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Plume of smoke towers as 3 vehicles catch fire in New York

Jun. 19, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three vehicles caught fire in New York’s Long Island City neighborhood on Friday, throwing up a plume of smoke that was visible from other boroughs. In footage posted on social media, emergency crews can be seen dousing one of the cars with water, and...

The Latest: Sweden player Larsson has car issues back home

Jun. 17, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Sweden midfielder Sebastien Larsson has had more to think about at the European Championship than just Friday’s match against Slovakia. Larsson’s electric car caught fire...

4 plead not guilty in connection with burned body in forest

Jun. 17, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Four people charged in connection with the burned body of a Green Bay woman who died of a drug overdose have pleaded not guilty. The remains of 24-year-old Stephanie Greenspon were found in a burned vehicle last August on the Menominee...

3 credited with saving woman from burning car in Spokane

Jun. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters in Spokane are crediting three passersby with rescuing a woman from a burning car after a rollover crash. The Spokane Fire Department said the crash happened Thursday night and that the driver was trapped in the car. ...

Delaware man charged with murder in fiery crash last year

Jun. 10, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Wilmington man has been charged with murder in connection with a fiery crash on Interstate 495 more than a year ago, authorities said Thursday. Delaware State Police said George Smith 3rd, 47, was taken into custody at his home on Wednesday. He...

Police: No one injured when officers, group exchange gunfire

Jun. 10, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — No one was injured early Thursday when two St. Louis police officers in an unmarked car came under fire from a group of people and returned fire, authorities said. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. near a gas station at Interstate 70 and Goodfellow...

Investigators waiting on DNA to identity body in burned car

Jun. 10, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Investigators in Minot say they’ll have to wait for DNA tests to confirm the identity of woman found dead in a burned vehicle. Firefighters were alerted to burning vehicle in southeast Minot on June 3 and discovered a body inside the vehicle. ...

Firefighters extinguish train fire in downtown Las Vegas

Jun. 08, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Fire Department responded to a train rail car on fire in downtown Las Vegas Monday. The department received reports around 9:40 p.m. of an explosion in a rail car parked on the railroad tracks behind the Main Street Station, spokesman Tim...

3 people dead after fiery multi-vehicle crash in Utah

Jun. 08, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three people have died in a fiery multi-vehicle car crash on a highway in northern Utah near the Heber Valley Airport, authorities said. Investigators with Utah Highway Patrol said they believe a Jeep traveling on the highway slowed down and was...

Automakers face a threat to EV sales: Slow charging times

Jun. 07, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If the auto industry is to succeed in its bet that electric vehicles will soon dominate the roads, it will need to overcome a big reason why many people are still avoiding them: fear of running out of juice between Point A and Point B. Automakers have...