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Arrest in South Carolina hit-and-run death of crossing guard

Dec. 12, 2018 11:29 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged nearly two months after a 73-year-old crossing guard who died after being struck while directing traffic outside a South Carolina elementary school. State troopers say 27-year-old Kenneth Sullivan was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony...

Farmers' protest blocks traffic on major artery into Warsaw

Dec. 12, 2018 10:43 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Protesting Polish farmers wearing yellow vests blocked a major highway into Warsaw for several hours on Wednesday to demand government action on several grievances. Dozens of farmers in vests similar to those worn by French protesters in recent weeks gathered on the A2 without warning...

Family of limo crash victim to sue New York agencies

Dec. 12, 2018 9:34 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The family of one of 20 people killed in a limousine crash claims in a legal filing against New York state that the intersection where the accident occurred was unsafe. The claim notice was filed Monday by an attorney representing the family of Amanda Rivenburg , one of 18 passengers in...

Romanians protest poor air quality in congested Bucharest

Dec. 12, 2018 9:26 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dozens of Romanians have protested against poor air quality in the capital, which recently was ranked one of Europe's most traffic-congested cities. Demonstrators wore medical face masks as they protested outside City Hall in Bucharest on Wednesday. The city of 2.1 million...

US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

Dec. 12, 2018 8:59 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast. Search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor, who was aboard the fighter jet. The five crew members...

3 officers shot serving warrant on Texas man; suspect dead

Dec. 12, 2018 5:48 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Three officers have been shot while serving a family violence warrant at a Houston-area home. The suspect was found dead in the house hours later. The Harris County Sheriff's Office tweeted that one deputy and two officers from the Texas Attorney General's Office were wounded Tuesday...

I-65 interchange in Tennessee draws US transportation grant

Dec. 12, 2018 5:22 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal grant of $25 million has been awarded to build a new interchange on Interstate 65 in Tennessee. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the funding Tuesday. The funds come from a program to support infrastructure projects across the country. A total of $1.5...

Washington state combats collisions with new wildlife bridge

Dec. 12, 2018 1:14 AM EST

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless wildlife species, the busy highway is a border, constraining their movements and posing a fatal risk should...

Spotty ice expected on roads as thawing snow refreezes

Dec. 12, 2018 12:09 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials are warning of another day of dangerous road conditions after a wintry snowstorm walloped several Southern states. While sunny skies helped North Carolina and Virginia thaw on Tuesday, temperatures dropped again overnight. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned that any...

Disney World bus crash leaves 14 with minor injuries

Dec. 11, 2018 5:02 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A driver of a Walt Disney World bus was ticketed for careless driving after a crash that sent 14 passengers to a hospital with minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol says one bus rear-ended another at a parking booth near Epcot on Tuesday morning. A Florida Highway Patrol...