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The Latest: Power restored to nearly everyone after blasts

Jul. 19, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on power station fires that left thousands without electricity on a hot day in Madison (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Power has been restored to nearly everyone in Wisconsin's capital city after a pair of blasts knocked out electricity to about 13,000 customers on the hottest...

Iran's seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

Jul. 19, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary said Iranian authorities seized two vessels Friday in the Strait of Hormuz, actions signaling intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said one of the seized ships was...

The Latest: Iran says 2nd tanker has exited Iranian waters

Jul. 19, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 1:25 a.m. The semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that a second oil tanker detained by Iranian forces has been released and has left Iranian waters. Fars reported Friday that the...

Boaters urged to respect I-74 bridge construction zone

Jul. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are warning recreational boaters on the Mississippi River to remain vigilant amid the ongoing construction of a new Interstate 74 span linking Iowa and Illinois. Danielle Alvarez, the project manager for the Iowa Department of Transportation, said boats should slow to a...

W.Va. veteran among those honored on WWI shipwreck plaque

Jul. 19, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sailor and veteran is among those honored on a recently dedicated World War I memorial in New York City's Times Square. The monument was authorized by the World War I Centennial Commission to honor six sailors who died when the USS San Diego, the largest U.S. Navy...

Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan buried in Utah

Jul. 19, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — An Army sergeant from Utah who died in Afghanistan has been laid to rest in Ogden. Family, friends, fellow military members and others gathered Thursday for the funeral of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins, The Standard-Examiner reported . Robbins, 31, is survived by his wife...

Senator urges federal agencies to wrap up duck boat probes

Jul. 19, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says everyone affected by last year's duck boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake near Branson "deserves answers," and he is urging federal agencies to wrap up their investigations. The Republican senator released a statement on Friday marking the one-year...

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and...

Woman charged in Michigan soldier's death guilty of murder

Jul. 18, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — The wife of a U.S. Army sergeant from Michigan who plotted to kill her husband has been found guilty of murder. Kemia Hassel was convicted Thursday by a Berrien County jury in the death of Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III. The 23-year-old Hassel was fatally shot in an ambush on New Year's...

US military brings back remains from World War II battle

Jul. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military has brought back the remains of more than 20 servicemen killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. An Air Force cargo plane flew the remains from Tarawa atoll in the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati (KEE-ree-bas) to Hawaii on Wednesday. Marines carried...