Soldier slain, general wounded during Mexico drug plane raid

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican soldier was killed and a general wounded Monday when traffickers opened fire on a military patrol that sought to intercept a drug plane as it landed on a roadway, official...

Florida could use drones to fight pythons, invasive species

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida could turn to the sky to fight Burmese pythons on the ground under a bill a Senate committee unanimously approved Monday to allow two state agencies to use drones in t...

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___ Stocks tumble as virus fears spark sell-off; Dow falls 453 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by mor...

Brazil downpour displaces 30,000, bracing for more rain

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Over 30,000 people have been displaced by heavy rains in southeast Brazil that also killed 54 people and left 18 missing. The storms in recent days caused fl...

Ally of Venezuela's Maduro hires DC lobbyist to build ties

MIAMI (AP) — An ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has agreed to spend $12.5 million to hire a lawyer and Washington lobbyist to ease U.S. sanctions and help reset bilateral relations as the ...

Germany wants consequences for those breaking Libya embargo

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister called Monday for countries that break the U.N. embargo on arms exports to Libya to face consequences. Heiko Maas told reporters he was “und...

Scottsboro, Alabama fire chief confirms 8 dead in Tennessee River boat dock fire

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Scottsboro, Alabama fire chief confirms 8 dead in Tennessee River boat dock fire.

Firms in 2017 London fire inquiry accept no blame for blaze

LONDON (AP) — Firms involved in building work on London tower bloc that caught fire have sidestepped any responsibility for the 2017 tragedy that killed 72 people, a lawyer for the inquiry said. ...

Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus says multiple fatalities in Alabama boat dock fire; number of dead not confirmed

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus says multiple fatalities in Alabama boat dock fire; number of dead not confirmed.

Lil Nas X, Alicia Keys added key moments at the Grammys

What was already a chaotic week leading up to the Grammys suddenly took a somber turn with the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant, who was beloved in Los Angeles and especially in the Staples Center, where...

Fire chief: 7 hospitalized, 7 missing in Alabama dock fire

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A fire chief in Alabama says 7 people are hospitalized and 7 others are missing after a fire destroyed at least 35 boats docked at a county park. News outlet...

Fire chief says 7 people missing, 7 hospitalized as Alabama dock fire destroys 35 vessels, most of them houseboats

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Fire chief says 7 people missing, 7 hospitalized as Alabama dock fire destroys 35 vessels, most of them houseboats.

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. REMEMBERING KOBE BRYANT NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter an...

Nighttime rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injured 1

BAGHDAD (AP) — A nighttime rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injured at least one embassy personnel member, staffers there said Monday. The two staff members, who spoke on...

Bryant's helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that lo...