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Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

Feb. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PROGRESSO, Argentina (AP) — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. The 28-year-old Sala's body received a hero's welcome in...

1 man arrested after security incident at Florida airport

Feb. 16, 2019 3:16 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was arrested after he attempted to breach a security checkpoint at a Florida airport. In a tweet, Orlando Police said that as authorities attempted to arrest the man Saturday at Orlando International Airport, he reached into his pocket, prompting "unknown persons"...

North Macedonia: Bus crash death toll rises to 15

Feb. 16, 2019 7:12 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Health authorities say the death toll from a bus crash in North Macedonia has risen to 15 after a man died early Saturday at a clinic in the capital, Skopje. Authorities are still trying to determine how the bus carrying 51 passengers drove off a highway embankment and...

'Melrose Place' actress to serve more time for fatal crash

Feb. 15, 2019 6:22 PM EST

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A former "Melrose Place" actress was sentenced Friday to more prison time for a fatal 2010 auto accident by a judge who appeared at times reluctant to follow the guidelines set by an appeals court that had ruled her initial sentence and a second sentence were too lenient. Amy Locane...

Texas jury awards woman $37 million over Honda seat belts

Feb. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded more than $37 million to a woman who sued Honda after being paralyzed in a 2015 car crash. Sarah Milburn sued the automaker over its seatbelt design after her Uber driver ran a red light and the Honda was struck by a pickup truck in Dallas. Milburn's lawyer argued...

Safety board: Boat sinking probably caused by pilot error

Feb. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sinking of a towboat in the Mississippi River was probably caused by a boat pilot's mistake and lack of oversight of the vessel, federal officials said. The National Transportation and Safety Board reported the pilot had decided to operate the boat with unsecured deck hatches when...

Flight academy, instructor sued over fatal 2017 plane crash

Feb. 15, 2019 12:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The sister of a student pilot who died in a small plane crash in Connecticut in 2017 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the instructor of failing to prevent the crash and the flight school of failing to maintain the plane. It's the second such lawsuit against the now-defunct...

Lobster boat captain sentenced in death of 2 crewmen

Feb. 15, 2019 11:49 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobster boat captain has been sentenced to four years in prison for the death of a pair of crewmen. The U.S. attorney's office says 30-year-old Christopher Hutchinson was sentenced Thursday after he previously pleaded guilty to two counts of seaman's manslaughter. Prosecutors...

North Macedonia probes cause of bus crash that killed 14

Feb. 15, 2019 11:41 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Ten victims from a bus crash that killed 14 people in North Macedonia have been buried in the western city of Gostivar, as authorities are still trying to determine the causes of the accident. Prosecutors say tests showed the driver of the bus that drove off a highway...

Husband accidentally runs over, kills wife in their driveway

Feb. 15, 2019 7:26 AM EST

PALMER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man accidentally ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their Pennsylvania home. Palmer Township police say the accident occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, moments after 66-year-old Debra Mitchell got out of the car. Mitchell was walking toward the back of the...