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Coroner says boy found in Eagle River accidentally drowned

Jul. 8, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that a body pulled from the Eagle River in western Colorado is that of a 3-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a month. Sebastian Rodriguez Castro went missing June 5 near an apartment complex in Eagle where he lived. Hundreds of volunteers and first...

State Police: Man wounded after being shot by Rutland police

Jul. 8, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A man was shot by police and wounded and another injured in a car crash early Wednesday that followed a police pursuit in Rutland, Vermont State Police said. Rutland police told state police investigators one city officer was struck by the car before the shooting took place. State...

In this image provided by the New York Fire Department (FDNY), firefighters work the scene after the brick facade of a vacant parking garage in Manhattan partially collapsed on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in New York. One person suffered minor injuries from falling bricks and was treated by emergency services workers. (FDNY via AP)

1 injured in partial collapse of Manhattan building facade

Jul. 8, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One person suffered minor injuries when the brick facade of a vacant parking garage in Manhattan partially collapsed on Wednesday, officials said. Part of the parapet of the five-story building on East 38th Street collapsed shortly before noon, Deputy Fire Chief Nicholas Corrado said. One...

Kansas man sentenced to 12 years in cruise ship killing

Jul. 8, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison for killing his girlfriend by strangling her and pushing her over a balcony on a cruise ship off the coast of Florida. Eric Newman, 55, of Topeka, also was sentenced to five years of supervised release during a hearing...

Cattle truck overturns on I-75 in northern Michigan

Jul. 8, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) — A cattletruck overturned on Interstate 75 in northern Michigan on Wednesday morning, killing some of the livestock and delaying traffic while the cows surviving the crash were rounded up, authorities said. Crews on the scene said there were about 39 cows on the truck at the time of...

FILE - In this June 19, 2020, file photo, people demonstrate in Chicago, to mark Juneteenth. A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work July 20, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

AP Exclusive: 'Strike for Black Lives' to highlight racism

Jul. 8, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands...

Humpack whale's condition unknown after collision with ferry

Jul. 8, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) — A whale watching group believes a humpback whale struck by a Washington state ferry is unlikely to have survived, while the state asked residents to watch for a wounded animal. The Pacific Whale Watch Association said the whale was struck by the ship around 12:15 p.m. Monday in the...

2 men drown in northern West Virginia pond

Jul. 8, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

MANNINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two men have drowned while swimming in a northern West Virginia pond, a sheriff said. Dalton Shuck and Charles Barber, both 23 and from Fairmont, died Monday night near Mannington, Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Riffle said. Riffle said three people had gone into the pond and one...

The scene in Bow where a 20-metre crane collapsed on to a property leaving people trapped inside, in east London, Wednesday July 8, 2020. The London Fire Brigade says a 20-meter crane has collapsed onto a block of apartments under development and two houses in east London. The brigade’s Assistant Commissioner Graham Ellis says urban search and rescue crews are undertaking “a complex rescue operation” and using specialized equipment to search the properties on Wednesday. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

Crane collapses in east London, killing 1, injuring 4

Jul. 8, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 20-meter (65-foot) crane collapsed onto a block of apartments under development and two houses in east London, killing one person and injuring four others, authorities said Wednesday. “Sadly, despite the efforts of emergency services, a fifth person has been found and died at the...

Suspected drunken driver hits highway patrol vehicle in ND

Jul. 8, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

HETTINGER, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a Wyoming man was intoxicated when he slammed into a trooper's SUV in Adams County. The trooper was conducting a traffic stop along Highway 12 west of Hettinger and wasn't in his vehicle when it was struck about 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to the...