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Police appeal fails in fatal shooting of Jackson pit bull

Sep. 17, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court says a lawsuit can proceed against police in the fatal shooting of a pit bull inside a Jackson home. A Jackson officer walked through the front door without knocking and encountered a dog named Kane. The dog dashed down stairs and growled before it was shot in 2014....

Lawsuit: Suburban Denver police let dog attack sleeping man

Sep. 17, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man says officers in suburban Denver allowed a police dog to attack him while he slept, nearly killing him and permanently damaging his vocal chords. The Denver Post reported Monday that 25-year-old Spencer Erickson sued Lakewood police, saying officers improperly released...

6 reported dead after tourist boat capsized off Senegal

Sep. 17, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Six Senegalese have died after a boat capsized in a storm during an excursion to a tiny island off the coast of Senegal's capital, a private radio station said Tuesday. Thirty-five people were rescued after the storm on Monday evening, including 24 Senegalese, six French, two Germans,...

Colorado woman dies after rollover car crash in New Mexico

Sep. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

SPRINGER, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a Colorado woman is dead after a rollover crash south of Springer. They say a car driven by 80-year-old Dorothy Anna Leasher of Golden exited Interstate 25 at a high rate of speed Monday afternoon and allegedly ran a stop sign and stuck the back end another...

Guatemalan gets 3½ more years after crash killed Colts LB

Sep. 17, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan man convicted of drunken driving in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver has been sentenced to an additional 42 months in prison for illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday...

Man injured by NJ Transit bus gets $12.75M settlement

Sep. 17, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who suffered brain injuries after being struck by a New Jersey Transit bus has settled a lawsuit for more than $12 million. The accident in 2016 occurred as Jason Gillespie walked in a crosswalk in Summit and left him unable to work or drive and with permanent neurological damage....

Correction: Bode Miller's Tragic Year story

Sep. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story Sept. 1 about Bode Miller moving to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Miller is a brand ambassador for Big Sky Resort. He is representing Spanish Peaks Mountain Club and Moonlight Basin, neighboring communities in Big Sky. A corrected version of the...

Woman struck, killed by truck in Harvard Square

Sep. 17, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a woman struck by a boom truck while crossing a street in the heart of Harvard Square has died. Cambridge police say the woman in her 60s was struck just before 7 a.m. Tuesday. The woman was transported to an area hospital with severe injuries where she was later...

Mediterranean migrant rescues, deaths; French camp emptied

Sep. 17, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — At least two people died and 14 were missing Tuesday after a boat filled with people hoping to reach Europe capsized near Tunisia. Elsewhere in the Mediterranean, a rescue ship picked up 109 people from two flimsy boats off the coast of Libya within hours of each other. And...

Man gets 5 years' probation for crash deaths of 2 passengers

Sep. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

ALLISON, Iowa (AP) — A man has been give five years of probation for the deaths of his 41-year-old brother and another man who were riding in his pickup truck when it crashed in north-central Iowa. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 47-year-old Matthew DeWitt was sentenced Monday to 10 years in...