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Rapper Post Malone's jet blows 2 tires but then lands safely

Aug. 21, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who "wished death" on him while he...

Man injured after Amtrak train hits pickup in Mississippi

Aug. 21, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi man was critically injured Tuesday after his pickup truck was hit by an Amtrak train. Ellisville police tell The Hattiesburg American that they found a pickup truck upside down beside Norfolk Southern Railway tracks. The train's engineer told police the pickup...

Coast Guard refers duck boat case for criminal investigation

Aug. 21, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has referred the investigation into last month's deadly sinking of a Missouri tourist boat to federal prosecutors, officials said Tuesday. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lisa Novak confirmed a report first published by the Kansas City Star that the case was referred to the...

The Latest: Fans say they prayed for rapper on troubled jet

Aug. 21, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a small jet that blew two tires while taking off (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Fans of rapper Post Malone say they drove to an upstate New York airport as soon as they heard his private jet had blown two tires on takeoff from a small New Jersey airport and would be making...

Computer system glitch halts trains to and from Amsterdam

Aug. 21, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Almost all trains in and around Amsterdam and its busy airport have been halted by a problem with one of the rail operator's traffic management systems, stranding thousands of passengers. The system crashed at the end of Tuesday afternoon and again later in the evening after...

Private jet that blew 2 tires on takeoff from New Jersey on flight to England makes safe emergency landing in New York

Aug. 21, 2018 3:52 PM EDT
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Private jet that blew 2 tires on takeoff from New Jersey on flight to England makes safe emergency landing in New York.

Officials: Man fleeing police fatally shot in New Hampshire

Aug. 21, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man who had previously fled from state police in Maine led New Hampshire officers on a car chase and died in a shootout, officials said. Douglas Heath, 38, was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including one for trafficking narcotics and another for fleeing from Maine...

Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in Iraq

Aug. 21, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. soldier who died of injuries in a helicopter crash in Iraq this week was a member of an elite special operations unit and had deployed nine times in support of the U.S. conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, officials said Tuesday. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J....

Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in Iraq

Aug. 21, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has identified a U.S. soldier who died of injuries from a helicopter crash in Iraq. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, was from Spokane, Washington. The Pentagon said he died Monday in Baghdad of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed in the northern...

Report: Failing fuel pump caused deadly helicopter crash

Aug. 21, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a deadly helicopter crash in Tennessee two years ago had been caused by a failing fuel pump. News outlets cite the board's final report as saying the wear on the pump was enough to stop fuel from getting to the engine. It says the...