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Trial opens in deadly collapse of Italy's Morandi Bridge

Jul. 07, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Fifty-nine people went on trial Thursday for the 2018 collapse of Genoa’s Morandi bridge, accused of manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of 43 people. The defendants include former executives and experts of the company that manages many of Italy’s...

'Taken too soon': Remembering Highland Park shooting victims

Jul. 06, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of the victims of a July 4 parade massacre in a Chicago suburb left behind a 2-year-old son. Another was staying with family in Illinois after he was injured in car wreck about two months earlier. For some, it was a tradition. They were avid travelers, members...

2 workers killed in Shoreline trench collapse identified

Jul. 06, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — A construction-company owner and a worker have been identified as the people killed in a trench collapse Monday just north of Seattle in Shoreline. The Seattle Times reports David Ameh, 66, and Demetrius Seller, 32, died from suffocation during the...

Russia pounds rebel-claimed region, Ukraine pushes back

Jul. 06, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia redoubled its push for Ukraine's eastern Donbas region Wednesday, with the Ukrainian military claiming to have repelled some advances and both sides reporting casualties. The Ukrainian armed forces General Staff said troops stopped enemy units...

Teen saves police officer and 3 others from drowning

Jul. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

MOSS POINT, Miss (AP) — City officials are commending a Mississippi teen for saving a police officer and three teenage girls from drowning in the Pascagoula River. Corion Evans, 16, jumped into the river around 2:30 a.m. Sunday after he saw a car drive off the I-10 boat launch....

Contact restored with NASA spacecraft headed to lunar orbit

Jul. 06, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA said Wednesday that contact has been restored with its $32.7 million spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit. Contact was lost after one successful communication and a second partial one on Monday, after the spacecraft left Earth's...

Officials: Worker killed during garbage truck maintenance

Jul. 06, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A worker is dead following an accident while performing maintenance on a garbage truck in Florida, officials said. The accident occurred Tuesday evening at a Waste Pro USA facility near the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, according to a Manatee...

3 plead guilty to financial scam targeted at grandparents

Jul. 06, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three men have pleaded guilty to defrauding 14 Rhode Island seniors out of more than $350,000 by pretending to be their grandchildren. U.S. Attorney Zachary Cunha said Tuesday that the victims ranged in age from 79 to 94 and were all contacted by phone by...

Rocker Carlos Santana 'doing well' after collapsing onstage

Jul. 06, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Guitar icon Carlos Santana collapsed on stage during a show in Michigan and was rushed to a hospital, later blaming the episode on forgetting to eat or drink water. Santana, 74, was “doing well” Wednesday after being taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre...

The next frontier for drones: Letting them fly out of sight

Jul. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

REMINGTON, Va. (AP) — For years, there's been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight. Not just because it's a good idea — it's also the law. But some drones have recently gotten permission to soar out of their pilots' sight. They can now...