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Tourist boat sinks near Colombian city

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Tourist boat sinks near Colombian city

- BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A rescue operation is underway in Colombia after a tourist boat with about 150 people on board sank in a reservoir near Medellin. The air force said on Twitter that it was sending a helicopter to the Guatape reservoir while Medellin's mayor said firefighters and scuba divers were heading to the town. Videos circulating on social media show a multi-story ferry sinking as a number of recreational boats rushed to the scene to pull people from the sinking vessel

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I-95 northbound in Bridgeport closed for crash involving tractor

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I-95 northbound in Bridgeport closed for crash involving tractor

- Two lanes of Interstate 95 northbound between exits 27 and 27A are closed as police respond to a tractor trailer accident on Sunday evening. State police said the right and center lanes are closed for a tractor trailer, carrying anti-freeze, that rolled over on the highway. State police said one person suffered minor injuries. Police are urging commuters to find an alternate route around the accident as the truck is up righted

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Over 150 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

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Over 150 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

- BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) - Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror. At least 153 men, women, and children were killed, with dozens more in critical condition, hospital and rescue officials said

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

- Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

- Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday

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Aspiring singer found murdered in home, police say

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Aspiring singer found murdered in home, police say

- BELLEVILLE, Mich. Family and friends are mourning the loss of a beloved daughter who was found dead in her home on Friday night. Covington’s father, Chuck Covington, broke down during an interview with WJBK describing his daughter, who had a “smile that lightens up the room” and “lift(ed) people up.” “People wanted to be around her because she lifted us up, and that’s gone now,” he said tearfully

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NY town plagued by violence graduates high school seniors

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NY town plagued by violence graduates high school seniors

- BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — About 1,200 high school students in Brentwood, New York, celebrated their futures at a graduation ceremony capping a violence-plagued year that started with the killing of two fellow students. Reeda Iqbal, the Harvard-bound valedictorian of the district's Sonderling campus, said Sunday the community afforded them the chance to gain exposure to diverse cultures. Ross Center valedictorian Michael Simoes described his class as "resilient," saying Brentwood has readied them for the future

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

- Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

- Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday

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All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

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All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

- By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press LONDON (AP) - The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. All of the buildings for which external cladding samples were so far submitted failed combustibility tests, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said

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Police arrest man who pointed rifle at helicopter, fired at officers

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Police arrest man who pointed rifle at helicopter, fired at officers

- Police arrested a man in Cave Creek on Sunday who authorities said pointed a rifle at a department helicopter and fired at officers on the ground. The shooting happened near Cave Creek Road and Desert Willow Parkway at 10 a.m., The intersection was closed because of heavy police activity. Some residents of the area were evacuated, police said. Police responded to a domestic violence call

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

- Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday

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WATCH: Man accused of driving under the influence after crashing into home

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WATCH: Man accused of driving under the influence after crashing into home

- WEBVTT TIM: THE DRIVER OF THE VAN WASARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THEINFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.NOW POLICE HERE IN BRISTOL SAYTHEY CANNOT BELIEVE THE TWORESIDENTS WERE ABLE TO WALK AWAYFROM THIS CRASH.POLICE WERE CALLED TO 230PLEASANT STREET RIGHT AROUNDNOON TIME TODAY.OFFICIALS SAY THE VAN WASTRAVELING DOWN PLEASANT STREETWHEN IT WENT OFF THE ROAD, ANDCRASHED INTO THE BEDROOM OF THISHOME.LEAVING SOME DAMAGE AND AMASSIVE HOLE ON THE SIDE OF THEHOME

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

- Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday

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Firefighters contain brush fire near Newberg

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Firefighters contain brush fire near Newberg

- Nearly four acres have burned in a Chehalem Mountain brush fire. Fire crews from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and the Oregon Department of Forestry remained on the scene north of Newberg on Sunday afternoon ensuring that none of the hot spots rekindled. According to TVF&R, the brush fire started at 22755 SW Hillsboro Hwy on Saturday when smoldering timber piles ignited

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1st annual motorcycle run to remember slain New Bedford teacher

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1st annual motorcycle run to remember slain New Bedford teacher

- NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WJAR) — Riders gathered Sunday to take part in the first annual motorcycle run to benefit the scholarship fund in memory of George Heath. Heath was the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School teacher who was killed in May of 2016 when he intervened during a stabbing rampage at the Silver City Galleria in Taunton. Heath’s actions saved Bertucci’s waitress Sheenah Savoy, who’s cousin Jared Henderson organized the bike run

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

- Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday

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Brian Head Fire stalls slightly as weather shifts

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Brian Head Fire stalls slightly as weather shifts

- Although the Brian Head Fire increased slightly overnight, officials are optimistic they will be able to beat the blaze back more Sunday. In their favor, additional resources that includes a Type 1 incident management team — a squad with the highest level of experience — and better weather, include cooler temperatures and lighter winds. Firefighters worked overnight to cut off spot fires and maintain the spread of the blaze, which grew to 42,800 acres — up from 40, 148 on Saturday afternoon, according to a news release

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'He's the hero.' Memorial bike ride held for Taunton rampage victim

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'He's the hero.' Memorial bike ride held for Taunton rampage victim

- WEBVTT NICOLE: GEORGE STEPPED IN,LOSING HIS LIFE IN THE PROCESS,BUT SAVING THE YOUNG WOMAN.LIEUTENANT CREED SHOT THESUSPECT.>> IF GEORGE HADN'T STEPPED INWHEN HE DID, I MAY NOT HAVE HADTIME TO REACT.TO ME, GEORGE IS THE HERO.NICOLE: THROUGH TRAGEDY, THEYHAVE GIVEN LIFE TO A NEW CAUSE.HE ALWAYS SAID, THINK THERE'SI AM ON HIS SIDE UNTIL THE DAY IDIE.NICOLE: SO WILL THE FAMILIESTHAT STILL HAVE EACH OTHER

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