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Rescuers search site after train crash killed 18 in Taiwan

Oct. 22, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers searched through wreckage Monday after one of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 180 others. The Puyuma express ran off the tracks late Sunday afternoon as it went...

Bridge to be renamed for officer killed during water rescue

Oct. 22, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Town officials in Maine say they plan to rename a local bridge after a police officer who died during a water rescue operation in 2017. Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said in prepared statement Sunday that the Canal Bridge, which crosses the Saco River, will be renamed the...

Search on for 2nd suspect in fatal Georgia police shooting

Oct. 22, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities said they are continuing the search for the second of two teenage suspects in connection with the fatal weekend shooting of a police officer near a school northeast of Atlanta. Authorities said Sunday they believe 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard fatally shot Officer Antwan...

Northern California man rescues 3 people from burning truck

Oct. 21, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Northern California police say a good Samaritan pulled three people from a pickup truck that had caught fire after an early Sunday crash. KCRA-TV reports all three adults were hospitalized with one suffering life-threatening injuries. The one-vehicle crash occurred in the city of...

3 missing, 15 rescued off California coast after boat fire

Oct. 21, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Coast Guard officials say three people are missing and 15 people were rescued Saturday night after their fishing boat caught fire south of San Diego. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that crew of the 42-foot fishing boat Time Machine contacted the Coast Guard around 9:35 p.m. to...

One of Taiwan's fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

Oct. 21, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north...

Chandler police searching for suspect after man fatally shot

Oct. 21, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Chandler say they are searching for a suspect in a homicide case. They say a man was found with a gunshot wound about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say the man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name and age haven't been released yet. Investigators say the...

Body of missing diver found in Massachusetts waters

Oct. 20, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts fire officials say the body of a missing diver has been found. The Nahant Fire Department announced Saturday the body of the unidentified, 37-year-old male diver had been recovered shortly before noon. Fire crews were originally dispatched to the town wharf at 10:25 a.m. for a...

Authorities searching for man who drove into river

Oct. 20, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities and rescue personnel spent part of Friday night searching for a person who drove a vehicle into the Kansas River. Police tell the Kansas City Star that the incident happened around 6:50 p.m. Friday at the Kaw Point Park boat ramp in Kansas City, Kansas, at the...

Rescue crews free worker trapped in industrial equipment

Oct. 20, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An employee at a Hartford waste collection and recycling center had to be freed by emergency crews after getting trapped in some industrial equipment. Hartford Police and emergency responders were called to All Waste Inc. on Saturday morning for a report of two trapped workers....