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5 dead in helicopter crash at South Korean marine base

Jul. 17, 2018 5:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Five people were killed Tuesday in a helicopter crash at a South Korean marine base in the southeastern city of Pohang, the Defense Ministry said. The helicopter, which was being test-flown after a repair, caught fire after it crashed to the ground from about 10 meters (33 feet)...

Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

Jul. 17, 2018 2:51 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. The Coast Guard prohibits vessels from getting...

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

Jul. 17, 2018 2:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach. "We freakin' love that beach and we're so glad she's alive," Chelsea Moore said Monday as she described the afternoon...

9 animals dead after jaguar escape at New Orleans zoo

Jul. 16, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were among the items left at the entrance to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Monday — a makeshift memorial for nine animals killed by a jaguar that escaped its enclosure two...

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Jul. 16, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. They were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava plunging into the ocean from the long-erupting...

The Latest: Woman transported to Honolulu after lava injury

Jul. 16, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A woman who was seriously injured when molten rock crashed through the roof of her tour boat off Hawaii has been transported to Honolulu for further treatment. Hilo Medical Center spokeswoman Elena...

The Latest: Safety investigators eye firefighter death

Jul. 16, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park (all times local): 4:30 p.m. California workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a firefighter who was killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. California Division of Occupational...

3 patients improve following deadly New Mexico bus crash

Jul. 16, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — The conditions of three patients have been upgraded following a deadly crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday. Twelve people remained hospitalized Tuesday, and officials at University of New Mexico Hospital say three...

Fox is 9th casualty after jaguar's weekend escape at zoo

Jul. 16, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were among the items left at the entrance to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Monday — a makeshift memorial for nine animals killed by a jaguar that escaped its enclosure two...

3rd worker dies weeks after hospital explosion in Texas

Jul. 16, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — A third worker has died after being injured in an explosion last month at a hospital in Central Texas. Officials say 30-year-old Wilber Dimas died Sunday, more than two weeks after the June 26 explosion at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville. Dimas was working at a construction...