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U.S. Border Patrol agent injured in Maine snowmobile crash

Jan. 18, 2020 8:31 AM EST

JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was injured in a snowmobile crash in remote northern Maine, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In a Friday news release datelined Jackman, Maine, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the agent was “patrolling his area of...

Construction worker dies after concrete wall collapse

Jan. 18, 2020 3:00 AM EST

HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida construction worker died shortly after a concrete wall collapsed and fell on him Friday morning, authorities said. Martin Loera, 49, was critically injured at the site for a new retail center in Haines City, police said on Twitter. Responding officers began life-saving...

ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON SATURDAY, JAN. 18, AND THEREAFTER - In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, photo, Mhiretab Tsegaye, 16, smiles at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, S.D. He is thankful for the support he has received during his recovery from a tragic car accident. The fatal accident in November 2019 killed his friend Barry Grieve and left Tsegaye with life-threatening injuries. (Abigail Dollins/The Argus Leader via AP)

'Trying to get through': Teen returns to school after crash

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mhiretab "Tab" Tsegaye doesn't remember the night of Nov. 5. He doesn't remember hopping into Barry Grieve's Jeep after watching a volleyball game at Lincoln High School. Nor does he remember the drizzle that turned to ice on roads and bridges around Sioux Falls after the sun set....

Attorney Gloria Allred, lower left, listens as one of four Park Avenue Elementary School teachers talks about her experiences when a Delta Airlines jet dumped fuel over their school Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at a Los Angeles news conference Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The four plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Delta - Lisette Barajas, Laura Guzman, Mariana De La Torre and Anabel Samperio - appeared at the news conference but declined to be identified individually when they spoke. The teachers plan to file a lawsuit after a commercial airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel over a densely populated area. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

Jan. 17, 2020 11:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools, while making an emergency return to the airport. At a news...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2012, file photo, a snowboarder drops into a canyon at Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Authorities say one person has died and one person is seriously injured, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, after an avalanche at the Northern California ski resort. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

Avalanche at Lake Tahoe resort kills 1 skier, injures 1

Jan. 17, 2020 9:30 PM EST

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — A man killed in an avalanche at a Lake Tahoe ski resort on Friday was remembered as an avid skier familiar with the picturesque mountains along the northern California and Nevada border. Cole Comstock, 34, of Blairsden, California, was caught in the avalanche that seriously...

No jail time for distracted driver who killed 2 cyclists

Jan. 17, 2020 7:42 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who ran her car into a group of bicyclists in 2018, killing two people, will avoid jail time. Nicole Vanderweit, 34, pleaded no contest this week to careless driving in Broward County court, the Sun Sentinel reported. In addition to having her license suspended...

North Carolina teen accused of shooting at cars

Jan. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EST

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A teenager has been accused of shooting at cars on a North Carolina highway, authorities said. The Wilson County Sheriff's Office said on Friday that the unidentified 14-year-old will be charged in juvenile court with 20 counts of discharging a barreled weapon into an occupied vehicle...

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. New Orleans officials say an unstable hotel building that partially collapsed while under construction last fall will be imploded. Officials say the implosion is expected as early as mid-March. Implosion had been considered, then rejected in the weeks after the Oct. 12 collapse at the planned Hard Rock Hotel. But officials said Friday they've revived the implosion plan. It's deemed safer than having workers on site taking the structure apart. And it means work will be done sooner. Demolition had been expected to last until December. Three workers died in the collapse. The remains of two remain in the wreckage.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Implosion back on for partially collapsed New Orleans hotel

Jan. 17, 2020 7:05 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plans are on again to implode a New Orleans hotel building that partially collapsed last fall, killing three workers, city officials said Friday. Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Fire Superintendent Tim McConnell said at a news conference that the implosion is expected to take place in...

FILE- This Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows the logo of the Tesla model S at the Paris Auto Show in Paris, France.  The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own. An unidentified person petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation into the problem. The agency says the allegations include about 500,000 Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X vehicles from the 2013 through 2019 model years. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint

Jan. 17, 2020 6:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own. Brian Sparks of Berkeley, California, petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation. An...

In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers his sermon in the Friday prayers at Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Iran's supreme leader said President Donald Trump is a

Iran's top leader strikes defiant tone amid month of turmoil

Jan. 17, 2020 6:03 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, dismissing “American clowns” who he said pretend to support the Iranian nation but want to stick their "poisoned dagger” into its back....