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Plane crashes into Quinnipiac River; 2 people, dog rescued

Jun. 30, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two people and a dog were helped to shore by bystanders after their small single-engine plane landed in the Quinnipiac River late Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The couple was flying to New Bedford, Massachusetts, when the plane's engine began to...

Murder conviction overturned for man who shot wife in SUV

Jun. 30, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Thursday threw out a murder conviction for a once-prominent Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife as they rode in an SUV, saying the jury should have had the option of a misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter charge. Claud “Tex”...

Family of boy killed in Adventureland accident sues park

Jun. 30, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The family of an 11-year old boy who died on a water ride at an Iowa amusement park a year ago filed a wrongful death lawsuit in state court Thursday, alleging the park failed to properly maintain and repair its rides. David and Sabrina Jaramillo, of Cedar...

Texas police: 4 migrants killed in smuggling attempt

Jun. 30, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

ENCINAL, Texas (AP) — Four migrants died Thursday and three other people were injured in a highway crash in Texas that authorities described as another fatal human smuggling attempt during a tragic week near the U.S.-Mexico border. The crash happened in Encinal, a small town where...

Child dies, found in plastic bin full of water

Jun. 30, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

CLINTON, Maine (AP) — A 1-year-old Maine boy who was discovered inside a water-filled plastic container has died, officials said Thursday. Police in Clinton received a call about the child on Tuesday evening. They said they responded to a home and learned that the boy was found by...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 30, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Security should not include armed teachers We are pleased to see educators, administrators and state lawmakers taking school safety seriously. Active shooter drills and authentic conversations with...

Victim of fatal motorcycle crash was Carrington police chief

Jun. 30, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The man killed in a motorcycle crash this week on the interstate west of Fargo was the police chief of Carrington, a city in Foster County, according to officials. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Brandon Sola was also a master sergeant with the North Dakota...

Liz Weston: 3 lessons I wish I’d learned sooner about travel

Jun. 30, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

Almost every trip teaches me something about myself, the world and what not to do next time. Here are three hard-won travel lessons that may help you learn from my mistakes. COBBLING TOGETHER FLIGHTS ISN’T WORTH THE SAVINGS Whenever possible, I book nonstop flights....

California late start law aims to make school less of a yawn

Jun. 30, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

When Hansika Daggolu’s junior year of high school starts in the fall, she’ll be watching to see if a later first bell under a new California law means fewer classmates are heads-down on their desks for afternoon naps. The overall mood, she suspects, will lift as well if her...

NTSB: Amtrak train was below speed limit before fatal crash

Jun. 29, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train was going about 87 mph (140 kph) when it collided with a dump truck at a rural Missouri railway crossing, killing four people, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The speed limit is 90 mph (145 kph)...