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Coast Guard: 1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline

Oct. 17, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

Investigators believe a 1,200-foot (366-meter) cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude. A team of federal...

5 killed in single-vehicle crash in Raleigh

Oct. 17, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — Five people were killed after a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning in Raleigh, North Carolina, police said. News outlets report it happened at about 6:15 a.m. on Capital Boulevard near Fairview Road. Laura Hourigan, a...

Police officer, three other people hospitalized after crash

Oct. 17, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A police officer and three other people were hospitalized after a crash that happened while the officer was trying to get to a different wreck. O'Fallon Police Sgt. Robert Kendall said the officer was responding to a crash with injuries near Highway...

Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle in St. Louis suburb

Oct. 17, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed in a St. Louis suburb on Saturday night. St. Louis County police said a man was struck by a vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the southern part of the county. The man was struck in the 5900...

France commemorates the 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris

Oct. 17, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, including Algerian protesters and their descendants, on Sunday commemorated the 60th anniversary of a bloody police crackdown in Paris during the final year of Algeria's independence war with its colonial power. The tribute march was...

Driver charged with reckless conduct in car-pickup collision

Oct. 17, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

STODDARD, N.H. (AP) — A driver has been charged with reckless conduct with a deadly weapon after his car collided with a pickup truck on a road in Stoddard, New Hampshire State Police said. Troopers said the eastbound car crossed the center line on Route 9, crashing...

Colorado woman, teen die after two vehicles collide on I-70

Oct. 17, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

GOVE COUNTY, Kan. (AP) — A teen girl and a woman from Colorado died after their vehicles collided on Interstate 70 in western Kansas on Saturday and several other people were hurt. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Christina Satana of Pueblo, Colorado, was driving the...

Man dies in hit-and-run crash on Long Island Expressway

Oct. 17, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A passenger in a car traveling on the Long Island Expressway has died in a hit-and-run crash. Suffolk County police said that the fatal wreck happened around 2 a.m. Sunday near Brentwood, New York. They said the victim’s car, a 2016 Kia Optima, was...

Knightdale police officer dies in crash on Interstate 540

Oct. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (AP) — A police officer has died after a crash on Interstate 540 near Knightdale, North Carolina. Media outlets report it happened early Sunday morning. Knightdale police officers were investigating a single-car crash on I-540 just...

Ex-chairwoman of Grant County GOP dies in small plane crash

Oct. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Silver City woman who died in the crash of a small plane in Gila National Forest. New Mexico State Police said 74-year-old Linda Pecotte was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday’s crash south of Reserve. ...