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Police: Man killed himself after ramming US Capitol barrier

Aug. 14, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man drove his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol early Sunday and then began firing gunshots in the air before fatally shooting himself, according to police, who said he did not seem to be targeting any member of Congress. The incident happened just...

Boiling chemical on rail car forces evacuation in California

Aug. 12, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A section of a major Southern California freeway was shut down and 170 homes were under evacuation orders Friday as a chemical reaction inside a railroad tank car threatened to cause an explosion, authorities said. The tank car was parked on a spur off a main...

Shots fired at police during car chase through Detroit area

Aug. 12, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Shots were fired at police during a high-speed chase involving a vehicle driven by a 14-year-old boy through Detroit and several suburban communities. The chase started Thursday night after officers attempted to pull over the vehicle for improper plates, police said....

Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders

Aug. 07, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For Boston subway riders, it seems every week brings a new tale of transit woe. Runaway trains. Subway cars belching smoke and fire. Fatal accidents. Malfunctioning station escalators. Rush hour trains running on weekend schedules. Brand-new subway cars pulled from...

Woman heading to prenatal checkup killed in California crash

Aug. 05, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pregnant woman who died along with her young son and three others in a fiery crash caused by a speeding car was heading to a prenatal doctor's appointment, her sister said Friday. Thursday's crash killed Asherey Ryan, her 11-month-old son Alonzo Quintero and...

3 dead, 2 injured in Southern California multi-car crash

Aug. 02, 2022 01:45 AM EDT

RIALTO, Calif. (AP) — A fiery crash involving several cars killed at least three people and injured two others Monday east of Los Angeles. The crash, which involved at least seven vehicles, took place shortly before 7 p.m. in front of a gas station in Rialto in San Bernardino...

Fuel tanker truck catches fire in Libya; 9 dead, 76 injured

Aug. 01, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A fuel tanker truck caught fire and exploded Monday in central Libya, killing at least nine people and injuring 76 others, health authorities said. The incident took place in the central town of Bent Bayya when the tanker truck overturned before catching fire and...

Motorcyclist: Truck plowed through 'like a bowling ball'

Jul. 27, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The last rider in a group of Marine motorcycle club members testified Wednesday that he saw a “ball of flame” and then a truck “plowing through motorcycles like a bowling ball” in a 2019 crash in New Hampshire that killed seven bikers. Michael McEachern...

5 killed in head-on collision on East Texas highway

Jul. 22, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

TYLER, Texas (AP) — A car driving on the wrong side of a two-lane highway in East Texas early Friday collided with an SUV, killing all five people in the vehicles, authorities said. The collision happened at about 5 a.m. on Texas 110, about 6 1/2 miles (10 1/2 kilometers) northwest...

High-speed police pursuit ends in fiery crash, 1 dead

Jul. 20, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — One person died in a high-speed police pursuit that ended in a fiery crash with three other vehicles, authorities said. A preliminary investigation determined that a Kentucky State Police trooper attempted a traffic stop Monday on a Kia Soul in Hardin...