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Guatemalan to be sentenced in crash that killed Colts player

Sep. 21, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. is set for sentencing in a drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. Manuel Orrego-Savala will be sentenced Friday, two months after he pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a...

3 Marines killed in Vietnam War to be buried at Arlington

Sep. 21, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of three U.S. Marines killed when their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of the three men will be buried as a group...

Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as 'warrior'

Sep. 21, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter's suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13 was remembered at her funeral Friday as a hero and a warrior. Tim Sini, the district attorney of Suffolk County, New York, called Evelyn Rodriguez...

127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

Sep. 21, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The official death toll was 127 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as...

Correction: Carnegie Heroes story

Sep. 21, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a story Sept. 20 about the Carnegie medals for heroism, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jay Agli died trying to save a 19-year-old woman and young girl from drowning in the Connecticut River on June 11, 2017. The young girl was rescued by her stepfather, and Agli died...

2 killed when small plane crashes near Missouri airport

Sep. 21, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A man and his adult son were killed when a small plane crashed near a Missouri airport after the pilot reported electrical problems that made it difficult to see the runway. The wreckage was discovered Friday morning in woods near the airport in Festus, 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of...

Israel, Russia to improve Syria hotline after plane downed

Sep. 21, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military official says its "deconfliction line" with Russia for their air forces in Syria will be improved after a Russian plane was hit by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli raid. He spoke anonymously according to protocol Friday after an Israeli delegation returned from...

The Latest: Alleged gang victim mom remembered as 'warrior'

Sep. 21, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for the mother of a teenager allegedly killed by MS-13 gang members (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A New York woman who crusaded against gang violence after her daughter's murder is being remembered at her funeral as "a warrior to her community." Crime...

The Latest: Australian Navy chief hopeful Cook's ship found

Sep. 21, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the search for Capt. James Cook's ship (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The chief of the Royal Australian Navy says he's hopeful that a wreck off the coast of Rhode Island is the Endeavour, the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the...

Woman who drove across airport runways now facing charges

Sep. 21, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New York woman who breached security at a New Jersey airport and drove her car across two runways has been charged with criminal trespass and other counts. Port Authority police say 31-year-old Ciara Schultz, of Ballston Spa, followed an authorized vehicle through...