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Bomb kills at least 30 near girls' school in Afghan capital

May. 08, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded near a girls' school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 30 people, many of them young pupils between 11 and 15 years old. The Taliban condemned the attack and denied any responsibility. ...

Authorities: 3 dead, 2 hurt after shooting, fire in Maryland

May. 08, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Three people were killed, including a suspect, and two were injured in a shooting and fire early Saturday morning in Maryland, according to authorities. It was not immediately clear what led to the violence on a residential street in suburban...

Avalanches in the French Alps leave 7 people dead

May. 08, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Seven people died Saturday in two separate avalanches in the Savoie region of the French Alps, according to local authorities. The prefecture of Savoie said an avalanche took place around noon in the area of Valloire ski station, killing four hikers...

Wildfire closes route between Phoenix, eastern Arizona

May. 08, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — A route between metro Phoenix and the White Mountains in eastern Arizona's high country remained closed Saturday because of a wildfire burning along the highway. The Arizona Department of Transportation said a 60-mile (97-kilometer) stretch of US 60...

Maldives: Islamic extremists behind attack on ex-president

May. 08, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A top official in the Maldives said Saturday that Islamic extremists were responsible for an explosion that critically wounded former President Mohamed Nasheed earlier this week, as police said they arrested two of four suspects. Hospital officials...

Flooding from fire-charred area still threatens Flagstaff

May. 08, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — It's nearly two years since a fire burned nearly 3.1 square miles (8.1 square kilometers) in hills north of Flagstaff but rows of concrete barriers and stacks of sandbags remain in place in neighborhoods along a wash. That's because heavy storm...

Murder, arson charges in 2018 Bronx fire that killed 2

May. 08, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested a man suspected of setting a fire that killed two people at a New York City apartment building in 2018. Edward Garcia, 47, was charged Friday with murder and arson, police said. He is being held at the city’s Rikers Island...

Fireworks damage Amsterdam cafe frequented by Ajax fans

May. 08, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A blast likely caused by powerful fireworks late Friday night smashed the front window of a cafe in Amsterdam that is known as a gathering place for fans of soccer club Ajax. The incident came a day after a similar blast damaged a bar in...

Rantanen, Makar lead Avalanche past Kings 3-2

May. 08, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mikko Rantanen scored his 30th goal of the season, Cale Makar had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Friday night. Tyson Jost also scored, Philipp Grubauer made 15 saves and the Avalanche remained four...

Death toll in Mexico City subway collapse rises to 26

May. 07, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of an elevated section of the Mexico City metro rose to 26 Friday after an injured passenger died in a hospital. A total of 33 victims remain hospitalized, recovering from injuries suffered in the Monday accident. ...