July 26, 2017

At least one person was killed and seven injured Wednesday night when a ride at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus malfunctioned, police said.

Three of the people hurt in the accident are in critical condition. A video posted to YouTube showed "seats of the ride breaking off and bodies flying through the air," NBC News reports. Gov. John Kasich (R) told reporters a full investigation will take place, and he has ordered all rides shut down until additional safety inspections are conducted. "I am terribly saddened by this accident, by the loss of life, and that people were injured enjoying Ohio's fair," he said.

Michael Vartorella, chief inspector for amusement ride safety for Ohio's Department of Agriculture said the ride was looked at "about three or four times over the course of two days" by his team and a third party. Every summer, hundreds of thousands of people attend the fair, which opened on Wednesday. Catherine Garcia

July 24, 2017
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At least 24 people were killed and dozens more injured after a car bomb exploded in Kabul Monday morning, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.

A Toyota Corolla was used in the attack, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told CNN, and authorities do not yet know who was being targeted. No group initially claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a string of attacks in the capital.

Update 3:55 a.m. ET: The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming it was aimed at the Afghan intelligence service and its employees. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahed said the bomb-laden car rammed into a minibus carrying government employees at the mines and petroleum ministry during rush hour, destroying the bus and three other cars, plus nearby shops. Catherine Garcia

July 10, 2017
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A soldier on active duty was arrested Saturday at his Honolulu apartment for allegedly having ties to the Islamic State, the FBI said Monday.

Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa, FBI spokesman Arnold Laanui told Hawaii News Now. In a statement, the Army said Kang has been accused of trying to provide military documents and training to ISIS, and he swore allegiance to the terror group. Kang was the subject of a year-long investigation, officials said, and is expected to appear in federal court Monday afternoon. Catherine Garcia

July 6, 2017
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At least 76 police officers were injured Thursday when 8,000 protesters, some violent, hit the streets of Hamburg ahead of the G-20 summit.

Police said three officers have been hospitalized, including one who was wounded when a firecracker exploded in their face. Several shops and cars were vandalized by protesters wearing black masks, police said, and other demonstrators threw rocks and objects at officers and pointed laser lights at a police helicopter. Police have not shared how many protesters have been arrested or injured, but did reveal that pepper spray and water cannons were used to try to break up the crowds. More than 20,000 officers will work during the summit, as 100,000 protesters are expected to march in Hamburg throughout the event. Catherine Garcia

July 4, 2017

In response to North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday, the United States and South Korea conducted a joint ballistic missile drill to demonstrate "precision firing" capabilities, the U.S. Army said in a statement.

The exercise was to counter "North Korea's destabilizing and unlawful actions on July 4," the Army added. They used the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and the Republic of Korea Hyunmoo Missile II, firing missiles into the water along South Korea's east coast. The Army said the system can be "rapidly deployed and engaged," and the "deep strike precision capability enables the ... alliance to engage the full array of time-critical targets under all weather conditions." Catherine Garcia

June 20, 2017
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Belgian authorities say a man was shot Tuesday night at the Brussels Central Station after a failed bombing.

A spokesman for the Belgium Prosecutor's Office said there was a "small explosion" in the station and "the suspect was neutralized by soldiers." No civilians were hurt, Eric Van Der Sypt said, and he is not sure if the suspect is dead or alive. The station was evacuated and is now closed.

Witness Sandor Moors told CNN he was on a downstairs platform waiting for a train when he heard two bangs and then screaming, followed by gunfire. He ran upstairs to flee, and says he saw a man with three bullet wounds. "I don't know if he survived," he said. "He looked dead." Authorities are calling this a failed terrorist attack, and the country's threat level remains at a 3, meaning there is a "possible and likely threat." Catherine Garcia

June 18, 2017
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A vehicle hit several people in north London's Finsbury Park area early Monday, "leaving a number of casualties," police said.

The London Ambulance Service said it sent "a number of resources" to Seven Sisters Road, and the Metropolitan Police described what happened as a "major incident." One person has been arrested. Witnesses described watching police officers trying to revive people in the street, the BBC reports, and the Muslim Council of Britain tweeted that the people were hit outside the Muslim Welfare House, near the Finsbury Park Mosque. Police have not said if they believe this was a terror attack.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more details. Catherine Garcia

June 13, 2017

A 24-story apartment building in West London went up in flames early Wednesday morning and "a number of people are being treated for a range of injuries," London Metropolitan Police said. (UPDATE: London's fire commissioner said there are "a number of fatalities" from the fire, without providing any estimates.)

The 120-unit Grenfell Tower is about a mile away from Kensington Palace and part of the Lancaster West housing estate. Fire officials say 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters have been dispatched to fight the inferno, and witnesses described hearing people screaming for help from the windows. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Catherine Garcia

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