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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...

Officials review 2018 Amtrak crash that killed 2 crew in SC

Jul. 23, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials are meeting to discuss what caused an Amtrak train to divert onto a side track in South Carolina last year and slam into a parked train, killing two crew members and injuring more than 100 passengers. The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting Tuesday in...

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...

Leader of American Airlines pilots wants candor from Boeing

Jul. 22, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again. But Eric Ferguson also says Boeing needs to fully explain how the Max differs from previous versions of the 737...

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...

Correction: Sunken Warship story

Jul. 22, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — In a story July 18 about divers finding a sunken U.S. Navy ship off Maine coast, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Navy, erroneously reported the last U.S. warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II. It was the USS Frederick C. Davis,...

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...

Mother: Family will sue cruise company over toddler's death

Jul. 22, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday. Speaking publicly for the first...

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...

Pilot of Libyan jet lands in Tunisia, reports plane problem

Jul. 22, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Libyan military jet trainer was forced to land on the outskirts of a city in southeast Tunisia after it violated Tunisian airspace, a Tunisian Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday. Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ben Zerki said the Libyan pilot told Tunisian officials the aircraft had...