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California towns at risk from fires often have few ways out

Apr. 25, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Californians got a deadly wakeup call when more than 27,000 Paradise residents trying to escape the Camp Fire got caught in a nightmare traffic jam. The 2018 catastrophe illuminated the grim reality that road systems throughout the state are not designed to handle a sudden...

The Latest: Amazon Prime to be 1-day shipping instead of 2

Apr. 25, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's first quarter earnings (all times local): ____ 6:00 p.m. Amazon says its free shipping for Prime members will be even faster, promising one-day shipping on most items instead of two-day delivery. The company didn't say when the change would happen, but says it has...

Truck falls off overpass at highway junction, killing driver

Apr. 25, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A tow truck driver is dead after his truck fell off a bridge at a busy interstate junction. Rankin County Coroner David Ruth tells local news outlets that 37-year-old Michael Buffington of Richland died Thursday morning. Buffington was driving a wrecker that fell from an elevated U.S....

Southwest CEO 'not happy' about Max crisis but backs Boeing

Apr. 25, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines executives acknowledge they are upset with Boeing over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner, a move that has caused the airline to cancel thousands of flights. But they are still standing by the embattled aircraft maker and deny interest in buying planes from its rival,...

Video game effort could help regulate future drone traffic

Apr. 25, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drones ferrying medical supplies, packages and even pizza could one day be crisscrossing the skies above U.S. cities, and a team at the University of Utah is working with regulators to keep that future traffic in check using a video game. The simulation unveiled Wednesday uses a 3-D...

Trucker Celadon reaches $42M settlement with government

Apr. 25, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis-based trucking company has agreed to pay $42.2 million in restitution to settle securities fraud charges stemming from falsely reporting inflated profits and assets to investors. The Department of Justice and Celadon Group Inc. announced the settlement Thursday for...

Death toll lowered to 253, Sri Lanka braces for more attacks

Apr. 25, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll from the Easter suicide bombings by nearly one-third, to 253, as authorities hunted urgently for a least five more suspects and braced for the possibility of more attacks in the next few days. In rolling back the number of dead from...

Massport OKs new airport fees, restrictions on Uber, Lyft

Apr. 25, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Drivers for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft will be required to pick up and drop off passengers at a central location at Logan International Airport, except for some early morning trips, under a plan adopted Thursday by the Massachusetts Port Authority. The revised plan, which also...

Monitors: US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa

Apr. 25, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group, hundreds more than the number the U.S.-led coalition claims over the entire four-year campaign against IS, Amnesty...

Rockland may seize property to ensure park access

Apr. 25, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in Rockland, Maine, say they're prepared to seize a waterfront roadway by eminent domain to preserve one of the two routes that provide access to the city's Harbor Park. City Manager Tom Luttrell tells the Bangor Daily News that the property owner's plan to build a new...