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Fundraising ride set for Alabama officer injured in crash

Aug. 9, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police officers plan to use a motorcycle ride to raise money for a colleague injured in a recent crash. Tuscaloosa officer Justin Taylor was off duty July 7 when his motorcycle crashed into a car that pulled into his path. Police determined the driver of the other vehicle...

Gunfire wounds 6 in one area, 11-year-old boy in another

Aug. 9, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gunfire in Philadelphia wounded six people in one neighborhood, struck an 11-year-old child in another neighborhood and also hit a police vehicle elsewhere after which another officer was assaulted trying to arrest a suspect, police said. Officers called to a west Philadelphia...

Bail set at $1M for Elgin man charged with killing bicyclist

Aug. 9, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a suburban Chicago man who authorities say was fleeing the scene of an accident when his car struck two bicyclists, killing one person and injuring another. Kane County prosecutors charged 28-year-old Lance C. Neal of Elgin last month with...

Ambulances and firefighters stand next to a bus after the vehicle went off the road and overturned in a ditch at the 115-meter section of the M5 motorway leading to Budapest, in Kiskunfelegyhaza, Hungary, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. One person is known to have died in the accident and others are reported injured aboard the tourist bus travelling from Poland to Hungary. (Ferenc Donka/MTI via AP)

1 killed, 3 seriously hurt in bus crash in Hungary

Aug. 9, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — One man died and three people including a young child were seriously injured when a tourist bus crashed into a ditch on the side of a highway in Hungary, police and rescue officials said Sunday. The incident happened on the M5 highway in the city of Kiskunfelegyhaza, about 115...

Acadia transit facility gets help to reach completion

Aug. 9, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

TRENTON, Maine (AP) — The federal government is giving $9 million to help with the development of a transit facility in Downeast Maine that supporters say will dramatically improve transportation in the area. The Federal Transit Administration is providing the money to help finish the next phase of Acadia...

Report: 9 killed in car crash in Egypt’s Nile Delta

Aug. 9, 2020 7:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A car crash on Sunday left at least nine people dead and seven others injured north of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the state-run news agency said. The MENA news agency said the crash took place when a microbus collided with a small truck on a highway in the Nile Delta town of Banha, around 60...

In this photo provided by Grégoire Rouxel fuel is in the ocean leaking from a ship, rear right, that ran aground, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Mauritius. The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

Aug. 8, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leaking from a grounded ship put endangered wildlife in further peril. The government has declared an...

Man marking underground utilities dies after hit by car

Aug. 8, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Charlotte Police say a worker who was marking underground utilities has died after being hit by a car. The Charlotte Observer reports that police say it happened early Saturday when 59-year-old Thomas Reynolds Porter Jr., was hit in southwest Charlotte. Authorities say while he was...

Truck overturns on I-95 in Delaware; lanes reopened

Aug. 8, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a truck overturned and caught fire on Interstate 95. The crash caused traffic delays on the interstate on Saturday. It caused all lanes on the interstate to be closed between Naamans Road and Harvey Road, but the lanes later reopened. Northbound traffic...

Trooper injured when cruiser struck at scene of crash

Aug. 8, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper suffered minor injuries Saturday when his cruiser was struck at the scene of a car crash that seriously injured a 20-year-old man, police said. Police said troopers responded to the rollover crash in Seekonk after 3 a.m. and found the driver with...