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Bus with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus crashed on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more. On Friday, the bus from Southern California rolled onto a guard rail, crushing its roof and ramming the rail's vertical posts into the...

Hong Kong protesters burn flag, police fire pepper spray

Sep. 21, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Police accused some protesters of throwing gasoline bombs after a march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, an outlying district in the Chinese...

Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 civilians in south

Sep. 21, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a roadside bomb has killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said Saturday that five other people were wounded when the blast struck the vehicle Friday afternoon in Spin Boldak...

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which...

2 Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them

Sep. 20, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Two Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them and canceled their flight after crew members said they "didn't feel comfortable" flying with the pair. Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh and Issam Abdallah said they filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation against the...

SUV drives through Chicago-area mall and crashes into store

Sep. 20, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A man drove an SUV into a suburban Chicago mall on Friday, sending frightened shoppers scurrying and plowing over a kiosk before he crashed into a clothing store and was arrested. Video posted on social media shows the black Chevy Trailblazer driving through the Woodfield Mall in...

Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

Sep. 20, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus crashed on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah on Friday, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more. The bus from of Southern California rolled onto a guard rail, crushing its roof and ramming the rail's vertical posts into the...

The Latest: 5 tourists still critical after deadly bus crash

Sep. 20, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash near a national park in Utah that killed at least 4 (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Five people remain in critical condition after a bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists and injured dozens more near a national park in Utah. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt....

History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

Sep. 20, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago. Bernie Hellstrom, of Boyne City, Michigan, said he was looking for shipwrecks about 10 years ago when a depth sounder on his boat noted a...

The Latest: Greek refugee camp unable to house new arrivals

Sep. 20, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Malta has taken in 35 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by a humanitarian ship a day earlier. The Ocean Viking had assisted Maltese authorities and pulled the migrants from an overcrowded wooden boat on...