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Survivor, shaken, describes plunge off bridge in Italy

Aug. 17, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — One survivor of the Genoa bridge collapse was in his car as it plunged 45 meters (150 feet) to the ground along with falling sections of highway and concrete. He says he immediately understood that the structure was collapsing. "It came down, everything, the world came down," said...

Calls in Russia to probe World Cup flood damage

Aug. 17, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An influential campaign group close to the Kremlin has called for an investigation into how stadiums and infrastructure built for the World Cup have failed to cope with floods. An embankment outside the stadium in Volgograd collapsed onto a road on the day of the final, while leaks were...

Long-distance bus overturns on German highway, 16 hurt

Aug. 17, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A bus headed from Stockholm to Berlin came off a highway in northeastern Germany on Friday and overturned, injuring 16 people, authorities said. The accident happened about 6.30 a.m. at Linstow, near Rostock, on the A19 highway. The bus veered into a ditch next to the highway and ended up...

No clean-up of nuclear leak in South Carolina for years

Aug. 17, 2018 9:07 AM EDT

HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators say the Westinghouse Electric Company has no plans to clean uranium leaks at a nuclear fuel plant despite evidence that it could reach South Carolina's water supply. Instead, Westinghouse wants a new 40-year extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, even...

Man sentenced to 12 years for Illinois officer's crash death

Aug. 17, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the death of a southern Illinois police officer who crashed during a 2016 high-speed chase has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Thirty-five-year-old Jason Stoker of Chester didn't attend Thursday's sentencing hearing, but the judge...

Sheriff: Girl, 12, stole mother's car, ran over deputy

Aug. 17, 2018 7:36 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says a 12-year-old girl stole her mother's car and ran over a deputy trying to stop her. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie tells news outlets Sgt. Kris Cokel was released from a hospital after being treated for a fractured wrist and other injuries. He says...

3 people hurt, 9 cows killed in car-cattle collision in UK

Aug. 17, 2018 7:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say three people were injured and nine cows killed after a collision between cars and cattle on a busy road. Essex Police in eastern England say officers were called just after 3 a.m. Friday to an accident on the A12 road near Witham, 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of...

Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Aug. 17, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila's airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their brush with the terrifying mishap, with some of the 165 people on board expecting the worst. The Boeing 737-800,...

The Latest: Italy bridge survivor describes 'unreal silence'

Aug. 17, 2018 6:52 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on this week's bridge collapse in Italy's Genoa (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Davide Capello was driving across the bridge toward the Italian city of Genoa when suddenly, the road dropped out from under him. A trained firefighter, he understood immediately that the structure...

Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries

Aug. 16, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger's pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic...