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3 Americans killed in Kabul...British air show crash kills 7..Train hero leaves French hospital

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 22, 2015 at 12:01 p.m.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says a suicide car bombing targeting a convoy in Afghanistan has killed three American contractors. Authorities say today's blast in Kabul killed at least 12 people and wounded 66. The Taliban denied carrying out the attack. However, they have stepped up their assaults on Afghan security forces since U.S. and NATO troops ended their combat mission in the country last year.

LONDON (AP) — A military jet taking part in a British airshow has crashed into a busy road, killing seven people. Police say more than a dozen others were hurt, including one with life-threatening injuries. Witnesses say the single-seat fighter jet crashed when it failed to pull out of a loop maneuver.

LILLE, France (AP) — An American service member who's being hailed as a hero for tackling a gunman on a train has been seen leaving a hospital in France. Spencer Stone, who is in the Air Force, was treated for a hand injury suffered in the struggle aboard a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. Stone has also been commended for helping a French-American passenger who was injured in yesterday's thwarted attack. Several other passengers helped subdue the gunman, including two Americans.

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — A second firefighter has been transferred to the Northwest's major burn center with injuries suffered in a Washington state wildfire. Harborview Medical Center in Seattle says the firefighter is listed in satisfactory condition. Another firefighter at Harborview is in critical condition with burns over 60 percent of his body. Three firefighters were killed and four injured Wednesday when flames overtook them while they were battling the Okanogan (oh-kah-NAH'-guhn) Complex of wildfires, which continue to grow.

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — A minor earthquake has hit a rural area near Mammoth Lakes, California, but authorities say there have been no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 occurred about 10 miles southeast of the resort town near the Nevada border.

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