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Latest: Father: No 'justice' in threats to driver's family

Nov. 15, 2018 12:17 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on an Indiana driver who is accused of striking and killing three children as they prepared to board a school bus (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The father of a 9-year-old Indiana girl who was struck and killed by a pickup truck as she crossed a road to board a school bus...

School children among dozens injured in German bus crash

Nov. 15, 2018 12:12 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Two public buses filled with students on their way home from school crashed head-on Thursday in southern Germany, injuring dozens of children and adults, authorities said. Police said about a dozen people suffered serious injuries, including two school children and one of the drivers....

Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California

Nov. 15, 2018 12:00 PM EST

MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies in the ashes of Paradise and surrounding communities. At least 56 people were killed, with 130 others missing a week after the flames swept...

Indiana woman pleads not guilty in students' bus stop deaths

Nov. 15, 2018 11:52 AM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman accused of striking and killing three children with a pickup truck as they crossed a highway to board a school bus entered a preliminary not guilty plea Thursday. Alyssa Shepherd, 24, appeared before a Fulton County judge on three counts of reckless homicide....

Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival rates

Nov. 15, 2018 11:46 AM EST

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from...

School bus involved in crash on Missouri interstate bridge

Nov. 15, 2018 11:32 AM EST

ROCHEPORT, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says three vehicles, including a school bus, were involved in a crash on Interstate 70 near Rocheport. Officials say a passenger car spun out on the Missouri River Bridge early Thursday. The school bus from Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School in...

WWII pilot's remains coming home, set for Arlington burial

Nov. 15, 2018 11:22 AM EST

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off the coast of Croatia during World War II are coming home. The Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Wednesday that the remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford will be buried on Dec. 4 in...

The Latest: New wildfire burning in Southern California

Nov. 15, 2018 10:58 AM EST

MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 7:55 a.m. Southern California firefighters are battling a new wildfire but there is much less wind than the region experienced over the past week. The fire burning Thursday near the Ventura County city of Santa Paula is...

Early snowstorm closes eastern Missouri schools, businesses

Nov. 15, 2018 10:43 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snow arrived early in eastern Missouri this year, forcing hundreds of schools and many businesses to close Thursday and causing numerous traffic accidents. The snowstorm moved into the region Wednesday night and had dumped 4-6 inches (10-15 centimeters) of powder by 8 a.m., the St....

Icy roads cause 5 deaths as wintry weather blows east

Nov. 15, 2018 10:40 AM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. The wintry weather moved eastward Thursday, bringing a mix of rain and snow to Ohio, New Jersey and...