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Driver flees after crashing into home, hurting 8-year-old

Nov. 15, 2019 1:48 PM EST

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a driver fled after crashing into a suburban Kansas City home and seriously injuring an 8-year-old child who was inside the structure. The Kansas City Star reports that the crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. Thursday in Belton. The driver was arrested a short distance...

Arkansas court rules driver wasn’t negligent in fatal crash

Nov. 15, 2019 1:45 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that a driver wasn’t criminally negligent when his pickup truck crashed into another vehicle, killing a family of four. The court’s majority determined Thursday that there’s no evidence Benjamin Ward Ledwell was speeding,...

Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability

Nov. 15, 2019 1:38 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise. That reality became more stark this week when Venice was hit with its worst flood in over 50 years, caused by a nearly 1.9 meter (6-foot) tide that sent waist-high water flowing through St....

Charges filed in 2017 deaths of 2 teens crossing street

Nov. 15, 2019 1:24 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes, more than two years after two teens were struck by a car and killed in Flint. Prosecutor David Leyton says the case “kind of fell between the cracks” after a Flint officer handling the investigation resigned....

United delays planned return of grounded Boeing 737 Max

Nov. 15, 2019 1:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is removing the grounded Boeing 737 Max from its schedule until March 4, two months longer than previously planned. The change follows similar moves by American and Southwest, and reflects further delays in Boeing’s work to fix the plane after two deadly crashes....

Fire danger causes Nissan to recall over 450,000 vehicles

Nov. 15, 2019 12:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling over 450,000 vehicles worldwide because a brake fluid leak could cause them to catch fire. Because of the fire risk, the company is urging owners to park the vehicles outdoors and away from structures if the antilock brake light comes on for more than 10 seconds. The...

11 sailors suffered minor injuries in fire on USS Iwo Jima

Nov. 15, 2019 12:42 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says 11 sailors suffered minor injuries when fire broke out Friday on the USS Iwo Jima, now docked at the Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville. In a news release, the Navy said sailors on the amphibious assault ship reported smoke early Friday in a cargo hold. The...

Tucson bicyclist killed when hit by transit bus in El Mirage

Nov. 15, 2019 12:31 PM EST

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a bicyclist from Tucson was killed Friday when struck by a transit bus on a highway in a Phoenix suburb. The state Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the cyclist was struck by a Valley Metro bus while he crossed the U.S. 60 intersection with...

Report: Philadelphia’s trash trucks crashing daily

Nov. 15, 2019 12:28 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s sanitation fleet has been involved in about 2,000 accidents since June 2015, with two-thirds of the crashes determined to be the garbage truck driver’s fault, according to a newspaper analysis. The city’s rate of accidents involving municipal trash...

U of Vermont grad student’s arm burned in lab ‘flash fire’

Nov. 15, 2019 12:24 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont says a graduate student received burns to the arm in a flash fire that occurred when a vial broke and the chemical inside was exposed to the air. UVM spokesman Enrique Corredera says the Friday morning incident that occurred inside an exhaust hood in a...