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Fire that reached Turkish power plant contained, others burn

Aug. 05, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MUGLA, Turkey (AP) — A wildfire that reached the compound of a coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and forced nearby residents to flee in boats and cars was contained on Thursday after raging for some 11 hours, officials and media reports said. Strong winds...

'Kai the Hitchhiker' loses bid to overturn murder conviction

Aug. 05, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former online celebrity who became known for allegedly using a hatchet to fend off an attack on a highway worker failed in his attempt to have his conviction in a 2013 murder overturned. Caleb McGillvary was convicted two years ago of the 2013...

Tua Foundation donating $93K to girls ranch hit by 8 deaths

Aug. 05, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A nonprofit foundation started by Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said Thursday it would donate $93,000 to an Alabama girls home to cover the funeral expenses of eight children killed in a horrific interstate crash in June. The Tua...

FAA head seeks more prosecution of unruly airline passengers

Aug. 05, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

The nation's top aviation regulator is suggesting that local police around the country should file charges more often against unruly airline passengers and that airports should clamp down on alcohol sales. Federal Aviation Administration chief Stephen Dickson said that...

Patrol says Salina woman killed in crash with semitrailer

Aug. 05, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

CLAY CENTER, Kan. (AP) — A Salina woman died when her car collided with a semitrailer on a northern Kansas highway, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The crash happened Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 24 several miles west of Clay Center, according to the patrol....

Mississippi man and grandson die in crash of vintage plane

Aug. 05, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi businessman and his grandson died in the crash of a vintage single-engine airplane Wednesday in a wooded area northeast of Starkville. Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt told news outlets that Gary Dedeaux and 13-year-old Luke...

Patrol: Man retrieving ladder from highway hit, killed

Aug. 05, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) — A man died Thursday after being hit by a vehicle as he ran into a busy highway in suburban Kansas City to retrieve a ladder that had fallen from his van, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The crash happened just before 8 a.m. in the...

Deputy shot, suspect dead after eastern Idaho hit-and-run

Aug. 05, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was shot and a suspect died after a reported hit-and-run accident led to a slow-speed chase in eastern Idaho on Wednesday. Law enforcement officials didn't disclose what led to the suspect's death. The deputy was shot in the...

Police: Officer shot driver who veered toward deputy

Aug. 05, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police and sheriff’s deputies in Wilmington shot a driver when he veered toward a deputy on foot as if to strike him, police said. Wilmington police officers tried to stop a vehicle around 5 p.m Wednesday for a traffic offense, but the driver...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...