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Child puts car in reverse, accidentally runs over mother

May. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a mother has been struck by her own car and seriously injured after her child accidentally put the car into reverse while she was loading the vehicle. Chelmsford Police Chief James Spinney says the 37-year-old woman, who authorities haven't identified,...

APNewsBreak: Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech

May. 19, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement to The...

Omaha travelers can sign up for airport security pre-check

May. 19, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Travelers will have the chance to sign up in Omaha for the Transportation Security Administration's pre-check program this week. Travelers who get approved to join the program are allowed to keep their shoes and belts on when they pass through airport security. The registration center...

State Patrol says 4-month-old child dies in I-80 crash

May. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a 4-month-old child in eastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash happened on Interstate 80 near the Nebraska Crossing Outlet stores exit near Gretna on Saturday afternoon. Westbound traffic had to be diverted...

Woman killed by Florida passenger train she tried to beat

May. 19, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida passenger train struck and killed a woman who was trying to cross the tracks. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that 31-year-old Princess Davis was walking with another woman when they attempted to cross the tracks in Lake Worth Beach,...

Michigan man helping friend is struck, killed along I-69

May. 19, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

RILEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a Michigan man who was helping a friend whose car had run out of gas along Interstate 69 was struck and killed by a passing vehicle. St. Clair County Sheriff's Office deputies say the 37-year-old man was struck and killed late Friday while helping put gas in a...

Boy struck and seriously injured by car

May. 19, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A car has struck and seriously injured a boy in East Hartford. Police say the 6-year-old boy was struck Saturday afternoon and suffered a fractured skull. They say the boy is in serious condition at Connecticut Children's in Hartford. Police haven't released further details...

Bomb attack on Shiite militiamen kills 7 in eastern Iraq

May. 19, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group says a roadside bomb has hit a bus carrying its fighters in eastern Iraq, killing seven people and wounding 26. The Popular Mobilization Forces said in a statement that the bomb hit the bus in the eastern town of Balad Ruz, while traveling from the southern...

34 suffer minor injuries in Florida bus collision

May. 19, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two charter buses carrying Florida children with learning disabilities crashed, sending 34 people to a hospital with minor injuries. The Tampa Bay Times reports 91 children and seven adults were traveling in the buses that collided Friday in Lakeland, Florida. The...

Police say woman fatally struck by taxi in lower Manhattan

May. 18, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an elderly woman has been fatally struck by a taxi as she was crossing a street in in lower Manhattan. The victim was hit by a yellow cab while crossing Broome Street in SoHo at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police say the...