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New York police recovered a body Sunday from the rubble of a Manhattan site rocked by a massive gas explosion. Two people had been reported missing from a sushi restaurant ravaged by Thursday's blast, which blew the front off a commercial and residential property on Second Avenue in East Village and led to a multi-building fire. Police had previously said witness statements put both missing people in the sushi restaurant at the time of the explosion. New York's fire commissioner said it would take a week to clear the debris created by the incident, which leveled three properties and badly damaged a fourth.
PARIS (AP) — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the "lies, denial and impotence" of France's governing Socialists after estimates showed his conservative party and their allies chalked up wins across France in Sunday's local elections that saw the left lose nearly half of its councils. The far-right National Front edged forward in its bid to create an army of grassroots support, but fell short of its dream to capture its first council.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather at the Halifax airport, skidding off a runway, shearing off its nose and crumpling an engine. The airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries.