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France sees 6th yellow vest protester die in road accident

Dec. 13, 2018 2:59 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A sixth "yellow vest" protester In France has been killed, this one hit by a truck at a protest roadblock, authorities said Thursday as the movement rocking the country showed no signs of abating. Officials in the Vaucluse department said the driver was arrested and taken into custody after he...

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

Dec. 13, 2018 2:29 PM EST

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. The rocket ship hit an altitude of 51 miles (82 kilometers) before beginning its gliding...

Sheriff: 3 die in high-speed crash in Tennessee

Dec. 13, 2018 10:49 AM EST

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A sheriff says three people have died in a high-speed crash in Tennessee. Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove told local news outlets that the single-vehicle accident on Highway 12 happened Thursday morning. He said the vehicle had come from Clarksville and was traveling at a...

The Latest: Car carrying migrants has fatal crash in Greece

Dec. 13, 2018 10:28 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Police in northern Greece say three men have died and three were injured after a car carrying migrants crashed and caught fire. The accident happened early Thursday on a highway near the northern city of Kavala....

Authorities: Deputy wounded driver who tried to run him over

Dec. 13, 2018 8:57 AM EST

LEWISBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man they say tried to run him over. News outlets report the Desoto County Sheriff's Office says a deputy shot Omar Paramo-Boyso in the hand Tuesday night. He was treated at a hospital and charged with DUI and aggravated assault on an...

12 injured as fire spreads through stores in New York City

Dec. 13, 2018 8:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire raged through a row of businesses in New York City early Thursday, collapsing part of a roof and injuring 12 people including seven firefighters. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, Emergency Medical Services Chief James Booth said at the scene. The fire was...

French base jumper killed in accident in Swiss Alps

Dec. 13, 2018 8:15 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Police say a French base jumper has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps. The 44-year-old man, who wasn't identified, jumped from the "High Ultimate" jump site at Stechelberg, near Lauterbrunnen, on Wednesday afternoon. Police in Bern canton (state) said Thursday that the man got into...

Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injured

Dec. 13, 2018 7:25 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass Thursday at a station in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing nine people and injuring dozens, officials said. The 6:30 a.m. train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya collided head-on with...

The Latest: 3 train workers detained over Turkey crash

Dec. 13, 2018 6:22 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the train crash in Ankara (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained three state railway agency employees suspected of negligence over a deadly train crash in the capital Ankara. Anadolu Agency says the three were detained...

Turkish officials say death toll has risen to 7 in Ankara train crash

Dec. 13, 2018 2:12 AM EST
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say death toll has risen to 7 in Ankara train crash.