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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...

Agency: Safeguards failed in fire that killed 5 at gas well

Jun. 12, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The failure of safety devices designed to prevent blowouts contributed to an explosion and fire that killed five workers last year at a southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well, according to a federal agency's report Wednesday that also lists inadequate training and a deactivated alarm...

OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

Jun. 11, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year, according to findings revealed by a federal workplace safety agency. The U.S. Occupational Safety and...

Missouri man calls for improved farm safety for children

Jun. 7, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

BROOKFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Donnie Bishop began working on his neighbor's farm in Brookfield when he was 14. One February day in 1982, when he was 16, Bishop had a day off from school and decided to work. He was getting on a tractor in the middle of a cornfield when the power take-off, a shaft that can be used...

Correction: Helicopter Crash-Music Festival-The Latest story

Jun. 4, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

OZARK, Ark. (AP) — In a story June 3 about a helicopter crash that killed three people near a music festival in Arkansas, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the pilot killed. His name was Chuck Dixon, not Chuck Dickson. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: 3 killed in...

Illinois, Lake County sue silicone plant after fatal blast

Jun. 4, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois and Lake County are suing the owner of a Chicago-area silicone factory that exploded last month, seeking to force the company to identify the nature and extent of chemical pollution in the area and limit the environmental impact of the deadly blast. Attorney General Kwame...

Afghan officials: bus bombing in capital kills 5

Jun. 3, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb attached into a bus carrying Afghan government workers has killed at least five people and wounded 10 others in the capital, Kabul, Afghan officials said Monday. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the public health ministry, said the numbers could still rise. Nasrat Rahimi,...

Nobody hurt in California gas blast that rattled buildings

Jun. 2, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say nobody was hurt when an explosion at a chemical plant shook buildings for miles in the San Francisco Bay Area. The blast Saturday at Air Products in Santa Clara sent flames shooting high into the air. It took crews more than an hour to douse the fire. Evan Rosales...

5 workers killed in subway tunnel collapse in north China

Jun. 2, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say five workers are confirmed dead after the collapse of a subway tunnel under construction in the northeastern Chinese city of Qingdao. The body of the last worker listed as missing was recovered Saturday, five days after the tunnel crumbled with the workers inside. The cause...

The Latest: Police chief says he respects press freedom

May. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a San Francisco reporter whose home and office were raided by police (all times local): 5:40 p.m. San Francisco Police Chief William Scott is acknowledging the furor his department caused when officers raided the home and office of a freelance journalist. A chastened...