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Searchers find bodies of 2 victims of Alabama boat collision

Jul. 6, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Search crews have recovered the bodies of two of the three people who went missing in a pair of holiday boating accidents on two Alabama lakes. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Marine Patrol spokesman, Capt. Gary Buchanan, says crews on Saturday recovered the bodies of 26-year-old...

Correction: Boat Crashes-Alabama story

Jul. 6, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story July 5 about boating accidents in Alabama, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, reported erroneously that one of the missing was Tyler House. The missing person has since been identified as Travis House. A corrected version...

2 dead at Detroit-area home after standoff with police ends

Jul. 6, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — Police say two people are dead in suburban Detroit after a 28-hour standoff that began when a man was upset about fireworks in his neighborhood. The police chief in St. Clair Shores tells TV station WXYZ that a 58-year-old man fatally shot a 60-year-old woman and himself. The...

Police: Security officer's gunshot warning caused stampede

Jul. 5, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A stampede at a Fourth of July fireworks display that injured more than a dozen people at Chicago's Navy Pier started when a private security officer shouted for bystanders to take cover, police said Friday. Chicago police spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli said "approximately 13" people who fell or...

2 dead, 1 injured in South Florida fireworks accidents

Jul. 5, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two men have died and a 15-year-old boy lost several fingers in separate incidents while setting off fireworks in South Florida. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King says a 31-year-old man placed a PVC pipe partially in the ground as he was set off...

Gunfire ignites fireworks in family car, injuring children

Jul. 5, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two young Houston-area children are in critical condition following an argument between their father and another motorist who fired into their family car and ignited fireworks that caused the car to be engulfed in flames. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says a "road rage incident" led to...

Italy: German woman dies in climbing accident on glacier

Jul. 4, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A 55-year-old German woman has died after falling into a crevasse on the Forni glacier in Italy's northern Lombardy region. The alpine rescue services said that two other German climbers were seriously injured in Wednesday morning's accident. The woman and the two men were part of a group of 21...

Grieving clubhouse: Tough for Angels, like teams before them

Jul. 3, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton knows from his own heart-wrenching experience what the Los Angeles Angels are feeling now, and will experience moving forward, after the death of a teammate during the season. The slugger's message to the Angels, playing with heavy hearts after the death of...

Kansas parks department employee dies in ATV accident

Jun. 27, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas parks department says an employee died when his all-terrain vehicle overturned and rolled down an embankment at the Milford Wildlife Area. The agency said in a news release that 48-year-old Mark Jackson, of Milford, died Tuesday when he was pinned underneath the ATV. Jackson...

Kentucky court security officer charged in fatal ATV crash

Jun. 23, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky court security officer has been arrested after a passenger on an ATV he was driving died in a crash. Kentucky State Trooper Steven Dykes says in a news release 43-year-old Mario Chavez-Canela of Monterey was arrested in Owen County on Friday on charges of...