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California sheriff's deputies shoot, wound man with handgun

Nov. 28, 2022 20:12 PM EST

WASCO, Calif. (AP) — California sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a 21-year-old man who was allegedly armed with a handgun, authorities said Monday. Kern County sheriff's deputies were in Wasco just after 1 a.m. Sunday when they heard gunshots nearby, the sheriff's office said...

Two Tennessee women found dead in car after crash, shooting

Nov. 28, 2022 19:40 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Two Tennessee women found dead after a car crash and police shooting in suburban Detroit include one who was reported missing days earlier, authorities said Monday. Detectives working with the Wayne County Medical Examiner identified the driver as Dominique...

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

Nov. 28, 2022 19:37 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to impose the deal that unions agreed to in...

SUV strikes, kills 2 pedestrians in suburban Chicago crash

Nov. 28, 2022 18:28 PM EST

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — Two pedestrians died after they were struck by an SUV that also crashed Sunday into a suburban Chicago building, police said. Des Plaines police said the SUV crossed oncoming lanes on Northwest Highway and struck two pedestrians just after noon Sunday in...

2 rescued after plane hits transmission tower in Maryland

Nov. 28, 2022 18:16 PM EST

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — Crews on Monday rescued the injured pilot and passenger of a small plane that crashed into a Maryland electricity transmission tower, knocking out power for tens of thousands of customers and leaving the aircraft dangling 10 stories off the ground. ...

Spotlight on illegal buildings as Ischia death toll now at 8

Nov. 28, 2022 12:19 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The Italian resort island of Ischia has a long history of natural disasters, but experts say this weekend’s landslide that has killed eight people and left five missing was exacerbated by a combination of climate change and often-illegal excessive development. Search...

Denmark: Nigerian pirate found guilty but not imprisoned

Nov. 28, 2022 09:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 31-year-old Nigerian man who was seriously injured during a gunfight last year with Danish troops on an anti-piracy mission off West Africa was Monday found guilty of endangering others by a Danish court. However, the court ruled that the man, had his...

Crews rescue 2 from plane caught in power lines in Maryland

Nov. 28, 2022 07:42 AM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two people were rescued early Monday more than six hours after their small plane crashed into live power lines, causing widespread outages in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said the plane got stuck in the lines...

NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. taken off plane in Miami

Nov. 27, 2022 17:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. was removed by police from an aircraft before takeoff at Miami International Airport after officials said he failed to respond to requests to buckle his seatbelt and appeared to be unconscious, police and airline officials said Sunday. ...

Riots in Belgium, Netherlands after Morocco win at World Cup

Nov. 27, 2022 15:55 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup Sunday. Police detained about a dozen people after they deployed water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Brussels and eight more in the...