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Retired Nevada Guard general and ex-Reid aide, dead at 64

Sep. 25, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Robert T. Herbert, a retired Nevada Army National Guard major general and a former longtime aide to ex-U.S. Sen. Harry Reid died Friday, the guard announced . He was 64. The guard's statement Saturday did not specify circumstances of Herbert's...

Fresno ordered to pay $1M to Uber driver hit by city bus

Sep. 25, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno has been ordered to pay $1 million to an Uber driver who was rear-ended by a city bus six years ago. A jury awarded the money on Tuesday to Reza Mohammadi, who had two back surgeries following the 2015 collision on State Route 41, the...

Police: Virginia woman dies after multi-car crash

Sep. 25, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

Police in Virginia say a woman has died after her car crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars. A news release Saturday from the Prince William County Police Department said that the driver of a Hyundai Elantra crossed over the center line on a road in Nokesville...

8 hurt in Los Angeles crash involving police, children

Sep. 25, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A crash involving a Los Angeles Police Department vehicle injured eight people, including two officers, authorities said. The Fire Department said all injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening in the collision that happened around 8 p.m....

Mississippi gets ready to repair highway collapse from Ida

Sep. 25, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will soon start rebuilding a section of highway that collapsed during torrential rainfall brought by Hurricane Ida, the head of the state Department of Transportation says. Two people were killed and nine were injured Aug. 30 as seven...

Driver charged in fatal crash involving prisoner van

Sep. 25, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The driver of a Pierce County prisoner transport van involved in a fatal crash last month has been charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment. Court documents allege 58-year-old Geraldine Miller, of Towner, “drove through a controlled...

NTSB: Broadcasting only boat size led to fatal towboat crash

Sep. 25, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fatal head-on crash between barges pushed by two towboats in Louisiana was caused by inadequate communication and failure to broadcast their total sizes, the National Transportation Safety Board says. The RC Creppel overturned and sank after the...

Cadmium spiked at lead factory, workers didn’t get help

Sep. 25, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In June 2014, an air monitor strapped to a worker inside a Tampa lead factory picked up an unmistakable red flag. The level of cadmium, a toxic metal known to cause cancer, had soared to more than 100 times the federal limit. It...

Feds charge DC cop with murder in police pursuit death

Sep. 24, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer in the nation’s capital has been indicted on a murder charge for his role in a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that sparked two days of protests and clashes. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Terrence Sutton, 37, was...

Man killed as gunfire breaks out on Kentucky highway

Sep. 24, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man died in Kentucky after gunfire broke out involving two vehicles on a Louisville highway, police said. Shots were fired on Interstate 264 around 5:40 a.m., and one of the vehicles crashed into a wall, Louisville police spokesperson Dwight...