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Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

Jun. 15, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire. Exactly two months after...

Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies

Jun. 15, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the virus outbreak spread from neighboring Congo , the hospital for several...

German stunt pilot killed as plane plunges into Polish river

Jun. 15, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A German pilot of a small stunt plane was killed Saturday after his aircraft plunged into the Vistula River during a performance at an air show in central Poland, firefighters said. Edward Mystera, a spokesman for firefighters in the town of Plock, said the pilot's body had been...

Runaway golf cart hits 5 people near 16th hole at US Open

Jun. 15, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Five people were injured at the U.S. Open when one of several boxes being loaded onto a golf cart fell onto the accelerator and sent the cart into spectators. The California Highway Patrol says a vendor parked the cart near the 16th hole Friday at Pebble Beach and was walking...

10 Kenyan police officers killed in blast near Somalia

Jun. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 10 Kenyan police officers died after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the Somali border in a suspected extremist attack on Saturday, officials said. Those killed in the Wajir County blast were among 13 officers who had been pursuing suspected...

China denies its vessel intentionally sank Filipino boat

Jun. 15, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China has acknowledged its fishing vessel hit a Filipino boat in the disputed South China Sea in an incident that prompted an outcry in the Philippines but denies the collision was intentional. The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest after Filipino fishermen said a Chinese...

Julio Iglesias reflects on a life that 'has been a miracle'

Jun. 14, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At 75 and after a five-decade-long career, Julio Iglesias keeps performing internationally, driven by his passion and, above all, a relentless discipline. It's something the Spanish crooner says he had to learn early on, after a nearly fatal car accident frustrated his plans to play...

Bridge in China collapses, sending vehicles into river

Jun. 14, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An entire section of a roadway bridge has plunged into a wide river in southern China, sending two vehicles into the water and leaving two people missing. Heyuan city police said the 120-meter (390-foot) section collapsed early Friday morning. China's Xinhua News Agency reported that two...

Rescue launched for 3 Bolivians trapped in Chile mine

Jun. 14, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Specialized teams have begun an effort to rescue three Bolivians trapped deep underground in a mine in northern Chile, authorities said Friday. The San José mine collapsed late Thursday, trapping the men at a depth of nearly 330 feet (100 meters). Local officials confirmed that...

FAA proposes $715,000 fine for Allegiant over engine work

Jun. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators have proposed a fine of more than $715,000 against Allegiant Air, saying the discount airline failed to properly fix an engine that put out hotter-than-normal exhaust fumes. Allegiant said Friday that it followed a procedure approved by the manufacturer and the...