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Japan's industry minister chides utility president over radioactive water leak at Fukushima plant

Feb. 21, 2024 03:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s industry minister summoned the president of the utility that runs the Fukushima nuclear power plant to his office Wednesday and chided him for a radioactive water leak at the plant earlier this month. Mishaps related to the massive amount of contaminated...

Georgia state trooper dies after being struck by vehicle while investigating crash

Feb. 20, 2024 13:32 PM EST

MORROW, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia state trooper was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday as he investigated an earlier crash on Interstate 75 south of Atlanta, authorities said. Trooper First Class Chase Redner died at an Atlanta hospital after the crash in Clayton County, the Georgia...

French teenager dies after dog sled crash northwest of Montreal

Feb. 20, 2024 12:21 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — A 13-year-old French tourist has died after he crashed into a tree during a dog sled ride northwest of Montreal, authorities said Tuesday. Quebec provincial police said they were called to a property just before noon on Monday in St-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec, about...

Reigning NASCAR champion Ryan Blaney tweaks his right wrist in another hard crash at Daytona

Feb. 19, 2024 22:22 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney “tweaked” his right wrist during a 23-car crash in the Daytona 500 on Monday night. Blaney got his hand and wrist caught in a spinning steering wheel while his car bounced between others at Daytona...

Driver in Milwaukee crash that killed 5 people gets 25 years in prison

Feb. 19, 2024 13:12 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A drunken driver who sped through a red light in Wisconsin and smashed into another vehicle, killing five of her passengers including four children, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. Anteyona Sandifer, 21, pleaded guilty in January to five homicide...

5 Argentines, 1 Mexican died in a highway accident near a beach resort on Mexico's Caribbean coast

Feb. 19, 2024 12:38 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five Argentines and one Mexican were killed in a car crash on a highway that links beach resorts on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, an accident Mexico's president described Monday as “ugly, very ugly.” Prosecutors in the coastal state of Quintana Roo said the...

Today in History: February 18, Dale Earnhardt dies at Daytona 500

Feb. 18, 2024 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2024. There are 317 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 18, 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash at the Daytona 500; he was 49. On...

Internal affairs inquiry offers details of DUI investigation into off-duty Nevada officer

Feb. 16, 2024 20:34 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police officers in a Las Vegas suburb conspired to cover up a car crash involving an off-duty coworker, according to records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Henderson Police Chief Hollie Chadwick also ignored recommendations to fire the officers and...

An accident at a construction site in Italy's Florence kills 3 workers and leaves 2 missing

Feb. 16, 2024 14:06 PM EST

ROME (AP) — An accident at a supermarket construction site in the Italian city of Florence on Friday killed at least three workers and left two others missing, local officials said. The accident happened when a reinforced concrete beam toppled over a slab of a pre-fabricated...

Got back! Paul McCartney's stolen bass is found and returned to the Beatle after more than 50 years

Feb. 16, 2024 13:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney no longer gently weeps for his original bass guitar. A five-year search by the manufacturer of the instrument that was aided by a husband-and-wife team of journalists helped reunite The Beatles star with the distinctive violin-shaped 1961 electric...