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Rare northern Michigan tornado kills 1, injures more than 40

May. 20, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A rare northern Michigan tornado tore through a small community on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40 others as it flipped vehicles, tore roofs from buildings and downed trees and power lines. The twister hit Gaylord, a city of about...

Large northeastern North Dakota manufacturer shutting down

May. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

PEMBINA, N.D. (AP) — One of the largest employers in northeastern North Dakota is closing later this year. Winnipeg, Manitoba-based New Flyer Industries is shutting down its charter and transit bus manufacturing plant in Pembina, located close to the Canadian border. Pembina Mayor...

Northbound I-17 in Phoenix reopens after fiery big-rig wreck

May. 20, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A fiery fatal crash involving two big rigs closed part of a Phoenix freeway during the Friday morning commute. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said at least one person was killed in the crash on northbound Interstate 17 near Deer Valley Road at about 4 a.m.,...

Human remains in river identified as woman missing since '78

May. 20, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Human remains that were found in a car in the Connecticut River last year are those of a New Hampshire woman who disappeared in 1978 in a motor vehicle accident, authorities said Friday. “The remains are those of Alberta Leeman, who was last seen in July,...

Woman convicted on 3 counts in fatal hit-and-run crash

May. 20, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 2-year-old boy has been convicted on three counts, a prosecutor said. Angel Alberta Estep was found guilty Thursday of leaving the scene of an accident causing death, failure to render aid and...

Bay City's Liberty Bridge not expected to open by July 4

May. 20, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bridge is not expected to open in time for a popular fireworks display due to problems found by crews repairing the span. The Liberty Bridge in Bay City currently is closed to all traffic, WNEM-TV reported Thursday. “Our goal was...

Power outage at Yakima airport halts commercial flights

May. 20, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Commercial flights into the Yakima airport were temporarily shut down after a car crashed into the control tower early Friday morning. The Yakima Police Department said a driver was speeding on Washington Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Friday and crashed into two...

Philippines establishes coast guard outposts in disputed sea

May. 20, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has established three coast guard outposts on three islands in the disputed South China Sea to monitor ship movements and promote safety, officials said Friday, amid increasing maritime tensions with China. The move reinforced the...

Driver must stand trial for deadly Tesla crash in California

May. 20, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a Tesla operating on autopilot must stand trial for a crash that killed two people in a Los Angeles suburb, a judge ruled Thursday. There is enough evidence to try Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, on two counts of vehicular manslaughter, a Los...

Australia's would-be PM Albanese shaped by humble start

May. 20, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The son of a single mother who raised him on a pension, Anthony Albanese had a humble start to life for a politician who could become Australia’s prime minister on Saturday. His financially precarious upbringing in government-owned housing in Sydney...