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Small plane crashes at site of country music festival

Aug. 21, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was injured when his small plane crashed at the site of a recently-held country music festival south of Salem near Brownsville. Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm says deputies responded to the crash Monday and found that a single passenger experimental...

APNewsBreak: Utah firefighter died after plane made drop

Aug. 20, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter from Utah was killed last week from falling tree debris after a modified airliner dropped thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid on the area where he was helping battle California's largest-ever wildfire, according to a preliminary report from investigators...

Federal officials pledge readiness for pipeline spills

Aug. 20, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials said Monday they were prepared to act quickly if oil pipelines in a sensitive Michigan waterway leak, drawing a skeptical response from a U.S. senator who said the handling of a suspected anchor strike last spring exposed flaws in the system. Sen. Gary Peters,...

Washington judge blocks kill order on wolves to save cattle

Aug. 20, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge in Washington has issued an emergency order blocking the state from killing members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle. The Department of Fish and Wildlife had announced Monday morning that it would immediately begin efforts to kill members of the wolf pack who...

IndyCar driver Wickens to have surgery on spinal injury

Aug. 20, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar driver Robert Wickens will have surgery for a spinal injury suffered in a crash at Pocono Raceway. IndyCar said in a statement the 29-year-old Canadian was scheduled for surgery Monday night in an Allentown hospital. The series was not expected to issue another immediate...

APNewsBreak: Alaska Natives believed whale hunt was legal

Aug. 20, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, a federal investigative report said. After the shooting began,...

Small plane crashes on Phoenix street; pilot, passenger dead

Aug. 20, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A homemade plane crashed in a Phoenix intersection Monday, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, authorities said. The plane went down near the city's small Deer Valley Airport and the pilot, Theodore Rich, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene, Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said....

Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort

Aug. 20, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A woman who often walked her dog near a golf course lagoon across the street from her vacation home was killed Monday by an alligator that dragged her into the greenish water at a private resort on the South Carolina coast. Authorities said 45-year-old Cassandra Cline was...

The Latest: 2nd person dies in plane crash in Phoenix

Aug. 20, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane in Phoenix (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A second person who was injured in a small plane crash in Phoenix has died. Phoenix police confirmed that 49-year-old Elaine Carpenter was initially taken to a hospital in critical condition Monday morning but...

The Latest: Utah firefighter remembered as sharp leader

Aug. 20, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Utah firefighter killed battling California blaze (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A suburban Salt Lake City firefighter who battled wildfires throughout his life has been laid to rest after his death fighting California's largest recorded blaze. Friends and family...