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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 153

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:39:49 GMT2017-06-25T13:39:49Z

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) -- An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise....



10 bodies found, scores missing in massive China landslide

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:00:32 GMT2017-06-25T10:00:32Z

MAO COUNTY, China (AP) -- Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 other people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China....



Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:47:30 GMT2017-06-25T11:47:30Z

The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump's favor....



Possible effects of gerrymandering seen in uncontested races

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:49:44 GMT2017-06-25T11:49:44Z

When voters cast ballots for state representatives last fall, millions of Americans essentially had no choice: In 42 percent of all such elections, candidates faced no major party opponents....



Koch chief says health care bill insufficiently conservative

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:43:33 GMT2017-06-25T00:43:33Z

COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (AP) -- Chief lieutenants in the Koch brothers' political network lashed out at the Senate Republican health care bill on Saturday as not conservative enough, becoming a powerful outside critic as GOP leaders try to rally support for their plan among rank-and-file Republicans....






Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy filing expected in Japan, US

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:41:14 GMT2017-06-25T15:41:14Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday....



Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:55:28 GMT2017-06-25T13:55:28Z

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights said they will march for LGBT pride in Istanbul on Sunday, despite a ban by the governor....



Crowd catches teen falling from park ride; no serious injury

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:47:41 GMT2017-06-25T14:47:41Z

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) -- A teenager fell about 25 feet (about 8 meters) from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below to catch her before she hit the ground....



Q&A: Afraid of sharks? Flu, asteroids pose far greater risk

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:48:27 GMT2017-06-25T13:48:27Z

BOSTON (AP) -- You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don't need better odds....