider as the state's medical cannabis program gets...

The Latest: Florida firefighter dies; Michael toll up to 35

Oct. 19, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A falling tree has killed a firefighter while he was helping his family clear debris from Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle, increasing the overall storm-related death toll to 35. Fire coordinator Brad Price,...

At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

Oct. 19, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Congress party leader says at least 50 people are dead after they were run over by a train in northern India. Pratap Singh Bajwa says the victims were watching fireworks during a religious festival on Friday. They crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab...

Man dies, another loses arm when crane overturns in Kansas

Oct. 19, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A man was killed and another lost an arm when a mobile crane overturned at a roofing job site in northeast Kansas. Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says the men were in a lift basket 30 feet (9 meters) from the ground Wednesday afternoon when the crane toppled over in Holton. The Topeka...

Forest Service lifts some closures from wildfires near Provo

Oct. 19, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has lifted several closures in northern Utah more than a month ago after wildfires swept through the area. The Daily Herald in Provo reported Thursday that roads and trails north of U.S. Highway 6 are open and areas such as Diamond Fork in Spanish Fork Canyon....