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14 pilgrims die, 18 injured after bus crashes in Nepal

Dec. 15, 2019 12:52 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A bus carrying Hindu pilgrims drove off a highway and crashed in Nepal on Sunday, killing 14 people and injuring 18, police said. The pilgrims were returning home after visiting the famed Hindu Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple when the bus veered off the highway about 80 kilometers (50...

Qantas aircraft evacuated in Sydney after smoke fills cabin

Dec. 14, 2019 11:31 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Passengers on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Perth on Sunday used slides to evacuate the Airbus A330 after it was forced to return as the cabin filled with smoke. Qantas said flight 575 returned to Sydney shortly after takeoff due to a hydraulic issue. "Once back at the gate, the captain made...

NC State player fled from cop, hid under car, warrants say

Dec. 14, 2019 6:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Arrest warrants show a North Carolina State football player is facing multiple charges after he allegedly ran from a police officer and hid under a parked car after obtaining a fake ID to try to buy alcohol. The News and Observer reports that Payton Tanner Wilson was arrested Saturday...

US officials downgrade Venezuelan aviation safety rating

Dec. 13, 2019 6:09 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. authorities downgraded Venezuela's aviation rating Friday, saying the crisis-torn nation isn't able to meet basic international standards for airline safety. The Federal Aviation Administration said it recently performed an “extensive review” of Venezuela's...

California school bus, van crash; 6 injured, including kids

Dec. 13, 2019 2:12 PM EST

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — A school bus and a van collided Friday in Southern California, sending six people to hospitals, including children, authorities said. The crash in the city of Lake Elsinore seriously injured the 38-year-old man driving the van and one of his passengers, a 5-year-old girl,...

Man wounded in apparent road rage shooting in Tennessee

Dec. 13, 2019 2:03 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say they are looking for a driver accused of shooting another motorist in what appears to be an “extreme case of road rage.” The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 24, Nashville police said in a statement, according to news...

Strike over troubled Alitalia grounds flights in Italy

Dec. 13, 2019 11:41 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Hundreds of international and domestic flights in Italy were cancelled Friday as air transport workers held a nationwide strike to protest feared firings and salary cuts at troubled national carrier Alitalia. Attempts to find a buyer for the airline, run by state-appointed administrators since...

Truck hauling 35,000 pounds of M&Ms overturns in Tennessee

Dec. 13, 2019 10:26 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A truck hauling about 35,000 pounds (15,876 kilograms) of M&M candies overturned on a Tennessee highway Friday morning, a Department of Transportation official confirmed. The semitrailer crashed on Interstate 40 near Knoxville around 5:30 a.m., news outlets reported. One of the...

Death toll in aircraft carrier fire in Russia rises to 2

Dec. 13, 2019 10:00 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A crew member who went missing during a fire on Russia's only aircraft carrier was found dead Friday, raising the death toll from the blaze to two, the nation's military officials said Friday. The fire on the Admiral Kuznetsov broke out during welding work at a shipyard in the Arctic port of...

Naked man who made airport bomb threat gets probation

Dec. 13, 2019 9:57 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who ran naked through Daytona Beach International Airport screaming about a bomb threat was sentenced Thursday to 10 years of probation and told to pay restitution to airlines affected by an evacuation that stranded scores of travelers. Volusia County Circuit Judge Matt...