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'No place for you': Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge

Apr. 20, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seema Gandotra, sick with the coronavirus, gasped for breath in an ambulance for 10 hours, as it tried unsuccessfully at six hospitals in India's sprawling capital to find an open bed. By the time she was admitted, it was too late, and the 51-year-old died hours later. ...

Pilot views obstructed, alerts missing in midair plane crash

Apr. 20, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pilots of two Alaskan sightseeing planes that collided in midair couldn't see the other aircraft because airplane structures or a passenger blocked their views, and they didn't get electronic alerts about close aircraft because safety systems weren't working properly....

Man killed when tractor overturns in Lincoln County field

Apr. 20, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) — A man died after the tractor he was operating flipped over in a field in Lincoln County, according to sheriff’s officials. Deputies and paramedics were dispatched to the field in the Town of Merrill shortly before 4 p.m. Monday where they found a...

Cape Town wildfire largely contained, damage is assessed

Apr. 20, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Fire crews had largely contained a big wildfire on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday as the city started to come to terms with the damage caused by what officials described as one of the area's worst blazes in years. ...

3 Ohio men killed, 3 others injured in Kentucky crash

Apr. 20, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Three men from Ohio were killed and three others injured in a crash along Interstate 75 in northern Kentucky, police said. An initial investigation found that Luis Diego Gudino-Rivera, 23, was driving a GMC Yukon south on I-75 Monday evening...

Man sentenced to at least 4 years in prison in fatal crash

Apr. 20, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to four to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to negligent homicide in a car crash that killed his passenger in New Hampshire. Matthew Pittman, 20, of Quincy, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty and apologized in...

Egypt fires top railway official after deadly train crashes

Apr. 20, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s transportation minister on Tuesday said he sacked the country’s top railway official, following three train accidents in less than a month that left at least 29 people dead and some 320 injured. The firing of Asharf Raslan, head of the railway...

Prescribed fire scheduled for Mississippi's Deer Island

Apr. 20, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will intentionally set a fire on part of an undeveloped barrier island south of Biloxi. The prescribed burn is scheduled for Wednesday on the central part of Deer Island. Depending on weather, it could...

Search for survivors of capsized lift boat ends

Apr. 20, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

CUT OFF, La. (AP) — The search for survivors from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico has closed and attention now turns to comforting the loved ones of the five known dead and eight missing, a grim hunt for bodies and a painstaking investigation that could take up to two years. ...

Woman killed in California skydive had made 2,000 jumps

Apr. 20, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A woman who died in a weekend parachute accident in Northern California had made thousands of previous jumps, the owner of the skydiving center said Monday. Sabrina Call, 57, of Watsonville, Calif. died Saturday when her primary parachute and...