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La Palma Airport flights canceled due to volcanic ash cloud

Sep. 25, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Flights to and from the Spanish island of La Palma were canceled Saturday because of an ash cloud spewing out of a volcano that has been erupting for a week. La Palma Airport operator Aena said on Twitter that plane traffic was suspended “due to the...

Cadmium spiked at lead factory, workers didn’t get help

Sep. 25, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In June 2014, an air monitor strapped to a worker inside a Tampa lead factory picked up an unmistakable red flag. The level of cadmium, a toxic metal known to cause cancer, had soared to more than 100 times the federal limit. It...

Feds charge DC cop with murder in police pursuit death

Sep. 24, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer in the nation’s capital has been indicted on a murder charge for his role in a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that sparked two days of protests and clashes. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Terrence Sutton, 37, was...

Man killed as gunfire breaks out on Kentucky highway

Sep. 24, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man died in Kentucky after gunfire broke out involving two vehicles on a Louisville highway, police said. Shots were fired on Interstate 264 around 5:40 a.m., and one of the vehicles crashed into a wall, Louisville police spokesperson Dwight...

Jury orders city of Roy to pay $3.26M to men shot by police

Sep. 24, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

ROY, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded two men who live south of Tacoma a total of $3.26 million for injuries suffered when they were shot by one of the town of Roy’s two police officers during a drunken joy ride in a 2019 snowstorm. The verdict is one of the...

Charge unlikely for driver in crash that killed Maine deputy

Sep. 24, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

TRENTON, Maine (AP) — The driver of a pick-up truck who struck and killed a sheriff's deputy in rural Hancock County has been cooperating with authorities and is unlikely to face charges, police in Maine said on Friday. Hancock County Deputy Luke Gross was hit by the...

United Airlines fined $1.9 million for long ground delays

Sep. 24, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines has been fined $1.9 million over 25 flights in which the plane sat on the ground for several hours, the largest fine imposed by the government for such long delays. The Transportation Department said Friday that the incidents occurred...

17-year-old Nebraska girl survives car collision with train

Sep. 24, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in south-central Nebraska say a teenage girl survived a collision with a train so violent that her car’s engine was ejected. The crash happened Wednesday at a rural railroad crossing west of Kearney, the Kearney Hub reported. ...

Connecticut officer killed in Las Vegas crash laid to rest

Sep. 24, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 35-year-old Connecticut police officer killed when his colleague crashed a car while allegedly driving under the influence in Las Vegas was laid to rest Friday and remembered as a dedicated and respected cop with a passion for the job. Funeral...

1 teen killed, 4 injured in early-morning crash near Omaha

Sep. 24, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A two-car crash near Omaha early Friday involving a car full of teenagers left one of them dead and four others injured, authorities said. The crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Friday at an intersection just southwest of Omaha, according to the...