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Padres lefty Blake Snell cleared to start after accident

Aug. 19, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell was cleared to pitch Friday night against the Washington Nationals after being involved in a minor traffic collision the night before. Manager Bob Melvin said Snell was not injured. “You don’t expect those...

Tanker truck in Yellowstone spills nearly 5K gallons of gas

Aug. 19, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A tanker truck hauling gasoline in Yellowstone National Park rolled over Friday and spilled an estimated 4,800 gallons (18,200 liters), officials said. An investigation was underway to determine whether any of the unleaded gas entered an area creek. ...

Roosevelt County woman, 82, fatally hit by neighbor's pickup

Aug. 19, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say an elderly woman in Roosevelt County has died after she was hit by a vehicle driven by an elderly neighbor. Authorities say the incident happened Thursday around noon as 82-year-old Virginia Poe was checking her mail at her home...

Officials: At least 2 die after planes collide in California

Aug. 18, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two small planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at a local airport Thursday and at least two of the three occupants were killed, officials said. The planes crashed at Watsonville Municipal Airport shortly before 3 p.m., according to...

Former state trooper indicted in connection with fatal crash

Aug. 18, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts State Police trooper has been indicted on a charge of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol in connection with a crash that took the life of a motorcycle operator, prosecutors said Thursday. Kristopher Carr, 26,...

Texas man gets prison in Vegas DUI sports car-moped crash

Aug. 18, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Texas man who admitted driving drunk in a speeding sports car that killed a Las Vegas man on a motorized street scooter has been sentenced to six to 20 years in Nevada state prison. Andrew James Rodriguez, 34, of New Braunfels, Texas, apologized in court...

Truck driver acquitted in crash appears in immigration court

Aug. 18, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A commercial truck driver from Ukraine who was taken into custody by immigration officials shortly after he was acquitted of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists will ask for relief from possible removal from the United States, his attorney said at a hearing Thursday. ...

Anne Heche's death ruled accidental after fiery car crash

Aug. 18, 2022 06:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Anne Heche died from inhalation injury and burns after her fiery car crash and the death was ruled an accident, according to coroner's results released Wednesday. Heche, 53, also had a fractured sternum caused by “blunt trauma," according to information...

Ex-Indiana top lawyer brushes off groping case in House bid

Aug. 17, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is dismissing as “old news” the question of whether allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a 2018 party could hurt his chances of replacing Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski following her death in a highway...

2 brothers charged with conspiracy in deadly smuggling crash

Aug. 16, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two brothers from Mexico are facing federal charges after fleeing from U.S. authorities in late July and crashing their vehicle, killing two and injuring 10 others just miles from the international border. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Jorge...