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Transportation officials add dozens more self-serve kiosks

Jul. 26, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation has added dozens of self-serve kiosks around the state to help residents avoid what can sometimes be a long wait at the motor vehicle stations. The DOT has completed adding 44 kiosks, an effort it...

Pakistan plans to refloat ship that ran aground near Karachi

Jul. 26, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities said Monday they were working on plans to refloat a cargo ship that ran aground off the coast near the southern port city of Karachi last week amid bad weather. The Heng Tong 77 was en route to Istanbul from China when it...

Patrol: 2 killed in wrong-way interstate crash in Kansas

Jul. 26, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A wrong-way driver on Interstate 35 in northwestern Kansas caused a head-on collision that killed him and the driver of the pickup truck he hit, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The patrol said the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the...

Smart Eye Deputy CEO Rana el Kaliouby talks automotive AI

Jul. 26, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

Rana el Kaliouby co-founded and led Boston startup Affectiva, which uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to analyze mood and emotion. Now she's got a new job as deputy CEO of Smart Eye, after the Swedish eye-tracking company bought Affectiva for $73.5 million...

Two passengers burned as boat catches fire on Indiana Lake

Jul. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) — Two women suffered second-degree burns when the boat they were on caught fire on a northern Indiana lake. A preliminary investigation shows the fire started about 2:55 p.m. Saturday on Lake Wawasee near Syracuse when the owner attempted to start...

Authorities identify 2 killed in van crash near Newton

Jul. 26, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified two people killed in the crash of a passenger van near Newton that also injured five others. Stephanie Manyseng, 35, and Rudy Perez-Marcial, 43, both of Wichita, died in the Saturday morning crash, the Kansas Highway...

Senators race to seal infrastructure deal as pressure mounts

Jul. 26, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal as soon as Monday, as pressure is mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden's top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, key senators and staff spent the weekend...

Teen struck, killed while walking on road in Desoto Parish

Jul. 26, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

MANSFIELD, La. (AP) — A pedestrian was killed while walking on a road in Desoto Parish, authorities said. It happened shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, KSLA-TV reported. Jasilyn Grimes, 17, of Grand Cane was killed, Louisiana State Police said. ...

At least 7 killed in 20-car pileup in Utah during sandstorm

Jul. 26, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

KANOSH, Utah (AP) — At least seven people were killed in a 20-vehicle pileup during a sandstorm Sunday afternoon, Utah Highway Patrol said. The crashes happened on Interstate 15 near the town of Kanosh, according to a news release. Several people were reportedly taken...

Personal watercraft accident kills Jacksonville hospital CEO

Jul. 26, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The 56-year-old CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, who was lauded for his efforts in response to COVID-19, died in an accident involving a personal watercraft vehicle, officials said. Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr. was ejected from a personal watercraft in...