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Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders

Aug. 07, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For Boston subway riders, it seems every week brings a new tale of transit woe. Runaway trains. Subway cars belching smoke and fire. Fatal accidents. Malfunctioning station escalators. Rush hour trains running on weekend schedules. Brand-new subway cars pulled from...

Woman heading to prenatal checkup killed in California crash

Aug. 05, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pregnant woman who died along with her young son and three others in a fiery crash caused by a speeding car was heading to a prenatal doctor's appointment, her sister said Friday. Thursday's crash killed Asherey Ryan, her 11-month-old son Alonzo Quintero and...

3 dead, 2 injured in Southern California multi-car crash

Aug. 02, 2022 01:45 AM EDT

RIALTO, Calif. (AP) — A fiery crash involving several cars killed at least three people and injured two others Monday east of Los Angeles. The crash, which involved at least seven vehicles, took place shortly before 7 p.m. in front of a gas station in Rialto in San Bernardino...

Fuel tanker truck catches fire in Libya; 9 dead, 76 injured

Aug. 01, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A fuel tanker truck caught fire and exploded Monday in central Libya, killing at least nine people and injuring 76 others, health authorities said. The incident took place in the central town of Bent Bayya when the tanker truck overturned before catching fire and...

Motorcyclist: Truck plowed through 'like a bowling ball'

Jul. 27, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The last rider in a group of Marine motorcycle club members testified Wednesday that he saw a “ball of flame” and then a truck “plowing through motorcycles like a bowling ball” in a 2019 crash in New Hampshire that killed seven bikers. Michael McEachern...

5 killed in head-on collision on East Texas highway

Jul. 22, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

TYLER, Texas (AP) — A car driving on the wrong side of a two-lane highway in East Texas early Friday collided with an SUV, killing all five people in the vehicles, authorities said. The collision happened at about 5 a.m. on Texas 110, about 6 1/2 miles (10 1/2 kilometers) northwest...

High-speed police pursuit ends in fiery crash, 1 dead

Jul. 20, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — One person died in a high-speed police pursuit that ended in a fiery crash with three other vehicles, authorities said. A preliminary investigation determined that a Kentucky State Police trooper attempted a traffic stop Monday on a Kia Soul in Hardin...

Officials: Cows block Florida's Turnpike after truck fire

Jul. 18, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) — Traffic on Florida’s Turnpike stopped moooooving for several hours Monday after a cattle hauler caught fire, and dozens of cows blocked the roadway, authorities said. The hauler's semi-cab began to catch fire shortly before noon near St. Cloud, south of...

Leclerc's smile is back after Austrian GP win, Sainz unhappy

Jul. 10, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Charles Leclerc had kept putting on a brave face as success escaped him and tensions mounted at Ferrari in a run of five F1 races without a podium spot for the driver. After winning the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, Leclerc's beaming smile was back. ...

2 passersby rescue woman from burning car along I-74

Jul. 07, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman whose car crashed and caught fire was rescued Thursday by two passersby who teamed up to pull her from the vehicle and extinguish the flames, Indiana State Police said. Jasmine Meagher of Indianapolis drove her SUV off Interstate 74 on Indianapolis'...