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Searchers in western Alaska look for 7 missing boaters

Oct. 29, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Search teams have looked in western Alaska for more than a week without success for seven boaters who went missing while seal hunting. Quinhagak Tribal Police Chief John Peter said a 22-foot (6.7-meter) aluminum boat with three men left the village Oct. 17 and headed to the...

Child killed, mother injured by hit-and-run driver

Oct. 29, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police are looking for the driver who struck a woman and her young daughter, killing the child, in Milwaukee. Authorities say the two were struck by a reckless driver traveling at high speeds on the city's northwest side about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the 7-year-old girl died of her...

Girl killed, father critically injured in Wichita crash

Oct. 29, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was killed and her father critically injured in a two-vehicle crash in Wichita, police there said. The crash happened just before noon Wednesday in northwest Wichita, television station KAKE reported. Police said a red car being driven by the father was speeding when...

Coast Guard still searching for Delaware oil spill's culprit

Oct. 29, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says that the person or people who are behind an oil spill in Delaware will face a cleanup bill if they're ever identified. The Delaware State News reported Wednesday that the Coast Guard is utilizing the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to pay for cleanup costs,...

Georgia officials: Zeta causes second death in the South when a falling tree kills a man

Oct. 29, 2020 7:55 AM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials: Zeta causes second death in the South when a falling tree kills a man.
A bulldozer clears out the road damaged by landslide to access a village swamped by another landslide in Quang Nam province, Vietnam on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Typhoon Molave slammed into Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, sinking two fishing boats with 26 crew members in what was feared to be the most powerful storm to hit the country in 20 years. (Bui Van Lanh/VNA via AP)

Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam

Oct. 29, 2020 7:10 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A typhoon that officials said was the most powerful to hit Vietnam in 20 years blew away from the country on Thursday after setting off landslides, sinking boats and knocking out power to at least 1.7 million people. At least 35 people were killed and more than 50 were missing, state...

In this photo taken Feb. 10, 2020, and released by the Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of National Defense, a Taiwanese Air Force F-16 in foreground flies on the flank of a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) H-6 bomber as it passes near Taiwan. (Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of National Defense via AP)

Taiwan air force jet crashes into ocean, killing pilot

Oct. 29, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese F-5E fighter jet crashed during a training mission Thursday morning, killing the pilot, the Defense Ministry said. The cause of the crash remains unknown, but it underscores potential problems with the island’s aging air force fleet as it faces increased threats...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 23, 2019 file photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigator Elliott Simpson, right, briefs NTSB Board Member Jennifer Homendy at the scene of a skydiving plane crash at Dillingham Airfield in Waialua, Hawaii. Federal officials released documents Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 that provide details about the 2019 crash that killed 11 people in Hawaii. The public docket contains reports from a National Transportation and Aviation Administration investigation into the crash. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Report: Pilot in Hawaii plane crash had risk-taking history

Oct. 29, 2020 1:49 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The pilot of a plane that crashed and killed all 11 on board had a history of taking unnecessary risks and pushing the limits of his skills to give passengers an exciting ride, witnesses told federal officials. The docket released Wednesday contains reports from a National Transportation...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

Oct. 29, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings and knocked out power to thousands before rapidly making its way through Mississippi and Alabama with strong gusty winds, heavy...

Today in History

Oct. 29, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 29, the 303rd day of 2020. There are 63 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” descended upon the New York Stock Exchange. Prices collapsed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out...