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Tanker truck in Yellowstone spills nearly 5K gallons of gas

Aug. 19, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A tanker truck hauling gasoline in Yellowstone National Park rolled over Friday and spilled an estimated 4,800 gallons (18,200 liters), officials said. An investigation was underway to determine whether any of the unleaded gas entered an area creek. ...

Idaho wildfire burning near Lake Cascade forces evacuations

Aug. 19, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Evacuations are in place ahead of a west-central Idaho wildfire that continues to grow despite a full-suppression effort by firefighters that includes water-scooping aircraft skimming Lake Cascade, a popular boating and fishing destination. “The terrain as...

Officials: 3 killed after planes collided in California

Aug. 19, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Three people and a dog were killed after two small planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at a rural airport, authorities said Friday. The names of those killed after their planes crashed Thursday at the Watsonville Municipal Airport...

Kobe Bryant's widow says crash photos turned grief to horror

Aug. 19, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant testified Friday that she was only beginning to grieve the loss of her husband, basketball star Kobe Bryant, and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna when she was faced with the fresh horror of learning that sheriff's deputies and firefighters had shot and shared...

Roosevelt County woman, 82, fatally hit by neighbor's pickup

Aug. 19, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say an elderly woman in Roosevelt County has died after she was hit by a vehicle driven by an elderly neighbor. Authorities say the incident happened Thursday around noon as 82-year-old Virginia Poe was checking her mail at her home...

Chicago officials urge lakefront caution after drownings

Aug. 19, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Public safety officials are urging Chicago residents to exercise caution along the city’s lakefront after incidents spanning less than a week saw three people apparently drown and a woman lose her feet in a boating mishap. Police and fire officials pleaded Thursday...

No Tube: London subway hit by strike, day after rail walkout

Aug. 19, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A strike by London Underground workers brought the British capital’s transit network to a grinding halt on Friday, a day after a nationwide walkout by railway staff. Another rail strike is scheduled for Saturday as the U.K. endures a summer of action by workers demanding pay...

Officials: At least 2 die after planes collide in California

Aug. 18, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two small planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at a local airport Thursday and at least two of the three occupants were killed, officials said. The planes crashed at Watsonville Municipal Airport shortly before 3 p.m., according to...

Officials: 2 planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at local airport; multiple fatalities reported

Aug. 18, 2022 19:28 PM EDT
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials: 2 planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at local airport; multiple fatalities reported.

Former state trooper indicted in connection with fatal crash

Aug. 18, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts State Police trooper has been indicted on a charge of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol in connection with a crash that took the life of a motorcycle operator, prosecutors said Thursday. Kristopher Carr, 26,...