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Israeli court hears custody fight over cable car survivor, 6

Sep. 23, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The bitter custody battle over a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy inched forward in Israel on Thursday with a hearing in family court. Eitan Biran's relatives on both sides attended the session in Tel Aviv, in a legal fight that...

Kenyan official: 7 dead after boat capsizes on Lake Victoria

Sep. 23, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A local official in Kenya says seven people are dead after their boat capsized on Lake Victoria. Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan says the seven bodies pulled from the lake after the accident on Tuesday include one of a child. ...

Officials: Suspect hit by deputy's SUV dies of injuries

Sep. 22, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. (AP) — A male suspect died Wednesday after a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy used an SUV to hit him after he began shooting at officers who were investigating a domestic assault in Mounds View, authorities said. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said...

Woman faces 15 years in prison in DUI crash that killed 2

Sep. 22, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol when she lost control of her SUV, killing two of her passengers, has pleaded no contest to murder charges. She faces 15 years to life in prison, authorities said Wednesday. Lauren...

Bill would change maritime liability rules after boat fire

Sep. 22, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would change 19th century maritime liability rules in response to the 2019 boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people. The bill would update the Limitation of Liability...

Louisiana 16-year-old charged in fatal single-vehicle crash

Sep. 22, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

MADISONVILLE, La. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with a single-vehicle crash in Louisiana that killed two passengers and hospitalized a third, authorities said. A Honda civic occupied by four 16-year-old girls ran off the road at a high speed...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. September 22, 2021. Editorial: NY independent redistricting is an epic flop New York’s first attempt at independent redistricting was an epic failure, and there is absolutely no joy in saying we told you so. ...

Officer struck and killed by vehicle fleeing police stop

Sep. 22, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) — An officer killed last week while on duty was struck by a car driving away from a traffic stop, police in South Carolina said. Lake City Police Lt. John Stewart died after he was hit on Sept. 17 and his funeral will be Friday, authorities said. ...

Alabama man attacked by pit bull dies from injuries

Sep. 22, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — A man who was attacked by a pit bull in eastern Alabama has died from his injuries, authorities said. Phenix City police responded to a report of a dog bite early Tuesday morning, news outlets reported. Officers found Frank Cobb, 70, suffering...

NC road-building costs could scale back long-term projects

Sep. 22, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government would need billions of dollars in additional road-building funds if it wants to carry out currently planned projects for the next decade, according to recent cost reassessments. The gap between the costs for committed...