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Hezbollah: Israeli drone falls, another explodes over Beirut

Aug. 24, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Hezbollah official said Sunday that an Israeli drone went down over the Lebanese capital of Beirut and another exploded in the air, amid regional tensions between Israel and Iran. Residents of the Iranian-backed group's stronghold in southern Beirut reported one large explosion that shook...

Married only minutes, Texas newlyweds killed in crash

Aug. 24, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Harley Morgan was still wearing his dark suit and Rhiannon Boudreaux her wedding dress when the Texas "childhood sweethearts" were killed in a crash with a truck minutes after they were married. Nineteen-year-old Morgan and 20-year-old Boudreaux were pronounced dead Friday at the scene...

2 dead as storm triggers landslides, hits south China coast

Aug. 24, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A powerful tropical storm swept across southern Taiwan, triggering landslides and flooding and leaving at least one dead before it hit southern China on Sunday morning, officials said. A 17-year-old died and two children were injured in another landslide in the northern Philippines on...

Containment increased on Northern California wildfire

Aug. 24, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have increased containment of a Northern California wildfire that has destroyed seven homes and damaged four others. State fire officials say the Mountain Fire is 60% contained Saturday morning. It erupted Thursday in rural Shasta County near Redding. More than 1,100...

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Aug. 24, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of...

California deputy dies 6 years after collapse in training

Aug. 24, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a Southern California sheriff's deputy who collapsed during SWAT training six years ago has died. The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs says Carlos Cammon died Friday at a rehab facility from the injuries he suffered during the training exercise in 2013. At...

California city to pay $260,000 to woman hit by police truck

Aug. 24, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Santa Rosa City Council has agreed to pay a settlement to a California woman hit by a police truck. The Press Democrat reported Friday that 29-year-old Laure Friedell filed a lawsuit in March 2018 after her right foot and left leg were run over the year before by 37-year-old...

Man dies after jumping off boat in Maryland

Aug. 24, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Officials say a man has died after jumping from a boat in Maryland. The Capital Gazette reports it happened on Rhode River after the man jumped from a boat and didn't resurface. Anne Arundel County fire officials say fire officials responded at about 2:55 p.m. The county fire boat and...

Utah DOT plans runaway ramp in area of recent truck crashes

Aug. 24, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

GARDEN CITY, Utah (AP) — Utah transportation officials plan to install a new type of runaway truck ramp above a highway junction after a third crash at the same location. Utah Department of Transportation officials said the site at Garden City near northern Utah's border with both Idaho and Wyoming would...

Police ID 11-year-old riding bike killed by truck in Blair

Aug. 24, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — Police have identified an 11-year-old boy killed riding his bicycle in the eastern Nebraska city of Blair. Police say Jaycoby Estrada was returning home on his bike Friday morning when he was hit by a semitrailer while crossing a highway that runs through the town north of Omaha. Police...