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When electric scooters crash, who pays the bills?

Jun. 26, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — We've all seen reports about head injuries, traffic accidents and even deaths that electric scooter riders have suffered as the popular new mobility option has pushed onto the streets in more than 100 cities worldwide. Despite the dangers, riders are exposing themselves to liability and are...

Ship with 42 migrants defies ban and enters Italian waters

Jun. 26, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A German humanitarian group said its ship carrying 42 migrants rescued off Libya two weeks ago has entered Italian waters near the southernmost island of Lampedusa at midday Wednesday in defiance of an explicit ban by the country's hard-line interior ministry. Italian Interior Minister Matteo...

A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants

Jun. 26, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments. The searing photograph of the sad...

The Latest: Ship with 42 migrants aboard enters Italy waters

Jun. 26, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A German humanitarian group says its ship Sea-Watch 3 carrying 42 migrants rescued at sea two weeks ago has entered Italian waters under emergency provisions, calling the situation on board desperate. Sea-Watch said the...

Police seek person who threw 2 kittens from vehicle

Jun. 26, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are seeking the person who threw two kittens from a vehicle. Toms River police posted on Facebook witnesses observed a passenger in the vehicle toss the kittens onto Route 70 on Saturday night. One of the kittens was struck and killed by another vehicle. The...

Wrong-way crash in interstate in Kansas City kills woman

Jun. 26, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 44-year-old mother of six died when a vehicle driving the wrong way on an interstate hit her car. The crash on Monday evening killed Heather Blackman of Blue Springs. The patrol says a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old woman was traveling west...

Man accused in flamingo's death fatally struck by truck

Jun. 26, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of causing the death of Pinky, a beloved flamingo at Busch Gardens, was hit by a truck and died, two months before he was to go on trial. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that The Florida Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Joseph Corrao was killed June 5 as he crossed a busy...

Motor vehicle head resigns over fatal crash that killed 7

Jun. 25, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned after her agency failed to terminate the commercial driving license of a man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists on a rural New Hampshire road left seven bikers dead. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, pleaded not...

Hawaii skydiving crash victims included young couple, sailor

Jun. 25, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified seven victims, including a young couple from...

The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

Jun. 25, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of...