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In this photo provided by the Emergency Situation Ministry, a view of the debris and remains of the AN-26 military plane  which crashed on Friday night, in the town of Chuguyiv close to Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday Sept. 26, 2020. Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets of a military aviation school when it crashed and burst into flames Friday night while coming in for landing at the airport in Chuhuiv, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital Kyiv.  (Emergency Situation Ministry via AP)

Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, with 1 survivor

Sep. 26, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets of a military...

Owner of fire-stricken ship to pay $2.3M for Sri Lankan help

Sep. 26, 2020 6:15 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The owner of a large oil tanker that caught fire off Sri Lanka’s coast has agreed to pay $2.3 million to the island nation for its help in extinguishing the blaze, an official said Saturday. MT New Diamond, which was carrying nearly 2 million barrels of crude oil, was...

Franklin County sheriff's deputy dies in multi-vehicle crash

Sep. 25, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A dump truck crossed a highway median and crashed into several vehicles Friday, seriously injuring two other drivers and killing a Franklin County sheriff's deputy who was on her way to work at the county jail, authorities said. Deputy Angela Kane, 51, of Logan, died when the truck...

Black Lives Matter protesters march, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Protesters outside Louisville church amid curfew

Sep. 25, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 9:30 p.m. More than 100 people have gathered outside a downtown church in Louisville, Kentucky, despite a nighttime curfew. The...

A Louisiana State Police motorcycle honor guard precedes the hearse carrying the body of Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in West Monroe, La. Hollingsworth, killed in a car crash hours after he was told he would be fired for his role in the death of a Black man, was buried with honors Friday at a ceremony that authorities sought to keep secret out of concerns it would attract a mass protest. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Trooper quietly buried amid scrutiny over Black man's death

Sep. 25, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper who died in a single-car crash just hours after he was told he would be fired for his role in the death of a Black man was buried with honors Friday at a ceremony that authorities sought to keep secret out of concerns it would attract a mass protest. State...

Man charged in hit-and-run death of Detroit-area road worker

Sep. 25, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of striking and killing a highway worker on Interstate 94 was charged Friday with two felonies. Martin Smith, 51, of Harper Woods appeared in court on two charges related to the hit-and-run death of Zach Morisette, who worked for the Macomb County road...

1 hurt, car crashed in fights at Los Angeles protest

Sep. 25, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One person was hurt when a truck ran into a small crowd of people protesting police brutality in Los Angeles Thursday night, authorities said. The driver of a blue pickup truck got into an argument with demonstrators and struck the protester who was standing in the street as the driver...

FILE -In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 file photo the sun pierces the clouds over international waters north of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea.  Over a dozen migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their small dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, the United Nations reported Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, the latest shipwreck to underscore the deadly risks facing those who flee the war-afflicted North African country. (AP Photo/Renata Brito, File)

UN: At least 16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast

Sep. 25, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At least 16 migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their small dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, the U.N. migration agency reported Friday, the latest shipwreck to underscore the deadly risks facing those who flee the war-afflicted...

Off-duty police officer dies in head-on crash in S. Carolina

Sep. 25, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — An off-duty police officer in South Carolina was killed Friday in a head-on crash as he returned home from a morning workout, authorities said. Anderson Police Sgt. Ethan Kaskin was trapped in his vehicle in the wreck and his body had to be cut from the wreckage, Anderson County...

Minnesota man sentenced for crash that killed two women

Sep. 25, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A 24-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced in connection with a July 4 crash that killed two women in western Montana. Mason David Drake received a 40-year sentence with 20 years suspended on Thursday for his role in the deaths. Drake entered into a plea deal with prosecutors in...