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Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

Aug. 08, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture to a vertebra in her upper back during a hard landing last month in California, according to federal safety investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board said the impact of landing was so...

1 dead after US Coast Guard, boat collide in Puerto Rico

Aug. 08, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter and a Puerto Rico fishing boat collided Monday in an incident that killed one person and injured another, officials said. The accident occurred in the early afternoon near the north coastal town of Dorado, according to a U.S....

Driver in LA crash that killed 5 charged with murder

Aug. 08, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driver suspected of causing a fiery crash that killed five people and an 8 1/2-month-old fetus was charged Monday with murder. Nicole Lorraine Linton was charged with six counts of murder and five counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence,...

Oil facility fire jeopardizes Cuba's frail electric system

Aug. 08, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A deadly fire that began at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba spread on Monday, threatening to plunge the island into a deeper energy crisis as it forced officials to shut down a key thermoelectric plant. Flames around dawn enveloped a third tank that...

Testimony ends in deadly motorcycle crash trial

Aug. 08, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 2019 collision that killed seven members of a Marine motorcycle club would've happened even if the truck was in the middle of its lane because the lead biker was “headed in that direction,” a crash reconstruction expert said Monday on the final day of testimony in the...

Kansas City police shoot, kill driver of stolen SUV

Aug. 08, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police shot and killed a man who sped toward an officer in a stolen sport utility vehicle and struck a police van, authorities said. The shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. Sunday after officers spotted the unoccupied SUV in a gas station parking...

Polish pilgrims injured in Croatia bus crash to return home

Aug. 08, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities were working Monday to repatriate injured passengers aboard a bus that crashed on the weekend in Croatia, killing 12 people as it ferried Polish pilgrims to a popular Catholic shrine. The bus with 44 passengers aboard veered off a motorway...

Protesters block roads in Iraq after third day of power cuts

Aug. 08, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Demonstrators blocked roads as protests broke out in southern Iraq on Monday after power outages left many without electricity during scorching peak summer heat. Temperatures reached 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), nearly matching last year's record...

4 riding in golf cart killed in crash at Texas intersection

Aug. 07, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Four people riding in a golf cart were killed — including two juveniles — when an allegedly intoxicated man driving an SUV ran a stop sign at an intersection in Southeast Texas, police said. Miguel Espinoza, 45, has been charged with four counts of...

Traffic delays expected from Delaware Memorial Bridge work

Aug. 07, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Drivers are being warned to expect traffic delays when a major construction project to completely rebuild the driving surface of the Delaware Memorial Bridge begins next month. The News Journal reports that the project will remove the top two inches of the...