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Residents are evacuated to a safer place from floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Torrents of rainfall and flooding continued to batter southwestern Japan. (Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 6:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously and 47 were missing. Television footage showed a residential...
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Firefighters wait for water as they battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Gusty winds fanned the flames as Southern California struggles through a scorching heat wave. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 2:09 am
HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed 40 buildings as it burned largely out of control, authorities said Friday. No other details were released about the death blamed on the fire that...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 file photo, the Mountain View Officers' Club, built in 1942, is shown, at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. The structure is the last of over 14,000 wooden structures built at the fort to house, train,and care for black soldiers preparing for World War II. Once slated for destruction, efforts are now underway to restore the building to its WWII condition. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
July 06, 2018 - 11:23 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central to the slave trade and civil rights locations in Birmingham, a preservation group...
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Revellers hold up traditional red neckties during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain, Friday July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 06, 2018 - 8:21 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A traditional firework known as the "Chupinazo" kicked off Pamplona's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival on Friday. The bull runs are the highlight of the world-famous fiesta, but its seamless nine days and eight nights of traditional events, music and alcohol-...
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Demonstrators protest against bullfighting in front of the City Hall a day before of the famous San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, July 5, 2018. The festival will begin on July 6 with the ''txupinazo'' opening ceremony, with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 06, 2018 - 3:34 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The topics of sexual abuse and animal cruelty are dominating this year's San Fermin festival in Pamplona, which kicks off Friday for nine days and eight nights of round-the-clock alcohol-soaked partying, traditional celebrations and dangerous bull runs. It's not a full-blown...
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Smoke from a wildfire rises from Basalt Mountain Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Basalt, Colo. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 1:23 am
DENVER (AP) — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee, authorities said Thursday. Elsewhere in Colorado, a rare high-elevation tornado touched down at the site of another wildfire Thursday but...
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This June 22, 2018, photo from video provided by KSDK-TV shows the new water slide Typhoon Twister at Six Flags St. Louis. No government officials conducted a safety inspection of a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis before a woman said she suffered whiplash last month from the force of the "Typhoon Twister" that featured a five-story drop and a "45-foot zero gravity wave wall." (KSDK-TV via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 6:29 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — No government officials conducted a safety inspection of a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis before a woman said she suffered whiplash last month from the force of the "Typhoon Twister" that featured a five-story drop and a "45-foot zero gravity wave wall." Officials...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, people wait in line to check in at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. he summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could essentially be free to join with the right credit card. The primary federal programs for air travel, TSA Precheck and Global Entry , cost $85 or $100 per traveler, respectively, and enrollment lasts five years for both. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 05, 2018 - 6:16 pm
The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could essentially be free to join with the right credit card. The primary...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday May 1, 2016, helicopter rotor blades are loaded onto a truck following the Friday April 29 helicopter crash on the coast of Norway near Bergen. Norway's Accident Investigation Board report Thursday July 5, 2018, that "a fatigue fracture" in the main rotor gearbox caused the Airbus EC-225 helicopter to crash off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board. (Torstein Boe / NTB scanpix FILE via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 1:26 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — "A fatigue fracture" in the main rotor gearbox caused an Airbus helicopter to crash off western Norway in 2016, killing all 13 people on board, Norway's Accident Investigation Board said Thursday. The Airbus EC-225 helicopter was carrying workers from an offshore rig in...
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In this Feb. 6, 2017, photo, a Chinese national flag flutters against the HNA Group office building in Beijing. Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, which operates Hainan Airlines and other businesses around the world, says its co-chairman has died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, while on a business trip to France. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 05, 2018 - 12:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — The co-chairman of HNA Group, a conglomerate that operates China's fourth-largest airline and racked up tens of billions of dollars in debt as it went on a global buying spree, died in an accident while on a business trip in France, the company said Wednesday. Wang Jian, a co-founder...
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