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Racine County squad vehicles struck 3 times in past month

Feb. 18, 2019 7:10 PM EST

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Racine County sheriff's deputy escaped serious injury when his squad car was rear-ended on a state highway. The sheriff's office says the deputy and his K-9 officer had stopped about 7:30 a.m. Monday to check on a vehicle in the ditch off Highway 20. They were in the squad car when it...

Fire destroys home of former gubernatorial candidate

Feb. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EST

ALMA, Wis. (AP) — No one was hurt in a weekend fire that destroyed the rural Alma home of former Wisconsin state senator and gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Vinehout. The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office says Vinehout and her husband, Douglas Kane, were awakened by fire alarms about 1 a.m. Saturday. They...

Suicide bomber kills 2 police by famed Cairo tourist market

Feb. 18, 2019 5:44 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber killed two police officers and wounded three more while he was being pursued near Cairo's famed Khan el-Khalili tourist marketplace. The Monday night explosion in the Gamaliya district was a rarity for a central area of the capital, after...

1 month after Mexico pipeline fire, toll stands at 130 dead

Feb. 18, 2019 5:33 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say that one month after a fiery explosion at an illegally tapped gasoline pipeline, the death toll stands at 130. The government of central Hidalgo state says 62 of the 81 people injured in the Jan. 18 fire have died at hospitals. Sixty-eight others died at the scene,...

5 bystanders shot, wounded in New Orleans police shootout

Feb. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five people waiting at a downtown New Orleans bus stop were wounded by gunfire during a police shootout with an armed robbery suspect, authorities said, in a city weekend marred with multiple shootings. The shootout that injured the five bystanders happened Sunday night, and officials...

Police seek people who used farm tractor to kill cow

Feb. 18, 2019 5:10 PM EST

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — State police are trying to find the people who used a piece of farm machinery to impale an Angus cow and then left the animal to die on a western Pennsylvania farm. Police in Westmoreland County say the incident occurred between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Feb. 12 at a Hempfield Township...

Southern California highways reopened after icy storm

Feb. 18, 2019 4:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two major Southern California highways reopened Monday after ice and blowing snow forced closures that stranded hundreds of motorists, including some who spent a frigid night in their vehicles. Traffic started moving again around 11 a.m. in northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the...

Indiana Senate backs tougher law on passing stopped buses

Feb. 18, 2019 4:03 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana drivers could face tougher penalties for passing stopped school buses under a bill advancing in the Legislature. State senators voted 49-0 Monday in favor of the bill that would suspend the driver's license for 90 days the first time someone was convicted of recklessly passing a...

Bill to keep Idaho wolf control board headed to governor

Feb. 18, 2019 3:37 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to keep operating a state board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little after a House vote Monday. The House voted 51-19 to repeal a section of Idaho law that would end the five-year-run of the Idaho Wolf...

Iowa woman dies at hospital days after fire in her home

Feb. 18, 2019 3:30 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A 42-year-old Iowa woman who was injured in a fire last week has died. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Melissa Jensen died Saturday at a hospital in Iowa City. She was injured last Thursday after her home in Cedar Falls, Iowa, caught fire. The cause of the fire hasn't...