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November 27, 2019 - 4:53 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake rattled Greece’s southern island of Crete on Wednesday and was felt in the southern mainland, but there were no initial reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 for the quake, while Greece’s...
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A pedestrian makes her way across empty Speer Blvd. as a storm packing snow and high winds sweeps in over the region Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Denver. Stores, schools and government offices were closed or curtailed their hours while on another front, Thanksgiving Day travellers were forced to wrestle with snow-packed roads and flight delays or cancellations throughout the intermountain West. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 26, 2019 - 5:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. (all times local): 4:25 p.m. One person has been killed, and two others have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash during a powerful snowstorm that moved through Colorado. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler says a tractor-trailer...
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A DC-10 air tanker drops retardant to slow the Cave Fire burning in Los Padres National Forest, Calif., above Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 26, 2019 - 4:39 pm
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara were told they could return home Tuesday as an approaching storm offered hope the flames would be doused. About 4,000 of the nearly 5,500 evacuees were affected when...
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Szymon Lobocki, a rocket engineer from Denver, clears off his Subaru to drive to work in a south suburb as a storm packing snow and high winds sweeps in over the region Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Denver. Stores, schools and government offices were closed or curtailed their hours while on another front, Thanksgiving Day travelers were forced to wrestle with snow-packed roads and flight delays or cancellations throughout the intermountain West. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 26, 2019 - 4:09 pm
DENVER (AP) — Heavy snow and wind shut down highways Tuesday in Colorado and Wyoming, prompted school closures in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as the intense Thanksgiving week travel period went...
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November 26, 2019 - 2:07 pm
Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org . The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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A soldier badly wounded during clashes with anti-government protesters is carried by demonstrators to a hospital during the ongoing protests in Rasheed Street, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 26, 2019 - 2:04 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Three simultaneous explosions rocked Baghdad late Tuesday, killing five people and wounding more than a dozen, Iraqi officials said, in the first apparent coordinated attack since anti-government protests erupted nearly two months ago. It was not immediately clear who has behind the...
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People work to free a young boy from a collapsed building in the coastal town of Durres, 33 kilometers (20 miles) west of the capital Tirana, after an excavator moved a broken slab of concrete and local men pulled mangled reinforcement bars out of the way. Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 16 people and injured more than 600. (Vladimir Gori via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 1:01 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Latest on a deadly earthquake in Albania (all times local): 8 p.m. The United Nations says it is sending two technical experts from the U.N. Disaster Assessment and Coordination office to Albania following the earthquake that struck the country. U.N. spokesman Stephane...
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November 26, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Iraqi officials say five people were killed and 13 wounded in three simultaneous explosions across Baghdad. Officials say the explosions occurred around 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) Tuesday evening. At least three people were...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands in the Oval Office of the White House as President Donald Trump meets with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 26, 2019 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a civilian aid worker from San Francisco was killed in a weekend attack on a U.N. vehicle in Afghanistan. He identified the worker as Anil Raj, an American citizen. The attack Sunday in the Afghan capital of Kabul also wounded five other aid...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, a French soldier stands inside a military helicopter during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the troops of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, northern Mali. French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday Nov.26, 2019 a midair collision between two helicopters has killed 13 French soldiers fighting against Islamic extremists in Mali. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP, File)
November 26, 2019 - 9:02 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two helicopters collided on a moonless night and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic State group-linked extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, mourning its highest military death toll in nearly four decades. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the...
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