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Disney, Sangmeister back on land after rescue in Transpac

Jul. 16, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Friends and sailing rivals Roy Disney and John Sangmeister were back on land Tuesday rather than racing toward Hawaii after Disney's crew rescued Sangmeister's crew from its sinking yacht in the 50th Transpac Race. Disney's Pyewacket returned to Marina del Rey near Los Angeles about 24...

6 minutes: Man haunted by family's final moments on 737 Max

Jul. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. "I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark," Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne before...

3 dead, 4 missing in float plane crash in Canada

Jul. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

ST JOHN's, Newfoundland (AP) — At least three people died and a search is under way for four others missing after a float plane crashed into a lake in the Eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Air Saguenay President Jean Tremblay said Tuesday the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver was carrying...

Police say trucker speeding in Indiana crash that killed 3

Jul. 16, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a semitrailer's computer data says it was going above the speed limit when it slammed into a line of vehicles on an Indianapolis highway, killing a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters. State police say Interstate 465 traffic was slowed for a construction zone when the...

'Justice wasn't served': 50 years since Chappaquiddick

Jul. 16, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The crash ended a young woman's life, and with it, a man's White House dreams. U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, an extension of the resort island of Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast, and plunged into a moonlit...

Greece: Suspect charged for US scientist's slaying in Crete

Jul. 16, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 27-year-old man was charged with murder and rape Tuesday in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete and whose body was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II. Crete police said a Greek man from the island...

Boeing jet trouble leads to cuts at Europe's busiest airline

Jul. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Europe's biggest airline, budget carrier Ryanair, will cut flights and close some of its bases beginning this winter because of the delay to deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded globally after two fatal crashes. The airline also warned Tuesday that its growth in...

Officers attend funeral for girl killed in cruise ship fall

Jul. 16, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Police officers were among the mourners at the funeral of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico. Chloe Wiegand died July 7 when she fell through an open 11th-story window on the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. WSBT-TV reports that...

AP Was There: Sen. Kennedy's fateful crash on Chappaquiddick

Jul. 16, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1969 car crash on Chappaquiddick Island killed a woman — and ended any aspirations he had of challenging President Richard Nixon in 1972. Kennedy was driving after a party on Martha's Vineyard, off Massachusetts, when his Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge and plunged into...

Iran state TV: 18 people die, 14 injured in road accidents

Jul. 16, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says 18 people were killed and 14 injured in two separate road accidents in the country. The report says both accidents happened on Tuesday. The TV says 11 died after a minibus plunged into a ravine in a valley in the central province of Isfahan. It says eight were...