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Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie, killing 2

Aug. 18, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

UNION VALE, N.Y. (AP) — A plane crashed into a New York home Saturday, killing one resident and one person on the aircraft and causing a massive fire, state police said. The National Transportation Safety Board is to determine why the Cessna 303 plunged at about 4:30 p.m. in the rural town of Union Vale,...

Biden's prism of loss: A public man, shaped by private grief

Aug. 18, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night before Joe Biden's world collapsed, he sat in a picture-perfect scene with his wife by the fireside in their Delaware living room. Biden, the hotshot senator-elect at just 30, was reflecting on the big things he would do when he got to Washington. It was one week out from...

New Orleans: Pilot told tower of problems before plane crash

Aug. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane in a deadly crash near New Orleans' Lakefront Airport radioed the control tower shortly after takeoff about unspecified problems and sought clearance to return, federal investigators said Saturday. The pilot and an award-winning television journalist aboard...

Small plane makes emergency highway landing in Croatia

Aug. 17, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A small plane made an emergency landing Saturday on a main highway in Croatia after its engine failed, surprising drivers but causing no injuries. The incident happened on the highway connecting the capital Zagreb with the northern Adriatic port of Rijeka. It is one of the main roads...

Rainstorm floods markets, underpasses in Istanbul; 1 dead

Aug. 17, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services. At least one person was found dead inside a flooded underpass, the private DHA news agency reported. Haberturk television said Saturday's...

Reporter ID'd in New Orleans small plane crash

Aug. 16, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans TV journalist and the pilot of a small plane are dead after their aircraft went down Friday in a field near a city airport. WVUE-TV confirms that Nancy Parker, a reporter and anchor at the television station for 23 years, was killed in the crash near Lakefront Airport,...

The Latest: Reporter ID'd in New Orleans small plane crash

Aug. 16, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on deadly small plane crash in New Orleans (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A New Orleans TV journalist and the pilot of a small plane are dead after their aircraft went down in a field near a city airport. WVUE-TV confirms that Nancy Parker, a reporter and anchor at the...

Investigators: Earnhardt's plane bounced, went off runway

Aug. 16, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced multiple times during a crash landing and veered off the runway before ending up on a Tennessee highway, investigators said Friday. "It's just the grace of the good Lord that a vehicle didn't get struck by...

Audit shows why crash suspect's license not revoked earlier

Aug. 16, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A new audit finds that a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles employee missed an opportunity to revoke the license of the driver accused in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists because he did not know how to add convictions to driving records. The finding was revealed Friday in a...

California sound system tries to keep whales and ships apart

Aug. 16, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Scientists have installed an underwater sound system they hope will reduce collisions between whales and ships in the Santa Barbara Channel off Southern California. A listening station on the channel floor is able to capture whale calls as far away as 30 miles (48 kilometers),...