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Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing into Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's running of the race was postponed by rain. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Blaney's attempted push of Newman led to violent crash

Feb. 18, 2020 3:48 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drafting, blocking and bumping are essential elements of racing on NASCAR's fastest tracks. When Ryan Blaney pushed fellow Ford driver Ryan Newman in the final lap of the Daytona 500, it was something both men have done hundreds of times on superspeedways. For a few seconds, it...

1 person dead when high speed train hits car in Florida

Feb. 18, 2020 12:02 PM EST

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One person died Tuesday morning when a car was hit by a high speed train in South Florida, officials said. The Brightline train, which operates between Miami and West Palm Beach, struck the car at an intersection in Pompano Beach about 10:12 a.m. Tuesday, said sheriff's...

Authorities report more pronghorn killed in train accident

Feb. 18, 2020 10:33 AM EST

HAMER, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is reporting an additional 32 pronghorn have been killed in a second train accident in eastern Idaho. A train collided with 64 pronghorn Feb. 3 killing 45 on impact and severely injuring another 19 in the same area near Hamer, Idaho. KBOI reports...

Undated image released Monday Feb. 17, 2020, by Irish Coast Guard showing an abandoned cargo ship the MV Alta, that has washed up on the coast of County Cork, near Ballycotton, southern Ireland.  The MV Alta is believed to have had 10 crew members aboard who were rescued by the US Coast Guard.  Since September 2018, the ship has been drifting with no crew aboard, and it was last seen off the coast of West Africa before being washed up in southern Ireland during Storm Dennis. (Irish Coast Guard via AP)

UK grapples with severe floods, storm death toll rises to 3

Feb. 17, 2020 4:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places. A woman was found dead after being swept away by the floodwaters, the storm's third confirmed victim. To the east, Dennis' gale-force winds also left...

First responders are on the scene of a train derailment at in eastern Kentucky, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.  Two crew members of the CSX train were initially trapped and a flammable liquid was leaking into a nearby river, said Charles Maynard with Pike County Emergency Management. Maynard said he wan't sure if the crew members were injured but that crews were trying to extricate them. He wasn't aware of any other reports of possible injuries. (Russ Cassady/Appalachian News-Express via AP)

Fiery train derailment in Kentucky spills ethanol into river

Feb. 13, 2020 7:18 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A large rock slide on a rain-saturated mountain caused a fiery train derailment Thursday morning in eastern Kentucky that briefly trapped two crew members and caused a chemical leak into a river, authorities said. Two crew members of the CSX train were initially trapped in a flaming...

Police investigate death of man hit by train in Maine

Feb. 13, 2020 5:23 PM EST

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine said Thursday they're investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train in Falmouth. The collision happened near Gray Road in the western part of town, police told WGME-TV. Police did not immediately release the name of the man who was killed. Few...

Ambulance driver crashes on slushy Kansas highway

Feb. 13, 2020 10:49 AM EST

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an ambulance has crashed on a slushy stretch of Interstate 35 near El Dorado in central Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the driver lost control around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday as the area was under a winter weather advisory. The crash report says the driver then...

$10M verdict for man injured in Amtrak derailment

Feb. 13, 2020 10:31 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $10 million to a man who was seriously hurt when an Amtrak train derailed between Tacoma and Olympia in 2017. Donnell Linton, 47 of Renton, is one of many passengers of Amtrak Cascades 501 who sued Amtrak after the train left the tracks and some of its cars...

Several elk hit by train in southeastern Idaho

Feb. 11, 2020 11:51 AM EST

DINGLE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Fish and Game officials say a small group of elk were hit by a train in rural Bear Lake County over the weekend. Conservation officers said 11 elk were killed in the collision near Dingle early Sunday morning. Two others were injured and had to be dispatched by wildlife managers....

Authorities ID man killed at rail crossing in western Iowa

Feb. 11, 2020 6:24 AM EST

DENISON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was killed when he was struck by a train in western Iowa. An eastbound Union Pacific train struck the man on the tracks early Saturday morning at a crossing in Denison, police said. Police released his name Sunday: Kevin Russman, who lived in Dow...