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Officials say 6 people died in Texas small plane crash

Apr. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — All six people aboard a small plane were killed Monday when the aircraft crashed into the rocky hills of a central Texas ranch while preparing to land, authorities said. The twin-engine aircraft went down just before 9 a.m. as it was approaching an airport in Kerrville, a city about 70 miles...

Kansas patrol: Army vet, wife killed in crash with vulture

Apr. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a...

5 reasons why autonomous cars aren't coming anytime soon

Apr. 22, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an almost universal answer: Not...

CORRECTS: Texas safety officials say six people have died in a small plane crash in central Texas

Apr. 22, 2019 1:41 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — CORRECTS: Texas safety officials say six people have died in a small plane crash in central Texas. (Corrects APNewsAlert that incorrectly attributed the number of dead to the Federal Aviation Administration.)

Frenchman dies as boat capsizes off Sardinia; partner safe

Apr. 22, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Frenchman has died after his sailboat capsized off the coast of the Italian island of Sardinia but his female companion has survived. Italian news agency ANSA said strong winds Sunday turned the boat over in waters off the southern end of the Mediterranean island. The woman and the couple's...

2 killed in small plane crash in Texas

Apr. 22, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

KINGSLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a small plane crashed in Texas. The crash happened Sunday afternoon near the air strip at the Shirley Williams Airport in Kingsland, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety says two people...

Stolen pickup truck strikes, kills Uber passenger in Oregon

Apr. 21, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a man driving a stolen pickup truck 100 mph (161 kph) crashed into an SUV, killing an Uber passenger. Police believe the pickup truck driver was under the influence of intoxicants when he collided head-on with the SUV Saturday night. According to police, the Uber...

2 killed, 1 injured in Miami Beach boating crash

Apr. 21, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two people have been killed and one has been injured after a boat crashed against a Miami Beach jetty and capsized. Rescuers continue to search for a possible fourth passenger. News outlets say Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews found one person on the rocks who was going in and out of...

Small plane crashes in southern Bulgaria, 2 killed

Apr. 20, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Authorities in Bulgaria say a small private plane has crashed in a field in a southern region, killing the pilot and the lone passenger on board. Plovdiv police chief Atanas Ilkov said the two-seat Zodiac aircraft was on a demonstration tour when one of its wings separated in flight...

German plane evacuates 15 injured in Madeira bus crash

Apr. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — A German military plane on Saturday evacuated 15 German tourists who survived this week's bus crash on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives, Germany's Foreign Ministry said. The injured were put on a German air force plane and flown out of the Cristiano Ronaldo international...