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6 injured after gas explosion destroys New Zealand home

6 injured after gas explosion destroys New Zealand home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Six people were injured and dozens of homes evacuated in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday after a huge gas explosion destroyed one home and damaged others.
Sweden wants extension of rapper's detention after fight

Sweden wants extension of rapper's detention after fight

COPENHAGEN — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky is being held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm, a Swedish court said Friday.

Ex-Alabama officer gets prison for assaulting detained man

TALLASSEE, Ala. — A former Alabama police officer has been sentenced to prison for slamming a compliant handcuffed man into the ground and then slamming the man's head into his patrol car.
American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said.
Trump disavows 'send her back' cry, Omar stands defiant

Trump disavows 'send her back' cry, Omar stands defiant

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned about p
Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia for labour secretary

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia for labour secretary

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labour secretary.
Man shouting 'You die!' kills 33 in Japan anime studio fire

Man shouting 'You die!' kills 33 in Japan anime studio fire

TOKYO — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans.
British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show

British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show

PORTRUSH, Ireland — An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods had his worst score to start a British Open. Brooks Koepka quickly got into contention again. Emiliano Grillo made a 1. David Duval made a 14.
Woman who got postcard sent in 1993 tracks down sender

Woman who got postcard sent in 1993 tracks down sender

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Illinois woman who recently got a 1993 postcard in her mailbox has tracked down the man who sent it to his children more than two decades ago.
Southwest cancellations will rise due to grounded Boeing jet

Southwest cancellations will rise due to grounded Boeing jet

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines is again pushing back the date it expects to be able to fly the grounded Boeing 737 Max jet, meaning more flight cancellations. Southwest said Thursday that it is taking the plane out of its schedule through Nov.