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Cops: Connecticut driver kills 2 pedestrians, tries to flee

Dec. 03, 2022 11:56 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut driver struck and killed two pedestrians believed to be in a crosswalk early Saturday and was later arrested after trying to flee, police said. The pedestrians were crossing a street in Stamford shortly after 2 a.m. when they were hit by a 2022...

Police: Teen caused crash that killed police sergeant

Dec. 03, 2022 11:13 AM EST

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A car crash north of New York City that killed an on-duty police sergeant was caused by a 16-year-old driver who lost control of a sports car only two weeks after getting his learner's permit, police said. Yonkers Sgt. Frank Gualdino, a 24-year veteran of the...

Strong quake shakes main Indonesia island, no major damage

Dec. 03, 2022 10:44 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Saturday, causing panic but only minor damage just two weeks after an equally powerful quake killed hundreds. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.7 quake was centered...

Molten lava on Hawaii's Big Island could block main highway

Dec. 03, 2022 02:35 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Many people on the Big Island of Hawaii are bracing for major upheaval if lava from Mauna Loa volcano slides across a key highway and blocks the quickest route connecting two sides of the island. The molten rock could make the road impassable and force drivers...

OSHA probes worker's death at Sioux Falls packaging facility

Dec. 02, 2022 18:43 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed Friday that it is investigating a death that occurred at a Sioux Falls packaging facility earlier this week. OSHA spokesperson Scott Allen said investigators were speaking with employees and the...

Baltimore fire chief resigns as fatal fire report released

Dec. 02, 2022 18:42 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s fire chief resigned Friday, the same day as the release of a report that reviewed the department’s response to a January vacant rowhouse fire that left three firefighters dead. Mayor Brandon Scott announced that he decided to accept Chief Niles...

4 injured as bus smashes through shopping center parking lot

Dec. 02, 2022 18:27 PM EST

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — A commuter bus smashed into 16 cars at a San Francisco Bay Area shopping center on Friday, injuring four people, one of them critically, authorities said. Shortly before noon, the SamTrans bus smashed into the vehicles at a Target store parking lot at the...

2 feet of snow in Tahoe mountains; more on the way Saturday

Dec. 02, 2022 17:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The second of back-to-back winter storms was making its way Friday toward the Sierra Nevada, where up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow already has fallen on the mountains around Lake Tahoe — much to the delight of area ski resorts. Mountain highways reopened...

For many Hawaiians, lava flows are a time to honor, reflect

Dec. 02, 2022 15:47 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — When Willette Kalaokahaku Akima-Akau looks out at the the lava flowing from Mauna Loa volcano and makes an offering of gin, tobacco and coins, she will be taking part in a tradition passed down from her grandfather and other Native Hawaiians as a way to honor both the natural and...

Cruise passenger who fell overboard recalls experience

Dec. 02, 2022 15:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He spent nearly 20 hours alone, treading water in the Gulf of Mexico after falling off a cruise ship and being saved on Thanksgiving. James Michael Grimes spoke about the experience Friday, saying it has taught him to not take life for granted. “My worst fear...