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Suspicious device snarls traffic on George Washington Bridge

Aug. 22, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Traffic has reopened on the George Washington Bridge after authorities investigated a suspicious package scare. Officials say the suspicious device was found on the upper level of the bridge near the New Jersey side just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, causing authorities to briefly shut down...

Top registry official fired after fatal motorcycle accident

Aug. 20, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The director of the state agency that stopped processing alerts from other states about Massachusetts drivers who had broken traffic laws has been fired. The Registry of Motor Vehicles' Merit Rating Board voted Tuesday to fire Thomas Bowes as director of the rating agency. Troubles at the RMV...

Alaska wildfire season continues with new fires, hot weather

Aug. 19, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's wildfire season usually ends well before mid-August but persistent hot, dry weather has contributed to the start of new fires and the spread of old ones. High winds Saturday damaged power lines or knocked trees into lines, sparking multiple fires, including one that...

Customs and Border Protection outage snarls major airports

Aug. 16, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers flying into the United States on Friday ran into long lines at major airports nationwide because of a temporary computer outage that affected the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Airports warned travelers — both Americans returning home and foreign visitors —...

'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' promotion jams up Los Angeles

Aug. 16, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A city-wide promotion in Los Angeles for a popular Amazon television series caused chaos when drivers lined up for hours to cash in on 1950s gas prices. Amazon partnered with nearly 30 businesses to roll back prices Thursday in honor of the show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," set in the...

Cop fatally shot during traffic stop mourned in California

Aug. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bells tolled Wednesday during a solemn California Highway Patrol ceremony for an officer killed when a motorist he pulled over for a traffic stop grabbed a rifle and opened fire in a shooting rampage that wounded two more officers. The tribute for Andre Moye, Jr. at the highway patrol's...

California officer likely unaware of killer's criminal past

Aug. 13, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man who suddenly grabbed a rifle and opened fire during a traffic stop just off a Southern California freeway had a long and violent criminal history that the police officer he killed most likely knew nothing about as he filled out paperwork alongside the road. California...

All hands on duck! Drivers stop for dozens of ducks

Aug. 8, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Dozens of ducklings have made a bid to create the world's cutest traffic jam in a Maine city. Even "Make Way for Ducklings" author Robert McCloskey couldn't have envisioned a scene like the one in Biddeford on Wednesday morning. Biddeford resident Karen Ramunno captured the scene on...

Small plane lands on Washington state road, shocking drivers

Aug. 1, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane landed on a busy stretch of road in Washington state, stunning drivers but hurting no one. The Washington State Patrol says the single-propeller KR2 aircraft landed Thursday on the street in the city of Parkland, south of Tacoma. Trooper Johnna Batiste...

Report: Truck crossed highway line in crash that killed 8

Jul. 24, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A crash that killed eight people in Mississippi last month happened after a box truck crossed the center line of a two-lane rural highway and struck a van, according to a federal report issued Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report confirms what the...