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Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

Nov. 22, 2019 10:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing has settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet off the coast of Indonesia. A Boeing spokesman said Friday that the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company...

Commuter train hits RV in fiery collision near Los Angeles

Nov. 22, 2019 10:24 AM EST

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An RV stopped on a track was hit by a commuter train and burst into flames near Los Angeles, causing widespread rail delays at rush hour Friday, officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries following the fiery collision around 5:30 a.m. at an intersection in...

Medical examiner’s macabre humor leads to complaint

Nov. 22, 2019 9:56 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A state lawmaker is taking exception to the macabre humor that Maine’s chief medical examiner used in an old job posting. The 2017 posting for a deputy medical examiner touted Maine’s benefits like a “really short season for decomposing bodies” and the fact...

UN: Bodies of at least 6 migrants found on Libyan coast

Nov. 22, 2019 9:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least six bodies of Europe-bound migrants were found on Libya’s Mediterranean coast on Friday, while another 90 were intercepted by Libya’s coast guard, the U.N. migration agency said. Libya has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants fleeing war and...

Attorney: Teen charged in 90 mph crash to plead insanity

Nov. 22, 2019 8:25 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The attorney for a Louisiana teenager who told authorities God instructed him to end his life, so he crashed his car into another driver says his client intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The Advocate reports 18-year-old Jack Jordan was indicted this month on a...

More than 50 vehicles pile up in crash on Denver road

Nov. 22, 2019 6:20 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Police say more than 50 vehicles were involved in a weather-related crash in west Denver. Injuries were reported in the pileup about 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, but Denver police say none are considered life-threatening. The accident happened along eastbound 6th Avenue near southbound I-25....

Trump pays respects to Army officers killed in Afghanistan

Nov. 22, 2019 12:23 AM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to two Army officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed this week in Afghanistan, holding his salute until each of the flag-draped cases containing their remains were returned to their grieving families. Trump and...

New Zealand jurors to decide if British tourist was murdered

Nov. 21, 2019 11:10 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand jury on Friday was deliberating whether a British backpacker was murdered by a man she met on a dating app or was accidentally choked to death during sex. Grace Millane died last December on her 22nd birthday after meeting a man through Tinder, going out for...

Military: 2 airmen killed in crash during Oklahoma training

Nov. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two airmen were killed Thursday in an accident involving two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise at a U.S. Air Force base in northwestern Oklahoma, a military official said. The crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, about 65 miles (105...

Trucker in Colorado pileup that killed 4 pleads not guilty

Nov. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people and seriously injured several others on a Colorado interstate pleaded not guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide and other charges. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 24, of Houston, appeared in court in Jefferson...