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Man in north China drives into pedestrians, killing 6

Mar. 22, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A man who tried to kill his wife and daughter crashed his car into pedestrians in northern China on Friday, killing six of them, authorities said. Cui Lidong, 44, was then shot dead by police in Zaoyang city in northern Hubei province. The restaurant owner had attempted to kill his wife and...

NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely cause of GOP train crash

Mar. 21, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal investigators concluded Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board's final report said the crash in rural Virginia...

Video shows teen's beating during West Virginia traffic stop

Mar. 21, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A police dashcam video released Thursday shows a West Virginia police officer kicking and punching a handcuffed teenage boy on the ground and kneeling on his shoulder during a November traffic stop. Berkeley County Prosecutor Catie Wilkes Delligatti released the eight-minute video...

Germany gives seal of approval to truck turning assistant

Mar. 21, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's transport ministry has issued its first operating license for a driver assistance system meant to reduce the number of cyclists or pedestrians killed by turning vehicles. Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said Thursday the official seal of approval would give freight companies...

State was already probing safety of ramp when bus crashed

Mar. 21, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — Virginia highway safety officials were already investigating the safety of an exit ramp along Interstate 95 when a charter bus overturned along it Tuesday, killing two people and injuring more. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Virginia Department of Transportation began working...

Police: Suspect cuts tracking device, crashes into truck

Mar. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man suspected of stealing more than a half-million dollars from his dead girlfriend fatally crashed his motorcycle into a tractor-trailer. The Miami Herald reports that 59-year-old Alejandro Aparicio died Sunday afternoon when he rode head-on into the truck in the...

Police: Teen survives intentional drive off cliff

Mar. 20, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager intentionally drove a car off a cliff at a state scenic viewpoint northeast of Bend and survived. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the car damaged a historic stone wall at Ochoco Wayside State Park before crashing into the hillside below, but the teen...

Police: 81-year-old woman killed in bus crash

Mar. 20, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a New York woman is one of two people killed when a bus overturned on an Interstate 95 exit in Virginia. Virginia State Police announced Wednesday that 81-year-old Janetta Cumberbatch of Jamaica, New York, was killed in the crash early Tuesday. Police say they're still...

A no-paper jam: Printer ink spill blots all interstate lanes

Mar. 20, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of printer ink overturned on an Atlanta interstate, closing all lanes on an outer loop for four hours. That's 5,500 gallons (20,820 liters) of ink. News outlets report a car cut in front of the truck around 2 a.m. Wednesday, causing the truck to lose control...

Survivor: Bus in fatal crash swerved like a 'roller coaster'

Mar. 20, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — A survivor described a bus swerving "like a roller coaster" and tumbling "five or six times" as it overturned early Tuesday along a Virginia interstate, killing two passengers and injuring others aboard. Bus driver Yui Man Chow of Staten Island, New York, has been charged with two...