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Ford found liable in lawsuit in West Virginia woman's death

May. 19, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A jury in West Virginia has awarded $7 million in a product liability lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. to the family of a woman who died when her Mustang was involved in a fiery crash. A Kanawha County jury made the award this week to the Raleigh County...

Thai archival find may resolve fate of missing WWII US flyer

May. 19, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

U-TAPAO, Thailand (AP) — The remains of an American airman who went missing in action in World War II may finally be on their way home, thanks to a chance discovery of records in flood-threatened archives in Thailand. U.S. and local authorities held a solemn ceremony Wednesday at...

Police ID man held in Calif. in Vegas casino manager's death

May. 18, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man with a criminal history who was arrested in Southern California in the death of a Las Vegas slot machine parlor manager trying to stop a purse snatching was identified by police on Wednesday as Samuel Fredrick Schmid. Schmid, 28, of Las Vegas was arrested...

Suburban Chicago boy, 3, fatally struck by school bus IDed

May. 18, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

CARY, Ill. (AP) — A north suburban Chicago boy struck and killed by a school bus has been identified. The accident Monday afternoon in Cary killed 3-year-old Samuel Huddleston, the McHenry County Coroner’s Office said. The boy died of multiple blunt-force...

Shooter wounds 2 at Fargo restaurant, later kills himself

May. 18, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A convicted felon shot and wounded a 21-year-old woman and her 8-month-old child in an altercation that began Wednesday afternoon inside a crowded restaurant in south Fargo, police said. The suspect later killed himself. The shooting took place at Plaza Azteca...

Police: Flagger fatally hit, driver charged with DWI

May. 18, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (AP) — A flagger helping control traffic in a Maryland construction zone was hit by an SUV driven by a suspected drunken driver, police said. Anne Arundel County police officers were called to a crash involving a pedestrian in Davidsonville around 10 p.m....

Federal agency sends team to probe Tesla crash that killed 3

May. 18, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency has dispatched a team to investigate the possibility that a Tesla involved in a California crash that killed three people was operating on a partially automated driving system. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

Car drives into 14 cyclists in Poland; 1 dead, several hurt

May. 18, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The driver of a car slammed into a group of 14 cyclists in a village south of Warsaw Wednesday, leaving one person dead and several others seriously injured, Polish media reported, citing rescue officials. The driver fled. Police were searching for the driver...

2 killed in Anoka crash that following police pursuit

May. 18, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — Two men died after fleeing from an attempted traffic stop and later crashing into a pickup truck in Anoka County, sheriff's officials said. Police in Coon Rapids tried to make the traffic stop shortly before midnight Tuesday. The driver took off and police...

Petition: Name lake for outdoorsman, not segregationist

May. 18, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A petition calls for rebranding a manmade lake in central Mississippi by removing the name of a racist former governor and replacing it with the name of a longtime journalist who wrote about hunting and fishing. The Ross Barnett Reservoir, northeast of...