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Woman accused of setting unfaithful boyfriend's home on fire

Nov. 12, 2019 2:52 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is accused of setting fire to her boyfriend's home after catching him cheating. Citing an arrest report, the Pensacola News Journal reports 47-year-old Tyetha Moore was standing in the driveway of the unoccupied home when firefighters arrived on Nov. 7. She told a...

Winds fan ferocious fires in Australia's most populous state

Nov. 12, 2019 2:45 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ferocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia's most populous state and into Sydney suburbs on Tuesday as authorities warned most people in their paths that there was no longer time to flee. New South Wales state is under a weeklong state of...

Express trains collide in Bangladesh, killing at least 15

Nov. 12, 2019 1:36 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Two speeding trains collided in eastern Bangladesh, killing at least 15 people and injuring scores on Tuesday, officials said. Local police chief Shayamal Kanti Das said the collision took place early Tuesday when Udayan Express and Turna Nishita trains approached on the same track...

As snow moves toward East Coast, bitter cold hits Midwest

Nov. 12, 2019 12:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Much of the snow that was supposed to fall in the Midwest has come down and now it's time for the main event: Record-breaking cold. The National Weather Service said Tuesday and Wednesday may see record cold from the southern Plains to the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and beyond,...

Handful of small quakes rattle California desert

Nov. 11, 2019 11:01 PM EST

EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — A handful of small earthquakes have rattled a section of the California desert not far from the Mexican border. The temblors, ranging in size from 2.5 to 4.0, resulted in no immediate reports of damage. The United States Geological Survey reports the first one struck just after 6...

New Mexico tribe to get more federal disaster help

Nov. 11, 2019 10:48 PM EST

SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say a New Mexico tribe will see an increase in federal disaster aid as it continues to recover from flooding that occurred several years ago. A significant portion of Santa Clara Pueblo's watershed was wiped out by wildfire in 2011 and the flooding that...

Pilot rescued by kayakers after small plane lands in lake

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 PM EST

COVINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that went down in a lake near Covington was rescued by kayakers. KIRO-TV reports the plane crashed into Lake Morton shortly before noon Monday. The King County Sheriff's Office says witnesses saw a plane with no engine crash into the middle of the lake....

Rally Australia cancelled because of concern over wildfires

Nov. 11, 2019 9:40 PM EST

COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — The final round of the World Rally Championship has been cancelled because of concerns over destructive wildfires near the venue in the northeast of Australia's most populous state. Rally Australia organizers initially proposed a revised, shortened route but took the...

Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures. In mid-Michigan, three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that the Eaton County sheriff's...

The Latest: About 1,200 flights cancelled at O'Hare airport

Nov. 11, 2019 9:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm in the Midwest (all times local): 8 p.m. Between 2 and 6 inches of snow fell in northern Illinois, forcing the cancellation of about 1,200 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The National Weather Service said Monday night that snowfall has ended...