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The Latest: Police chief: Parents delivered 'perfect cop'

Jan. 18, 2019 3:24 PM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for a rookie police officer in Northern California (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A California police chief has apologized to the parents of a slain rookie officer for failing to get her home safely, saying they had delivered the "perfect cop." Davis...

Russian jets collide over Sea of Japan; 2 dead, 1 missing

Jan. 18, 2019 3:06 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian fighter jets collided Friday during a training mission over the Sea of Japan, leaving two crewmembers dead and another one still missing, officials said. The Defense Ministry said the two Su-34 jets, each with a crew of two, collided while maneuvering and went down 35 kilometers...

Man who rear-ended taxi, killing passenger, gets prison time

Jan. 18, 2019 3:02 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Boston man who had been bar hopping on St. Patrick's Day two years ago before he drove into the rear of a taxi at more than 120 mph, killing the passenger, has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Michael Spinale was sentenced Thursday after...

Officers pack memorial service for rookie California officer

Jan. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Bagpipes played as pallbearers solemnly carried the flag-draped casket of a 22-year-old rookie California police officer to the front of a packed memorial service Friday. Thousands of officers from across the country gathered at the funeral for Natalie Corona, who had long dreamed of...

Britain's Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

Jan. 18, 2019 1:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle. An alarming photo showing Philip's toppled black Land Rover dominated the front pages Friday...

Swiss investigators: Boy, 14, at controls of crashed plane

Jan. 18, 2019 8:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss investigators say a 14-year-old was at the controls of a small plane that crashed in the Alps in 2017, killing him and two other people. The Piper PA-28 aircraft crashed in southeastern Switzerland in August 2017. The plane's pilot and another 14-year-old boy were also killed, and a...

Sheriff: 3 children found in freezer died of asphyxiation

Jan. 18, 2019 7:27 AM EST

LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) — Autopsies showed three young children died of accidental asphyxiation when they became trapped in an unplugged chest-style freezer in their yard in north Florida. Suwannee County Sheriff Sam St. John said there were no signs of trauma on the children, ages 1, 4 and 6. Their bodies...

Derailed cars removed at Atlanta airport, repairs continue

Jan. 18, 2019 7:18 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A crane has removed two derailed commuter train cars at Atlanta's airport, but repairs continue on the damaged track. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority says a crane removed the cars Thursday evening. Those cars on an out-of-service train ran off the track late Tuesday and it...

Good Samaritan returns missing $8,000 to limo crash widow

Jan. 18, 2019 5:48 AM EST

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband died in a stretch limousine crash in upstate New York. Terry Brubaker says she was driving through Gloversville Monday when she saw money floating through the air. Brubaker stopped...

Russian officials rule out attack in building collapse

Jan. 18, 2019 4:40 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are denying reports that a terrorist attack was to blame for an explosion that brought down an apartment block, killing 39 people. The explosion ripped through a building in the city of Magnitogorsk in the Ural mountains on Dec. 31. Sparse official reports and a security...