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Texas police officer killed by man fleeing traffic stop

Dec. 11, 2019 10:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police sergeant was killed when a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant broke free from police while being handcuffed, fled from a traffic stop and struck her with his vehicle, police said. The search continued Wednesday for 21-year-old Tavores Henderson, who police said...

Stand-out student among passengers on missing Chilean plane

Dec. 11, 2019 8:48 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — When Chilean university student Ignacio Parada boarded a military transport plane bound for the Antarctic, he took with him his dreams for the future and a sense of adventure. In his fifth and final year studying civil engineering at Chile's University of Magallanes, the 24-year-old...

Chile: Debris believed from missing plane carrying 38 found

Dec. 11, 2019 7:41 PM EST

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile (AP) — Debris believed to be from a military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished two days ago en route to the Antarctic has been discovered in the frigid, treacherous waters between the icy continent and South America, Chile's Air Force said Wednesday. Air Force Gen....

Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill

Dec. 11, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal agencies have approved nearly $226 million for 18 projects to restore open ocean and marine habitats that were decimated in the Gulf of Mexico by the 2010 BP oil spill. The projects range from $52.6 million to study deep-sea habitats to $290,000 to find ways to keep sea turtles...

Chilean officials say they've found debris believed to be from a transport plane that vanished en route to Antarctica.

Dec. 11, 2019 4:38 PM EST
Chilean officials say they've found debris believed to be from a transport plane that vanished en route to Antarctica.

FAA analysis predicted many more Max crashes without a fix

Dec. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EST

After the first crash of a Boeing 737 Max last year, federal safety officials estimated that there could be 15 more fatal crashes of the Max over the next few decades if Boeing didn’t fix a critical automated flight-control system. Yet the Federal Aviation Administration did not ground the plane until a...

South Carolina horse attacks were wild boars, not stabbings

Dec. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Five of six horses seriously injured or killed in northern South Carolina this fall were attacked by wild boars and had not been shot or stabbed, as initially feared, state police said. State Law Enforcement Division agents checked animal tracks found near the horses and examined...

Parents of girl who fell to her death sue cruise company

Dec. 11, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana parents of a toddler who fell to her death out of an open cruise ship window in Puerto Rico filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Royal Caribbean Cruises, accusing the company of negligence by allowing the window to be opened. Chloe Wiegand fell to her death in July after...

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

Dec. 11, 2019 2:42 PM EST

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that burst nine months ago when the Missouri River surged through two levees near his southwest Iowa...

Man sentenced to 15 years for fatal motorcycle crash

Dec. 11, 2019 12:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for driving drunk in a motorcycle crash that killed his passenger. Forty-year-old Aaron Monroe was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in the April 2018 crash that...