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FILE - In this July 17, 2020, file photo the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., is shown. Indiana State Police agreed Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 to stop blocking roads to the prison where federal executions resumed last month and are set to continue, backing down after anti-death penalty activists said in a lawsuit the roadblocks impeded their speech rights. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Indiana police to stop blocking roads during executions

Aug. 14, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Indiana State Police agreed Friday to stop blocking roads to a prison where federal executions resumed last month and are set to continue, backing down after anti-death penalty activists said in a lawsuit the roadblocks impeded their free speech rights. During the first three federal...

3 Mississippi police officers indicted in death of Black man

Aug. 14, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi police officers have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Black man last year, according to a recently unsealed indictment. A Hinds County grand jury indicted the officers in the January 2019 death of George Robinson, 62, according to the Aug. 5...

A man passes a parked Revel scooter on New York's Upper West Side, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The moped sharing startup Revel suspended its New York City service Tuesday, July 28, 2020 after its second customer death in 10 days. The company's blue scooters, which require no training to rent, had been seen as an alternative to taxis and subways during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew

Man, 30, becomes 3rd Revel scooter fatality in New York City

Aug. 14, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 30-year-old man injured in a Revel scooter accident three days before the company suspended its New York City operations last month has died of his injuries, police said Friday. The death of Francis Nunez marked the third fatality involving the scooters in the city. The Bronx resident...

Plane crashes in Congo's South Kivu province, killing 5

Aug. 14, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A plane crashed in Congo’s South Kivu province Thursday, killing all five people aboard, the provincial minister of transport and communications said Friday. The small cargo plane, belonging to the company Agefreco, was traveling from Kalima in Maniema province to Bukavu in...

Emergency services inspect the scene following a train derailment near Stonehaven, Scotland, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. British Transport Police say three people died and six were taken to the hospital with injuries after a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after heavy rain and flooding. The train driver and conductor are believed to be among the dead, but formal identification is pending. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Scotland: Investigators confirm derailed train hit landslide

Aug. 14, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A passenger train hit a landslide before derailing in Scotland earlier this week, killing three people, U.K. rail investigators confirmed Friday. A train track obstruction had been suspected of playing a role in Wednesday’s derailment near the coastal town of Stonehaven, about 100...

Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

Aug. 13, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials announced the project...

Missouri detective charged with kicking person during arrest

Aug. 13, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police detective with a series of past misconduct allegations was charged with kicking a defenseless person during a 2019 arrest, federal prosecutors said. Ellis Brown III, head of the St. Ann police detective bureau, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a federal charge of...

The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, can bee seen from the coast or Mauritius, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Anxious residents of this Indian Ocean island nation have stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves in an effort to stop the oil spill from reaching their shores. (AP Photo/ Kooghen Modeliar-Vyapooree-L'express Maurice)

Grounded ship emptied of oil, but heavy damage for Mauritius

Aug. 13, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Almost all the remaining oil has been pumped from a Japanese ship that ran aground off Mauritius, but its initial spill of 1,000 tons of fuel has severely damaged the Indian Ocean island's coral reefs and once pristine coast, environmental groups said Thursday. Nearly all the 3,000 tons...

Emergency services attend the scene of a derailed train in Stonehaven, Scotland, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, where smoke could be seen rising from the site. Officials said there were reports of serious injuries. The hilly area was hit by storms and flash flooding overnight. (Ross Johnston/Newsline-media via AP)

UK engineers to examine slopes near tracks after derailment

Aug. 13, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's railway operator says inspectors will be examining track-side slopes after a passenger train derailed following heavy rain and flooding in Scotland, killing three people. Network Rail said Thursday that engineers, contractors and surveyors in helicopters are being dispatched to...

Police: Man fatally shot himself in struggle with troopers

Aug. 13, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man in Virginia fatally shot himself when he fired multiple gunshots during a struggle with state troopers attempting to take him into custody, authorities said. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Virginia Beach after a trooper attempted to stop the man while he was...