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Japan court to rule on TEPCO execs nuclear crisis liability

Sep. 18, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court will decide Thursday whether three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Co. are liable for the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns, the only criminal trial in the nuclear disaster that has kept tens of thousands of residents away from their homes due to lingering radiation...

3 dead, 1 hurt in buggy-motor vehicle crash in Michigan

Sep. 18, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan say three children were killed and another was injured after a motor vehicle struck their horse-drawn buggy. Eaton County Undersheriff Jeff Cook says the buggy was struck from behind Wednesday as it traveled along Vermontville Highway near Charlotte in...

Driver in fatal Colorado interstate crash gets 10 years

Sep. 18, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of overstaying his U.S. visa was sentenced to 10 years in Colorado state prison for a 2018 hit-and-run highway crash that killed a truck driver, Denver's top prosecutor said Wednesday. Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, 28, had pleaded guilty in July to one count of vehicular homicide,...

No injuries in Houston-area chemical plant transformer fire

Sep. 18, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say no one has been hurt in a transformer fire at a Houston-area chemical plant. The Galveston County Daily News reports officials are seeking the cause of Tuesday's late-morning fire at an Ashland plant in Texas City, 35 miles (55 kilometers) southeast of Houston....

California patrol car on call slams into pedestrian

Sep. 18, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California police officer responding to a possible home invasion lost control of his vehicle and struck a pedestrian, leaving him with what are thought to be critical injuries. Redwood City Police said a K-9 patrol officer was driving on a slick roadway Wednesday...

Hunter recovering after grizzly attacks in Montana mountains

Sep. 18, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials say a Washington state man remains in stable condition and two New Mexico men have been treated and released after back-to-back grizzly bear attacks in the same area. Fish Wildlife and Parks spokesman Morgan Jacobsen said authorities were still trying to determine if...

Man killed in Portland hit-and-run ID'd, suspect sought

Sep. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police have released the name of a 27-year-old pedestrian killed Sunday in a hit-and-run. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports police continue to look for the car involved in the crash that killed Cristian Drae Lennon on Northeast Portland Highway near 45th Avenue. No arrests...

Wreckage of home-built plane found, 2 dead

Sep. 18, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a small plane crash in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. The wreckage of a home-built plane was found in a swampy, wooded area. The plane, a two-seater called a Van's RV-8, was discovered around 9 a.m. Wednesday in Monroe County, about 90...

Tennessee police sued by victim family over car chase crash

Sep. 18, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of a bystander killed in the crash of a car being chased by officers in downtown Nashville is suing the police department. The Tennessean reports Arkansas State University senior Corey Joseph Taylor was visiting the city last year. Authorities said a man in a stolen car...

Driver goes to police after death in crash, hit-and-run

Sep. 18, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

WEATHERSFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire woman has gone to Vermont state police in connection with a hit and run on Interstate 91 in which a Norwich University cadet died. Twenty-two-year-old Keanan Thompson died early Sunday. Police said he was thrown from his Jeep following a crash on...