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EU court declares Germany's highway tolls illegal

Jun. 18, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that highway tolls in Germany are illegal because they unfairly penalize drivers from other European Union countries. The Luxembourg court's ruling means Germany will have to drop or revise its highway toll system. The case was brought by Austria,...

New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

Jun. 14, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service has completed a project to relieve an Alaska traffic jam. A new elevated bridge and boardwalk across the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve has replaced a river-level bridge that was often closed to human tourists because it was occupied by...

The Latest: Trump impressed with protests, doesn't take side

Jun. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the protests in Hong Kong over proposed extradition legislation (all times local): 3:30 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is impressed with the number of protesters who took to the streets of Hong Kong, calling it as big a demonstration as he has ever seen but he's avoiding...

Police kill man after shots fired at vehicles on interstate

Jun. 10, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say they fatally shot a man who was shooting at vehicles along an interstate. Investigators say at least four vehicles on Interstate 35 were struck by gunfire Monday morning before police and the shooter exchanged fire. There have been no reports of injuries to...

Some shops reopen in Sudan's cities despite strike call

Jun. 10, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops and businesses reopened Monday and some traffic returned to the streets of the capital of Khartoum and another major city despite calls by pro-democracy protesters to continue a general strike and other civil disobedience to try to pressure Sudan's ruling military council to...

2 deaths as protesters burn tires, block roads in Haiti

Jun. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of Haiti's capital Sunday as they demanded the removal of President Jovenel Moise, while police reported two people killed and five injured. Demonstrators burned tires and threw stones during the march in...

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

Jun. 6, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked his head on the pavement and fell unconscious. The 26-year-old snapped two bones in each leg, broke a thighbone, shattered a kneecap,...

'Pray for this county,' sheriff says after 2 wrecks kill 11

Jun. 5, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

SCOOBA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff is asking for prayers for his community after two wrecks claimed 11 lives in his mostly rural county this week. Three people were killed and several were injured Wednesday in a wreck involving multiple vehicles, including a school bus with no children aboard, on a...

GM adds trickier roads to its semi-autonomous driving system

Jun. 5, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is adding 70,000 miles (113,000 kilometers) of roads across the U.S. and Canada to the area where its Cadillac Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system can run, including some with cross traffic similar to those that have confused Tesla's Autopilot system. Currently the GM...

The Latest: Sudan's military says it will call elections

Jun. 3, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The latest on the Sudanese military's moves against a sit-in protest camp in the capital (all times local): 2:50 a.m. Sudan's ruling military council says it is cancelling all agreements with protest leaders and will call elections within seven months. The head of the council, Gen....