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Remains of United executive found at suburban Chicago forest

Oct. 24, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

DARIEN, Ill. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that human remains found at a suburban Chicago nature preserve are of a United Airlines executive reported missing more than a year ago, officials said Sunday. Investigators used dental records to confirm the identity of...

Fire burns aboard container ship off British Columbia

Oct. 24, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — A fire burned in several containers aboard a cargo ship off Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia on Sunday, and authorities said hazardous materials in two containers could pose a risk to maritime traffic but not to areas on shore. ...

Forecasters say California storm could bring 'historic' rain

Oct. 24, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm roared ashore Sunday in Northern California, flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires as forecasters predict record-breaking rainfall. Drenching rain and strong winds accompanied...

2 die in crash after police chase in Prince William County

Oct. 24, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A speeding car whose driver refused to stop for police crashed into a wall and caught fire early Sunday, killing the two people inside, police said. Virginia State Police said they tried to pull the vehicle over because it was traveling 72 mph in...

Crash involving 2 trucks on Ohio interstate kills 2

Oct. 24, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

CONGRESS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an early morning crash on an Ohio interstate involving a box truck and a semi-truck and trailer claimed the lives of two people over the weekend. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the semi had pulled over onto the right berm of the...

Hit-and-run motorists sought after 2 pedestrians killed

Oct. 24, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police were searching for motorists who struck and killed two pedestrians in separate hit-and-run car crashes over the weekend. Both happened early Saturday morning. At approximately 3:15 a.m., 63-year-old Daryl Brown was struck by a silver SUV as he...

Woman arrested after crashing into state police vehicle

Oct. 24, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after crashing into a Delaware State Police vehicle early Sunday, police said. Troopers were responding to a report of a disabled vehicle that was involved in a deer...

Philadelphia-area transit union authorized to call strike

Oct. 24, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Workers for the Philadelphia-area transit system have voted to authorize a strike next month if an agreement isn’t reached on a new contract. The Transport Workers Union Local 234 said a voice vote at a Sunday morning meeting in south Philadelphia...

Woman in wheelchair dies after being struck by SUV

Oct. 24, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle and killed as she tried to cross a highway in Kansas City, Missouri, Saturday night. Kansas City Police said the crash was reported at 11:57 p.m. Saturday along U.S. Highway 40 near south Hocker...

Body of missing 13-year-old recovered in Fish Lake

Oct. 24, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

FISHLAKE NATIONAL FOREST, Utah (AP) — Search crews in Sevier County have recovered the body of a 13-year-old boy from Fish Lake after his father reported the boat they were in capsized. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Cedar City boy and his father had been fishing in...