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Authorities say 1 driver died in collision of pickups

Feb. 21, 2020 7:14 AM EST

FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) — A driver has been killed in a collision on U.S. Highway 75 in southeast Nebraska, authorities said. The crash occurred around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, near the Nemaha County-Richardson County line. A northbound pickup truck pulling a trailer cross the center line and struck a southbound...

Driver charged after Des Moines collision that killed 2

Feb. 21, 2020 6:48 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A driver has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide following a Des Moines collision in which two men died, police said. The crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. Thursday, when a southbound car struck an eastbound car that had just entered the roadway, police said. Two men...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo provided by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, area officials monitor a potential dam/levee failure in the Springridge Place subdivision in Yazoo County, Miss. Heavy rains and recent flooding across the Southeastern U.S. have highlighted a potential public safety concern for some dams. An Associated Press review has identified hundreds of high hazard dams in the South that lack formal emergency action plans. (David Battaly/Mississippi Emergency Management Agency via AP, File)

Hundreds of dams lack emergency plans in rain-soaked South

Feb. 21, 2020 3:27 AM EST

When recent heavy rains swelled a private Mississippi lake and began eroding its earthen dam, Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham was scrambling for a plan. He had no contact information for any of the homeowners who might need to evacuate, so he drove to the scene and began knocking on...

Cars of a passenger train are derailed in Wallan, Victoria, Australia, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. The train heading from Sydney to Melbourne, carrying 160 passengers and crew, derailed late Thursday, killing two operators. (David Crosling/AAP Image via AP)

Passenger train partly derails in Australia, killing 2

Feb. 21, 2020 2:15 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Several cars on a passenger train derailed in southeastern Australia, killing two operators and injuring 12 other people, police said. The train was heading from Sydney to Melbourne late Thursday when part of it came off the tracks in Victoria state near Wallan. The two dead were the pilot...

Jury deliberates case for officer charged with manslaughter

Feb. 21, 2020 1:16 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Deliberations were expected to continue Friday in the trial of a Delaware officer charged with manslaughter in a deadly 5-car pileup. Frederick Pierce, a Dover police officer, decided not to testify Thursday, WBOC-TV reported. Lawyers on both sides of the case had acknowledged in court...

FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, water flows down the Oroville Dam spillway in Oroville, Calif. In a rare reversal, the Trump administration has agreed to reimburse California for hundreds of millions of dollars in repair costs stemming from the 2017 emergency at Oroville Dam. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California to receive $300M from US for Oroville Dam repairs

Feb. 20, 2020 10:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In an unusual reversal, federal regulators this week agreed to cover about $300 million in repair costs at the Oroville Dam, where a spillway collapse three years ago prompted the evacuation of nearly 190,000 people in Northern California. The Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Woman injured by concrete the fell from bridge over U.S. 127

Feb. 20, 2020 10:54 PM EST

MASON, Mich. (AP) — Wood barriers will be placed beneath a bridge over U.S. 127 near Mason after a woman was injured when concrete fell from a bridge and broke through her windshield, Michigan Department of Transportation officials said Thursday. The Ingham County Sheriff's Office says the 38-year-old...

Woman pleads guilty to crash that killed white supremacist

Feb. 20, 2020 9:53 PM EST

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to manslaughter in a car crash that killed a white supremacist leader. Emily Sherry, 24, entered her plea in the April 2018 death of Robert Ransdell, 37. Sherry was driving under the influence on Interstate 275 when she veered into oncoming...

FILE - This Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, shows a commuter airplane that crashed near the airport in Unalaska, Alaska, killing a passenger. Alaska needs a comprehensive review effort to improve aviation safety because its aviation fatal and non fatal accident rates are far higher than the national average, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (Jim Paulin via AP, File)

Alaska needs broad review of aviation safety, officials say

Feb. 20, 2020 9:44 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska needs a comprehensive review effort to improve aviation safety because its fatal and non-fatal accident rates are far higher than the national average, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB issued a safety recommendation to the Federal Aviation...

1 killed, 1 injured in collapse at Queens demolition site

Feb. 20, 2020 9:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One man was killed and another injured on Thursday after a collapse at a Queens demolition site, authorities said. The Fire Department of New York said it happened around 11:45 a.m at the site on 94th Avenue in the Jamaica section of Queens. One man was killed and another man was...