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  • Police: 3-year-old twins die in Missouri pond accident

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:24:07 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of 3-year-old twins in a Missouri pond were apparently a "tragic accident."

  • Trees toppled at Ghana waterfall during storm, killing 19

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:18:46 GMT

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A rainstorm toppled trees onto people at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall, killing at least 19, most of them students who were visiting and swimming at the tourist site north of the capital, officials said Monday.

  • Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:06:09 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the tested Badgers aren't a typical No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

  • US surgeon pleads guilty after New Zealand crash kills 2

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:50:58 GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A 63-year-old Wisconsin heart surgeon who was on vacation in New Zealand with his wife pleaded guilty to careless driving charges Tuesday after police say he caused an accident while attempting a U-turn on a coastal highway, killing two people and injuring four others.

  • Wife says Cuban dissident gets 3 years on assault charge

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:58:18 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — A Cuban dissident described by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience has been sentenced to three years in prison on an assault charge that his backers describe as fabricated, his wife said Monday.

  • Tress toppled at Ghana waterfall during storm, killing 19

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:05:49 GMT

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A rainstorm toppled trees onto people at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall, killing at least 19, most of them students who were visiting and swimming at the tourist site north of the capital, officials said Monday.

  • Boy, 5, choked by dog pulling on his scarf in snow has died

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:45:41 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy has died days after he was choked when the family dog pulled on his scarf as they played in the snow.

  • Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:22:17 GMT

    ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) — For eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor, her daily two-hour school bus commute had been spent catching up with friends and trying to tune out distractions from unruly preschoolers.

  • 4-year-old boy accidentally hangs himself in Minnesota store

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:06:03 GMT

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store.

  • PHOTOS: Daily hunt for water affects millions of Africans

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:08:16 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the country's problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF. Even those South Sudanese who can find water spend much of their day hiking, fetching and carrying the containers of the precious fluid that is essential to life.

  • Daily hunt for water affects millions of Africans

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03:09 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the country's problems of famine and civil war, according to the UNICEF. Even those South Sudanese who can find water spend much of their day hiking, fetching and carrying the containers of the precious fluid that is essential to life.

  • North Korea says 6 died in mining accident in January

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:06:02 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Six people died when the roof of a mine in North Korea collapsed in January, the North's state media reported Monday, in a rare admission of a deadly accident in the secretive country.

  • North Korea says six people died when a roof collapsed in a mine in January, a rare admission of a deadly accident

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:49:42 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says six people died when a roof collapsed in a mine in January, a rare admission of a deadly accident.

  • Wagner's big game sends Michigan past Louisville in NCAAs

    Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:27:26 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Moe Wagner gritted his teeth, pumped his fist and stuck out his mouthpiece to the crowd's delight Sunday.

  • Bump Brothers: Wilsons stay on barbed wire road to Olympics

    Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:20:15 GMT

    The first jump on the road to the Olympics came near a lonely stretch of Interstate 90 on the Continental Divide in Montana.

  • Dallas offers cautionary tale as it moves to fix 911 woes

    Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:43:12 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas has been experiencing disruptions in its 911 service that began in October and at one point last week resulted in 360 calls being placed on hold. More dispatchers have been assigned to field 911 calls and technological glitches have been fixed, which should smooth operations, a city spokeswoman said Friday.

  • Ex-trooper charged in 2014 shooting death of pregnant wife

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:02:48 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At first, Pennsylvania state trooper Joseph Miller said he was as far as 10 feet away cleaning his gun when it accidentally discharged, killing his pregnant wife.

  • Prosecutors: No crime in Florida inmate's hot-shower death

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:47:17 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have found no evidence of a crime in the death of a prison inmate left for nearly two hours in a hot shower.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Fukushima radiation not cause for alarm in US

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:28:48 GMT

    Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in Japan has reached North American shores, but — despite a number of reports shared on social media— scientists say the levels of radiation are so low that it poses no risk to public health.

  • Hiker loses hand in Pennsylvania campfire explosion

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:26:15 GMT

    KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania hiker is recovering after his left hand was blown off while trying to start a campfire.

  • AP Analysis: In Asia, Tillerson ponders US-N. Korea reboot

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:08:11 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Back in 1976, all it took to bring the Korean Peninsula back to the brink of a war was a brawl over an attempt to trim a poplar tree. That escalated quickly into the death of two American GIs by ax-wielding North Korean soldiers. Three days later, with an aircraft carrier battle group and nuclear-capable B-52 bombers at the ready, the tree was chopped down.