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Man deliberately drives into a home and crashes into a police station in New Jersey, police say

Sep. 29, 2023 16:36 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man deliberately drove his SUV into a home and the offices of a municipal police department last week, authorities announced Friday. No one was injured in the crashes, both of which took place on Sept. 20, the Warren County...

A last-ditch Republican funding effort collapses in the House, leaving the government on the verge of a shutdown

Sep. 29, 2023 13:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch Republican funding effort collapses in the House, leaving the government on the verge of a shutdown.

Fatal 2021 jet crash was likely caused by parking brake left on during takeoff, NTSB says

Sep. 28, 2023 15:08 PM EDT

A small jet that crashed into a building in Connecticut in 2021, killing four people, was going slower than usual as it took off because the pilot had left a parking brake on, according to a report released Thursday. The failure to release the brake was the probable cause of the...

Death toll in Taiwan factory fire lowered to nine, with one missing. Four victims were firefighters

Sep. 25, 2023 00:21 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities said late Sunday that one person remained missing following a fire at a golf ball factory in Taiwan, after forensic analysis revealed that some bones found earlier in the day were not human. The blaze Friday night killed nine other people,...

Government shutdown risk spikes as House Republicans leave town in disarray amid hard-right revolt

Sep. 21, 2023 19:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's latest funding plan in ruins and lawmakers leaving town for the weekend, there's no endgame in sight as hard-right Republicans push dangerously closer to a disruptive federal shutdown. The White House will tell federal agencies...

Today in History: September 19, Unabomber manifesto published in New York Times, Washington Post

Sep. 19, 2023 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2023. There are 103 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 19, 1995, The New York Times and The Washington Post published the manifesto of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski...

'Spring tide' ocean waves crash into buildings in South Africa, leaving 2 dead and injuring several

Sep. 18, 2023 13:49 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Big ocean waves caused by a phenomenon known as “spring tide” crashed into coastal parts of South Africa over the weekend, leaving two people dead and injuring several, authorities said Monday. The weather service said that waves as high as 9.5...

A crane has collapsed at a China bridge construction project, killing 6 people

Sep. 13, 2023 21:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A tower crane collapsed at a bridge construction project in southwest China, killing six people and injuring five others, authorities said. The collapse happened Wednesday in Jianyang city during work to build an expressway bridge over the Tuo River, the city's...

Earthquake robbed Moroccan villagers of almost everything — loved ones, homes and possessions

Sep. 11, 2023 20:25 PM EDT

TAFEGHAGHTE, Morocco (AP) — His dead relatives have been dug out and buried, but the remnants of Musa Bouissirfane's former life are still trapped under rubble and dust in the ruins of the mud-brick Moroccan village of Tafeghaghte. “It’s incredibly challenging to lose your...

Moroccan villagers mourn after earthquake brings destruction to their rural mountain home

Sep. 10, 2023 04:44 AM EDT

MOULAY BRAHIM, Morocco (AP) — The ground shook with a force few had ever felt, thundering through the remote Moroccan village in the dark of night. When the earthquake was over late Friday, the town carved into the Atlas Mountains lay in devastation, with possibly dozens dead,...