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Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Sep. 23, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf was behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded nearly 70. Rouhani did not identify those behind Saturday's attack, which was claimed by an Arab separatist...

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

Sep. 23, 2018 7:30 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's State broadcaster says burials have started of those who died when a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria as the death toll rose to 224. Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation said Sunday that Prime Minister Kasssim Majaliwa is leading mourners at the funeral service. On Saturday...

Russia blames Israel for downing of plane by Syrian forces

Sep. 23, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday again blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian government forces and said Israel appeared "ungrateful" for Moscow's efforts to rein in Iran-backed fighters in Syria. Syrian government forces mistook the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance...

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land. In a Saturday night update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk...

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

Sep. 22, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas' campus in nearby Arlington. "(A) witness ... stated that the victim was swept...

Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

Sep. 22, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Sep. 22, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters. Forecasters predicted the water will continue to rise through the weekend at the L.V. Sutton Power...

The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

Sep. 22, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 2:50 a.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is offering condolences to Iranians affected by an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded dozens. A statement issued Saturday by the U.N....

Columbia Gas to cover losses related to gas disaster

Sep. 22, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say Columbia Gas has agreed to compensate its customers for all losses related to a series of gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley. Town officials in Andover announced Saturday that the utility company will pay claims related to bodily injury,...