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Florida woman saved from burning car just before it explodes

Jan. 17, 2020 8:19 AM EST

STUART, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man stopped at the scene of a burning wreck and teamed up with a sheriff's officer to save the woman inside just before the car exploded. Tony Weisman told WPTV on Thursday he saw the front part of a car on fire when he pulled up to the crash in Stuart, Florida, and was told...

People look at what remains of a bus that caught fire after ramming into a truck in Kannauj, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. At least 20 people died when in the accident, police said. Another 21 people were taken to a hospital, some of them in critical condition, following the crash late Friday, said senior police officer Mohit Aggarwal. (AP Photo)

Bus catches fire in road accident in India; at least 20 dead

Jan. 11, 2020 10:46 AM EST

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 20 people were killed when a double-decker bus caught fire after ramming into a truck on a highway in northern India, police said. Another 21 people were taken to a hospital, some of them in critical condition, following the crash late Friday, said senior police officer Mohit...

A man lights a candle at the scene where a car has plowed into a group of people in Luttach, near Bruneck in the northern region South Tirol, Italy, Sunday, Germany, Jan. 5, 2020. Italian fire officials say a car has plowed into a group of young German tourists in northern Italy, killing at least six people and injuring eleven. (AP Photo/Helmut Moling)

Drunken driver in Italy plows into German tourists, kills 6

Jan. 5, 2020 10:47 AM EST

ROME (AP) — A drunken driver speeding on a mountain road plowed into a group of young German tourists in northern Italy early Sunday, killing six people and injuring 11 others, Italian authorities said. The deadly crash occurred in a village of Valle Aurina, northeast of Bolzano in the Alto Adige region,...

In this image made from video provided by the Prince George's County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, a firefighter walks around the scene of a small plane crash in the Lanham neighborhood, Md., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. The small plane crashed in the Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital Sunday, hitting a home's carport and killing at least a person aboard the aircraft, authorities said. (Prince George's County Fire/EMS via AP)

Official: 1 dead from plane crash in Maryland neighborhood

Dec. 29, 2019 7:45 PM EST

LANHAM, Md. (AP) — A small plane crashed in the Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital Sunday, hitting a home's carport and killing the lone person aboard the aircraft, authorities said. The plane came down in the neighborhood of Lanham shortly before 3 p.m., striking the carport before it broke into...

This photo provided by AcadianNews shows first responders looking over the site of a plane crash near Feu Follet Road and Verot School Road in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.  Authorities confirmed the accident but details on whether anyone was injured was not immediately known.  (AcadianNews via AP)

Plane crash kills 5, including LSU coach's daughter-in-law

Dec. 28, 2019 10:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into a post office parking lot in Louisiana shortly after takeoff Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team's coaches. The two-engine Piper Cheyenne...

Blind homeless man beaten to death in Tennessee; 1 charged

Dec. 24, 2019 6:20 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man is accused of beating a blind homeless man to death with a fire extinguisher near a Tennessee bus stop. Brandon Brown, 32, has been arrested and charged with criminal homicide in the death of the man found slain Monday morning, news outlets report. His bond has been set at...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, file photograph, a sign bearing the company logo stands outside a Tesla store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Federal investigators have found that a 2018 crash and fire in Florida that killed the teenage driver of a Tesla Model S and a passenger was due to the car traveling at over 100 miles per hour on a curve. The National Transportation Safety Board says in a report released Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 that the battery-powered car erupted in flames after colliding with a wall. The two 18-year-olds were trapped in the car. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

NTSB finds excessive speed caused Tesla crash that killed 2

Dec. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Speed of over a hundred miles per hour on a curve caused a 2018 crash and fire in Florida that killed the teenage driver of a Tesla Model S and a passenger, federal investigators have concluded. The National Transportation Safety Board, in a report released Thursday, said the battery-powered...

Palestinians inspect a vehicle they said was set on fire by Jewish settlers, in the village of Majdal, near the West Bank city of Nablus, Friday, Nov. 22. 2019. Israeli settlers attacked five villages in the occupied West Bank overnight, torching vehicles and olive trees, and leaving graffiti on the walls of homes, Palestinian officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Palestinians: Israeli settlers torch cars in West Bank

Nov. 22, 2019 9:12 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli settlers attacked five villages in the occupied West Bank overnight, torching vehicles and olive trees, and leaving graffiti on the walls of homes, Palestinian officials said Friday. Ghassan Daghlas, a spokesman for the Nablus governorate, said the Jewish settlers set...