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Train kills 2 migrants asleep by the tracks in N. Macedonia

Jun. 29, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say two migrants were killed in the south of the country early Wednesday when a freight train hit them as they slept next to the tracks in the dark. The nighttime incident occurred outside Miravci, a village near the border...

Charity says 30 Europe-bound migrants feared dead off Libya

Jun. 29, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A flimsy rubber boat collapsed and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya's coast, leaving at least 30 people including women and children missing and feared dead, an international charity said Wednesday. It marked the latest tragedy at sea involving migrants seeking a better life...

South Dakota interim AG dismisses 2 of Ravnsborg's top aides

Jun. 29, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's interim attorney general on his first day in office Tuesday dismissed two of former Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg's top appointees who were involved in the aftermath of Ravnsborg's 2020 fatal car crash. Ravnsborg was removed from office...

Lawsuit filed by family of woman killed while parasailing

Jun. 29, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a 33-year-old Illinois woman who was killed while parasailing in the Florida Keys last month has filed a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the boat company, attorneys said. Supraja Alaparthi was killed, her 9-year-old nephew was seriously...

Woman is killed by subway after falling onto tracks in NYC

Jun. 29, 2022 07:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was fatally struck by a New York City subway train after she fell onto the tracks at Grand Central Terminal, police said Wednesday. The 20-year-old woman somehow fell onto the tracks as a No. 7 train approached shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, a police...

Boat capsizes off Senegal coastline, 13 migrants killed

Jun. 29, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A boat carrying migrants trying to get to Europe capsized off the coast of Senegal, killing at least 13 people, according to local Red Cross officials. The incident happened near Kafountine in the southern Casamance area Monday night, said Djadja Sambou, an...

Official: Upgrades urged at Amtrak crash site, but no action

Jun. 28, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — The chief elected official in the Missouri county where an Amtrak train slammed into a dump truck said Tuesday that residents and county leaders have been pushing for a safety upgrade at the railroad crossing for nearly three years. Meanwhile, the toll from the accident rose to...

A look at recent Amtrak derailments and other crashes

Jun. 28, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

An Amtrak passenger train struck a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing in a rural area of Missouri killing three people on the train and one in the truck. At least 150 others were injured. The crash happened Monday near Mendon, Missouri. Several cars derailed. The train was traveling from Los...

Two people killed when Amtrak hits drag race car in Detroit

Jun. 28, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two people died when their vehicle collided with an Amtrak train while trying to outrun it, Detroit police said. Detroit Police Chief James White said the victims of the crash early Monday were a young woman from Novi and a young man from Wixom, both in their 20s....

Woman found shot in SUV that crashed on California highway

Jun. 28, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman was found shot to death behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed on a Southern California highway early Tuesday, authorities said. Officers responding around 2:30 a.m. to reports of a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 710 in Long Beach discovered...