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  • Kentucky judge candidate dies 1 day after primary victory

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 43-year-old Kentucky lawyer running for judge collapsed and died the day after he got the most votes in a primary election. Danny Alvarez was described as “a true public servant,… The post Kentucky judge candidate dies 1 day after primary victory appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Train plows into truck stuck on tracks in Italy; 1 dead

    ROME (AP) — Authorities in northern Italy say a train plowed into a big-rig truck that was on the tracks, killing the train’s engineer and injuring 16 passengers. The Italian news agency ANSA quotes rescuers… The post Train plows into truck stuck on tracks in Italy; 1 dead appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 20 hurt when semi slams into school bus in Wisconsin

    LODI, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say 20 people were hurt, including four seriously, when a semi crashed into a school bus in south central Wisconsin. Officials say nine injured people were being treated at UW… The post 20 hurt when semi slams into school bus in Wisconsin appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service’s robotic vehicles while… The post Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Special dive team seeking man missing at bottom of waterfall

    BANNER ELK, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have called in a special dive team to the North Carolina mountains to search for an Ohio man believed drowned in the pool at the bottom of a waterfall.… The post Special dive team seeking man missing at bottom of waterfall appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Rain from Gulf floods Southeast; tropical storm possible

    Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico spawned flooding in the Southeastern states ahead of what forecasters said Wednesday could become the year’s first tropical storm just as tourist season begins. The National Hurricane Center… The post Rain from Gulf floods Southeast; tropical storm possible appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Wednesday in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Columbus Air Force Base officials said… The post Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Malaysia says search for Flight 370 to end next week

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s new transport minister says the latest search for Flight 370 will end next week. Malaysia signed a “no cure, no fee” agreement with Texas-based Ocean Infinity in January to… The post Malaysia says search for Flight 370 to end next week appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Survivors of fire struggle with emotions as probe continues

    LONDON (AP) — Survivors and families of the victims of London’s Grenfell Tower fire are struggling with their emotions as a public inquiry hears individual tributes to the 72 people who died in the blaze… The post Survivors of fire struggle with emotions as probe continues appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest. Climatologists… The post Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding that combatants protect staff and… The post Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Bus driver had history of suspensions, tickets

    MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly New Jersey school bus crash (all times local): 9 p.m. The driver behind the wheel of a New Jersey school bus that collided with a… The post The Latest: Bus driver had history of suspensions, tickets appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Report: Video shows bus head to U-turn area before crash

    MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — Before a New Jersey school bus collided last week with a dump truck leaving a fifth-grader and a teacher dead, the bus merged onto an interstate and then turned sharply… The post Report: Video shows bus head to U-turn area before crash appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AP photographer documents lava meeting sea in sizzling show

    A photographer captures the moment as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano takes its steamy last breaths of fire into crashing waves. The post AP photographer documents lava meeting sea in sizzling show appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Private jet crashes in Honduran capital

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Honduras’ emergency management commission says rescuers have responded to the crash of a private jet at Tegucigalpa’s airport. Photographs posted by the agency show a white Gulfstream jet that appears broken… The post Private jet crashes in Honduran capital appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Driver in Halloween crash that injured family pleads guilty

    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to drunken driving charges in connection with a crash that injured a family celebrating Halloween. The Salem News reports that Dexter Mitchell, of Gloucester, entered… The post Driver in Halloween crash that injured family pleads guilty appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: New small summit eruptions recorded at Kilauea

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the euption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 6:15 a.m. There have been two new small explosive eruptions at the summit of Kilauea volcano… The post The Latest: New small summit eruptions recorded at Kilauea appeared first on WTOP.

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  • MH370 search director disagrees with pilot ditch theory

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The director of a seabed hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has disagreed with a new book’s conclusion that the pilot likely flew the plane beyond the search area to land… The post MH370 search director disagrees with pilot ditch theory appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Hawaii volcano generates toxic gas plume called laze

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island’s southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a… The post Hawaii volcano generates toxic gas plume called laze appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Pastor: Depression preceded fatal crash into restaurant

    BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of crashing a car into a restaurant table full of loved ones, killing two, had suffered for weeks with depression and previously asked his family… The post Pastor: Depression preceded fatal crash into restaurant appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Cuba says crash survivor dies; toll now at 111

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the crash of an airliner in Cuba (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Cuban state media say a 23-year-old survivor of Friday’s plane crash in Havana has died, raising… The post The Latest: Cuba says crash survivor dies; toll now at 111 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday’s plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111. The post Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday’s plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican aviation authorities are suspending a Mexican charter company that owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, killing 110 people. The General Directorate of Civil Aviation said Monday in a… The post Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Classmates mourn deaths of 4 students killed in car crash

    STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — Students at a Massachusetts high school are mourning the deaths of four classmates who were killed in a car crash over the weekend. WBZ-TV reports Stoughton High School students left flowers… The post Classmates mourn deaths of 4 students killed in car crash appeared first on WTOP.

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