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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

4 Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem fallout clashes

Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and dozens more wounded along with an Israeli officer in clashes across the West Bank and near Gaza’s border on Friday as the …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

‘Not a drill’: Students hid in classrooms as shooter kills 2

A shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead, authorities said Thursday as schools throughout the area remained on lockdown …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

2 flu-related deaths reported in Montana’s Flathead County

Two Flathead County residents over the age of 65 have died due to complications from influenza.

Three killed in fiery crash on U.S. Highway 95 near Council

Authorities said three people were killed in a vehicle crash north of Boise.

Nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors.

Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing

Rescue crews scoured floodwaters Thursday for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings …

Syria activists: 22 civilians die in fighting near Damascus

Syrian government shelling and airstrikes have killed nearly two dozen civilians in three days of fighting in the suburbs of the capital, Damascus, where rebels are trying to take over …

Prosecutors: German nurse may have killed over 100 patients

A nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said …

Florida regulators say 23 nursing homes yet to follow rules

Florida regulators say 23 nursing homes are not following new rules put in place after residents died in a South Florida nursing home.

Typhoon kills 27, leaves 22 missing along Vietnam coast

A powerful typhoon battering Vietnam has killed at least 27 people and left 22 others missing amid extensive damage along the south-central coast, officials said Sunday.

Pakistani bride kills 17 in botched plot to kill husband

Pakistani police arrested a newly married woman on murder charges after she allegedly poisoned her husband’s milk and it inadvertently killed 17 other people in a remote village, a senior …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

Explosion at Indian power plant kills 16, injures dozens

At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured in an explosion Wednesday at a thermal power plant in northern India, officials said.

Police arrest man sought in deaths in Utah, Colorado

A man sought in the fatal attempted carjacking of a University of Utah student and the death of a Colorado man was arrested Tuesday after he surrendered to authorities at …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Explosion, inferno at Indonesia fireworks factory kills 47, mostly women

Investigators Friday were trying to determine the cause of an explosion and fire at a fireworks factory near Indonesia’s capital that killed at least 47 people, mostly young female workers …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:56 a.m.

Fatal shootings at Grambling State not random, sheriff says

Authorities were searching Wednesday for a gunman who shot and killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after an altercation on the Louisiana college’s campus.

94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, U.N. health agency says

GENEVA – An unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said Friday. The number of suspected cases has reached 1,153, Dr. Ibrahima Soce …

Police kill 2 at Uganda rally against president’s long rule

Police shot dead two people Wednesday while seeking to foil a political rally in a remote part of Uganda, an opposition official said, amid rising tensions over attempts to extend …

Three killed in Togo unrest after arrest of religious leader

Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest Monday evening of a religious leader close to an opposition politician.

Death toll from northern Mexico prison riot rises to 16

The death toll from a prison riot in the northern Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon rose to 16 on Wednesday when three more inmates died of their wounds.

13 dead, 8 badly wounded in prison riot in northern Mexico

At least 13 inmates died in a prison riot in northern Mexico that authorities ended with lethal force, a state security official said late Tuesday.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Official: Ghana gas station explosions kill number of people

A tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Ghana late Saturday, followed by a secondary blast, has left a number of casualties in the Legon suburb in northwest Accra, authorities …

Family identifies victims in police shooting, house fire

Family members say they have positively identified two people who died in a Meridian house fire after an officer-involved shooting.

17 dead after protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas

Cameroon’s military is heavily deployed in the country’s English-speaking regions and few people are on the streets after 17 people were killed over the weekend in protests in support of …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Mexico official: Warnings over school ignored before quake

A Mexico City borough president said officials from a previous administration ignored warnings that unauthorized construction work had damaged the structural integrity of a school that collapsed during a powerful …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Stampede on crowded Indian pedestrian bridge leaves 22 dead

A stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush, killing at least 22 people and injuring 32 others, Indian …

Fire Marshal: Fireplace sparked fatal fire at Idaho cabin

The Idaho state fire marshal says an explosion in a fireplace caused a fire that consumed a house and killed four people.

Montana set to take over deadly asbestos cleanup site

The cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health professionals say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure entered a new phase Thursday as officials turn their focus …

Nursing home tragedy unfolded days after Irma’s initial hit

Three days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills still didn’t have air conditioning, and it ultimately became the grimmest tragedy in a state already full …

Florida took wise storm precautions

True, destruction was not as dire as predicted, but better to prepare for the worst than gamble with the lives of residents and visitors and those charged with protecting them.

5 children die in trailer-home fire in suburban Anchorage

Five children, all believed to be girls between the ages of 3 and 12, died in a trailer fire in suburban Anchorage on Thursday morning, authorities said.