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Helicopter crash in southwestern Germany leaves 3 dead

Oct. 17, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed in southwestern Germany on Sunday, police said. The aircraft crash in a forested area near the small town of Buchen on Sunday afternoon, the news agency dpa reported. The crash left wreckage strewn over...

Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed

Oct. 17, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of treated but still radioactive water stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents. Speaking at his first visit to the...

Heavy rains, landslides leave 18 dead in south India

Oct. 17, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 18 people have died a day after torrential rains swept through villages and flooded roads in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Officials said rescuers recovered the bodies in two of the worst-hit districts, Kottayam and Idukki, where the...

Illinois urges residents to join worldwide earthquake drill

Oct. 17, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Do you know what to do in an earthquake? Illinois officials are urging the public to prepare by participating in a worldwide drill they say is the world's largest. The drill, known as ShakeOut, is scheduled for Thursday morning. The Illinois...

Investigators look at series of fires in Vermont county

Oct. 17, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

MARLBORO, Vt. (AP) — Police are investigating a series of fires in Vermont's Windham County. Firefighters say they suspect arson is the cause of a fire on Friday night that damaged a building in Marlboro, WCAX-TV reported. The single-story building was unoccupied and no...

Motorcyclist dies in crash on road in Unity

Oct. 17, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

UNITY, N.H. (AP) — A motorcyclist died of serious injuries from a crash in the town of Unity, New Hampshire State Police said. The crash happened Saturday shortly before 5 p.m., police said in a news release. A preliminary investigation indicates...

France commemorates the 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris

Oct. 17, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A tribute march was organized on Sunday in Paris for the 60th anniversary of the bloody police crackdown on a protest by Algerians in the French capital, during the final year of their country’s independence war with its colonial power. The commemoration...

4 weeks on, no sign Spanish volcano eruption is close to end

Oct. 17, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — There is no sign that a volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma is coming to an end, four weeks after it began, officials said Sunday. The volcano on one of the Canary Islands off northwest Africa has so far destroyed more than 1,800 buildings,...

3 years after hurricane, regeneration, a possible new beach

Oct. 17, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

ALLIGATOR POINT, Fla. (AP) — Three years after Hurricane Michael left a path of destruction spanning hundreds of miles along the Forgotten Coast, Tonya McNabb decided to move to Alligator Point permanently. She’s rebuilt the porch that was ripped from the side of her...

House fire in eastern Pakistan kills 7 family members

Oct. 17, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Police were investigating after a fire overnight in eastern Pakistan killed seven family members, a rescue official said Sunday. The fire ignited at a house in the Ali Pur area of Muzaffar Garh district in Punjab province, said rescue service...