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Olympics Latest: Rapinoe, Lloyd lift U.S. women to bronze

Aug. 05, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scored a pair of goals and the United States won the...

At least 10 dead as van carrying migrants crashes in Texas

Aug. 05, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

An overloaded van carrying 29 migrants crashed Wednesday on a remote South Texas highway, killing at least 10 people, including the driver, and injuring 20 others, authorities said. The crash happened shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 281 in Encino, Texas, about 50...

Loss of braking cited in 2019 Florida plane incident

Aug. 04, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

Investigators say a rain-soaked runway and the pilots' failure to anticipate the poor conditions caused a plane chartered by the Pentagon to slide into a Florida river two years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board said pilots of the Miami Air International plane...

Border Patrol releases name of agent killed in Arizona crash

Aug. 04, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was killed in a head-on crash in southern Arizona last weekend. Border Patrol officials said agent Daniel P. Cox died after he was involved in a two-vehicle collision around 12:30...

Police identify man killed in Omaha crash

Aug. 04, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police on Wednesday identified the driver killed after his car pulled out in front of a sport utility vehicle at one of Omaha’s busiest intersections during rush-hour traffic. Omaha police said 61-year-old Omaha resident John Stickrod was...

Sailor charged in ship fire was Navy SEAL dropout

Aug. 04, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The sailor charged with starting a fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard last year was assigned to the ship after dropping out of training to become a Navy SEAL, and he was described by some fellow sailors as a person who had disdain for the Navy, according to...

3 in fatal Michigan rock-throwing case get probation

Aug. 04, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Three young Michigan men who were teens when they were part of a rock-throwing incident that killed a motorist on Interstate 75 were put on probation after spending more than three years in custody while their case was stuck in court. The court...

Crop-dusting plane crashes in front yard of Ohio home

Aug. 04, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — A crop-dusting plane struck some power lines and trees before it crashed in the front yard of a northeastern Ohio home on Wednesday, leaving the pilot with minor injuries. The crash in Wooster occurred around 10:30 a.m., as the plane dusted a...

AP: Police brass eyed in probe of Black man's deadly arrest

Aug. 04, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Louisiana State Police brass obstructed justice to protect the troopers seen on long-withheld body camera video punching, dragging and stunning Black motorist Ronald Greene during his fatal 2019 arrest. It...

Driver arrested in crash resulting in unborn child's death

Aug. 04, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A driver is in custody accused of vehicular negligence and third-degree feticide after a crash in south-central Louisiana. Police say they arrested Noe Sanchez, 37, of California, in connection with the crash Monday that happened at around 9 p.m.,...