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California man dies after being struck by jet ski in Arizona

Jul. 07, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

A California man has died in a Nevada hospital after he was injured in a jet ski accident on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, authorities said Thursday. Bullhead City police said 43-year-old Ricardo Aponte Almanza of Corona died Wednesday afternoon at University Medical Center...

Report: East Africa pipeline 'breaches banking principles'

Jul. 07, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

A controversial oil project that would connect oilfields in a Ugandan National Park to a port in Tanzania breaches global environmental guidelines for banks, according to a new nonprofit report Tuesday. The 897-mile (1443-kilometer) East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), planned by...

State: 201K gallons of oil spill from pipeline in Tennessee

Jul. 07, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are cleaning up a massive oil spill from a multistate pipeline that ruptured in rural Tennessee. According to the state Department of Environment and Conservation, approximately 201,600 gallons of crude oil spilled from the pipeline on June 29 and...

Trial opens in deadly collapse of Italy's Morandi Bridge

Jul. 07, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Fifty-nine people went on trial Thursday for the 2018 collapse of Genoa’s Morandi bridge, accused of manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of 43 people. The defendants include former executives and technical experts of the company that manages many of...

'Taken too soon': Remembering Highland Park shooting victims

Jul. 07, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of the victims of a July Fourth parade massacre in a Chicago suburb left behind a 2-year-old son. Another was staying with family in Illinois after he was injured in car wreck. For some, it was a tradition. They were avid travelers, members of their synagogue...

8 killed, 44 injured in car crash in southern Egypt

Jul. 07, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Eight people were killed and 44 injured in a car crash on Thursday near Egypt's southern province of Aswan, the state-run news agency reported. The crash took place in the early morning when a passenger bus collided with a truck, on a highway linking Awsan to Abu...

2 workers killed in Shoreline trench collapse identified

Jul. 06, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — A construction-company owner and a worker have been identified as the people killed in a trench collapse Monday just north of Seattle in Shoreline. The Seattle Times reports David Ameh, 66, and Demetrius Seller, 32, died from suffocation during the...

Russia pounds rebel-claimed region, Ukraine pushes back

Jul. 06, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia redoubled its push for Ukraine's eastern Donbas region Wednesday, with the Ukrainian military claiming to have repelled some advances and both sides reporting casualties. The Ukrainian armed forces General Staff said troops stopped enemy units...

Teen saves police officer and 3 others from drowning

Jul. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

MOSS POINT, Miss (AP) — City officials are commending a Mississippi teen for saving a police officer and three teenage girls from drowning in the Pascagoula River. Corion Evans, 16, jumped into the river around 2:30 a.m. Sunday after he saw a car drive off the I-10 boat launch....

Contact restored with NASA spacecraft headed to lunar orbit

Jul. 06, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA said Wednesday that contact has been restored with its $32.7 million spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit. Contact was lost after one successful communication and a second partial one on Monday, after the spacecraft left Earth's...