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NJ firefighters fully contain Ocean-Burlington forest fire

Jun. 27, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained a forest fire in Ocean and Burlington counties, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service said Monday. The agency said the blaze in the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest had burned 315 acres and was 100% contained as of 11 a.m. Monday....

Heavy rains and floods hit northwest Turkey, no casualties

Jun. 27, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains in northwest Turkey caused rivers to overflow and bridges to collapse Monday as authorities worked to evacuate stranded locals. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said there were no reports of deaths or missing people. Turkey’s coast guard...

1 dead, 10 injured as storm pummels southern Dutch city

Jun. 27, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One person was killed and about 10 injured Monday as a “weak tornado” ripped through a historic fishing town in the southern Netherlands, tearing the roofs off at least four houses and sending café furniture flying through the streets. Video posted on social...

Pakistani court sentences militant linked to Mumbai attacks

Jun. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan sentenced one of the militants linked to the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India to 15 years in prison for terror financing unrelated to the assaults, according to court documents viewed by The Associated Press on Monday. Sajid Majeed Mir, 43, was...

Police release names of 2 teens who died in weekend crash

Jun. 27, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police on Monday released the names of two of the three teenagers who died in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend. Vincent J. Ardizzoni, 19, of Holland, and Shane M. Douglas, 18, of West Brookfield, died in the crash reported at about...

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

Jun. 27, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year, this time for fire concerns amid dry weather, along with pandemic related supply or staffing problems. ...

4 injured as apartment building roof collapses in Budapest

Jun. 27, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The roof and part of the front of an apartment building in the Hungarian capital collapsed Monday, injuring four pedestrians and flattening a number of parked cars. Budapest police said in a statement that the search of the rubble and the building itself...

Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155

Jun. 27, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll of children in last week's devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest quake to hit the impoverished country in two decades comes into focus. The U.N.'s...

Czech bullet train collides with engine, 1 dead, 5 injured

Jun. 27, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A bullet train collided with an engine in a train station in northeastern Czech Republic Monday, killing one person and injuring five. Czech Railways said the accident took place early in the morning in the town of Bohumin, shortly after the departure of the Pendolino...

Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

Jun. 27, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — People in Tokyo are sweating it out as the government warns of possible power shortages and urges greater efforts to conserve energy while Japan endures unseasonably hot temperatures. Weather officials announced the earliest end to the annual summer rainy season since...