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3 dead, 1 missing as rain pounds New Zealand's largest city

Jan. 27, 2023 23:41 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that three people had died and at least one was missing after record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand's largest city, causing widespread disruption. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins flew to Auckland on a military plane...

Driver in California cliff crash moved from hospital to jail

Jan. 27, 2023 22:08 PM EST

MONTARA, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a car that plunged 250 feet (76 meters) off a treacherous cliff in northern California, injuring his two young children and his wife, was released from the hospital and jailed on suspicion of attempted murder and child abuse, authorities said Friday. ...

State suspends Auditor Wood's vehicle assignment after crash

Jan. 27, 2023 18:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials temporarily suspended the state auditor's vehicle assignment this week after she was cited for a misdemeanor hit-and-run for leaving the scene of a December crash where she drove her state-issued vehicle into a parked car. The state's...

NYC bike path killer convicted, could face the death penalty

Jan. 26, 2023 19:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Islamic extremist who killed eight people with a speeding truck in a 2017 rampage on a popular New York City bike path was convicted Thursday of federal crimes and could face the death penalty. Sayfullo Saipov bowed his head as he heard the verdict in a Manhattan...

NTSB posts its file on North Las Vegas crash that killed 9

Jan. 26, 2023 19:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal crash investigators have released reports and investigative material about a multi-vehicle wreck a year ago in North Las Vegas that killed a driver and his passenger in a speeding sports car and seven members of a family in a minivan. The National...

Study of Pittsburgh bridge collapse looking at leg fractures

Jan. 26, 2023 12:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Investigators looking into the collapse of a Pittsburgh bridge nearly one year ago are looking closely at damage to the legs of the structure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. An agency update on the Jan, 28, 2022, failure of the Fern Hollow...

New Mexico police: School bus failed to yield before crash

Jan. 26, 2023 11:06 AM EST

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A school bus failed to yield at an intersection east of Portales and collided with a tractor-trailer, resulting in injuries to seven students and the drivers of both vehicles, according to authorities. New Mexico State Police said one student suffered severe...

Violent Southern California collision kills child, 2 adults

Jan. 26, 2023 10:36 AM EST

PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — A child and two adults were fatally injured when a sedan driven by an allegedly drunken driver crashed into a passenger van and other vehicles in a Southern California intersection, police said. The crash occurred around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Orange...

Lawyer: Road rage shooter acted in anger, not premeditation

Jan. 25, 2023 16:34 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The trial in the case of a Nashville nurse killed as she was driving to work will center on whether Devaunte Hill acted in a premeditated way when he shot Caitlyn Kaufman, or whether he reacted automatically and without thinking after being cut off. In...

New Zealander killed in Ukraine helped hundreds, parents say

Jan. 25, 2023 15:44 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The parents of a New Zealand scientist who was killed in Ukraine said Wednesday he helped save hundreds of people while volunteering in the dangerous Donbas region. Andrew Bagshaw, 47, a dual New Zealand and British citizen, was killed along with...