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Police investigate death of 18-year-old in car crash

Oct. 25, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

FLOYD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a teenager dead. Virginia State Police said Katerina Renee Higgins, 18, was driving a Ford Mustang in Floyd County early Sunday when the car left the road and struck a tree. Higgins was not wearing a seatbelt and died...

Authorities: Man steals police car in NJ, crashes it in NYC

Oct. 25, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — A man who stole a police cruiser from an accident scene in northern New Jersey eventually led authorities on a pursuit into New York City that ended when the driver crashed into a parked car, officials said, Frank Suarez, 31, of Bayonne, was charged Sunday with reckless endangerment,...

Kansas man dies when truck collides with train near Udall

Oct. 25, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

UDALL, Kan. (AP) — A man from Wichita died when his pickup truck was struck by a train southeast of Udall, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Mike Saengsavath died in the collision Saturday. The patrol said his pickup was struck by the train after he failed to yield at a railroad crossing. A passenger in the...

Horses killed in multi-vehicle accident in Virginia

Oct. 25, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two horses that police say were “running loose in the roadway” were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Virginia. Suffolk Police said the accident occurred Saturday evening and that two different passenger vehicles struck the horses. One of the drivers was taken to a...

St. Cloud boy standing outside apartment wounded by gunshot

Oct. 25, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy who was standing near the main entry door to a St. Cloud apartment complex Saturday night was shot by someone from an unknown location. The wound is not believed to be life-threatening. St. Cloud police say the victim, who lived in the building, was...

A worker moves boxes at Snowman Logistics, India's largest cold storage company in Taloja, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The vaccine cold chain hurdle is just the latest disparity of the pandemic weighted against the poor, who more often live and work in crowded conditions that allow the virus to spread, have little access to medical oxygen vital to COVID-19 treatment, and whose health systems lack labs, supplies or technicians to carry out large-scale testing. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access

Oct. 25, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe. But...

A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

Oct. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state...

Infant dies after being thrown from balcony; father arrested

Oct. 24, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man was arrested Saturday after his 2-month-old child was fatally injured when thrown off a second-floor apartment balcony during a domestic disturbance, police said. After the child was thrown onto asphalt below, a fire was set inside the apartment and the man left the scene,...

Vehicle strikes 3 Notre Dame students, killing 2, in Indiana

Oct. 24, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A vehicle struck three University of Notre Dame students, killing two of them early Saturday in the northern Indiana city that's home to the university's campus, the school's president said. South Bend police said the vehicle hit three pedestrians before crashing into a house just...

Student pilot among crew that died in Navy crash in Alabama

Oct. 24, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — The two crew members who died when a U.S. Navy training plane out of Florida crashed in an Alabama residential neighborhood were an instructor pilot and a student aviator, the Navy said Saturday. The two-person crew, whose names were not immediately released, were on a routine training...