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Anne Heche's death ruled accidental after fiery car crash

Aug. 17, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Anne Heche died from inhalation injury and burns after her fiery car crash and the death was ruled an accident, according to coroner's results released Wednesday. Heche, 53, also had a fractured sternum caused by “blunt trauma," according to information...

5 Great Danes attack, kill owner in northwest Iowa

Aug. 17, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

ROSSIE, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa woman who was found in a ditch died after being attacked by her five Great Danes, authorities said Wednesday. A man found the woman in a rural area of Clay County on Monday but couldn't get close to her because of several large dogs, according...

Ex-Indiana top lawyer brushes off groping case in House bid

Aug. 17, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is dismissing as “old news” the question of whether allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a 2018 party could hurt his chances of replacing Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski following her death in a highway...

Man indicted for homicide after Georgia boat crash kills 5

Aug. 17, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been indicted on homicide by vessel charges after a Memorial Day weekend boat crash that killed five people. Mark Stegall was indicted Wednesday on 10 counts of first-degree homicide by vessel, six counts of serious injury by vessel, boating...

Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests 1st in 75 years in Louisiana

Aug. 17, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The world’s smallest and most endangered sea turtles have hatched in Louisiana's wilds for the first known time in more than 75 years, officials said Wednesday. “Louisiana was largely written off as a nesting spot for sea turtles decades ago, but this...

Oil spill stopped from reaching tributary on Navajo Nation

Aug. 17, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — An oil spill has been stopped from reaching a tributary to the San Juan River and clean-up work continues at Standing Redrock Creek, Navajo Nation officials said Wednesday. They said the Capitol Operating Group had a release from a corroded pipeline...

2 brothers charged with conspiracy in deadly smuggling crash

Aug. 16, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two brothers from Mexico are facing federal charges after fleeing from U.S. authorities in late July and crashing their vehicle, killing two and injuring 10 others just miles from the international border. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Jorge...

Names of 3 killed in collision along Oregon Coast released

Aug. 16, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — The three people killed in a head-on vehicle collision on Highway 101 near Lincoln City have been identified. Claude Segerson, 69, Matthew Phillips, 31, and Christopher Padilla, 30, all of the Oregon town of Otis, died Monday, Oregon State Police said. ...

NTSB: Copilot who jumped from plane upset about hard landing

Aug. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A copilot who jumped to his death from a small airplane in North Carolina was upset over damaging the craft's landing gear during a failed runaway approach, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The...

6 French tourists on plane that crashed into lake, killing 2

Aug. 16, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane that plunged into a lake that straddles the Arizona-Utah state line, killing two people and injuring five, was carrying six French tourists plus a pilot, authorities said Tuesday. Kane County Sheriff’s officials in Utah said witnesses reported...