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1 killed in wreck of vehicle and school bus in Mississippi

Oct. 20, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — The driver of a private vehicle has been killed in a crash with a school bus in south Mississippi. The Jones County Sheriff's Department said in a social media post that the wreck happened Wednesday U.S. 84 in Jones County. The...

Woman dies in car accident during police car chase

Oct. 20, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

HOLTSVILLE, New York (AP) — A woman was struck and killed by a car involved in a police car chase in Holtsville on Tuesday evening, Suffolk County Police Department said. Police said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Newsday reported. The...

Alabama deputy, motorcyclist shot in exchange of gunfire

Oct. 20, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff's deputy and a motorcyclist exchanged gunfire Wednesday during a traffic stop in a rural community, injuring both people, a sheriff said. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said a deputy pulled over a motorcycle driver for a traffic...

Police: NYC deli worker fatally stabbed over price of item

Oct. 20, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City deli worker was stabbed to death by a customer who became enraged over the price of an item, police said. The altercation started inside an East Harlem deli at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when a customer got angry because he was 50 cents...

Groups want US to suspend oil leases off California coast

Oct. 20, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A group of environmental organizations is demanding the Biden administration suspend and cancel oil and gas leases in federal waters off the California coast after a recent crude oil spill. The Center for Biological Diversity and about...

Judge pushes for payout compromise in Florida condo collapse

Oct. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

A judge on Wednesday pushed for compromise on potential payouts to people who lost loved ones and those whose units were destroyed in the deadly collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium. An initial attempt to mediate a solution over the past two weeks encountered...

Egypt: 19 killed in truck-microbus collision outside Cairo

Oct. 20, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A head-on vehicle collision Wednesday left at least 19 people dead and one other injured just outside the Egyptian capital of Cairo, state-run media said. The al-Ahram daily reported the crash took place when a passenger microbus collided with a truck on a...

Lawrence man charged in shooting that killed toddler

Oct. 20, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 2-year-old last month. Bishop Mendoza, 21, was charged Tuesday in the death of a boy, Legend King, at a Lawrence home on Sept. 17. Police said at the time the...

Sled dogs struck on trail, likely ending racing days

Oct. 20, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck several sled dogs on a recreational trail in Itasca County, putting a likely end to their racing days. The dogs were hit by a vehicle on the Circle T Snowmobile Trail last Saturday...

Police: Indiana store worker started fire that killed him

Oct. 20, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A fire at a central Indiana convenience store that fatally injured a store employee was intentionally set by that worker, authorities said Wednesday. Fire and police investigators in Lebanon said they determined that Karmbir Singh started the Oct....