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Teenager dies when his dirt bike and another vehicle collide

Jun. 16, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teenager was killed when his dirt bike and another vehicle collided on a road in the Upstate, authorities said. Brenden Chase Jaesen Turmon, 19, of Easley died in the Monday evening wreck on Augusta Road, The Greenville News...

Officials: Missouri woman drowned in Big River at state park

Jun. 16, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman has drowned in Big River at a state park in Washington County, authorities there said. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon, when Monica Boyer, 67, of Cadet, was wading in the river near the Washington State Park boat...

China says nuclear fuel rods damaged, no radiation leak

Jun. 16, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said Wednesday in its first confirmation of the incident that prompted concern over the facility’s safety. Radiation rose...

Fire destroys pipe organ making business in western Iowa

Jun. 16, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

LAKE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Fire has destroyed a western Iowa business that made pipe organs for churches, schools and customers from around the world, officials said. The fire at Dobson Pipe Organ Builders in Lake City was reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday, officials said....

Woman biking on Fort Dodge street hit, killed by truck

Jun. 16, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A woman riding a three-wheeled bike on a street in the north-central Iowa city of Fort Dodge was fatally hit by a truck, police there said. The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 8th Avenue South and 31st Street, Des...

Teen killed by hit-and-run driver in Minneapolis

Jun. 16, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a teenager was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minneapolis. The 16-year-old boy was either on foot or skateboarding when he was struck in north Minneapolis about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Police and fire...

Experts: UK is losing race to adapt to climate change

Jun. 16, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is losing the race to adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change, including worsening heat and floods, a government-appointed panel of experts said Wednesday. The Climate Change Committee, set up to advise the U.K. government, said the level...

Baby, adult killed in three-vehicle crash in Dodge County

Jun. 16, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — A baby and an adult have died in a crash involving three vehicles in Dodge County. Four others have been injured, according to sheriff's officials. Deputies responded to the crash on Highway 33 in the town of Trenton about 6 p.m. Tuesday. ...

Fire damaged water slide fire at New Jersey amusement park

Jun. 16, 2021 05:26 AM EDT

VERNON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities were trying to determine what caused a fire that damaged a water slide at an amusement park in New Jersey. Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon was not open for the season when the fire broke out Tuesday on the High Anxiety raft water...

Quake shakes part of east Indonesia, people warned off beach

Jun. 16, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A shallow, 5.8 magnitude undersea earthquake shook parts of eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, cracking some walls and sending panicked coastal residents in Maluku province to higher ground. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said...