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FILE - A body is covered, left, while another is seen at right at the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant and eight others in Calabasas, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff alleging negligence, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress after deputies allegedly shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

Sep. 22, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. After the Jan. 26 crash, reports surfaced...

Small plane crashes on farm; only minor injuries to pilot

Sep. 22, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island and federal officials are investigating why a single-engine plane lost power and crashed into farmland. Richmond police said pilot Bruce Sheets was the only occupant of the 1959 Forney Aircoupe Model F-1 and escaped with just bumps and bruises, the Westerly Sun reported. ...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. Salvage workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove the cargo ship that overturned will be isolated at a nearby resort to protect them from the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Expert: Loads left cargo ship unstable when it overturned

Sep. 22, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard analysis found that a cargo ship overturned after departing a Georgia seaport because of unstable loading that left its center of gravity too high, making the vessel susceptible to rolling over, an expert told officials investigating the shipwreck Tuesday. Coast...

Teen shot, killed while driving through Fresno neighborhood

Sep. 22, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police are searching for a suspect after a teenager was shot and killed while driving in central California, officials said. Officers responding Monday evening to reports of a shooting found a car with two occupants crashed into a hedge in the front yard of a home in Fresno, police...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020 file photo, family members of Ronald Greene listen to speakers as demonstrators gather for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Trooper who faced firing in Black man's death dies in crash

Sep. 22, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

A Louisiana state trooper has died following a single-vehicle highway crash that happened just hours after he learned he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was pronounced dead Tuesday following a brief hospitalization, Warren Lee,...

Authorities: Wrong-way interstate driver caused fatal crash

Sep. 22, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

Authorities say a wrong-way driver was involved in a three-car crash on northbound Interstate 5 in Portland, Oregon, leaving one person dead, another injured and the highway closed for about two hours. KOIN reports the wrong-way driver was reported around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday and as police were responding, there was...

3 dead in crashes spanning Goose Creek and North Charleston

Sep. 22, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Three people died in a series of car crashes that spanned two South Carolina towns on Monday, authorities said. Goose Creek Police Capt. James Brown said the first crash happened at about 11:40 a.m. on Goose Creek Boulevard. The driver of a southbound Ford F-150 pickup truck struck...

In this photo released by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, rescuers hoist the body of a deceased climber on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire. Benjamin Kessel, 34, of Somerville, Mass., died Sunday, Sept. 20 from a 150-foot fall while climbing on Cannon Cliff after a large boulder dislodged and severed his climbing rope. (Josiah Towne/New Hampshire Fish and Game Department via AP)

Climber dies when boulder severs rope, causing 150-foot fall

Sep. 22, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts climber died when a tumbling boulder severed his rope, causing him to fall 150 feet while climbing on Cannon Cliff in Franconia Notch State Park, conservation officers said. Several people saw the climber fall late Sunday afternoon and called for help, but the man's...

Motorcyclist dies in southwest Omaha crash with car

Sep. 22, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car at a southwestern Omaha intersection, authorities said. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened late Monday afternoon at 132nd and Harrison streets, when a car made a car made a left turn in front of the...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo, a man speaks on his mobile phone, as firemen extinguish a fire that erupted in a factory in Karachi, Pakistan. A Pakistani court on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, sentenced two political party operatives of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement to death for starting a fire at a garments factory in Karachi in 2012 that killed 260 people after the factory owners refused to pay bribes. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

Pakistan sentences 2 to death for deadly 2012 factory fire

Sep. 22, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting a fire at a garments factory in Karachi in 2012 that killed 260 people after the factory owners refused to pay bribes. The court also sentenced the factory's four guards to life in prison...