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Father: Blown tire caused fatal blast at Michigan air show

Jul. 05, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The father of the jet engine-powered semitruck driver who died during a performance at a southwestern Michigan air show said Tuesday that the truck burst into flames after a blown tire ruptured the fuel tank. Chris Darnell, 40, died in the accident Saturday...

State lawmaker quits re-election race following DUI charge

Jul. 05, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A state lawmaker from western Pennsylvania removed his name from the ballot for reelection after police filed a drunken driving charge against him last week. Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette, was charged June 30 by state police in Uniontown with misdemeanor...

Tiger Woods looking at British Open as historic occasion

Jul. 05, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

The British Open is scheduled for Royal Liverpool, Royal Troon and Royal Portrush over the next three years. The Old Course at St. Andrews typically is used every five years. That adds to the perspective of Tiger Woods playing this year. When he said Tuesday that...

Fatality: Girl, 17, fell off pontoon boot, hit by propeller

Jul. 05, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died after falling from the front of a pontoon boat and being hit by the propeller on the Fourth of July, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday. The boat’s operator was arrested on charges of DWI, vehicular...

NASA: Contact lost with spacecraft on way to test moon orbit

Jul. 05, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA said Tuesday it has lost contact with a $32.7 million spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit, but agency engineers are hopeful they can fix the problem. After one successful communication and a second partial one on Monday, the space...

2 Egyptian peacekeepers killed, 5 others injured in Mali

Jul. 05, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two United Nations peacekeepers from Egypt were killed and five others seriously wounded when their vehicle hit a landmine planted by suspected jihadis in northern Mali on Tuesday, the U.N. said. The deadly attack comes just days after the renewal of the mandate...

2 UN peacekeepers from Egypt were killed, 5 wounded in Mali

Jul. 05, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. armored vehicle hit a mine Tuesday in central Mali, killing two Egyptian peacekeepers and seriously wounding five others in another deadly incident targeting the U.N. mission in the West African nation that has faced a decade-long Islamic insurgency. ...

British Airways cancels hundreds more summer flights

Jul. 05, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said Tuesday it will cancel hundreds more summer flights, saying it was necessary after previously announced moves to cut back on scheduled flights proved insufficient to ease travel disruptions. The announcement will affect tens of thousands of...

Police: 2 men fatally struck during NY 'road rage' dispute

Jul. 05, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

KENT, N.Y. (AP) — Two men got out of their cars to argue on a New York highway and were fatally struck by a third car, police said. The crash happened at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 84 in the town of Kent. Mark Hall, 38, and Fabian Tirado, 22, stopped in the right lane...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jul. 05, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Manhattan Mercury. June 28, 2022. Editorial: A silver lining after unimaginable tragedy It’s the nature of news that we mostly report “bad” things. So we were glad last week to be able to share something positive — or at least, a positive outcome that followed...