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National Geographic aims to solve Amelia Earhart mystery

Jul. 23, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The deep-sea explorer who discovered the wrecked Titanic is tackling an aviation mystery: Amelia Earhart's disappearance. Robert Ballard and a National Geographic expedition will search for her plane next month near a Pacific Ocean atoll that's part of the Phoenix Islands....

Deadly 2018 Amtrak crash caused by safety oversights, delays

Jul. 23, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal safety officials ruled Tuesday yet another fatal train crash in the United States has been caused by easy-to-fix human errors. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the crash of an Amtrak train into a parked train on a side track near Columbia, South Carolina, in...

The Latest: CSX agrees on blame for deadly 2018 Amtrak crash

Jul. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a deadly 2018 Amtrak crash in South Carolina (all times local): 4:30 p.m. CSX is agreeing with federal officials who say the company and one of its train crews were responsible for an Amtrak crash that killed two people and hurt nearly 100...

Charges thrown out again in deadly Philadelphia Amtrak crash

Jul. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the second time, a judge threw out all charges Tuesday against an Amtrak engineer for his role in a high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people, saying: "The law recognizes we're all human." Common Pleas Judge Barbara McDermott rejected the involuntary...

Massachusetts investigates company tied to motorcycle deaths

Jul. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the trucking company that employed the driver charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Maura Healey confirmed Tuesday an investigation into Westfield Transport...

Sydney police find drug haul in van that hit police cars

Jul. 23, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A driver has been charged after methamphetamine valued at more than $140 million was found in a van that crashed into police cars parked outside a Sydney police station, police said on Tuesday. A Toyota HiAce van hit the cars outside the Eastwood Police Station on Monday morning, causing...

Man wanted in woman's death killed in shootout with police

Jul. 22, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

WESSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man wanted in a woman's death was killed Monday in a shootout with officers trying to arrest him. Shawan Allen died after he opened fire on officers entering a mobile home to arrest him near Wesson, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Jackson, Copiah County Sheriff...

Leader of American Airlines pilots wants candor from Boeing

Jul. 22, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again. But Eric Ferguson also says Boeing needs to fully explain how the Max differs from previous versions of the 737...

Police investigate if crashed car was partially self-driving

Jul. 22, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was arrested after running a red light in a rented Tesla in San Francisco and causing a crash that killed a tourist and left his wife critically injured, authorities said Monday. Officers were investigating whether the Tesla, which was rented through the peer-to-peer car rental...

Correction: Sunken Warship story

Jul. 22, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — In a story July 18 about divers finding a sunken U.S. Navy ship off Maine coast, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Navy, erroneously reported the last U.S. warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II. It was the USS Frederick C. Davis,...