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NTSB report casts doubt on driver's claim that truck's steering locked in crash that killed cyclists

Feb. 28, 2024 18:22 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A newly released report on last year’s fatal crash involving a pickup truck and a group of bicyclists near Phoenix has cast doubts about the driver’s claim that the vehicle’s steering locked up. The National Transportation Safety Board released a report...

Dubai's sky-high aspirations find a new outlet as it hosts a jet suit race for 'Iron Man' pilots

Feb. 28, 2024 17:47 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pilots lined up on a runway in Dubai on Wednesday and fired up their seven jet engines with an ear-splitting roar. But they weren't preparing to fly an airplane — they were the aircraft. This city-state in the United Arab Emirates, known for...

Today in History: February 28, Pope Benedict XVI becomes first pope in six centuries to resign

Feb. 28, 2024 00:17 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2024. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate....

Racing authority reports equine fatality rate of 1.23 per 1,000 at tracks under its jurisdiction

Feb. 27, 2024 15:34 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Horse racing’s federal oversight body says racetracks under its jurisdiction experienced 1.23 racing-related equine fatalities per 1,000 starts in 2023, a much lower rate than at tracks outside its watch. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority...

Toyota recalling 381,000 Tacoma pickups because parts can fall off rear axles, increasing crash risk

Feb. 27, 2024 13:22 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 381,000 Tacoma midsize pickup trucks in the U.S. because a part can separate from the rear axle, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers certain trucks from the 2022 and 2023 model years. Toyota said in a statement...

A school bus driver dies in a crash near Rogersville; 2 students sustain minor injuries

Feb. 26, 2024 15:29 PM EST

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school bus driver died in a crash Monday that also caused minor injuries to two students, authorities said. The bus was hit Monday morning by a 2005 Chevy Silverado on Highway 70 near Rogersville, news outlets reported, citing a preliminary...

Officials honor Mississippi National Guardsmen killed in helicopter crash

Feb. 26, 2024 12:46 PM EST

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Officials held a procession Monday for two Mississippi National Guardsmen who died Friday in a helicopter crash. The ceremony began at a hospital in Booneville, Mississippi, near where the helicopter plummeted into a wooded area during a training flight. It...

Review of Saratoga horse deaths last year finds no definitive cause. Rainfall could have been one

Feb. 26, 2024 11:10 AM EST

A review of 14 horse deaths at Saratoga Race Course last summer found no definitive cause of why they happened, saying rainfall “could not be overlooked” as a factor. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, in a report released Monday, said a multitude of risk factors...

Survivors and families of 94 migrants who died in a shipwreck off Italy call for justice a year on

Feb. 26, 2024 09:20 AM EST

CROTONE, Italy (AP) — Survivors and family members of victims of a tragic shipwreck a year ago that killed 94 migrants, including 35 minors, just a few meters off Italy’s southern coast, returned for three days of commemorations ending Monday, calling for justice to be done. A...

9 people have died in a road crash in South Africa after attending a ruling party election rally

Feb. 25, 2024 09:36 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Nine people were killed in a road crash in South Africa on Sunday after attending an election rally by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his ruling African National Congress party. The ANC supporters were traveling on a bus back to their home province of...