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Buses carrying Chinese tourists veer off New Zealand road in 2 crashes at the same spot. 15 hurt

Jul. 18, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two buses carrying Chinese tourists veered off the same stretch of road in perilous weather conditions on New Zealand’s South Island on Thursday, with 15 passengers taken to hospital, two of them seriously hurt. The buses were traveling in the same...

At least 40 die after heavy rains pound eastern Afghanistan, destroying houses and cutting power

Jul. 16, 2024 22:56 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy rains in eastern Afghanistan have killed at least 40 people and injured nearly 350 others, Taliban officials said Tuesday. Among the dead in Monday's storm were five members of the same family when the roof of their house collapsed in Surkh Rod district,...

2 boys die, 6 others hurt, when SUV overturns into a pond in North Dakota

Jul. 16, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Two boys died when the SUV they were in crashed and ended up in a small pond along the side of a highway in North Dakota. The driver and five other children were injured in the one-vehicle accident that happened just before 5 p.m. Monday on Interstate 94 near...

Israeli drone strike along Lebanon-Syria border kills Syrian businessman close to the government

Jul. 15, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An Israeli drone strike on a car Monday near the Lebanon-Syria border killed a prominent Syrian businessman who was sanctioned by the United States and had close ties to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to pro-government media and an official from an...

Sting Ray Robb injured in last-lap, 4-car crash in IndyCar Series race

Jul. 15, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — A four-car crash on the final lap of Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway injured driver Sting Ray Robb. Robb was injured when his car clipped the slower car of Alexander Rossi coming out of the second turn. Robb's car flipped twice, ending up on its...

Today in History: July 15, discovery of the Rosetta Stone

Jul. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 197th day of 2024. There are 169 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1799, the Rosetta Stone, a key to deciphering ancient Egyptian scripts, was found at Fort Julien in the...

2 shootings in Birmingham kill 7 people, including young child, Alabama police say

Jul. 14, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

Four people died in a shooting at a Birmingham nightclub late Saturday, while an earlier shooting outside a home in the city killed three people, including a young child, authorities in Alabama said. Officers responded shortly after 11 p.m. to a report of multiple people shot outside...

Convicted instigators in murder of Ecuador presidential candidate get 34-year prison sentences

Jul. 13, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The two instigators of the 2023 assassination of Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio were sentenced on Friday to 34 years and eight months in prison. Three accomplices were sentenced to 12 years in prison. The Prosecutor’s Office had...

An Ohio mom was killed while trying to stop the theft of a car that had her 6-year-old son inside

Jul. 12, 2024 11:22 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mother who tried to stop two men from stealing her car with her 6-year-old son inside was killed when the vehicle struck her. The boy was unharmed, police said, and no other injuries were reported. Alexa Stakely, 29, of Pickerington,...

A fourth person dies after truck plowed into a July Fourth party in NYC

Jul. 12, 2024 09:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fourth person has died after a driver crashed his pickup truck into a Fourth of July gathering in New York City, police said. Emily Ruiz, 30, died Tuesday of injuries she sustained when a truck plowed into a group celebrating the holiday in a park on Manhattan's...