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Pilot says plane crash into California ocean was no stunt

Aug. 22, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

The pilot of a small plane that went down in the waters off Northern California is a self-professed thrill-seeker whose stunts have sometimes gotten him in trouble with authorities. David Lesh and a woman passenger spent about a half-hour in the water Tuesday after the single-engine Cessna went down in Half Moon...

Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

Aug. 21, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine Cessna Citation jet aborted its takeoff at Oroville...

Search on for missing teen after boat crash on Lake Havasu

Aug. 21, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a teenage boy who is reported missing after a boat crash on Lake Havasu. Mohave County Sheriff's officials say they responded to the scene Wednesday on a report of a juvenile who had been struck by a boat. Upon arrival, deputies determined that...

Pilot says he had to bring down plane while cameras rolled

Aug. 21, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

A pilot and self-professed thrill seeker said Wednesday he was forced to bring his new plane down into the ocean off Northern California as it lost power, recording dramatic videos as he and his passenger treaded water in the chilly ocean awaiting rescue. Pilot David Lesh, a 34-year-old globe-trotting skier and...

Spill revelation raises questions about North Dakota system

Aug. 21, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Health Department's acknowledgment this week that a 2015 pipeline leak of liquid natural gas is hundreds of thousands of gallons larger than reported raises questions about how many other spills and leaks are underreported — and state officials were not...

Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

Aug. 21, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year. Yahia Sarie, a military spokesman for the...

Construction workers more prone to fatal opioid overdoses

Aug. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State data shows that construction workers in Rhode Island are more prone to fatal opioid overdoses. The Providence Journal reports that Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force data shows a quarter of the 569 overdose deaths between 2016 and 2018 came from fields that...

Rat infestation plagues town for over 6 months

Aug. 21, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

HARTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in a Maine town say they are trying to stop a rat infestation that has plagued their community for more than six months. Hartland residents say garbage and manure left at one home attracted dozens of rats. Resident Michelle Cole told WGME that rats have bitten her dog three...

Country singer Drake White reveals brain condition

Aug. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After nearly collapsing onstage recently, country singer Drake White has revealed he has a brain condition that disrupts normal blood flow. White told "People" magazine that he's known about the condition since his diagnosis in January and he has been undergoing a series of...

Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers

Aug. 21, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Travis Andrepont of Louisiana was killed before dawn Tuesday in Beaumont. Officials didn't immediately...