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Five Arkansans, including 2 teenagers, die in Oklahoma crash

Jun. 20, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CAMERON, Okla. (AP) — Five northwest Arkansas residents, including two teenagers, were killed in a head-on collision in eastern Oklahoma near the Oklahoma-Arkansas state line, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. The five died Friday in the collision on...

State probes death of motorcycle rider after police pursuit

Jun. 20, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — State authorities are investigating the death of a motorcycle rider killed in a traffic accident after a New Jersey police officer tried to stop him last week. The New Jersey attorney general's office reports that a Woodbridge Township officer...

12 dead in Alabama due to Claudette, including 10 children

Jun. 20, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes. Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a...

Officials say cause of deadly Pride parade was accidental

Jun. 20, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) — The driver who slammed into spectators at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one person and seriously injuring another, did so accidentally, local officials and the leader of one of the groups involved in the parade said Sunday. ...

Police: Man wanted in 3 Oregon deaths arrested in Wisconsin

Jun. 20, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

NORTH BEND, Oregon (AP) — A man sought in the killings of his father and two other people at a casino campground and in a shooting at a marijuana dispensary in a small Oregon city has turned himself in to authorities in Wisconsin, police said Sunday. Details about where...

Driver rams racing cyclists in Arizona, 6 critically injured

Jun. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities were trying to determine why a 35-year-old man driving a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists during a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring six riders. The suspect, whose name hasn’t been released, was hospitalized in...

Wounded man struck by police vehicle had blunt-force trauma

Jun. 20, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A preliminary autopsy indicates that a wounded man struck by a police vehicle as he lay in the street following a shooting in Ohio had blunt-force trauma to several areas of his body as well as a gunshot wound. Eric Cole, 42, of Springfield, was...

Girl, 5, seriously injured after fall from moving vehicle

Jun. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

WELLSTON, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old girl was seriously injured after a fall from a moving vehicle in the parking lot of an Ohio state park, authorities said. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers were called to Lake Alma State Park near Wellston shortly after 6 p.m....

Driver rams cyclists in Arizona race, critically injuring 6

Jun. 20, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — A driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists during a community road race in Arizona on Saturday, critically injuring several riders before police chased the driver and shot him outside a nearby hardware store, authorities said. Six people...

UN office says Sri Lanka ship fire causes significant damage

Jun. 20, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.N. representative in Sri Lanka said the sinking of a container ship that caught fire while transporting chemicals off the capital Colombo has caused “a significant damage to the planet” by releasing hazardous substances into the ecosystem. ...