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Militants bomb, derail phosphate train in central Syria

Jul. 21, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's transport ministry said a freight train carrying phosphate derailed and caught fire Sunday after getting hit by explosives planted on the tracks by militants in the country's center. The government-owned train was transporting phosphate from mines in Khunayfis in Homs...

1 dead, 5 injured in dump truck vs car collision in Glendale

Jul. 21, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed and five others critically injured after a dump truck collided with a car in Glendale. Phoenix Fire Department officials say the crash occurred about 5 a.m. Sunday. They say the dump truck was on its side on top of the car when rescue crews...

Man whose wife was struck and killed by vehicle sues FBI

Jul. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says in a $35 million lawsuit filed against the federal government that an off-duty police officer who struck and killed his wife with a vehicle last year worked for the FBI at the time. The New Haven Register reports that Edward Wilczynski, of North Haven, whose...

Police: Crash on Interstate 70 leaves 2 dead, 1 hospitalized

Jul. 21, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Clay County that left two elderly people dead and third person hospitalized. Illinois State Police say the SUV the two victims were traveling in was rear ended by a semi tractor-trailer on Interstate 70. The deceased were...

Boating deaths are soaring on Alabama's lakes and rivers

Jul. 21, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has already had its deadliest year in two decades for boaters — and the summer isn't nearly over yet. Boating accidents in the first 6 ½ months of 2019 have killed 25 people, Al.com reported . Already, that makes this year the deadliest one since 1998, when 32...

Florida deputy dies in traffic crash

Jul. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy died after his patrol car crashed into a pickup truck as he responded to a domestic violence call. Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said the crash happened early Sunday in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Deerfield Beach....

Woman dies in hit-and-run in Somerville

Jul. 21, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian dead. Police say a woman who appeared to be in her early 50s was struck on Mystic Avenue in Somerville at about 8 p.m. Saturday. The preliminary investigation indicates she was in a crosswalk....

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Jul. 21, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St....

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Jul. 21, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St....

Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

Jul. 21, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a helicopter onto the...