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California man dies after being struck by jet ski in Arizona

Jul. 07, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

A California man has died in a Nevada hospital after he was injured in a jet ski accident on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, authorities said Thursday. Bullhead City police said 43-year-old Ricardo Aponte Almanza of Corona died Wednesday afternoon at University Medical Center...

'Taken too soon': Remembering Highland Park shooting victims

Jul. 07, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of the victims of a July Fourth parade massacre in a Chicago suburb left behind a 2-year-old son. Another was staying with family in Illinois after he was injured in car wreck. For some, it was a tradition. They were avid travelers, members of their synagogue...

8 killed, 44 injured in car crash in southern Egypt

Jul. 07, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Eight people were killed and 44 injured in a car crash on Thursday near Egypt's southern province of Aswan, the state-run news agency reported. The crash took place in the early morning when a passenger bus collided with a truck, on a highway linking Awsan to Abu...

Contact restored with NASA spacecraft headed to lunar orbit

Jul. 06, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA said Wednesday that contact has been restored with its $32.7 million spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit. Contact was lost after one successful communication and a second partial one on Monday, after the spacecraft left Earth's...

Officials: Worker killed during garbage truck maintenance

Jul. 06, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A worker is dead following an accident while performing maintenance on a garbage truck in Florida, officials said. The accident occurred Tuesday evening at a Waste Pro USA facility near the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, according to a Manatee...

3 plead guilty to financial scam targeted at grandparents

Jul. 06, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three men have pleaded guilty to defrauding 14 Rhode Island seniors out of more than $350,000 by pretending to be their grandchildren. U.S. Attorney Zachary Cunha said Tuesday that the victims ranged in age from 79 to 94 and were all contacted by phone by...

The next frontier for drones: Letting them fly out of sight

Jul. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

REMINGTON, Va. (AP) — For years, there's been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight. Not just because it's a good idea — it's also the law. But some drones have recently gotten permission to soar out of their pilots' sight. They can now...

Girl dies while tubing during holiday weekend in Tennessee

Jul. 06, 2022 05:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl died while tubing on a Tennessee waterway during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, authorities said. The girl was on a tube being pulled by a pontoon boat on the Tennessee River in Decatur County on Saturday evening when the boat's...

9-year-old injured in Northern California train crash dies

Jul. 05, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who was badly injured in a Northern California commuter train crash that killed three other people has died, according to a GoFundMe page set up for his family. Julien Nieves of Dixon died Wednesday of injuries suffered when an Amtrak...

2 UN peacekeepers from Egypt were killed, 5 wounded in Mali

Jul. 05, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. armored vehicle hit a mine Tuesday in central Mali, killing two Egyptian peacekeepers and seriously wounding five others in another deadly incident targeting the U.N. mission in the West African nation that has faced a decade-long Islamic insurgency. ...