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Pilot blames bad gas in Northern California plane crash

Aug. 21, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot who was forced to ditch his newly purchased aircraft in the ocean in Northern California said Wednesday he believes bad gasoline caused the plane to malfunction. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. FAA spokesman...

2 more charged in fatal boat crash

Aug. 21, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Two more people face criminal charges in connection with a fatal July 4 boat crash on Smith Lake. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says troopers on Wednesday arrested Nick Bowling Suggs and Jodi Wallace Suggs, both of Decatur, on criminally negligent homicide charges. Both are 50....

Woman flees after crash, 6-year-old stepson left behind

Aug. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman accused of leaving her 6-year-old stepson behind in a car crash after she fled from police said she thought there was a warrant out for her arrest. Police in Nashua said an officer saw 32-year-old Tracey Pelletier using her cellphone while driving Tuesday. The...

The Latest: Pilot blames bad gas in California plane crash

Aug. 21, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a plane rescue off the Northern California coast (all times local): 11 a.m. The pilot of a small plane that malfunctioned says he believes bad gasoline forced him to ditch the aircraft into the ocean off the Northern California coast. David Lesh says Wednesday he had...

FAA cites risk in damaging sensors linked to Boeing crashes

Aug. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety officials are warning people who work on airplanes to avoid damaging the kind of sensors that misfired before crashes involving two Boeing 737 Max jets. A Federal Aviation Administration bulletin stresses the need to avoid damaging "angle of attack" or AOA sensors, which...

Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

Aug. 21, 2019 12:35 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...

Teen arrested in chain-reaction crash that killed cyclist

Aug. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a teenager who they say caused a chain-reaction crash in Brooklyn that killed a bicyclist has been arrested. Mirza Baig was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Aug. 11 crash that killed 52-year-old cyclist Jose Alzorriz. Police say the 18-year-old Baig was driving a Dodge...

Arrest in April hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

Aug. 21, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man has been arrested in the death of a bicyclist who was hit by a car in April, while riding at night in dark clothes and without lights. A news release Wednesday said 38-year-old Taurus Bray of Monroe was arrested Tuesday on charges of hit-and-run driving...

Tennessee police: Naked man fleeing officers fatally crashes

Aug. 21, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a naked man who was causing a disturbance at a grocery store was killed in a crash fleeing officers. News outlets report Tullahoma Police responded to an incident involving a nude man at a food store early Wednesday morning. A Tennessee Highway Patrol...

Company that owned crashed dump truck had violations

Aug. 21, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — As the investigation continues into a dump truck crash that injured five people in Seattle's Pioneer Square, federal records are revealing more about the trucking company involved. The dump truck lost control Monday morning, striking a pedestrian and several cars before crashing through the...