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Hawaii school reaches settlement with drowned boy's family

Apr. 19, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy who drowned during a kayaking excursion has reached a $7.2 milliom settlement in a lawsuit against the Hawaii private school that operated the spring break program. In announcing the amount Monday, lawyers for the family...

Scrutiny of Tesla crash a sign that regulation may be coming

Apr. 19, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The fiery crash of a Tesla near Houston with no one behind the wheel is drawing scrutiny from two federal agencies that could bring new regulation of electronic systems that take on some driving tasks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Police: Motorcyclist killed may have been street racing

Apr. 19, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Drivers involved in a fatal crash in North Portland Monday may have been involved in illegal street racing, police said. A motorcyclist who police have not yet identified was killed in the crash, which officers responded to just before 1 a.m. on...

Coast Guard: Search for missing crew to be suspended

Apr. 19, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

CUT OFF, La. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it will suspend the search for crew members who disappeared when a lift boat capsized off Louisiana last week at sunset Monday, and authorities do not expect to find more survivors from the vessel. The grim news from Capt....

Fire causes partial roof collapse at textile factory

Apr. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire caused extensive damage to a textile manufacturing facility in Portland early Monday, officials said. The first reports of the blaze came in around 3:30 a.m. Monday at a commercial building in southeast Portland, said Lt. Liz Thompson, a...

Fox, who attacked at least 3 people, to be tested for rabies

Apr. 19, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) — A fox suspected of having rabies attacked at least three people in a town near Brunswick, Maine, on Saturday until it was shot. The Topsham police said they got multiple calls about an aggressive fox starting on Saturday morning, the Times Record...

Police: Car hits school bus; 1 driver dead, 1 driver hurt

Apr. 19, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man died when his fast-moving car hit a school bus at an intersection Monday morning, and the bus driver was injured, New Orleans police said. There weren’t any students on the bus when it was hit about 9:17 a.m. Monday in eastern New Orleans, a...

Man working on lawn mower killed when it falls on him

Apr. 19, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — A man working on a commercial lawn mower at his home in northern New Jersey was killed when the machine fell on top of him, authorities said. John Levinski, 74, of Hillsborough, wasn't breathing when a neighbor found him around 5 p.m. Sunday....

14 rescued as boat sinks off Southern California

Apr. 19, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Fourteen people were rescued from the ocean off Southern California after their boat sank during a weekend outing, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. The 41-foot-long boat Carver began taking on water outside the entrance to...

Maryland State Police search for driver in fatal hit-and-run

Apr. 19, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Authorities are searching for the driver of a vehicle believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Wicomico County, Maryland State Police said Monday. A news release identified the victim only as a 14-year-old male from Salisbury,...