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13 passengers killed as bus overturns on highway in Pakistan

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MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A speeding bus has overturned on a highway in southern Pakistan, killing at least 13 passengers and injuring 29  others. The bus was traveling from the port city of Karachi to Peshawar in the northwest when the accident took place in southern Sindh province. Police say the accident happened apparently due to the driver’s negligence. The driver is among the injured. Deadly accidents are common in Pakistan due to poor road infrastructure and disregard for traffic laws.

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Hopes fading for 38 missing after barge sinks in India storm

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian navy ships worked through the night to recover the bodies of 37 people aboard a barge that sank off Mumbai as a powerful storm lashed the region. Hopes are fading for 38 people still missing since the cyclone hit Monday. There were 188 survivors. One of them recalled that everyone on the big barge rushed to the deck sensing danger. Water gushed into the barge and it started tilting, He says the survivors bobbed up and down in life jackets up to eight hours before they were picked up by the rescuers. In another operation, a navy helicopter rescued 35 crew members of another barge, which ran aground north of Mumbai. 

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Soto hits scoreboard, Scherzer wins again, Nats top Cubs 4-3

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CHICAGO (AP) — Juan Soto homered off Wrigley Field’s right-field scoreboard, helping Max Scherzer win his third straight decision in the Washington Nationals’ 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. Soto became the 16th player to hit the scoreboard that was installed in 2012, hitting a 421-foot drive on a 3-2 slider in the fifth from Jake Arrieta (4-4) that gave Washington a 4-1 lead. Soto also singled twice. Scherzer allowed two runs and five hits in five innings with eight strikeouts and four walks. The three-time Cy Young Award winner has given up just four runs over his last four starts.  

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New Zealand spending plan includes rebuilding Antarctic base

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to rebuild its Antarctic base and spend billions more on welfare payments and infrastructure to lift its economy out of a coronavirus slump. Those plans are in the government’s next budget revealed Thursday. They indicate the economy is doing much better than forecast after the pandemic hit. That’s thanks in large part to the nation’s success in stopping the spread of the virus, as well as strong international demand for milk and other agricultural exports. Treasury figures indicate the nation’s economy is expected to grow by 2.9% this year and rise to a robust 4.4% growth in 2023.

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Durst’s defense says dismemberment helps prove innocence

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have used the killing of a Texas man by multimillionaire Robert Durst as evidence he killed his best friend to avoid prosecution in his wife’s disappearance. But Durst’s lawyer on Wednesday told jurors his sloppy efforts to dismember the man’s body helps prove he didn’t murder his wife or kill his best friend. Attorney Dick DeGuerin said the trail of evidence left after killing Morris Black in Galveston in 2001 was in sharp contrast to a lack of evidence in the killing of Susan Berman in LA in 2000 or in his wife’s 1982 New York disappearance. 

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10 seconds of terror: Alaska man survives brown bear mauling

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man survived 10 seconds of terror after a chance meeting with a large brown bear in a remote part of Alaska. Allen Minish was mauled during the brief encounter and is now recuperating at an Anchorage hospital. The bear crushed his right jaw and left him with puncture wounds and lacerations. The bear walked off after the short mauling, and Minish tried to stop the bleeding from his head while waiting nearly an hour for help. The incident happened Tuesday near Gulkana, about 190 miles northeast of Anchorage.

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One Tank Trip: Covered bridges across Ohio

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) — Ohio is 2nd in the nation, only behind Pennsylvania, for the number of covered bridges that we have.

In Fairfield County just south of Columbus, you can find more of these historic architectural masterpieces than anywhere in Ohio. Many of the bridges were built on farms so that they could access more of their land.


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Each bridge is unique in its design.

People come from all over the world to see Fairfield County’s collection of covered bridges. Maps are provided for those who wish to take the “Covered Bridges Trail Tour.”


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And, if you’re hungry after exploring, downtown Lancaster has tons of cuisine — everything from an incredible deli to burgers, as well as Mexican and vegetarian.  

The best part is — it’s just a one tank trip.

Turn up the heat! We’re expecting 80s for the next several days

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — We’re aiming for lower to middle 80s the next several days in conjunction with sunshine!

If this 8-day forecast comes to fruition, this could end up being the 7th warmest 7-day stretch in May in almost 80 years!


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A tiny threat of rain/thunder will be included in today’s forecast for our western coverage area due to the proximity of the warm front.

Humidity will start ramping up this weekend.

Here’s the latest FOX 8 Day Forecast:

Fox 8 Day Forecast

No-hitter for 2nd straight day: Kluber pitches Yanks’ gem

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Kluber threw the the major leagues’ sixth no-hitter this season and second in two nights, leading the New York Yankees over the Texas Rangers 2-0.

The 35-year-old right-hander, a two-time American League Cy Young Award winner, came within a third-inning walk to Charlie Culberson of throwing a perfect game.

Kluber pitched his gem a night after Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull threw one against the Seattle Mariners, marking the first no-hitters on consecutive days since 1969.

Kluber struck out nine and and threw 71 of 101 pitches for strikes.

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Chinese authorities order video denials by Uyghurs of abuses

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URUMQI, China (AP) — The Associated Press has found that videos of ethnic Uyghurs filming themselves denying human rights abuses are part of a Chinese government campaign that raises questions about the willingness of the participants. Chinese officials have insisted the videos are spontaneous outpourings of emotion. But a text obtained by AP is the first concrete confirmation that the videos are anything but grassroots. Sent in January to government offices in a city in Xinjiang, the text told each office to find one Uyghur to film a video in response to U.S. remarks. While it’s not impossible officials were able to find Uyghurs who were willing, China’s documented abuses in the region have led many experts to conclude it’s unlikely.  

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