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Boeing's troubled jet prompts it to pull 2019 forecast

Apr. 24, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

Boeing is pulling its 2019 forecast over 737 Max uncertainty and says it's suspending its stock buybacks. The aerospace giant also provided first quarter results on Wednesday that missed Wall Street's estimates. Boeing Co. said its previously issued full-year guidance didn't account for 737 Max impacts. It plans...

School closes after car crashes into building before dawn

Apr. 24, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis high school is canceling classes after a car crashed into the front doors before dawn. District officials say the car struck Francis Howell Central High School in St. Charles between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the driver is believed to be a...

Vermont motorcycle rider dies in crash in West Haven

Apr. 24, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

WEST HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a motorcycle rider was killed in a crash in West Haven. Officials said 37-year-old Corey Sears, of West Haven, was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday afternoon after his motorcycle went off Vermont Route 22A. Troopers say two nurses who happened upon the...

Hate charge: White man drove car at interracial couple

Apr. 24, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man is charged with a hate crime after allegedly running down an interracial couple. News outlets report Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies say 50-year-old James Descant holds "disdain" for mixed couples. Deputies say the black man and white woman were standing...

Sri Lanka asks for resignations of top security officials

Apr. 24, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the...

Woman killed when she falls into meat grinder at work

Apr. 24, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed when she fell into a meat grinder at a processing plant in northern Pennsylvania. It's not clear what caused the accident at the Economy Locker Storage Company in Muncy. The Lycoming County coroner's office says 35-year-old Jill Greninger apparently fell...

Train cars carrying ethanol catch fire in Texas derailment

Apr. 24, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No injuries have been reported after train cars carrying ethanol derailed in Fort Worth and caught fire. The Fort Worth Fire Department says nearby homes have been evacuated as a precaution because of the fire, and that a hazardous materials team is on site Wednesday to monitor the...

Fire destroys historic building in De Pere

Apr. 24, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — A historic building in De Pere that housed a restaurant, apartments, a yoga studio and photography business, has been destroyed by massive fire. Firefighters rushed to the scene about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and found smoke in the Ogan restaurant on the first floor. Fire Chief Alan Matzke...

Wyoming man takes plea deal in fatal Nebraska accident

Apr. 24, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A Wyoming man is scheduled to be sentenced next month for fatally injuring a pedestrian in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County Court records say 31-year-old Tyson Rein pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. Prosecutors dropped a second charge in return. Rein's...

Cyprus murders: Police search mineshaft for missing girl

Apr. 24, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities say they are using a remote-controlled camera to search a flooded mineshaft where the bodies of two murdered women were found this month. Police are seeking the missing 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims, a 38-year-old Filipino woman. An army officer is in...