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Today in History: December 3, gas disaster in Bhopal, India kills thousands

Dec. 03, 2023 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2023. There are 28 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant...

BMW recalls SUVs after Takata air bag inflator blows apart, hurling shrapnel and injuring driver

Dec. 02, 2023 13:38 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is recalling a small number of SUVs in the U.S. because the driver's air bag inflators can blow apart in a crash, hurling metal shrapnel and possibly injuring or killing people in the vehicles. U.S. auto safety regulators say in documents posted Saturday that the...

Officials: Detroit paramedic who struck parked vehicles was under influence of alcohol

Dec. 01, 2023 14:02 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit emergency medical service paramedic, who was later found to be under the influence of alcohol, has been placed on unpaid leave after the ambulance he was driving sideswiped three parked vehicles while transporting a patient, authorities said. The vehicles...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Dec. 01, 2023 02:35 AM EST

Nov. 24-30, 2023 Sikhs lit candles to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, at the illuminated Golden Temple, in Amritsar, India. A pro-democracy activist known as Grandma Wong protested outside a Hong Kong court hearing the trial of 47 pro-democracy...

Driver arrested after 2 troopers killed in Las Vegas freeway hit-and-run was impaired, police say

Dec. 01, 2023 00:02 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Nevada state troopers in Las Vegas who had stopped to help a driver on the state's busiest freeway were killed in the pre-dawn hours Thursday when an impaired driver struck them, authorities said. Las Vegas police Undersheriff Andrew Walsh said at a mid-day...

Japan suspends its Osprey flights after the fatal crash of a US Air Force aircraft

Nov. 30, 2023 13:11 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan suspended flights by its Osprey aircraft Thursday, officials said, the day after a U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed into the sea during a training mission. Tokyo says it has also asked the U.S. military to ground all Ospreys operating in Japan except...

3 die in Maine when car goes in wrong direction on turnpike, hitting 2 vehicles

Nov. 30, 2023 09:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A wrong-way driver on the Maine Turnpike struck two vehicles, causing a head-on collision that killed three people, police said. Maine police said they were still working to identify the occupants of the vehicles in the Wednesday night crash in Portland. They...

Today in History: November 30, actor Paul Walker dies in Porsche crash at age 40

Nov. 30, 2023 03:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2023. There are 31 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 30, 2013, actor Paul Walker star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, died with his friend, Roger...

Japan says it has asked U.S. military to suspend all Ospreys in Japan except for those searching for victims of crash

Nov. 29, 2023 21:24 PM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it has asked U.S. military to suspend all Ospreys in Japan except for those searching for victims of crash.

New York City subway worker dragged under train and killed near Herald Square station

Nov. 29, 2023 16:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway worker was dragged under a train and killed early Wednesday while serving in a role intended to help other workers stay safe while performing work on the tracks, officials said. The fatal accident happened at about 12:15 a.m. just south of the...