NYC house blast kills fire battalion chief, a rising star

NEW YORK (AP) — A star battalion chief at the Fire Department of New York was killed Tuesday morning when a house explosion rocked a Bronx neighborhood, jolting residents out of their beds, authorities and witnesses said.
Death toll in migrant shipwreck off Egypt rises to 202

The bodies of victims of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off Egypt's coast, are seen on a military boat, in Al-BeheiraThirty-three bodies were recovered on Tuesday as a wreck of boat that sank off Egypt last week with hundreds of migrants aboard was lifted from the depths, raising the confirmed death toll to 202, a local official said. Rescue workers and fishermen said they had rescued at least 169 people, but uncertainty remains over how many might still be missing. Regional governor Mohamed Sultan said the number of bodies recovered was "almost final" but rescue workers were still looking for human remains at sea.



Wall Street rises as tech, discretionary stocks gain

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEThe consumer discretionary index rose 0.88 percent after a report showed that the consumer confidence index for September rose to its highest level in nine years. "The number came in much better than expected, so consumer stocks seem to be catching a bit after having a hard time for probably a month or two," said Mark Spellman, portfolio manager at Alpine Funds in New York. The Nasdaq Composite was up 39.57 points, or 0.75 percent, at 5,297.06.



Study: Earth's roughly warmest in about 100,000 years

A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million years. As part of her doctoral ...
AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhite

AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhiteThe newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership. At a private reception Monday for the latest academy inductees, actors Chadwick Boseman and Rita Wilson ...





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