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Safety board says more people died in plane crashes in 2018

Nov. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety officials say that 393 people died in U.S. civilian plane crashes last year, a 15% increase over the year before. All but a dozen of the deaths occurred in general aviation, which usually involves small private planes. However, the numbers include a woman killed after an...

2 dead, 5 injured in fiery Florida multicar crash

Nov. 14, 2019 2:55 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say two people have died and five more have been hurt in a fiery eight-vehicle crash that shut down part of an interstate. News outlets report a tractor-trailer apparently was burning Wednesday night along Interstate 75 near Tampa as emergency crews responded....

Highway Patrol: Fatal wrong-crash on I-15 in Las Vegas area

Nov. 14, 2019 11:37 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol says a wrong-way driver was killed Thursday in a four-vehicle freeway crash in metro Las Vegas early Thursday. The Highway Patrol says impairment was suspected in the crash that closed northbound Interstate 15 and required all vehicles to exit at Lake Mead...

Louisiana officer won’t face charges in 94 mph fatal crash

Nov. 14, 2019 9:19 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer who crashed a speeding sports car while off duty will face no criminal charges in the death of a child. Prosecutors cleared Christopher Manuel of negligent homicide, even though investigators say he was driving an orange Corvette at 94 mph (151 kph) before...

Report: Road accident in Iran kills 28 Afghan nationals

Nov. 14, 2019 2:09 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that a road accident in the country’s southeast has killed 28 Afghan nationals. The report says 21 people were also injured when two vans collided near the town of Khash in Sistan and Baluchistan province early on...

Vegas prosecutor charges murder in 2 more fatal DUI crashes

Nov. 13, 2019 7:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The top prosecutor in Las Vegas said Wednesday he’s upping the ante in criminal cases against motorists suspected of causing fatal crashes while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both — by filing second-degree murder charges more often. Clark County District Attorney...

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year's Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation...

Clarification: Girl Struck-Patrol Vehicle story

Nov. 13, 2019 4:15 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a headline on a Nov. 12 story about the death of a girl, The Associated Press reported that she died a month after being hit by a Missouri patrol vehicle. The headline should have made clear that the vehicle belonged to the St. Louis County Police Department, not the Missouri State...

City clerk ordered to pay $42K for refusing records request

Nov. 13, 2019 1:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri city clerk must pay a $4,000 fine and nearly 10 times that amount in attorney fees for refusing to honor a woman’s public records request, a state appeals court ruled in a decision that could have important implications for how such requests are handled going...

Tour de France ‘eternal runner-up’ Poulidor dies at 83

Nov. 13, 2019 11:50 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up” whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. He was 83. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation...