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Massachusetts State Police investigate crash that killed 3

Jun. 26, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts teenagers were killed and a fourth seriously injured early Sunday in a car crash in the town of Brimfield, state police said. Just before 1 a.m. Sunday troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash in which a car went off the East...

Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

Jun. 26, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in the pre-dawn darkness, choking on dust as he searched for his father and two sisters. He doesn't...

Fire camp encourages more girls to join emergency services

Jun. 26, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

DALEVILLE, Va. (AP) — As the day began in Botetourt County, emergency crews responded to two very different scenes. Members of the Botetourt County Fire & EMS Department — most of them male — were called to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 220 near Eagle Rock that injured one...

1 dead, 1 missing, others rescued in Philippine ferry fire

Jun. 26, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An inter-island ferry with 165 passengers and crew caught fire off a central Philippine province Sunday, leaving one dead and another missing while the rest were safely rescued, the coast guard said. The fire hit the vessel Mama Mary Chloe shortly after...

Man starts cigar brand to honor Surfside victim grandparents

Jun. 26, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Nick Fusco was 16 years old when he got his first cigar — a gift from his grandfather, plucked out of a special tobacco drawer in his grandparents’ Surfside condominium. Fusco, now 23, says that started a tradition of smoking cigars with his grandfather while...

Coyote that attacked 2-year-old is euthanized in California

Jun. 25, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife authorities caught and euthanized a coyote that attacked a 2-year-old child at a Southern California park earlier this week, officials said. The attack happened Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. at Mile Square Park in the city of Fountain Valley...

Wildfire prompts evacuation order for areas near Anderson

Jun. 25, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An evacuation order was issued Saturday for people living in about 45 homes in subdivisions near a community in Interior Alaska after winds pushed the Clear Fire closer to them. The fire is burning near the community of Anderson, about 81 miles (130...

Robert Wickens takes 1st win since 2018 spinal cord injury

Jun. 25, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

Robert Wickens won for the first time since suffering a spinal cord injury in 2018 by teaming with Mark Wilkins to win the TCR class Saturday in the Michelin Pilot Challenge at Watkins Glen International in New York. Wickens was a promising IndyCar rookie when he was injured in an...

$5 million in grants earmarked for flood-impacted businesses

Jun. 25, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is making up to $5 million in grant funding from Montana's bed tax fund available to businesses that have been impacted by destructive flooding in southern Montana. Gianforte's office announced the grant funding on Friday, and said...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims identified

Jun. 25, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Medical examiners in West Virginia have released the names of six people killed in the crash of a Vietnam-era helicopter that gave tour rides. The aircraft crashed Wednesday during its last planned flight at an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts in...