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Toddler accidentally run over by his father in California

May. 19, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities were investigating Thursday after a toddler was killed when his father accidentally ran him over with an SUV at their Southern California home, officials said. The accident occurred shortly after noon Wednesday on the driveway of the residence...

Live updates | UN warns war in Ukraine adds to hunger woes

May. 19, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. food chief is warning that the war in Ukraine has created “an unprecedented crisis” of escalating food prices that has sparked protests. World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley said growing hunger will add at least 47 million people to the...

6 injured in explosion and fire at Wisconsin pier factory

May. 19, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

EAGLE, Wis. (AP) — Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, when an explosion and fire rocked a marine construction company in southeast Wisconsin on Thursday. The fire at Summerset Marine Construction in the small Waukesha County community of Eagle was still burning...

Florida man charged in fatal crash in downtown Paterson

May. 19, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey announced charges including aggravated manslaughter against a Florida man on Thursday after he allegedly hit several pedestrians while driving a stolen car in the heart of downtown Paterson. One person was killed and five...

Teen wearing earbuds hit by train while walking on tracks

May. 19, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old Florida girl was critically injured when a train struck her as she walked along the tracks, police said. The conductor told a 911 dispatcher that the train hit a “juvenile trespasser" on the tracks Monday afternoon, according to Edgewater...

Japan to donate $2 million to IAEA for Ukraine nuke safety

May. 19, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Thursday that it will donate 2 million euros ($2.1 million) to the International Atomic Energy Agency for its efforts to ensure the safety of Ukrainian nuclear facilities that have come under Russian attack. Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi unveiled...

Italian tugboat sinks in the Adriatic Sea; 5 crew missing

May. 19, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An Italian tugboat with six people aboard capsized and sank in the Adriatic Sea, leaving five crew members missing, Italian authorities said Thursday. The Coast Guard and other authorities were searching for four Italians and one Tunisian sailor. Authorities said the...

Ford found liable in lawsuit in West Virginia woman's death

May. 19, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A jury in West Virginia has awarded $7 million in a product liability lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. to the family of a woman who died when her Mustang was involved in a fiery crash. A Kanawha County jury made the award this week to the Raleigh County...

Thai archival find may resolve fate of missing WWII US flyer

May. 19, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

U-TAPAO, Thailand (AP) — The remains of an American airman who went missing in action in World War II may finally be on their way home, thanks to a chance discovery of records in flood-threatened archives in Thailand. U.S. and local authorities held a solemn ceremony Wednesday at...

Police ID man held in Calif. in Vegas casino manager's death

May. 18, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man with a criminal history who was arrested in Southern California in the death of a Las Vegas slot machine parlor manager trying to stop a purse snatching was identified by police on Wednesday as Samuel Fredrick Schmid. Schmid, 28, of Las Vegas was arrested...