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German weather service says storm generated 3 tornadoes

BERLIN (AP) — A storm that swept across parts of Germany generated three tornadoes, the country's weather service said Saturday. One of them left a trail of destruction and more than 40 people injured...

Sri Lankan president declares curfew to preempt protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka imposed a countrywide curfew starting Saturday evening until Monday morning, in addition to a state of emergency declared by the president, in an attempt to p...

Dozens arrested in Sri Lanka following protests over economy

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Dozens of people were arrested in Sri Lanka following protests near the president's home demanding that he resign amid the country's worst economic crisis in memory, police s...

No jail for LA building owner over explosion that hurt 12

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of a downtown Los Angeles building where an explosion injured 12 firefighters has been allowed to enter a judicial diversion program that allows him to avoid jail time and...

SUV flips over into Michigan pond, 3 young boys killed

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 1-year-old boy who was among three brothers who were trapped inside an SUV that rolled into a southwestern Michigan pond and flipped over died, hours after the two old...

Fatal fires in St. Louis, Baltimore expose vacant home risks

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thick smoke billowed from the vacant, crumbling St. Louis house, but Benjamin Polson knew homeless people might be inside taking refuge from the January chill. So th...

Taiwan volunteer firefighter gets electric fire truck as retirement gift

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retiring volunteer firefighter received a miniature, electric fire engine as a gift at an award ceremony in Taitung County’s Guanshan Saturday (Dec. 25). Ho Min...

Ex-officer acquitted of lying about arrest of Black man

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former San Diego-area police officer who pushed a Black man during an arrest last year was acquitted Friday of lying on his report about the incident, which was captured on video an...

Three-year-old Taiwanese girl survives fall from 32nd floor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A three-year-old girl fell out of the window of her home on the 32nd floor in Taichung City, but she survived thanks to a safety net, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 8). T...

Firefighters lash out at lawmaker over NYC’s vaccine rule

NEW YORK (AP) — Six New York City firefighters angry with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city workers that took effect Friday were pulled from duty and suspended after driving a fire truck to a state ...

Truex leads 1-2-3 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va, (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. assumed the lead when Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch was penalized for speeding with about 50 laps to go and won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Race...

Runaway caiman found hiding in sewer in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A runaway spectacled caiman was found hiding beneath a manhole in a sewerage pipe in the Hsinchu County city of Zhubei late Tuesday evening (Aug. 17). The search fo...

Taiwan's Chiayi donates firefighting equipment to Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chiayi County on Monday morning (July 26) gifted firefighting equipment to Somaliland during a donation ceremony. Somaliland Representative to Taiwan Mohamed Omar Hagi ...

Milwaukee Bucks' fans celebrate NBA championship with parade

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thousands of fans lined downtown Milwaukee streets on Thursday to catch a glimpse of their beloved Bucks in a parade to celebrate the city’s first NBA championship in half a century. ...

FBI director: Slain Indiana cop did what 'needed to be done'

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A veteran Indiana police officer who was killed in an ambush outside of an FBI field office last week was a valued member of an FBI task force for more than a decade, the agen...