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Tanker ship runs aground on Germany's Elbe river

Jan. 21, 2019 4:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa says a tanker ship carrying 9,000 metric tons (nearly 10,000 U.S. tons) of hazardous goods has run aground on the Elbe river near Cuxhaven in northern Germany. Dpa says nobody was injured and there is no leak in the ship. Experts have been called to find out how to...

Eversource worker killed by falling tree

Jan. 21, 2019 12:25 AM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police say an Eversource subcontractor was killed by a falling tree in Connecticut. Authorities say the worker was repairing a line in Middletown around 3:20 p.m. Sunday when a tree fell on top of the lineman. The person's name has not been released. Eversource and United...

Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in west Phoenix

Jan. 21, 2019 12:23 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say they're searching for a hit-and-run driver after a pedestrian was killed in west Phoenix. They say the fatal accident happened about 2 a.m. Sunday near the area of 79th Avenue and Van Buren Street. Police say 26-year-old Quintell Coffman was in the roadway for reasons unknown when...

Pedestrian injured in 2-car crash

Jan. 21, 2019 12:22 AM EST

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was struck and injured in a crash involving two vehicles in Maine. Authorities say 64-year-old Wendy Livingston was hit in South Portland Saturday when she tried to cross a road. Police say 21-year-old Benjamin Azarowitz, of Vermont, stopped his vehicle...

Boy dies weeks after 2-car crash

Jan. 21, 2019 12:20 AM EST

JAMAICA, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a 4-year-old boy from Massachusetts who was injured in a December crash has died. State police say they were informed Sunday that Max McCormick died from his injuries at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. Max was one of four people inside a...

Report: Sea turtles populations OK after Big Island eruption

Jan. 21, 2019 12:15 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A survey conducted by a Hawaii wildlife conservation group found the Kilauea volcano eruption did not critically damage sea turtle populations on the Big Island. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the Hawaii Wildlife Fund concluded this month that lava did not harm turtle populations...

Woman killed, multiple displaced in Philadelphia fires

Jan. 21, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Multiple late night house fires in Philadelphia have left one woman dead and others displaced. The first fire broke out around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the city's Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Firefighters arrived to flames coming from both floors of the 2-story home, and an elderly woman...

Culpeper non-profit still helping hurricane victims

Jan. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Since autumn, it's been almost nonstop for the staff and volunteers of Christ In Action. Day after day, the Culpeper County-based charity has been helping survivors since mid-September, when forecasters predicted that Hurricane Florence would clobber the Carolinas. ... Since then, the...

Amtrak train hits unoccupied vehicle on track in Indiana

Jan. 20, 2019 10:23 PM EST

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — An Amtrak train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, hit an unoccupied vehicle on the track in Indiana, but no passengers or crew were injured. Amtrak says in a statement that the accident happened about 7:30 p.m. central time Sunday as the train carrying 163 passengers reached...

Bolivian bus plunges into ravine, killing 13, injuring 26

Jan. 20, 2019 9:45 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian authorities say a bus rolled over on a mountain road in the southern part of the Andean country, then tumbled 100 meters (330 feet) into a ravine, killing at least 13 people and injuring 26 more. Local media said four of the dead were part of a soccer delegation from...