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Myanmar lawmaker: 50 believed dead in mudslide at jade mine

Apr. 23, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday. Tin Soe said three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing after the accident Monday night in the Hpakant area of...

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

Apr. 23, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi...

Man charged with carrying woman into path of truck held

Apr. 23, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with picking up a woman he had been arguing with and carrying her into the path of an approaching dump truck has been held without bail. Michael Baker was also ordered at his arraignment Monday to undergo a mental health evaluation. He pleaded not guilty...

Michigan mother ordered to stand trial after fire kills kids

Apr. 23, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — The mother of two boys who, along with another child, died in an accidental Detroit-area house fire has been ordered to stand trial on child abuse charges . The Macomb Daily reports that Judge Carl Gerds of the 38th District Court ruled recently after hearing testimony and...

85-year-old man killed in Faulk County crash

Apr. 23, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

FAULKTON, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says an elderly driver died when his car collided head-on with an SUV in Faulk County. The patrol says a Cadillac Seville driven by an 85-year-old man crossed the center line on Highway 212 Sunday near Faulkton and struck a Chevy Traverse. The man was...

Fisherman who drowned on Pelican Lake identified

Apr. 23, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — Sheriff's officials have identified the man who drowned while fishing on a Benson County lake this past weekend. Authorities say 52-year-old Jim Kirkeide, of Fessenden, was fishing with two other men when their airboat began to take on water in Pelican Lake north of Devils Lake...

U.S. auto safety regulators expand air bag probe to 12.3 million vehicles because bags may not inflate in a crash.

Apr. 23, 2019 7:38 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators expand air bag probe to 12.3 million vehicles because bags may not inflate in a crash.

Gun fires at Milwaukee Catholic school, student injured

Apr. 23, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Catholic school employee in Milwaukee could face charges after a gun accidently fired and injured a student. The gunshot at St. Josaphat Parish school grazed a 10-year-old student more than two weeks ago. Milwaukee police say they weren't notified by the school until last week....

Alabama police kill 2 of 4 dogs attacking woman

Apr. 23, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police officers in an Alabama city shot and killed two of four dogs that were attacking a woman. Tuscaloosa police Lt. Teena Richardson tells The Tuscaloosa News that the woman was attacked by the pit bulls early Monday. She says the woman was treated at DCH Regional Medical Center...

Police: S Carolina officer wounded during firearms training

Apr. 23, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a Charleston police officer was accidentally shot in the arm during firearms training. The Post and Courier reports police say the officer was wounded Monday afternoon when a gun unintentionally went off. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital...