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Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car remained on the...

Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker killed after being struck by car in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2019 11:03 AM EDT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker killed after being struck by car in Virginia.

Woman, 2 kids dead in fiery freeway crash in Indianapolis

Jul. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters died in a fiery, seven-vehicle crash on an Indianapolis freeway. Indiana State Police say the crash happened about midday Sunday on eastbound Interstate 465. A preliminary police investigation has revealed that a semi...

Vigil held for girl killed in Milwaukee road rage attack

Jul. 14, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mourners have held a vigil to remember a 3-year-old girl who was shot and killed in an apparent road rage attack in Milwaukee. The grandmother of Brooklyn Harris told supporters at Saturday night's vigil that the girl was sweet and quiet and that, "They didn't give that baby a chance to...

Police test lighting in probe of Uber self-driving crash

Jul. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police outside Phoenix recently closed part of a street to conduct a lighting test as an investigation continues into the 2018 death of a woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving SUV. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says prosecutors asked for more investigation...

2 killed, 4 hurt in suspected Oklahoma road rage attack

Jul. 14, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken driver who was on probation for a previous DUI conviction deliberately forced another vehicle into oncoming traffic on an Oklahoma highway, causing a head-on collision that killed two people and injured four others. The suspected road rage attack happened at...

Patriots' Kraft pledges $100K for families of bikers killed

Jul. 13, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined leather-clad bikers from across the country at a memorial Saturday for the seven motorcyclists killed in a collision with a truck last month and pledged to donate $100,000 to help the victims' families. Bikers from as far as Louisiana...

Angels honor Skaggs with emotional no-hit masterpiece

Jul. 13, 2019 3:11 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all wore Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 jerseys as they stood solemnly on the field while his mother, Debbie, delivered a heartbreakingly perfect strike with her first pitch. Three incredible hours later, the Angels walked back onto the Angel Stadium field, some with...

Police: Oilfield workers, truck driver killed in fiery crash

Jul. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

Four oilfield workers from Texas and the driver of tractor-trailer rig are dead following a fiery head-on crash on a New Mexico road in the heart of what has become the busiest oil and gas region in the United States, authorities said Friday. The crash happened Thursday morning when the driver of a pickup truck...

The Latest: Police say 5 Texans died in fiery NM crash

Jul. 12, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

JAL, New Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a fatal crash in southeastern New Mexico (all times local): 10 a.m. Authorities say all five people killed in a fiery crash in southeastern New Mexico's oil country were from Texas. New Mexico State Police say the crash happened Thursday morning on a state road east of...