Sunday , 15 July 2018

National News

New Mexico passenger bus crash kills 3, injures 24 others

A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. One of the people killed was in a car that struck a pickup truck from behind around 2 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 25 just north of Bernalillo, about 18 miles (29 …

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Nation's new aircraft carrier enters next phase at shipyard

The nation’s newest aircraft carrier returned to a Virginia shipyard Sunday for a year of planned upgrades and fixes, marking the next phase in the development of the Navy’s most advanced and scrutinized warship. The USS Gerald R. Ford’s stay at Newport News Shipbuilding will address some well-publicized problems, many of which have involved its cutting-edge systems. For instance, work …

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3 police officers shot in Kansas City confrontation with man wielding a rifle

A manhunt was on for a gunman who shot three police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, during a confrontation Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting erupted just after noon on the east side of the city as undercover and tactical officers were conducting an investigation, the Kansas City Police Department said in a series of tweets. “They encountered a suspect …

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The Latest: New Mexico crash leaves 3 critically injured

The Latest on a deadly bus crash in New Mexico (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Authorities say at least three of the 22 people injured in a crash involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles on New Mexico highway are in critical condition. Three people died in the wreck early Sunday, but it’s unclear if they were bus passengers …

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5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost

It’s been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country’s one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills. The turnaround since then has been remarkable, with major investments that have brought new jobs, the rebirth of neighborhoods whose best days were half a century ago …

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Deadly fire near Yosemite National Park continues to grow

A wildfire that killed a California firefighter has grown overnight and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park. Authorities said Sunday that the blaze in Mariposa County has scorched more than 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) of dry brush in steep terrain on the park’s western edge. It’s just 2 percent contained. Officials have shut …

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