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Quakes rock southern Italy, alarmed people sleeping outdoors

Aug. 16, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — At least nine earthquakes rocked southern Italy in two hours Thursday night, prompting frightened residents to sleep outdoors for safety and a child to hurt himself when he leaped in fear from a balcony. The jolts damaged balconies, cracked walls and collapsed some uninhabited houses in the...

Man suffers head injury while sailing off Nantucket

Aug. 16, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Coast Guard officials rescued a man who injured his head while he was sailing off the coat of Nantucket. The Coast Guard said a crew from Station Brant Point responded to a call Thursday afternoon and found the 49-year-old man, who had been struck by the boom on his sailboat. The Coast Guard...

Woman caught in flood called 911, family: I'm going to drown

Aug. 16, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When her camper began filling with water from the pre-dawn flash flooding inundating a Finger Lakes campground where she was staying, Rene Halligan had just enough time to call 911 and then her daughter and boyfriend, telling them she didn't think she'd survive. But she did, despite...

Driver sentenced to nearly 3 years for playground crash

Aug. 16, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An unlicensed driver was sentenced Thursday to nearly three years in prison for leading police on a chase that ended with the man plowing into a Minneapolis playground and injuring three young siblings. Kabaar Powell Jr., 27, of Richfield, was sentenced after pleading guilty last month...

NTSB report offers little insight into Alaska plane crash

Aug. 16, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska sightseeing airplane was flying toward its home base when it crashed earlier this month on a mountainside in Denali National Park, killing all five people aboard, according to a preliminary report released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The report...

Bridge in Italy had unusual design, required constant work

Aug. 16, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require constant maintenance over the years. Its design is now being investigated as a possible contributor to its stunning...

Bridge collapse highlights Italy's aging infrastructure

Aug. 16, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Collapsed concrete, twisted metal, crushed cars. While the disaster in Genoa was the deadliest in recent years, Italy has seen other bridge and highway collapses that have raised alarm about the state of its aging transportation infrastructure. The 51-year-old Morandi Bridge was a key artery...

Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries

Aug. 16, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger's pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic...

Remains from old Michigan plane crash wreckage identified

Aug. 16, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have positively identified a couple whose remains were recovered from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait said Thursday the remains have been positively identified as...

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

Aug. 16, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water on Thursday, a day after a New York man became the first person to be attacked by a shark off the coast of Massachusetts since 2012. The victim, William Lytton,...