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BERLIN | Germany sees notable drop in asylum applications in 2018

BERLIN— The German government anticipates a drop in asylum applications in 2018, even including the thousands of babies born to recent migrants. The Bild newspaper reported Sunday on a preliminary report it obtained showing about 166,000 asylum applications will have been filed by year’s end, including 30,000 babies born to migrants in Germany. That’s down … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany sees notable drop in asylum applications in 2018

Pilots struggled to control plane that crashed in Indonesia

Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control of their Boeing jet as an automatic safety system in the Boeing jet repeatedly pushed the plane’s nose down, according to a draft of a preliminary report by Indonesian officials who are looking into last month’s deadly crash. The investigators are focusing on whether faulty information from sensors … Continue reading Pilots struggled to control plane that crashed in Indonesia

LAWRENCE, Mass | Overpressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions, feds say

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Federal investigators are confirming overpressurized natural gas lines were the source of the deadly explosions and fires in communities north of Boston last month. Thursday’s preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says Columbia Gas workers failed to account for the location of critical gas pressure sensors in Lawrence on Sept. … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | Overpressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions, feds say

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | APNewsBreak: Utah firefighter died after fire retardant drop

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A firefighter died last week from falling tree debris after thousands of gallons of retardant were dropped on the area where he was helping battle California’s largest-ever wildfire, according to a preliminary report from investigators. The summary report by California fire officials says Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett was struck by debris on … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | APNewsBreak: Utah firefighter died after fire retardant drop

SAN FRANCISCO | Weather to bring renewed fire danger to Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO — Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires braced for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes. The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday night, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing through the … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Weather to bring renewed fire danger to Northern California