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Murder conviction overturned for man who shot wife in SUV

Jun. 30, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Thursday threw out a murder conviction for a once-prominent Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife as they rode in an SUV, saying the jury should have had the option of a misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter charge. Claud “Tex”...

Texas police: 4 migrants killed in smuggling attempt

Jun. 30, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

ENCINAL, Texas (AP) — Four migrants died Thursday and three other people were injured in a highway crash in Texas that authorities described as another fatal human smuggling attempt during a tragic week near the U.S.-Mexico border. The crash happened in Encinal, a small town where...

Victim of fatal motorcycle crash was Carrington police chief

Jun. 30, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The man killed in a motorcycle crash this week on the interstate west of Fargo was the police chief of Carrington, a city in Foster County, according to officials. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Brandon Sola was also a master sergeant with the North Dakota...

Liz Weston: 3 lessons I wish I’d learned sooner about travel

Jun. 30, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

Almost every trip teaches me something about myself, the world and what not to do next time. Here are three hard-won travel lessons that may help you learn from my mistakes. COBBLING TOGETHER FLIGHTS ISN’T WORTH THE SAVINGS Whenever possible, I book nonstop flights....

California late start law aims to make school less of a yawn

Jun. 30, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

When Hansika Daggolu’s junior year of high school starts in the fall, she’ll be watching to see if a later first bell under a new California law means fewer classmates are heads-down on their desks for afternoon naps. The overall mood, she suspects, will lift as well if her...

NTSB: Amtrak train was below speed limit before fatal crash

Jun. 29, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train was going about 87 mph (140 kph) when it collided with a dump truck at a rural Missouri railway crossing, killing four people, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The speed limit is 90 mph (145 kph)...

Sheriff: Beacon led team to man mauled by grizzly in Wyoming

Jun. 29, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A distress signal initially thought to be from a crashed aircraft led searchers to a backpacker who'd been mauled by a grizzly bear in a remote Wyoming wilderness, according to sheriff's officials. No plane or helicopter had crashed but a crew preparing to...

South Dakota interim AG dismisses 2 of Ravnsborg's top aides

Jun. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's interim attorney general on his first day in office Tuesday dismissed two of former Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg's top appointees who were involved in the aftermath of Ravnsborg's 2020 fatal car crash. Ravnsborg was removed from office...

Family blames fatal wreck on PennDOT's failure to fix ditch

Jun. 29, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

AUBURN, Pa. (AP) — Matt Neidlinger crested the hill of a narrow, twisty state road and found a nasty surprise waiting for him at the bottom. The ditch was a couple of feet wide and spanned both lanes, and Neidlinger barely had time to brake when his work truck slammed into it. The...

Football hero's killer can't be re-tried for murder

Jun. 29, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who killed a former NFL player in a New Orleans area road rage incident in 2016 cannot be tried again for murder after his conviction on a lesser charge was overturned, the state's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Authorities in the New Orleans suburb of...