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The Latest: 37 people hospitalized after Chicago-area leak

Apr. 25, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical leak in a north suburban Chicago community (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Authorities say 37 people have been hospitalized due to an ammonia leak in a Chicago suburb. Lake County Sheriff's spokesman Christopher Covelli says three law enforcement officers are...

Small plane crash lands on top of Idaho tree, pilot rescued

Apr. 25, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — Officials say a small plane crash landed on top of a tree in Idaho and a firefighter with tree removal experience climbed up the tree to rescue the pilot. The fire department in the resort town of McCall said pilot John Gregory was not hurt in the Monday night crash. McCall Fire Capt....

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

Kentucky police: Crashed plane may have been stolen; 2 dead

Apr. 25, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they've identified two North Carolina men who died in a small plane crash in Kentucky and neither are certified pilots. Police said in a statement Thursday that the plane they were flying is believed to have been either stolen or used without permission from...

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

$21M awarded to family of woman killed in police chase

Apr. 25, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $21 million to the family of a Chicago mother of five who was killed during a police chase. Thirty-seven-year-old Maria Carrion-Adame was killed and members of her family injured when a minivan slammed into their vehicle on Dec. 12, 2015. Her family alleged in a...

The Latest: Police: Driver who hurt 8 didn't express remorse

Apr. 24, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight people injured in Northern California after a car plows into them (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Police say a driver who veered into a crosswalk and injured eight pedestrians in California did not say why he did it but indicated the act was intentional. Sunnyvale...

Boeing's troubled jet is costing $1 billion to fix so far

Apr. 24, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

Boeing is already estimating a $1 billion increase in costs related to its troubled 737 Max and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the jetliner, which remains grounded after two crashes that killed 346 people. The $1 billion figure is a conservative starting point. It...

Train catches fire; Texas homes evacuated, 3 horses killed

Apr. 24, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — At least three horses were killed and several Texas homes evacuated early Wednesday when a train carrying the highly flammable liquid ethanol derailed and caught fire. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the Union Pacific train to derail south of downtown Fort Worth, but the...

The Latest: Horses die in Texas fire caused by derailment

Apr. 24, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment in Texas (all times local): 1 p.m. Three horses are dead after a derailed freight train burst into flames in Texas and the fire spread to their barn. The Union Pacific train carrying highly flammable ethanol derailed in Fort Worth early Wednesday....