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Vauhxx Booker speaks to the hundreds gathered at the Monroe County courthouse, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Booker, a local civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, says a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” after claiming that he and his friends had trespassed on private property as they gathered at an Indiana lake over the Fourth of July weekend. (Rich Janzaruk/The Herald-Times via AP)

FBI investigates reported assault on Black man as hate crime

Jul. 7, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI is investigating as a hate crime the assault of a Black man by a group of white men at a southern Indiana lake, the victim's attorney said Tuesday. Vauhxx Booker, a local civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, said the men pinned him...

Helicopter helping to fight wildfire near Payson crashes

Jul. 7, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter helping to fight a wildfire near Payson crashed Tuesday under unknown circumstances, authorities said. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the pilot was the only person aboard the UH-1H helicopter that went down Tuesday afternoon about 10 miles (16...

Police identify fourth victim killed in Iowa crash

Jul. 7, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have released the name of the fourth victim of a fiery single-vehicle crash southwest of downtown Des Moines. Des Moines police said Tuesday that the Polk County Medical Examiners Office has identified the victim as 23-year-old Zachary McBride, of Weaver. Police previously...

Boaters flag down authorities to a crashed seaplane near Powderhorn Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Sunday, July 5, 2020, south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The downed plane can be seen in the right side of the image. Two people died in a plane crash Sunday over Lake Coeur d’Alene Sunday, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Investigators are checking initial reports that there were a total of eight passengers and crew on the two planes, the sheriff's office said in a statement Sunday night. (Stephanie Hammett/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

Bodies of 6 of 8 Idaho plane collision victims recovered

Jul. 7, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Searchers recovered the bodies of six of the eight people killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in Idaho, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Specialized divers were searching the bottom of Lake Coeur d'Alene for the remaining two...

Pedestrian footbridge damaged by derailment reopens in WVa

Jul. 7, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — A popular pedestrian footbridge in West Virginia is repaired and back open following a train derailment. The footbridge crosses the Potomac River from Harpers Ferry into Maryland and draws tourists, bicyclists and hikers along the Appalachian Trail. “Hallelujah....

This photo  provided by HZSKVK, shows emergency services at the scene after two trains collided, near the village of Pernink, Czech Republic, Tuesday July 7, 2020. Officials say two passenger trains collided head-on in western Czech Republic, killing at least two people on board and injuring about 20. The Czech Rail Safety Inspectorate says the collision took place after 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) Tuesday between the stations Nove Hamry and Pernink near the German border (HZSKVK via AP)

Trains collide head-on near Czech-German border; 2 dead

Jul. 7, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Two passenger trains collided head-on in western Czech Republic, killing at least two people on board and injuring about 20, officials said on Tuesday. The Czech Rail Safety Inspectorate said the collision took place after 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) between the stations Nove Hamry and Pernink near the...

Ex-officer gets 4 months for deadly crash near Arrowhead

Jul. 7, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former police officer was sentenced Tuesday to four months in jail for causing a 2018 wreck that killed a Kansas teenager and injured two others outside the stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play. Thirty-five-year-old Terrell Watkins pleaded guilty in early June to first-degree...

12 years in prison for West Fargo man in fatal DUI crash

Jul. 7, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A West Fargo man has been sentenced to spend 12 years in prison for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a passenger in his vehicle last summer. A judge in Cass County on Monday suspended eight years of a 20-year sentence and ordered Daniel Dal Pozzo to serve five years of...

Shooting kills driver who crashes car into Subway restaurant

Jul. 7, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man and two passengers in a car were shot at while driving, and then crashed into a Subway restaurant on the town line between Hartford and West Hartford, Connecticut. The driver, Junny Lara-Velazquez, 19, was shot in the head before crashing the vehicle into the side of the...

New Jersey man killed in wrong-way crash in Pennsylvania

Jul. 7, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man driving the wrong way on a highway in Pennsylvania was killed when his car collided head-on with an ambulance, authorities said. The crash on Route 33 southbound in Bethlehem occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Stanley Suttle, 54, of Phillipsburg, apparently was...