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Ethiopian official says plane crash report due this week

Mar. 26, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A preliminary report on a March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people will be made public soon, but it may take months to finish the final report, a spokesman for the country's transport ministry said. "A date has not been set but it will be released later this...

Romania seizes more than ton of cocaine; 2 arrested

Mar. 26, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have seized more than a ton of high-grade cocaine stashed on a boat that capsized in the Danube Delta. Police hauled bags of cocaine, with an estimated street value of 300 million euros ($338 million), on Tuesday outside the agency that investigates organized...

German court reinstates murder verdict for race drivers

Mar. 26, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has upheld the murder convictions of two men whose midnight drag race in downtown Berlin ended with a crash that killed another driver. Investigators said the two reached speeds of 170 kph (106 mph) during their 2016 race on Berlin's Kurfuerstendamm boulevard. One of the men...

Court in Georgia rules to extradite fugitive Brit

Mar. 26, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A fugitive British man wanted for the manslaughter of a woman killed during a London date on a speedboat is to be extradited from Georgia, a court ruled Tuesday. Jack Shepherd, 31, vanished while on bail over the manslaughter of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown, who died when his...

Miami Beach police chase ends with woman dead, officer hurt

Mar. 26, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman died in a crash that occurred as a Miami Beach police officer chased a stolen car. Miami Beach spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez tells news outlets the patrol vehicle sheared the hood off the woman's car late Monday. The woman wasn't involved in the chase....

Turkey: 3 women, 1 infant die as migrant boat sinks

Mar. 26, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say three women and an infant have died after a fiberglass boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast. The coast guard said 11 other migrants were saved in an air and sea search mission launched early Tuesday off the town of Ayvacik, in northwest...

Bellator's Daniel Straus back in cage after motorcycle crash

Mar. 25, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

Daniel Straus knows he isn't stepping into the Bellator cage on Friday night in ideal fighting condition. Just 15 months ago, he was temporarily paralyzed in a motorcycle crash. While he has re-learned how to walk, run and train, his recovery is far from finished. But no 34-year-old mixed martial artist survives...

Environmental, economic damage a concern now that fire out

Mar. 25, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Businesses and residents expressed concern Monday about the environmental and economic fallout from a fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage farm that sent huge plumes into the air for days and prompted the partial closure of one of the busiest commercial waterways in the U.S....

The Latest: Official: Probe of fire at facility to take time

Mar. 25, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility that led to a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Officials say they continue investigating the cause of a fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility but have still not been able to...

UN makes urgent appeal to help victims of Mozambique cyclone

Mar. 25, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282 million for the next three months to help Mozambique start recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai. The U.N. funding will be used to provide water, sanitation, education and restoring the livelihoods of the hundreds...