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California snacking 'Safeway Bear' shot and killed

Oct. 16, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A black bear that was caught on video snacking on food in stores near Lake Tahoe was shot and killed over the summer when it refused to leave a California campsite, authorities said. The black bear dubbed the “Safeway Bear" was shot in early...

Mom starts scholarship fund to honor son killed in Ga. wreck

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Each of Tarik Kindell’s family members and friends agree that he was an incredibly giving person — in more ways than one. Not only was he funny and charismatic, always knowing exactly what to say to make someone smile. He was also there for his...

11 kids drowned, 10 rescued in Indonesian river cleanup

Oct. 15, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java Province, officials said Saturday. Local officials said 150 students from an Islamic junior high school were participating...

Truck driver convicted in Colorado pileup that killed 4

Oct. 15, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people and injured six others on a Colorado highway has been convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera Mederos, 25, was convicted by a Jefferson County...

Authorities identify drowning victim as California man, 75

Oct. 15, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified one of two people who drowned in the Colorado River as a 75-year-old California man. The sheriff's office in Mohave County, Arizona, said Friday that divers are continuing their search for the body of a woman...

Former Boeing test pilot pleads not guilty in 737 Max case

Oct. 15, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Boeing test pilot pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he deceived regulators by withholding information about a key system that played a role in two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets. Mark Forkner made his first...

Montana man faces negligent homicide charge in fatal crash

Oct. 15, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A western Montana man faces a negligent homicide charge for a rollover crash south of Florence last month that killed his partner and injured their three daughters, Ravalli County officials said. The girls — ages 7, 8 and 10 — said the Sept. 7...

Florida task force makes recommendations on condo safety

Oct. 15, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators should overhaul the state's condominium laws in the wake of the Surfside building collapse that killed 98 to address inspections, ensuring proper reserves are in place to make major safety repairs and other issues, according to a task force...

Police: 90-year-old man killed in crash into Nebraska lake

Oct. 15, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A 90-year-old man died when the car he was driving crashed into a Kearney lake, police in the south-central Nebraska city said. Donald Corneer was driving with his 87-year-old wife as a passenger Wednesday afternoon when the car careened into...

Review backs Iowa officer in shooting that paralyzed man

Oct. 15, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A police officer who shot and paralyzed a man in downtown Waterloo in April acted legally because the target appeared to be chasing a deputy with a shotgun, a prosecutor ruled Friday. Waterloo police Officer C.J. Nichols did not know that the long,...