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Military helicopter crash-lands in Russia, kills 4 on board

May. 26, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military helicopter crash-landed on an airfield Tuesday in the far eastern region of Chukotka, killing four people, the military said. The crash involving a Mi-8 helicopter may have been caused by a technical malfunction, the Defense Ministry said. Three crew members and a...

6 ejected in rollover crash, 2 killed

May. 26, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three adults and three children were ejected from an SUV in a rollover crash on a Florida expressway over the weekend, killing two of the adults, officials said. The crash occurred Saturday on State Road 417 near Orlando, a Florida Highway Patrol report said. The SUV was traveling...

School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...

Trooper who died after chase saluted for donating organs

May. 25, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police are calling Trooper George Baker's decision to donate his organs a “last act of selfless service.” Baker died Sunday from injuries he suffered Wednesday when hit by a Hammond police officer during a vehicle pursuit. The 33-year-old trooper's body was...

A public tv screen shows Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking at a press conference Monday, May 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Abe announced the lift of a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other remaining prefectures. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

May. 25, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as authorities look for more ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus as people increase their public activities. Health Ministry official Yoon Taeho on Monday said masks...

8 rescued after boat sinks in west-central Minnesota lake

May. 25, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — Eight people have been rescued after their boat sank in Big Kandiyohi Lake in west-central Minnesota. The Kandiyohi County sheriff’s office said authorities received a call just before 6 p.m. Sunday of a submerged boat. Everyone who was in the water was pulled to safety by...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014, file photo, former congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. West was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Texas. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Former US Rep. Allen West out of hospital after Texas crash

May. 25, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was released from a Texas hospital Monday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash, according to a a post on his Facebook page. West, who is running for chair of the Republican Party of Texas, was driving...

Green Bay teen arrested after crash threw passenger in river

May. 25, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old girl from Green Bay has been arrested for drunken driving after a crash on the Main Street Bridge flung her passenger into the river. WBAY-TV reports that video from a nearby weather camera shows a car turning onto Main Street at about 5:30 a.m., swerving and...

Motorcyclist dead after running red light in Vegas

May. 25, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A motorcyclist died Monday morning after crashing in Las Vegas. Police say the motorcyclist was driving a 3-wheel motorcycle on South Durango Drive at the Roy Horn Way. The motorcyclist ran a red right and collided with a sedan. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle and died on...

Teen dead, another injured as truck flees Iowa traffic stop

May. 25, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

PROLE, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old driver fleeing a police stop died and his passenger was injured when their vehicle crashed into trees over the weekend, authorities in south-central Iowa said. Memphis Issac Kincade Pickett, 18, of Winterset, died in the crash and his passenger, 21-year-old Quentin Lane...