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Much of Venezuela in the dark again after massive blackout

Jul. 23, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital went out after 4 p.m....

Massive California freeway repairs likened to 'Carmageddon'

Jul. 22, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A section of a major Los Angeles-area freeway will be undergoing repairs for 15 weekends over the next four months, sparking comparisons to "Carmageddon," a 2011 freeway bridge demolition that many feared would be a traffic nightmare. The California Department of Transportation...

Glacier officials teed off over tourists' golf break

Jul. 20, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park officials are teed off over a report that tourists were hitting golf balls off Going-to-the-Sun Road during a traffic delay. NBC Montana posted a video Thursday taken by a tourist during a road construction delay that shows two men teeing off with golf clubs on...

Supreme Court to hear 'Bridgegate' appeal in 2020

Jul. 17, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The legal saga from New Jersey's most notorious traffic jam will stretch into next year. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in the 'Bridgegate' case in early 2020. The high court decided last month to hear the appeal of Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, two former...

Activists block UK roads in new climate-change protests

Jul. 15, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters have blocked roads in London and four other British cities in a new wave of demonstrations demanding faster action against climate change. Hundreds of supporters of the group Extinction Rebellion, along with a blue boat bearing the words "Act Now," blocked the street...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...

Police: Oilfield workers, truck driver killed in fiery crash

Jul. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

Four oilfield workers from Texas and the driver of tractor-trailer rig are dead following a fiery head-on crash on a New Mexico road in the heart of what has become the busiest oil and gas region in the United States, authorities said Friday. The crash happened Thursday morning when the driver of a pickup truck...

The Latest: Child, pregnant mom found dead in car amid flood

Jul. 12, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on flooding and storms around Pennsylvania (all times local): 1:10 a.m. A Pennsylvania police chief says a pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son have been found dead in a car swept away by floodwaters. Douglass Township Police Chief John Dzurek told news outlets the car was...

Torrential rain brings floods, landslides around Pittsburgh

Jul. 11, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Torrential downpours turned roads into rivers and triggered landslides on Thursday, blocking access to a hospital for several hours and forcing the evacuation of a preschool when a sinkhole opened up. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg...

Big rig spills pig intestines on Kansas City highway

Jul. 11, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling pig intestine has dumped its load across a downtown highway in Kansas City, Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation tweeted that at least three lanes of westbound Interstate 670 were closed Thursday because of the spill, and that an emergency...