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The Latest: Medical examiner finishes Hawaii crash autopsies

Jun. 24, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a fatal plane crash in Hawaii (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The Honolulu Medical Examiner has completed autopsies for the 11 people killed when a skydiving plane crashed and burned in Hawaii. City spokesman Andrew Pereira says the cause of death for each victim was multiple...

Driver with record charged with 7 homicides in biker crash

Jun. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy,...

The Latest: Truck driver's lawyer calls bike crash a tragedy

Jun. 24, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A lawyer for the driver of a truck in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists is not commenting on records that show his client was arrested on drunken driving charges...

The Latest: Pompeo talks to UAE leader about countering Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:40 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Abu Dhabi's influential crown prince to sell the Trump administration's idea for maritime security in the Persian Gulf,...

1 pilot dies, 1 survives after German fighter jets collide

Jun. 24, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German air force pilot was killed Monday after his fighter jet collided with another during a training mission in northeastern Germany, the country's defense minister said. The pilot of the other Eurofighter Typhoon jet was able to eject safely and survived. Defense Minister Ursula von der...

Police investigate possible driver health issue in bus crash

Jun. 24, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities on Monday were trying to determine what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat in Denver to veer off the highway and crash, killing two people and injuring at least 13 others. Investigators were looking into the possibility...

Driver with Ebola team severely injured by mob

Jun. 24, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — A driver working with an Ebola response team is in critical condition after angry crowds hurled rocks at him and set his vehicle on fire. Monday's attack in Beni is the latest against health workers trying to combat the virus that has killed more than 1,500 people in eastern Congo since...

Dad pleads guilty in crash that killed 1 son, hurt another

Jun. 24, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey father who was driving drunk and speeding when he crashed his car, killing one of his 4-year-old twin sons and seriously injuring the other, has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. Burlington County prosecutors say Ossie Thomas also pleaded guilty last week to child...

The Latest: Trump tightens sanctions on Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): Noon President Donald Trump has signed an executive order targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions. Trump says the supreme leader is responsible for Iran's...

Authorities: Truck driver in motorcycle collision charged with 7 counts of negligent homicide

Jun. 24, 2019 12:16 PM EDT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities: Truck driver in motorcycle collision charged with 7 counts of negligent homicide.