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Series of AP photos depicts wrath of Hurricane Michael

Oct. 19, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The tropical weather that turned into monster Hurricane Michael began as a relatively humble storm before rapidly blossoming into the most powerful cyclone ever to hit the Florida Panhandle, causing wrenching scenes of widespread destruction. The Category 4 hurricane struck near...

APNewsBreak: NTSB hasn't fully examined limo in fatal crash

Oct. 18, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York because local prosecutors are probing it as part of their case against the limo company's operator. While a...

Report: Truck tire lost air before New Mexico bus crash

Oct. 18, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal report says "sudden air loss" in a semi-truck's front left tire occurred just before it collided with a passenger bus in a deadly crash along Interstate 40 in New Mexico. The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released a preliminary report on the Aug. 30...

On video: Girl nearly hit by SUV passing stopped school bus

Oct. 18, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

PITTSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A 7-year-old New York girl was nearly struck by an SUV that passed a stopped school bus on an upstate road's right shoulder in a close call captured on video. Joe Carista tells WNYT-TV in Albany that he was standing by the side of Route 7 on Tuesday afternoon waiting for his daughter...

Driver who hit car show crowd guilty of reckless driving

Oct. 18, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show in Boise has been found guilty of reckless driving. An Ada County jury on Wednesday found 50-year-old Roy L. Drennon of the Boise suburb of Eagle guilty after a one-day trial. Police say Drennon was...

Lawsuit over fatal crash involving Berman's wife settled

Oct. 18, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant accused of serving alcohol to the wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman before she was killed in a car crash has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of an 87-year-old man who also died in the wreck. The settlement involving The Market Place Kitchen and...

Wrong-way driver suspected of driving drunk before crash

Oct. 18, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk and 110 mph on the wrong side of a Missouri highway before a head-on crash that injured two people. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the crash happened Wednesday night on Interstate 29 about 5 miles (8...

Colorado receiver honors late father with play, dreadlocks

Oct. 17, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Away from the field, he's just Laviska Shenault Jr. — a mild-mannered, soft-spoken person who doesn't like the spotlight. Once he steps onto it, the Colorado sophomore receiver transforms into an alter ego he's nicknamed "Viska 2Live" — a play-making wizard who's vaulted...

Hillary Clinton apparently unharmed in parking-garage crash

Oct. 17, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hillary Clinton appears to have been unharmed when the Secret Service vehicle she was riding in was involved in a crash. The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate was headed to a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey in Jersey City on Tuesday night. The vehicle...

Detroit officers get probation in chase, fatal crash case

Oct. 17, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two Detroit police officers accused of failing to report a car chase that led to a fatal crash have been sentenced to one-year probations. Prosecutors say Stephen Heid and Ronald Cadez also were sentenced Wednesday to $500 fines, court costs and community service. Dispatchers were not...