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Report: Boston public transit system needs to improve safety

Dec. 9, 2019 6:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The public transportation system in metropolitan Boston needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, buses and commuter rail trains. That's the finding of a panel of transit experts hired in June by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's fiscal and...

Pileup leaves 1 seriously hurt, I-80 closed near Des Moines

Dec. 9, 2019 6:43 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A quick-moving snowstorm is being blamed for a pileup Monday morning on Interstate 80 just east of Des Moines that forced police to close the freeway's westbound lanes. Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Alex Dinkla said about 50 vehicles were involved in the crash between Altoona and the...

Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

Dec. 9, 2019 6:39 PM EST

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions about whether the agency is too cozy with Boeing when he testifies this week before a congressional panel. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he plans to ask FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson about Boeing's influence over the...

Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand

Dec. 9, 2019 5:33 PM EST

TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Helicopter crews landed on...

Mother donates organs of child killed in Thanksgiving crash

Dec. 9, 2019 5:31 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mother donated the organs of the 18-month-old daughter she lost in a Thanksgiving Day car crash, the Springfield News-Sun reported Monday. Ciera Jones said that her toddler, Camiyah Carty, is a hero because of the lives being saved as a result of her death. The girl was...

Grand jury indicts pickup driver in fatal Wasilla crash

Dec. 9, 2019 4:45 PM EST

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a driver involved in a crash that killed a retired Alaska State Trooper. Jacob Moreland, 22, of Wasilla was indicted on counts of criminal negligent manslaughter and driving under the influence. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was taken into...

1 killed in crash in Lewiston, Maine

Dec. 9, 2019 4:05 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 59-year-old woman in Lewiston. The Lewiston Police Department says the motorist was killed when her car crashed into a rock and tree Sunday evening. The victim's name wasn't immediately released. Emergency workers...

Authorities locate boat that sunk with 4 fishermen aboard

Dec. 9, 2019 4:04 PM EST

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A fishing vessel that capsized and sank miles off Martha's Vineyard with four fishermen aboard has been found. The Leonardo, a 57-foot scalloper based out of New Bedford, was located and identified Sunday morning, according to Massachusetts Environmental Police. Only one of the...

Sheriff: 2-year-old boy dies after vehicle backs over him

Dec. 9, 2019 2:57 PM EST

BENTLEY, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County authorities say a 2-year-old boy died when a vehicle backed over him. Sheriff's deputies went to a home near Bentley Sunday after receiving a report of an accident at the house. Bentley is in northwest Sedgwick County. The boy was taken to Wesley Medical Center but died...

No injuries when Helena school bus rolls into ditch

Dec. 9, 2019 2:39 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — No one was injured when a Helena school bus rolled into an irrigation ditch Monday morning Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Dave Gleich told the Independent Record the driver had finished his route and stopped just north of the city to make sure there were no more children on the bus....