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Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

May. 24, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators says that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit. Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said...

Train plows into truck stopped on tracks in Italy; 2 dead

May. 23, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A regional train plowed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin late Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring 18, authorities said. Rescuers worked through the night to make sure no passengers were trapped in the wreckage. The Italian...

20 hurt when semi slams into school bus in Wisconsin

May. 23, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

LODI, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say 20 people were hurt, including four seriously, when a semi crashed into a school bus in south central Wisconsin. Officials say nine injured people were being treated at UW Hospital. State Patrol Sgt. Greg Jenswold says none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening....

Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash

May. 23, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in a Phoenix suburb. The decision announced Wednesday means Uber won't be...

Truck dumps 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers on highway

May. 23, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer made a fowl mess when it rolled over in Washington state. It dumped about 40,000 pounds (18,145 kilograms) of chicken feathers across Interstate 5. Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson says the driver told investigators he fell asleep at about 3:30 a.m....

Special dive team seeking man missing at bottom of waterfall

May. 23, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

BANNER ELK, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have called in a special dive team to the North Carolina mountains to search for an Ohio man believed drowned in the pool at the bottom of a waterfall. Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye says divers from Charlotte are helping locate the man who disappeared Sunday at Elk...

Emergency call: 'I got attacked by a mountain lion'

May. 23, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Recordings of emergency calls after a fatal cougar attack in Washington state last weekend detail how dispatchers calmly struggled to figure out exactly where the surviving victim was — and how worried he was about his friend. Isaac Sederbaum, 31, of Seattle, was mountain biking with...

Southwest Airlines crew detail engine explosion

May. 23, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The flight crew on the Southwest Airlines jet that was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded described the harrowing experience in their first joint interview on Wednesday. Capt. Tammie Jo Shults called her first officer Darren Ellisor an "unsung...

87-year-old pilot dies after small plane crash in Missouri

May. 23, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an 87-year-old man died after a small plane he was piloting crashed at a southwest Missouri golf course. Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says James Donald Baker, of Bolivar, died after the single-engine plane crash Tuesday at the Silo Ridge Golf Course near...

Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

May. 23, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Wednesday in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Columbus Air Force Base officials said in a statement. The plane went down in a wooded area just outside the base's...