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Catalan seaside resort marks anniversary of attack

Aug. 18, 2018 7:23 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Catalan seaside resort has marked the anniversary of an attack that killed one and injured six following deadlier violence in Barcelona's Las Ramblas. Catalonia's regional president, Quim Torra, and other officials took part in the unveiling of a mosaic located where a car struck...

Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defects

Aug. 17, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan. Benjamin and Kristi Reavis alleged defects caused their front seat backs in a September 2016 rear-end collision to collapse on their two...

Like a fish out of water: Barrels of bait spill on highway

Aug. 17, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Maine (AP) — There are plenty of fish in the sea — and almost as many on a Maine highway. The Portland Press Herald reports a truck carrying 35 barrels of bait fish tipped over Thursday in Newcastle, spilling the pungent fish all over the road and backing up traffic. The Lincoln County...

Anger engulfs families as Italy buries its bridge victims

Aug. 17, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims' hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a state funeral and the cardinal of Naples was merciless in his condemnation of...

The Latest: Italy buries its Genoa dead as emotions surge

Aug. 17, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on this week's bridge collapse in Italy's Genoa (all times local): 10:20 p.m. With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims' hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a...

Court: Same-sex partner can pursue claim in toddler's death

Aug. 17, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman whose same-sex partner's biological daughter was killed in a New Jersey traffic accident can seek damages for emotional distress even though she and the other woman weren't married or in a civil union. An appeals court issued that ruling on Friday, reversing a lower court's...

Long-distance bus overturns on German highway, 22 hurt

Aug. 17, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A bus headed from Stockholm to Berlin came off a highway in northeastern Germany on Friday and overturned, injuring 22 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...

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...