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Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

Oct. 14, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left dozens dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday, leaving...

Japan storm survivors though worst was over, then it flooded

Oct. 14, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — After the worst of Typhoon Hagibis passed over this town north of Japan's capital, Kazuo Saito made sure there was no water outside his house and went to bed. Saito woke up a few times throughout the night to check, but by the time he woke for good on Sunday morning, the view outside...

Ammonia leak contained at Nashville Coca-Cola plant

Oct. 14, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An ammonia leak at a Coca-Cola plant in Nashville early Monday forced workers to evacuate for several hours until it was contained. The leak was called in just before 3 a.m. Reporters on the scene with WKRN say the fire chief gave the all-clear call by 5:30 a.m. Firefighters and...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 14, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. U.S. TROOPS TO WITHDRAW FROM CHAOTIC NORTHERN SYRIA U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as...

Tropical Storm Melissa dissipating, no longer a threat

Oct. 14, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Melissa is moving away from the U.S. East Coast into the open Atlantic Ocean, and the dangerous swells it caused are gradually subsiding. The National Hurricane center in Miami says Melissa was about 415 miles (670 kilometers) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland, blowing away from...

2 teens die in fiery crash when Porsche falls from overpass

Oct. 14, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

PEARL RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — Police say two teenagers are dead and a third is hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash that sent a Porsche plunging from an overpass onto train tracks, where it burst into flames. Authorities in Rockland County told news outlets the Porsche fell from an overpass on Route...

Volunteers help clean up fire damage in Daniel Boone Forest

Oct. 14, 2019 4:41 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Boone National Forest officials say multiple fires have burned hundreds of acres there, with almost all of the fires caused by people. WTVQ-TV in Lexington reports three crews from Puerto Rico have volunteered to restore what they can in the forest. Officials want to clean up...

FBI photographer from Alabama found dead in N Carolina creek

Oct. 14, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

NANTAHALA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a woman found dead in a North Carolina creek as that of a forensic FBI photographer from Alabama. Citing a Graham County sheriff's statement, news outlets report authorities have identified Kathleen Polce Miller, of Huntsville, as the woman...

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

Oct. 14, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pre-emptively cut the power but by far the largest to date...

Georgia police: DUI suspect driving 130 mph unhurt in wreck

Oct. 14, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a DUI suspect who was clocked going 130 mph (209 kph) down a highway went airborne in his car, struck a median and flipped over a guardrail before walking away unharmed. Alpharetta police said in a Facebook post they encountered the unidentified driver early...