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Torrential rains leave swollen rivers, downed trees in South

February 13, 2020

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Days of torrential rain across the Southeast left residents to deal with rising rivers, falling trees, weakened dams and mudslides Thursday as storms finally subsided.An Alabama town asked residents to cut back on water usage...

Explosions rock chemical plant; evacuation but no injuries

February 13, 2020

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — Several explosions rocked a plant in Massachusetts that manufactures chemicals used in medicines Thursday morning, blowing a hole in the roof and leading to an evacuation but no injuries, authorities said.Authorities said there...

Japan reports 1st death from virus, 44 more cases on ship

By MARI YAMAGUCHI | February 13, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Thursday its first death from a new virus from China, hours after confirming 44 more cases on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo as fears of the spreading disease mount in the country.Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said...

8 killed in minibus crash in central Russia

February 13, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — A minibus crash in central Russia killed eight people in the early hours on Thursday, local police said.A minibus with nine people on board was attempting to overtake another vehicle on a highway in the Pskov region about 600 kilometers...

Hill collapses, roads flooded, dam eroded by Southern rains

By JAY REEVES | February 11, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Tennessee hillside collapsed, roads were flooded and rivers were rising across the Southeast on Tuesday after a day of heavy rains that once again threatened a Mississippi lake where a dam previously was in danger of failing.The...

Police: Driver traveling 79 mph when Oklahoma students hit

By KEN MILLER | February 11, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A pickup truck was traveling 79 mph (127 kph) in a 25 mph (40 kph) zone when it struck members of a high school cross-country team on a sidewalk in suburban Oklahoma City, killing two and injuring the others, a police sergeant said...

Rohingya boat capsizes in Bay of Bengal; at least 15 dead

February 11, 2020

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An overcrowded boat carrying about 138 Rohingya refugees from Bangladeshi camps sank Tuesday in the Bay of Bengal, leaving at least 15 confirmed dead, mostly women, Bangladeshi officials said.The coast guard, navy divers and...

Spain searches for 67 missing at sea, rescues 119 others

By ARITZ PARRA | February 11, 2020

MADRID (AP) — Spain on Tuesday resumed the search for 67 migrants missing from a boat trying to reach European shores a day after maritime authorities rescued 119 others from cold Mediterranean waters.A spokeswoman with Spain's Maritime Rescue agency...

All-Star Weekend nears, and Kobe will be at the forefront

By TIM REYNOLDS | February 11, 2020

Kobe Bryant will be announced Friday at All-Star Weekend in Chicago as one of the finalists for this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction class, which isn’t a secret and never was.Bryant always was a lock to be a first-ballot pick. Fellow first-time...

Memorial held for coach, family killed in Bryant crash

By AMY TAXIN | February 10, 2020

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The smiling faces of baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa shone in photos and videos cast on screens at Angel Stadium of them hitting the baseball field, basketball court and the beach.But as friends...

Fierce storm causes deaths, damage and delays across Europe

By FRANK JORDANS and PAN PYLAS | February 10, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A storm battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, killing at least seven people and causing severe travel disruptions as it moved eastward across the continent Monday and bore down on Germany.After striking Britain and...

LeBron James scores 22 points, Lakers beat Warriors 125-120

By JANIE McCAULEY | February 8, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LeBron James leaned on his supporting cast to carry the load until he heated up in the second half and finished with 22 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 125-120 victory over the Golden State...