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This undated photo provided by the Prince George's County Police Department shows Prince George's County Police Department Cpl. Michael Owen Jr. Owen, accused of shooting and killing a handcuffed man in the front seat of a police cruiser, will face a murder charge, the department announced Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Prince George's County Police Department via AP)

Bond denied for officer in handcuffed man's fatal shooting

Jan. 29, 2020 3:04 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A judge denied bond Wednesday for a Maryland police officer who has been charged with murder after being accused of fatally shooting a handcuffed man in his patrol car. Judge Robert Heffron Jr. said he found convincing evidence that Prince George's County Police Cpl. Michael Owen...

FILE - In this April 6, 2000 file photo, Space shuttle Atlantis mission commander James Halsell Jr. speaks to reporters at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Lawyers for Halsell, the retired NASA astronaut charged with murder in a fatal car crash that killed two young sisters, contend tests reveal there wasn't any alcohol in his system, court documents show. Attorneys for Halsell filed a motion including the test results Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove, File)

Judge: Jurors can't hear of ex-astronaut's DUI in crash case

Jan. 29, 2020 9:27 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has barred prosecutors from telling jurors about a former astronaut's drunken driving conviction during his upcoming trial over a wreck that killed two young sisters in rural Alabama. Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge Allen May issued the ruling Tuesday in the reckless murder...

CORRECTS DATE- In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2020 photo, a man walks past the wrangled remains of a bus after an accident in Nashik, India. More than 25 people were killed when the speeding passenger bus collided with an auto-rickshaw late Tuesday in western Maharashtra state, police said. The collision happened on Malegaon-Deola road in Nashik district and caused the vehicles to fall into a roadside well, said senior police officer Vasudev Desale. (National Disaster Response Force via AP)

Bus, auto-rickshaw collision in west India kills at least 27

Jan. 29, 2020 2:43 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A speeding bus and auto-rickshaw collided in western India, killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens more, police said Wednesday. Both vehicles fell into a roadside well after the crash late Tuesday in Maharashtra state. Rescuers pulled at least 33 injured passengers and took them to...

This undated photo provided by the Prince George's County Police Department shows Prince George's County Police Department Cpl. Michael Owen Jr. Owen, accused of shooting and killing a handcuffed man in the front seat of a police cruiser, will face a murder charge, the department announced Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Prince George's County Police Department via AP)

Murder charge for officer accused of killing handcuffed man

Jan. 28, 2020 9:25 PM EST

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man in the front seat of a police cruiser will face a murder charge, the police chief said Tuesday. Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said during a news conference that he asked his special investigations...

Fleeing driver fatally shot near deadly Kentucky crash site

Jan. 28, 2020 9:17 PM EST

DORTON, Ky. (AP) — The driver of a vehicle fleeing from authorities and heading toward a separate fatal crash scene was shot to death by troopers Tuesday morning, Kentucky State Police said. State police were at the scene of a fatal crash in eastern Kentucky, near the Virginia border, when they were...

This photo provided by The Oregon Department of Transportation shows two enormous boulders that fell onto Highway 62, almost crushing a car outside of Prospect, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Rockslides triggered by unrelenting rain have closed local roads and highways around Oregon, including a highway near Crater Lake National Park that was closed for hours Tuesday after two boulders the size of a small living room crashed down, narrowly missing the passing car. (The Oregon Department of Transportation via AP)

Heavy rain sends massive boulders crashing on Oregon highway

Jan. 28, 2020 8:10 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rockslides triggered by unrelenting rain have closed local roads and highways around Oregon, including a highway near Crater Lake National Park that was closed for hours Tuesday after two boulders the size of a small living room crashed down, narrowly missing a passing car. The giant...

FILE - This undated file photo provide by the Indiana State Police shows Alyssa Shepherd. Shepard, convicted for the Oct. 2018 crash that killed three children who were crossing a highway to board a school bus is appealing her conviction, contending that the tragedy was

Indiana woman appealing conviction in fatal school bus crash

Jan. 28, 2020 3:00 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman convicted in a crash that killed three children who were crossing a highway to board a school bus is appealing her conviction, contending that the tragedy was “just an accident and not a crime," her attorney said Tuesday. A notice of appeal was filed Jan. 17...

Life sentence for crash that killed linemen after hurricane

Jan. 28, 2020 1:04 PM EST

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was high on drugs when his pickup truck fatally struck three utility workers in the Florida Panhandle as they were repairing power lines after Hurricane Michael was sentenced Monday to life in prison. John Goedtke, 38, had pleaded no contest last week to three...

Artist, 84, dies after being hit by car in northern Virginia

Jan. 28, 2020 12:46 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An artist known for work depicting his native Bolivia has died after being struck by a car in northern Virginia. Alfredo Da Silva died Sunday. He was 84. Alexandria Police say he died at the scene after he was struck by a car Sunday morning. Police said Tuesday that the crash remains...

County worker who died was operating faulty equipment

Jan. 27, 2020 4:29 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A Benton County road worker who died on the job was operating a poorly maintained piece of leased logging equipment that was owned by his supervisor’s son, according to findings from two investigations. Pete Neuman, 59, was using a John Deere skidder to move logs at the site...