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Shuttle bus overturns in Texas, killing 1

Oct. 23, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — A shuttle bus transporting contract workers from a Southeast Texas liquid natural gas plant overturned and rolled down a roadside embankment, killing one person and injuring 30 others. The crash happened Tuesday afternoon on the outskirts of Freeport, Texas, more than 50 miles south...

Trial opens in Michigan trooper's fatal use of Taser on teen

Oct. 23, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan state trooper charged with murder in the death of a Detroit boy fired his Taser because he feared the 15-year-old would pull a weapon while joyriding on an all-terrain vehicle, a defense attorney told jurors Tuesday. But Damon Grimes wasn't armed. He crashed the ATV and died after...

Morocco: Speed cited as cause of derailment, driver detained

Oct. 23, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A royal prosecutor in Morocco says excessive speed caused the fatal derailment of a passenger train last week and he put the blame on the shuttle's driver. Eight people died and more than 80 were injured after the train derailed halfway between Rabat and the town of Kenitra, near the...

Truck, van with smuggled petrol collide in Pakistan; 6 die

Oct. 23, 2018 3:54 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a truck and a van carrying smuggled gasoline collided in southwestern Baluchistan province and the ignited fuel killed six people. Officer Abdullah Rind says three others suffered serious burns in the collision on an intercity highway on Tuesday. The van was...

5 of the 6 killed in Utah highway crash were from Honduras

Oct. 22, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five of the six men killed last week when a dump truck collided with a pickup truck on a Utah highway were from Honduras, authorities said Monday. Utah authorities are coordinating with Honduran consular officials to inform the victim's families before making their identities public,...

The Latest: Man charged in Utah crash that killed 6 men

Oct. 22, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Utah that killed six men (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A Utah man suspected of causing the deaths of six men when his dump truck collided last week with an oncoming pickup truck has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide and driving...

Taiwan president calls for clear probe of fatal train crash

Oct. 22, 2018 4:18 AM EDT

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island's worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended and crash investigators examined the wreckage Monday. The eight-car Puyuma express ran off the tracks...

Utah truck driver is jailed without bond after crash kills 6

Oct. 21, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

HEBER, Utah (AP) — A man suspected of driving under the influence remained jailed without bond Sunday in Utah after a crash killed six men in a pickup truck, authorities said. Jamie Don McKenzie, 41, was being held at Wasatch County Jail for investigation of six counts of vehicular homicide and two counts...

The Latest: 11 migrants, trafficker injured in Greece crash

Oct. 21, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Greek police say 11 migrants and one trafficker have been injured when the SUV that was carrying them at high speed overturned on a highway in northern Greece. Police say the car, which was carrying the migrants from the...

Police pursuit in Kentucky ends in crash that kills 2

Oct. 21, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say two teenagers have been killed when a pursuit ended with a suspect's vehicle striking a car. State Police spokesman Trooper Scott Sharp says in a news release several police departments were pursuing the pickup on Saturday night when it struck the car at a...