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Officials: Tri-State Tollway pileup kills 1, hurts 7 others

May. 24, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One person died and seven others also were injured Tuesday in a pileup crash involving at least seven vehicles on the Tri-State Tollway around Chicago, authorities said. The crash that occurred about 6 a.m. near northwest suburban Glenview shut down all southbound...

Lawsuit accuses 3 automakers and parts maker in air bag case

May. 24, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing three automakers and a parts manufacturer of knowingly selling vehicles containing air bag inflators that are at risk of exploding. Two deaths and at least four injuries have been linked to such explosions. The federal lawsuit,...

WVa mine where worker died did not follow safety procedures

May. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia underground mine operator did not follow proper safety procedures prior to the death of a maintenance worker whose brakes failed on his electric utility vehicle and it lost control and crashed, according to a federal regulator. The U.S. Mine...

1 dead, 1 arrested after Seattle bridge crash

May. 24, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says the body of a man who fell from the Ship Canal Bridge in Seattle following a Tuesday morning collision was recovered from the water. The Seattle Times reports the collision occurred around 5 a.m. after a vehicle broke down in the...

Driver shot, killed and crashes car on North Carolina road

May. 24, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A man was killed in a shooting Monday afternoon that resulted in a crash and shut down a North Carolina highway, police said. Durham police said they received 911 calls about the occupants of a vehicle shooting at another vehicle on N.C. Highway 55 shortly...

Several injured in train, bus collision in southern Germany

May. 24, 2022 06:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A train collided with a bus and derailed at a railroad crossing in southern Germany on Tuesday, police said. Several people were injured, some of them severely. The train struck the bus, which was carrying no passengers, at Blaustein, near the city of Ulm, German news...

Driver hits 3 children on sidewalk near California school

May. 23, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who had been kicked off a Southern California elementary school campus drove a car onto a curb and struck three children who were walking to school, police said Monday. The children were hospitalized in stable condition and Jason Guzman, 26, of...

3 Texans die in New Mexico highway crash involving towed SUV

May. 23, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Three West Texas residents were killed when the SUV they were riding in while it was being towed on a New Mexico highway rolled and they were ejected, state police announced Monday. Eight people in all were in two SUVs headed east on Interstate 10 outside the...

Vegas in casino manager slaying suspect balks at court date

May. 23, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man arrested in Southern California as a fugitive in the death of a Las Vegas slot machine parlor manager refused to appear in court Monday for a hearing on murder and other charges. A Las Vegas judge ordered court officials to bring Samuel Fredrick Schmid to...

5 migrants, including child, drown in 2 Mexico accidents

May. 23, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three Honduran migrants drowned off Mexico’s Gulf coast and four were still missing, the governor of the coastal state of Veracruz said Monday. Four migrants, also Hondurans, were pulled alive from the ocean by rescuers after their 25-foot open boat apparently...