Latest Transportation accidents News

The Latest: Sheriff says police have found parts of plane

Feb. 23, 2019 10:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a cargo jetliner near Houston (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne tells the Houston Chronicle that investigators have recovered parts of the cargo plane that crashed just east of Houston. "There's everything from cardboard boxes to...

Jim Boeheim returns to Syracuse bench after fatal accident

Feb. 23, 2019 10:11 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When it was over and the last of the deafening cheers of the record Carrier Dome crowd had stopped, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim forgot about basketball for a poignant moment. Three nights earlier, the 74-year-old Hall of Fame coach had been involved in an accident that took the life of...

21 killed in bus accident at China's largest silver mine

Feb. 23, 2019 9:39 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A total of 21 people have been killed and 29 injured in a bus accident blamed on faulty brakes at China's largest silver mine in the country's north, the Emergency Management Ministry said Sunday. Meanwhile, five fishermen were missing after their boat collided with a cargo ship almost...

Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

Feb. 23, 2019 8:57 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane "went in nose first," leaving a debris field three-quarters...

Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

Feb. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EST

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an instructor pilot and his student died when the small plane they were in crashed at a Massachusetts airport. Mansfield police say 31-year-old Sydney Miti, of Waltham, and 18-year-old Julian Lattermann, of Dover, were killed on impact. Authorities didn't say who was...

Towns still dealing with concussion, won't play in Milwaukee

Feb. 23, 2019 8:08 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns remains in concussion protocol and will not play for Minnesota against Milwaukee, a night after missing a game for the first time in his career. The All-Star forward was in a car accident Thursday and didn't play Friday in New York, ending his streak of 303 consecutive...

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim gets loud ovation for Duke game

Feb. 23, 2019 6:52 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Three days after he hit and killed a pedestrian, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim returned to the bench Saturday night to a loud applause from a record Carrier Dome crowd prior to the Orange's game against top-ranked Duke. Boeheim, who had not appeared in public since Wednesday night, made...

Strong winds hit Italy and Croatia, causing 3 deaths

Feb. 23, 2019 11:32 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Strong winds toppled trees and walls in Italy on Saturday, causing at least three deaths and forcing a cargo ship to run aground, while gale-force winds swept across Croatia's Adriatic coast, damaging cars, shattering windows and disrupting traffic. Croatia's weather bureau said Saturday that...

Wolves overcome Towns' first absence, beat Knicks 115-104

Feb. 22, 2019 10:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Taj Gibson didn't know when he drove by an accident back in Minnesota that Karl-Anthony Towns had been involved. Gibson greeted his teammate with a hug when he saw him in New York, relieved Towns was OK. Then Gibson helped the Timberwolves win the first time they had to play without Towns...

Towns out with concussion for 1st missed game of his career

Feb. 22, 2019 7:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns is missing a game for the first time in his career, unable to play for Minnesota against the Knicks on Friday night following a car accident. The All-Star forward was placed in the concussion protocol earlier in the day, ending his streak of 303 consecutive games started....