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Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Feb. 17, 2019 5:15 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995...

Brazil mining company evacuates people due to dam risk

Feb. 17, 2019 12:12 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian mining giant Vale says it has evacuated nearly 200 people after inspectors reported signs that a nearby dam holding mining waste could collapse. Saturday night's evacuation comes three weeks after the collapse of another mining dam run by Vale caused the death of at least 166...

About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Feb. 17, 2019 10:50 AM EST

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesman for Liberia's disaster management agency said Sunday. Authorities are now trying to arrange for an excavator to help in the rescue...

24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on

Feb. 17, 2019 8:34 AM EST

KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground. Henrietta Rushwaya, leader of the country's small-scale miners' association, said Sunday that 23 of the bodies have been identified since...

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Feb. 17, 2019 3:40 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims: TREVOR WEHNER The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in human...

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Feb. 16, 2019 8:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims: TREVOR WEHNER The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in human...

Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

Feb. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PROGRESSO, Argentina (AP) — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. The 28-year-old Sala's body received a hero's welcome in...

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned

Feb. 16, 2019 6:42 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday...

1 man arrested after security incident at Florida airport

Feb. 16, 2019 3:16 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was arrested after he attempted to breach a security checkpoint at a Florida airport. In a tweet, Orlando Police said that as authorities attempted to arrest the man Saturday at Orlando International Airport, he reached into his pocket, prompting "unknown persons"...

8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead

Feb. 16, 2019 1:57 PM EST

KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eight subsistence miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. Rescuers on Saturday pulled the exhausted, muddied survivors from the ground and took them...