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Official: 2nd student dies after truck hits Oklahoma runners

By KEN MILLER | February 4, 2020

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A second suburban Oklahoma City high school student has died after a group of cross-country runners was struck by a pickup truck that authorities say was driven by man whose son was killed in a traffic crash over the weekend, a school...

Hong Kong reports virus death as workers strike at hospitals

By KEN MORITSUGU | February 4, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong hospitals cut services as thousands of medical workers went on strike for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely. The new virus caused its first death in the semi-autonomous territory,...

BP oil spill cash rebuilds eroded Louisiana pelican island

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY | February 3, 2020

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana island that provides a crucial nesting ground for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of coastal erosion and a devastating offshore oil spill 10 years ago.Gov....

Staples Center removes public’s massive Kobe Bryant memorial

February 3, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive memorial created by the public outside Staples Center after the death of former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant was being dismantled Monday, with an official saying some of the items would go to Bryant's widow and other family...

Damaged Air Canada plane lands in Spain after tense hours

By ARITZ PARRA and CIARÁN GILES | February 3, 2020

MADRID (AP) — Passengers on an Air Canada Boeing 767 that made a safe emergency landing in Madrid Monday evening have described how they spent hours flying in circles to burn fuel in a tense calm.Toronto-bound flight AC837, carrying 128 passengers,...

Ukraine: Recordings show Iran knew jetliner hit by a missile

By YURAS KARMANAU and JON GAMBRELL | February 3, 2020

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A leaked recording of an exchange between an Iranian air-traffic controller and an Iranian pilot purports to show that authorities immediately knew a missile had downed a Ukrainian jetliner after takeoff from Tehran, killing all...

The Latest: Warren assures supporters a woman can win

February 2, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):4:30 p.m.Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has answered a question she says people are “embarrassed” to ask about her candidacy: “Can a woman...

Digital footprints lead cops to Arizona fugitive in Canada

By PAUL DAVENPORT | February 1, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to murder before fleeing Arizona over 16 years ago to avoid being sentenced has been arrested in Canada after police followed digital footprints provided by social media posts of his family and friends, authorities...

Think you know Iowa? Take AP quiz before Monday’s caucuses


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For a brief few days, Iowa will be the center of the political universe, thanks to the state's caucuses, which kick off the presidential nominating season. Every four years, candidates spend months and millions wooing the state's...

Lakers return after Bryant’s death, lose 127-119 to Blazers

By GREG BEACHAM | February 1, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's resonant voice echoed through the darkened Staples Center while images from his life and career flickered on the scoreboard above.LeBron James' heartfelt pregame speech honoring his friend then left Lakers fans and players...

Senator wants probe of Hawaii FAA office after 3 crashes


HONOLULU (AP) — A whistleblower has told a Senate committee that a manager in the Federal Aviation Administration's Hawaii field office improperly let a helicopter tour company owner certify pilots for flight on behalf of the agency.The owner then approved...

Dutch government plans to ban some forms of fireworks

January 31, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government plans to ban the sale of most fireworks in a bid to rein in injuries and attacks on emergency service workers during unruly New Year’s Eve celebrations, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday.The ban,...