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Sydney police find drug haul in van that hit police cars

Jul. 23, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A driver has been charged after methamphetamine valued at more than $140 million was found in a van that crashed into police cars parked outside a Sydney police station, police said on Tuesday. A Toyota HiAce van hit the cars outside the Eastwood Police Station on Monday morning, causing...

Man wanted in woman's death killed in shootout with police

Jul. 22, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

WESSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man wanted in a woman's death was killed Monday in a shootout with officers trying to arrest him. Shawan Allen died after he opened fire on officers entering a mobile home to arrest him near Wesson, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Jackson, Copiah County Sheriff...

Police investigate if crashed car was partially self-driving

Jul. 22, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was arrested after running a red light in a rented Tesla in San Francisco and causing a crash that killed a tourist and left his wife critically injured, authorities said Monday. Officers were investigating whether the Tesla, which was rented through the peer-to-peer car rental...

Lawmakers suspend inquiry into motor vehicle agency

Jul. 22, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers opened and then abruptly suspended their inquiry Monday into troubles at the state motor vehicle department that were exposed by a crash that killed seven motorcyclists. The Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation voted to recess just minutes into its oversight...

Correction: Alaska Plane Down story

Jul. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story July 19 about a fatal plane accident in Alaska, The Associated Press, relying on information from Alaska State Troopers, reported erroneously the last name of a Maryland killed in the accident. The victim's name was Joseph Patanella, not Joseph Patenella. A corrected...

Man whose wife was struck and killed by vehicle sues FBI

Jul. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says in a $35 million lawsuit filed against the federal government that an off-duty police officer who struck and killed his wife with a vehicle last year worked for the FBI at the time. The New Haven Register reports that Edward Wilczynski, of North Haven, whose...

5 killed in 3-vehicle traffic accident in South Texas

Jul. 20, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 59, 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of Victoria. Sgt. Ruben San Miguel says...

North Macedonia: Migrants hurt after driver jumps from truck

Jul. 20, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say 34 Afghan migrants have been injured in a highway accident after the driver of a truck allegedly carrying them north toward Serbia jumped from the running vehicle while trying to escape a police patrol. Police said Saturday that three of the...

Man dies after motorcycle strikes deer

Jul. 19, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a Pennsylvania man has died of injuries he suffered after his motorcycle struck a deer. Authorities say 52-year-old Michael Dunlap of Temple died Wednesday at Christiana Hospital. Investigators say Dunlap was riding a 1997 Harley Davidson on State Route 17...

8 children dead, 16 people hurt in Philippines truck crash

Jul. 19, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A truck carrying more than two dozen villagers, mostly ecstatic grade schoolers on their way to a school festival, lost control Friday on a downhill road and flipped on its side, leaving eight students and an adult dead in the central Philippines, police said. Police investigator...