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Coast Guard faults pilot in Chesapeake Bay ship grounding

Dec. 07, 2022 11:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Coast Guard investigation into the grounding in March of a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay faulted the pilot tasked with helping the ship navigate the waterway, saying he relied too much on one piece of equipment to navigate and was on his cellphone in the runup to the...

27 flee plane in Spain after pregnant woman simulates labor

Dec. 07, 2022 09:07 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police were searching for 14 people who ran from a plane at Barcelona’s airport after it made an emergency landing Wednesday to obtain assistance for a pregnant woman who allegedly simulated that she was about to give birth, authorities said. The...

Train collision in Spain hurts 155, no serious injuries

Dec. 07, 2022 06:22 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two passenger trains taking commuters to the city of Barcelona collided early Wednesday, injuring more than 150 people, though none seriously, Spanish officials said. Emergency services said medics tended to 155 people on site, with 39 later taken to...

3 killed when small plane crashes near Oklahoma City

Dec. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EST

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A small plane crashed near Oklahoma City, killing all three people who were on board, authorities said Tuesday. The Beechcraft Bonanza F33A crashed at around 9:20 p.m. Monday near Clarence E. Page Airport in Yukon, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. The plane...

NTSB: Plane that hit tower flew below minimum altitude

Dec. 06, 2022 17:07 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A small plane that crashed into a Maryland electricity transmission tower last month was flying below minimum altitudes while approaching an airport in foggy nighttime conditions, according to a preliminary report on the crash. The pilot and passenger were...

Family of 4 hurt when car careens into Chicago-area eatery

Dec. 06, 2022 14:14 PM EST

MORTON GROVE, Ill. (AP) — A car went out of control and slammed into a suburban Chicago restaurant Monday, sending a family of four to a hospital, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m. at a Culver’s restaurant in Morton Grove. The car went across a parkway and...

Police fatally shoot man who allegedly had gun in St. Paul

Dec. 06, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in Minnesota fatally shot a man who authorities say displayed a handgun as officers were trying to arrest him, the St. Paul Police Department said Tuesday. Police said that officers were responding to a domestic assault Monday evening and...

Croatian warplane crashes during training flight

Dec. 06, 2022 12:14 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Both pilots safely ejected from a MiG-21 fighter jet that crashed during a training flight, Croatian officials said Tuesday. The crash occurred in an uninhabited forest area in the northeast of the country around 2 p.m. (1300 GMT). One pilot suffered...

3 railway workers killed, 4 wounded in Thai train bombing

Dec. 06, 2022 06:21 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Three Thai railway workers were killed and four others wounded Tuesday when a bomb exploded as they were clearing the wreckage of an earlier attack over the weekend in the country's south, police said. The workers were repairing tracks near Khlong Ngae station, not...

Truck crashes into Maine store; 5 taken to hospital

Dec. 05, 2022 17:51 PM EST

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A driver crashed his pickup truck into a store in Ellsworth, Maine, on Monday sending five people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The 80-year-old man was trying to park the truck when it went through the Dollar Tree...