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Senators, White House in talks to finish infrastructure bill

Jul. 27, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators and the White House are locked in intense negotiations to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door...

Police: Train fatally hits Kingman man sitting on tracks

Jul. 27, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Arizona have launched an investigation into the death of a Kingman man who was fatally struck by a train last weekend. Kingman police said the 30-year-old man was reportedly sitting on the tracks when the train...

FAA: Twin-engine jet crashes near Tahoe-area golf course

Jul. 27, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A twin-engine jet crash near a golf course in the Lake Tahoe area killed everyone aboard and ignited a wildfire that was quickly contained before it threatened the town of Truckee, California, authorities said Monday. It wasn't immediately clear how...

Senators, White House in talks to finish infrastructure bill

Jul. 26, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators and the White House were locked in intense negotiations Monday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of...

At least 8 killed in 22-car pileup in Utah during sandstorm

Jul. 26, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

KANOSH, Utah (AP) — A sandstorm caused a huge 22-vehicle pileup on a Utah highway that left eight people dead, including four children, authorities said. The Sunday afternoon crashes on Interstate 15 near the town of Kanosh came at the end of a holiday weekend for the...

Lawyer says governor candidate struck motorcycle, not driver

Jul. 26, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer for a Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor said Monday his client apparently did not hit the motorcyclist who was killed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, but rather hit the downed motorcycle in the road. The candidate,...

Thunderstorms drench Vegas area, close Nye County offices

Jul. 26, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thunderstorms were rumbling Monday west of the Las Vegas area, where a deluge prompted the closure of public facilities in rural Pahrump in what a county official called a bid to keep motorists off flooded roads. About 1.7 inch (4.3 centimeters) of rain...

Fatal head-on crash after EMS worker wakes slumped driver

Jul. 26, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Two adults, a child and a fetus died in a head-on crash that occurred shortly after a Georgia ambulance crew knocked on the window of a stopped pickup truck to wake a driver slumped over the wheel, police said. The driver appeared confused and...

Congested New Jersey port roads targeted with DOT grant

Jul. 26, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some of the most congested roads in New Jersey are at the port complex in Newark and Elizabeth, where trucks roll through nonstop to pick up and drop off shipping containers at the nation's second-busiest port. With container volume in the New...

Police: Toddler hit by vehicle, dies

Jul. 26, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A toddler has died after being hit by a vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot, Henrico County Police said. News outlets report that the child stepped into the path of vehicle and was hit Saturday evening at St. Luke’s Apartments. Police and...