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Kenya mourns as marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum is given a state funeral

Feb. 23, 2024 09:12 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was given a state funeral Friday following his death in car crash earlier this month, as many Kenyans urged the government to do more to protect the country’s famous athletes. Hundreds of dignitaries —...

St. Louis man sentenced to 10 years for causing crash that killed 4 people and injured 4 others

Feb. 22, 2024 19:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man who ran a red light before causing a 2023 crash that killed four people was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison. Cedric Dixon, 35, agreed to a deal in which he pleaded guilty to four counts each of involuntary manslaughter and second-degree...

Families bid farewell to miners killed in Venezuela's worst mining accident in years

Feb. 22, 2024 18:07 PM EST

LA PARAGUA, Venezuela (AP) — Families and friends began burying loved ones on Thursday who were among at least 16 people killed in the collapse of an illegally operated gold mine in a remote area of central Venezuela. The tributes come as anger mounts at the government's slow...

Crash kills a deputy, injures another while transporting an inmate, Texas sheriff says

Feb. 22, 2024 13:48 PM EST

CONROE, Texas (AP) — Two Texas deputies transporting an inmate were involved in a multi-vehicle crash that began when their SUV collided with a truck and careened into oncoming traffic. One deputy was ejected and killed, while the driver and inmate were injured, a Texas Department of Public...

2 killed in chain-reaction crash at a Georgia welcome center that engulfed semitrucks in flame

Feb. 22, 2024 13:44 PM EST

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Two truck drivers were killed in a chain-reaction crash at a Georgia welcome center that engulfed several tractor-trailers in flames, according to authorities. The wreck happened Wednesday night after a speeding semitruck entered the parking lot of a...

Container ship hits bridge in south China, killing 5 and knocking section of roadway into the water

Feb. 22, 2024 09:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Five people died after a large container ship hit support pillars for a bridge over a river in southern China early on Thursday, sending a section of the roadway and five vehicles crashing down. Three small trucks, a bus and a scooter fell off the bridge south of the...

A sand hole collapse in Florida killed a child. Such deaths occur several times a year in the US

Feb. 21, 2024 20:18 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The collapse of a sand hole that killed a 7-year-old Indiana girl who was digging with her brother on a Florida beach is an underrecognized danger that kills and injures several children a year around the country. Sloan Mattingly died Tuesday afternoon...

At least 14 confirmed dead after an illegal open-pit gold mine collapses in Venezuela

Feb. 21, 2024 19:25 PM EST

LA PARAGUA, Venezuela (AP) — The collapse of an illegally operated open-pit gold mine in central Venezuela killed at least 14 people and injured several more, state authorities said Wednesday, as some other officials reported an undetermined number of people could be trapped. ...

Extreme fog fueled 20-vehicle crash with 21 hurt on US 84 in southeastern Mississippi

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — At least 21 people were injured in a massive multi-vehicle crash early Wednesday on U.S. Hwy 84 in southeastern Mississippi, fueled by extreme fog conditions, authorities said. No deaths were reported. The crash happened near the U.S. 84...

2 workers die after part of a bridge being built over a Dutch canal collapses

Feb. 21, 2024 10:41 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two people died and two others were injured Wednesday when part of a bridge being built over a canal in the eastern Netherlands collapsed, emergency services said. The accident happened in Lochem, 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Amsterdam, as workers...