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Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones

Sep. 23, 2019 3:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said Monday that Australia's most populous state is the first jurisdiction in...

Tour bus driver in deadly Utah crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 23, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is...

The Latest: Tour bus driver in deadly crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 22, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash in Utah that left four Chinese tourists dead (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Investigators say the driver of a tour bus that crashed in southern Utah and killed four Chinese tourists and left dozens more injured had recently been hired and was making his...

4 Chinese tourists killed in Utah bus accident identified

Sep. 22, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — Four Chinese tourists killed in a bus crash in southern Utah near a national park were in their 60s and from Shanghai. Three women and one man died in the crash on a highway running through the red-rock landscape near Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday. The victims have been...

3 killed in crash in Jackson, Tennessee

Sep. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say three people have died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 70. News outlets reports an adult woman and two children were killed in the crash Saturday night. Jackson police said in a statement the accident remains under investigation. The names of the...

Truck wreck spills beer onto interstate surrounding DC

Sep. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A stretch of the interstate surrounding the nation's capital turned into a sticky mess when a truck carrying more than 4,000 pounds of canned beer wrecked. The Maryland State Police says the truck hit a sign and guard rail around 4 a.m. Sunday in Silver Spring after being forced...

Pakistan bus crash kills 26; brakes fail on mountain road

Sep. 22, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bus crash in northern Pakistan killed 26 people Sunday after its brakes failed on a winding mountain road, police said. Another 20 passengers were injured when the bus smashed head-on into a dirt embankment, said Abdul Wakil, a local police officer. Such road accidents are common in...

The Latest: Travel agency sends employees to help tourists

Sep. 21, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash in southern Utah that killed four people and injured several others (all times local): 9:05 p.m. A travel agency is dispatching employees from China to help the Chinese tourists injured in a bus crash in southern Utah. The tour group, organized by...

4 die after bus with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah

Sep. 21, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus carrying 30 Chinese tourists left Las Vegas in the morning and set off through the other worldly red-rock landscape of southern Utah toward Bryce National Park. They were only a few miles away from the park when the long-awaited overseas vacation turned into a tragic...

Chicago-area mall reopens after driver causes panic

Sep. 21, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago mall has reopened after a man drove an SUV into it and sent frightened shoppers and employees scurrying. Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg reopened Saturday, a day after the 22-year-old man drove in and plowed into kiosks and a clothing store. Nobody was seriously hurt...