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Company owner of 2 killed workers had been cited 27 times

May. 26, 2020 5:37 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The owner of the contracting company of which two workers were killed in a trench collapse in Mississippi earlier this month was previously issued 27 federal citations for safety violations. Shane Henderson was the president of the now-defunct Gilco Contracting, based in...

People attend the funeral for victims of the crash of a state-run Pakistan International Airlines plane on Friday near the southern port city of Karachi, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, May 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Airbus experts probe plane crash that killed 97 in Pakistan

May. 26, 2020 5:23 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan announced Tuesday that Airbus experts have opened a probe into last week’s plane crash that killed 97 people when an Airbus A320 went down in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in the port city of Karachi. Initial reports have said the Pakistan International...

4 hospitalized after boat explosion in South Carolina

May. 26, 2020 3:59 AM EDT

MT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Four people were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after a boat explosion in the Charleston Harbor Marina in South Carolina, news outlets reported. The boat’s owner, David Wilkes, told WCSC-TV he was filling up the boat with gas before the explosion happened...

District attorney candidate's campaign video prompts arrests

May. 26, 2020 3:37 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Two men who shot a campaign video without a permit for a district attorney candidate in Georgia were accused of damaging government property. Christopher Mandel Black, 23, and Erik Deangelo Whittington, 24, were booked into jail Friday, several days after the “Get Out And...

Military helicopter crash-lands in Russia, kills 4 on board

May. 26, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military helicopter crash-landed on an airfield Tuesday in the far eastern region of Chukotka, killing four people, the military said. The crash involving a Mi-8 helicopter may have been caused by a technical malfunction, the Defense Ministry said. Three crew members and a...

Police: 2 rescued from flooded van on rural Kentucky road

May. 26, 2020 2:52 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say Kentucky state troopers helped rescue two people who were trapped in high water on a rural county road. Kentucky State Police said an elderly woman and a young female became trapped in a flooded vehicle on Monday afternoon in Bell County. Police said a trooper entered...

6 ejected in rollover crash, 2 killed

May. 26, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three adults and three children were ejected from an SUV in a rollover crash on a Florida expressway over the weekend, killing two of the adults, officials said. The crash occurred Saturday on State Road 417 near Orlando, a Florida Highway Patrol report said. The SUV was traveling...

School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...

In this Thursday, May 21, 2020 photo, Kim Burgess, the mother of a soldier who was killed in Iraq, holds a muddy American flag after a dam failure destroyed a war memorial last week in Stanford, Mich. Burgess is pledging to rebuild the memorial. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Fallen Marine's mom: We will rebuild memorial lost to flood

May. 25, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

SANFORD, Mich. (AP) — The mother of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is pledging to rebuild a war memorial that was destroyed by a dam failure in central Michigan. “I sat there and cried,” Kim Burgess said after visiting the scene in Sanford last week. “I just felt like I had let our...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a face mask amid the new coronavirus pandemic, stands amid supporters taking pictures with cell phones as he leaves his official residence of Alvorada palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, May 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

In Bolsonaro's Brazil, everyone else is to blame for virus

May. 25, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Brazil emerging as one of the world's most infected countries, President Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors, governors, an outgoing health minister and the media. By contrast, he portrays himself as a clear-eyed...