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The Missouri governor shortens the DWI prison sentence of former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid

Mar. 01, 2024 18:18 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday shortened the prison sentence of former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid for a drunken driving crash that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl. Parson's commutation converted the remainder of Reid's...

Firetruck plows through furniture shop on Long Island, injuring 4

Mar. 01, 2024 16:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A firetruck plowed through the facade of a furniture store on New York's Long Island on Friday, injuring four people and destroying much of the building's exterior. A store employee and three firefighters inside the truck were hospitalized with injuries that were...

Truck driver pulled to safety after crash leaves vehicle dangling over bridge across Ohio River

Mar. 01, 2024 16:40 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The driver of a semi-truck was pulled to safety Friday by firefighters following a crash that left the vehicle dangling over a bridge across the Ohio River. The three-vehicle crash on the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge connecting Louisville, Kentucky to...

8 children suffer minor injuries in a school bus accident, school official says

Mar. 01, 2024 12:21 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Eight children suffered minor injuries during a school bus accident in Virginia on Friday morning, officials said. The school bus was carrying about 30 students from James Blair Middle School in the Williamsburg-James City County school system, spokeswoman...

2 trucks crash into pond, killing 1 person as Connecticut steps up highway safety patrols

Feb. 29, 2024 14:50 PM EST

ASHFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two tractor-trailers crashed on a Connecticut highway early Thursday, landing in a pond and killing one person, officials said. Police said it happened around 2 a.m. on Interstate 84 near the Ashford-Union town line. Both trucks were eastbound, and ended up...

Family of Cuban dissident who died in mysterious car crash sues accused American diplomat-turned-spy

Feb. 29, 2024 11:31 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The widow of a prominent Cuban dissident killed in a mysterious car crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a former U.S. ambassador suspected of working for Cuba, accusing the former diplomat of sharing intelligence that emboldened Cuba’s communist leaders to assassinate...

‘Iron Man’ pilots race in jet suits against a backdrop of Dubai skyscrapers

Feb. 28, 2024 23:30 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pilots lined up on a runway in Dubai on Wednesday and fired up their seven jet engines with an ear-splitting roar. But they weren't preparing to fly an airplane — they were the aircraft. This city-state in the United Arab Emirates, known for...

NTSB report casts doubt on driver's claim that truck's steering locked in crash that killed cyclists

Feb. 28, 2024 21:52 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A newly released report on a fatal crash involving a pickup truck and a group of cyclists last year near Phoenix casts doubt about the driver's claim that the vehicle's steering locked up. The National Transportation Safety Board released a report Wednesday...

Today in History: February 28, Pope Benedict XVI becomes first pope in six centuries to resign

Feb. 28, 2024 00:17 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2024. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate....

Racing authority reports equine fatality rate of 1.23 per 1,000 at tracks under its jurisdiction

Feb. 27, 2024 15:34 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Horse racing’s federal oversight body says racetracks under its jurisdiction experienced 1.23 racing-related equine fatalities per 1,000 starts in 2023, a much lower rate than at tracks outside its watch. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority...