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2 dead in knife attack in French church; terrorism suspected

Oct. 29, 2020 5:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French anti-terrorism prosecutors are investigating a knife attack at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice that killed two people and wounded several others at a time when French authorities are on high alert for extremist violence. The assailant was arrested after the Thursday morning...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zeta barrels northeast after battering storm-weary coast

Oct. 29, 2020 5:35 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fast-moving Zeta weakened to a tropical storm as it barreled northeast Thursday morning after ripping through Louisiana and Mississippi where storm-weary residents were advised to stay indoors overnight while officials assessed the havoc the storm had wrought. The storm raged onshore...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Atlanta under 2nd ever tropical storm warning

Oct. 29, 2020 5:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 4:00 a.m. A tropical storm warning is in effect in Atlanta as Tropical Storm Zeta makes its way quickly toward the northeast. Heavy rain accompanied wind speeds of 35-45 mph (56-66 kmh) and gusts of 65 mph (104 kmh) early Thursday in the city that has...

A bulldozer clears out the road damaged by landslide to access a village swamped by another landslide in Quang Nam province, Vietnam on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Typhoon Molave slammed into Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, sinking two fishing boats with 26 crew members in what was feared to be the most powerful storm to hit the country in 20 years. (Bui Van Lanh/VNA via AP)

Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, 59 missing in Vietnam

Oct. 29, 2020 4:23 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Typhoon Molave set off landslides that killed at least 19 people and left 45 missing in central Vietnam, where ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said Thursday. The casualties from the landslides bring the...

In this photo taken Feb. 10, 2020, and released by the Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of National Defense, a Taiwanese Air Force F-16 in foreground flies on the flank of a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) H-6 bomber as it passes near Taiwan. (Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of National Defense via AP)

Taiwan air force jet crashes into ocean, killing pilot

Oct. 29, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese F-5E fighter jet crashed during a training mission Thursday morning, killing the pilot, the Defense Ministry said. The cause of the crash remains unknown, but it underscores potential problems with the island’s aging air force fleet as it faces increased threats...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 23, 2019 file photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigator Elliott Simpson, right, briefs NTSB Board Member Jennifer Homendy at the scene of a skydiving plane crash at Dillingham Airfield in Waialua, Hawaii. Federal officials released documents Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 that provide details about the 2019 crash that killed 11 people in Hawaii. The public docket contains reports from a National Transportation and Aviation Administration investigation into the crash. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Report: Pilot in Hawaii plane crash had risk-taking history

Oct. 29, 2020 1:49 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The pilot of a plane that crashed and killed all 11 on board had a history of taking unnecessary risks and pushing the limits of his skills to give passengers an exciting ride, witnesses told federal officials. The docket released Wednesday contains reports from a National Transportation...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

Oct. 29, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings and knocked out power to thousands before rapidly making its way through Mississippi and Alabama with strong gusty winds, heavy...

Today in History

Oct. 29, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 29, the 303rd day of 2020. There are 63 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” descended upon the New York Stock Exchange. Prices collapsed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: President declares emergency in Mississippi

Oct. 28, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 10:45 p.m. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has declared an emergency exists in Mississippi and ordered federal assistance be expedited to aid state, local and tribal efforts to recover from Hurricane Zeta. The president authorized the...

Vietnamese state media say landslides set off by typhoon have killed at least eight people with 42 others missing

Oct. 28, 2020 10:55 PM EDT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese state media say landslides set off by typhoon have killed at least eight people with 42 others missing.