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Violence claims more lives in Nicaragua as unrest continues

Jun. 23, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A fresh wave of violence and repression claimed at least seven lives in Nicaragua as international criticism mounted against the government of President Daniel Ortega over its response to protests. The attacks began Friday evening, hours after the Inter-American Commission on...

US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

Jun. 23, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said. State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her injuries and was...

The Latest: Dead driver named in crash that hurt candidate

Jun. 23, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Politicians and friends from across the country are sending thoughts and prayers to Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington after she was seriously injured in a car crash in South Carolina. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter he was thinking about Arrington. U.S. Rep....

Spokesman: Lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid seriously injured in car accident

Jun. 23, 2018 9:08 AM EDT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Spokesman: Lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid seriously injured in car accident.

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Jun. 22, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe...

Man struck by fleeing carjackers dies from his injuries

Jun. 22, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The owner of a suburban St. Louis party bus has died, days after he was hit by a stolen pickup truck fleeing a robbery. The St. Louis Medical Examiner's office says 54-year-old Mike Arnold of O'Fallon, Missouri, died Thursday. Arnold was the owner of a 14-passenger party bus called Gus,...

Prosecutor: Drunken man caused fatal crash during test drive

Jun. 22, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man was drunk and on drugs while test-driving a truck and was trying to "see what it was capable of" when he caused a deadly crash. The Enterprise reports that 22-year-old Robert Kilday faces charges including motor vehicle manslaughter and driving...

The Latest: 12 hurt when van with migrants flips in Croatia

Jun. 22, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Police say a van carrying migrants has overturned in northwestern Croatia injuring twelve people. Police said the accident happened early Friday when the Hungarian driver of the van lost control of the vehicle and hit...

Police: Man arrested after family spat causes fatal pileup

Jun. 22, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. (AP) — Police say one person is dead and another is in custody after a family argument caused vehicles to pile up on a Mississippi highway. Fifty-six-year-old Fred Harris Johnson is charged with manslaughter and mayhem for the Thursday wreck on Interstate 10. The Sun Herald of Biloxi...

Real name of mystery man who died in 2002 revealed

Jun. 21, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — When a man named Joseph Newton Chandler III put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger in his apartment outside of Cleveland in 2002, he left behind $82,000 in a bank account and an enduring mystery about his actual identity that's been finally solved with the help of forensics,...