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Woman in custody following Vegas Strip crash ... Air France suspicious item was fake bomb ... Helmand province warns about Taliban on Facebook



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman is in custody following a car crash on the Las Vegas strip that killed one person and critically injured six. A total of 37 people were taken to the hospital when police say the vehicle drove up onto a sidewalk Sunday in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino and struck pedestrians. The vehicle continued and was found at a hotel. Neither the driver nor a 3-year-old in her vehicle was hurt.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The CEO of Air France says a suspicious item that forced one of the airline's planes to make an emergency landing in Kenya Sunday turned out to be a fake explosive rigged with cardboard, sheets of paper and a household timer. He says it's the fourth bomb hoax against Air France in recent weeks. The fake device was discovered in a lavatory cabinet on the plane during its roughly 11-hour flight from Mauritius to Paris.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says insurgents have overrun a strategic district in the southern province of Helmand, delivering a serious blow to government forces. The deputy governor of Helmand says Taliban fighters have taken control of the Sangin district after days of fighting. On Sunday, the local official took the unusual step of using Facebook to warn President Ashraf Ghani that Helmand was in danger of falling if central authorities failed to send help.

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Rescuers in southern China are searching for at least 91 people missing a day after a landslide buried dozens of buildings in an industrial park. China's official Xinhua (shihn-wah) News Agency says a mountain of excavated soil and construction waste in Shenzhen buried or damage 33 buildings Sunday. Just seven people were rescued overnight.

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Police in Irving, Texas say there's no apparent reason for an attack on an 83-year-old woman, who died the next day. Police say three brothers punched, kicked and stomped Dessie Hancock outside a neighbor's home. She was found unconscious Saturday afternoon, and lying on the ground. She died Sunday night. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Thomas, Edward and Jesse Perkins, ages 18 to 20, were initially charged with aggravated assault.

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