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Philippines: 4 dead, 9 missing from wayward cargo vessel

Apr. 21, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers in the southern Philippines found the bodies of four crew members Wednesday and rescued seven others who jumped off a cargo vessel, which took in water and listed after its anchor broke in rough seas, officials said. Nine other crew...

Egypt fires top railway official after deadly train crashes

Apr. 20, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s transportation minister on Tuesday said he sacked the country’s top railway official, following three train accidents in less than a month that left more than 40 people dead and over 350 injured. The firing of Ashraf Raslan was part of an...

NTSB: Obstructed views, lack of alerts caused midair crash

Apr. 20, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska sightseeing planes collided in 2019 because the views of the pilots were obscured and aircraft-tracking systems failed to warn them about nearby aircraft, federal investigators concluded on Tuesday. Six people died, and 10 people survived. ...

Worker dies in accident at submarine building facility

Apr. 20, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — An employee at Electric Boat's facility in Rhode Island died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a workplace accident, the company said. Sean Davies, a vice president for the Connecticut-based submarine builder, told WPRI-TV the incident took...

Two killed in head-on, wrong-way crash in North Carolina

Apr. 20, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Two people were killed after a car traveling in the wrong direction hit their car head-on, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said. A vehicle was driving north on old U.S. Highway 52 on Monday when it crossed the center line and drove north in the...

Tests show driver was intoxicated during crash that killed 3

Apr. 20, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Toxicology results show that a man who crashed a landscaping truck, killing three of his coworkers onboard, had several drugs in his system at the time of the collision, according to Tennessee police. Guillermo Montalvo-Lopez was charged with...

Police: Teen, 14, died after crashing grandmother's SUV

Apr. 20, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was killed when he crashed his grandmother's SUV after taking it for a drive on Monday evening. Javariy Wilson, who lived with his grandmother in Ocala, not far from the crash site, the Ocala Star-Banner reported. ...

Two injured in Army helicopter training crash in Alabama

Apr. 20, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

NEW BROCTON, Ala. (AP) — Two people were hurt Tuesday when an Army helicopter crashed at a training base in south Alabama, military officials said. Fort Rucker officials said in a news release that the “aviation mishap” involved a UH-72 Lakota helicopter. The...

Police: Officer fired gun during Omaha arrest; no one hurt

Apr. 20, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say no one was hurt when an officer fired a gun during arrest in the city this week. The gun was fired Monday in a north Omaha neighborhood during an attempted arrest of a woman wanted on felony warrants, police said in a news release. ...

Passenger in hit-and-run crash that killed 4 enters plea

Apr. 20, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — The passenger in a pickup truck that struck and killed three Girl Scouts and a mother who were pickup up litter along a Chippewa County highway has pleaded no contest to a charge for his role in the 2018 crash. John Stender, 24, of Eau...