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The Latest: 100 evacuated from flooded N. Carolina town

Sep. 21, 2018 12:37 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence. (all times local): 12:35 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says about 100 people were evacuated by boat and air after the Cape Fear River breached a levee and flooded a town. Cooper said at a news conference Friday that the National...

127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

Sep. 21, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The official death toll was 127 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as...

Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Sep. 21, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

NAGA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 29 people in a central region. Some residents left on their own, but most of the more than 1,200...

Police arrest 2 in shooting near Los Angeles charter school

Sep. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested two men and recovered a gun Thursday after a student and a teacher were wounded in a lunch-hour shooting at a fast-food restaurant across the street from a Los Angeles charter school, authorities said. One suspect was located shortly after police arrived, and the other...

The Latest: Second arrest made in shooting near LA school

Sep. 20, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shooting near a Los Angeles school (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Police say a second suspect has been arrested and a gun has been recovered near the scene of a Los Angeles shooting that wounded a high school student and a school employee. Officials say the victims —...

Gunman upset by divorce is found dead after manhunt

Sep. 20, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who was apparently upset that his ex-wife had been awarded their home in their divorce was found dead early Thursday, several hours after he shot at her and later killed his own parents. Bruce Rogal, 59, died after a manhunt and a police chase that ended...

US: Possible October talks with North Korea on war remains

Sep. 20, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. hopes to begin face-to-face negotiations with North Korea next month on terms for resuming on-the-ground searches in North Korea for remains of American servicemen, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday. Kelly McKeague, director of the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency, said...

New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

Sep. 20, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

NAGA, Philippines (AP) — A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help. The slide surged down on about 30 houses in two rural villages after...

The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

Sep. 19, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 7:20 p.m. North Carolina transportation officials say ferry service for the public has resumed for several more coastal routes. In addition, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Wednesday two state ferries arrived in Southport late...

Mexico commemorates victims of deadly quakes

Sep. 19, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's wounds remained open Wednesday as victims, relatives and rescuers marked the Sept. 19 anniversaries of last year's earthquake that killed more than 360 people and the devastating 1985 temblor that left at least 9,500 dead. With reconstruction slow from the 2017 quake, relatives...