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Driver fleeing from gunman dies in fiery St. Louis crash

Jul. 18, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a driver crashed his car in St. Louis while trying to get away from a gunman and died when the vehicle became engulfed in flames. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police say someone had fired shots late Wednesday into the victim's vehicle, which caused him to speed...

Serbia police detain man over Lufthansa bomb scare

Jul. 18, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have arrested a man over a bomb scare that forced the evacuation of a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt and caused a long delay. Police said Thursday that the man, born in 1954, faces charges of causing panic and unrest. They say he phoned the Belgrade airport...

Pilot accused of flying while drunk in Nevada crash

Jul. 18, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot from Washington state was arrested on suspicion of flying while drunk after a private plane crash and fire at an airport in Nevada. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Raymond Dashiell of Spokane escaped serious injury in the crash of the twin-engine Cessna 550...

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law

Jul. 18, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments. In a legal petition to the U.S. Department of...

Southwest cancellations will rise due to grounded Boeing jet

Jul. 18, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is again pushing back the date it expects to be able to fly the grounded Boeing 737 Max jet, meaning more flight cancellations. Southwest said Thursday that it was taking the plane out of its schedule through Nov. 2, a month longer than before. Without the plane, Southwest...

15 killed as van carrying migrants crashes in eastern Turkey

Jul. 18, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A van carrying migrants rolled into a roadside ditch in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing 15 people, a Turkish official said. More than 20 other people were also injured in the accident near the town of Ozalp, in Van province, close to Turkey's border with Iran, the province's...

The Latest: 15 die after van with migrants crashes in Turkey

Jul. 18, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migration flows to Europe (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A Turkish official says at least 15 people have died after a van carrying migrants crashed in eastern Turkey. Gov. Mehmet Emin Binmez told state-run Anadolu Agency that around 20 migrants were also injured in the...

Turkish official says 15 migrants are killed in road accident in eastern Turkey

Jul. 18, 2019 7:07 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish official says 15 migrants are killed in road accident in eastern Turkey.

The Latest: Hawaii protests spur order over mountain access

Jul. 17, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on protests of a telescope on Hawaii mountain (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation he says will allow officials to close more areas of a mountain where thousands have gathered to protest the construction of a giant telescope on...

Supreme Court to hear 'Bridgegate' appeal in 2020

Jul. 17, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The legal saga from New Jersey's most notorious traffic jam will stretch into next year. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in the 'Bridgegate' case in early 2020. The high court decided last month to hear the appeal of Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, two former...