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Ice road on large northern Minnesota lake opens for 2nd year

Jan. 17, 2022 13:27 PM EST

WARROAD, Minn. (AP) — A 37-mile ice highway in Minnesota that takes motorists across the mammoth Lake of the Woods to the northernmost point in the contiguous United States is open for the second straight year, with a toll of $250 per vehicle. The road, which costs an estimated...

Diver dies after going missing near California oil platform

Jan. 17, 2022 13:00 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A commercial diver who went missing in the ocean near an oil platform off Southern California was found dead, authorities said. The search began Sunday morning in the area surrounding the oil processing facility known as platform Elly, about 5 miles...

Sheriff says 1 man killed in rollover crash near Madison

Jan. 17, 2022 12:34 PM EST

MADISON, Neb. (AP) — A driver has died in a rollover crash near Madison in northeastern Nebraska. The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when a car went off the road near a rural intersection about 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) northwest of Madison and rolled, Madison County...

Man charged with DUI after truck hits utility pole

Jan. 17, 2022 12:18 PM EST

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man was charged with driving under the influence after his pickup truck struck a utility pole. causing a widespread power outage in a Cumberland neighborhood, police said. The Cumberland Times-News reports that more than 1,500 Potomac Edison...

Car plunges off California elevated highway, 3 people killed

Jan. 17, 2022 11:57 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Three people died after the car they were in plunged off an elevated section of a highway near Los Angeles and landed on the street below, authorities said. The single-vehicle crash on Interstate 210 happened at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Pasadena, according...

Officer shot teen in neck after car chase near Miami

Jan. 17, 2022 11:21 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A police sergeant chased and shot a 15-year-old who was running with a Glock handgun after crashing a car into a fence, police said. The teen remained in critical condition Monday as the shooting is investigated. The 29-year Miami-Dade police veteran who shot the teen...

Palestinian family protests east Jerusalem home eviction

Jan. 17, 2022 10:57 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian residents of a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood were locked in a tense standoff with Israeli authorities on Monday as police came to evict them from a disputed property. Several residents of a home in Sheikh Jarrah climbed onto the roof of the...

Driver arrested in crash that killed motorcyclist in Phoenix

Jan. 17, 2022 10:38 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A driver has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Phoenix, according to police said. Police said 29-year-old David Moreno is accused of driving impaired in Saturday afternoon’s collision. The dead motorcyclist has...

Vaccination mandated for commuters on Manila public transit

Jan. 17, 2022 05:30 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — People who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were banned from riding public transport in the Philippine capital region Monday in a desperate move that has sparked protests from labor and human rights groups. The Philippines's vaccination campaign...

Pilot of crashed medical helicopter released from hospital

Jan. 17, 2022 04:20 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week expressed gratitude to his crew and first responders as he was released from a hospital Sunday. Danial Moore was...