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Cuba calls migrant boat crash an accident, denies ramming

Nov. 30, 2022 15:43 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has denied that its coast guard vessel was to blame for a collision with a migrant-packed boat that led to the deaths of seven people, including a two-year-old girl, saying the migrant boat made an abrupt turn in heavy swells that caused the crash. The boat was...

SUV crashes into Florida fireworks store, sparking huge fire

Nov. 30, 2022 15:31 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man drove his SUV into a fireworks store, sparking a massive fire in a crash that also killed the driver, authorities said. The 53-year-old driver rear-ended another vehicle on Monday before plowing into the Phantom Fireworks shop, igniting rockets...

California couple found dead in creek likely hit by car

Nov. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EST

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California couple and their dog who were all found dead in a creek bed last week were likely hit by a speeding car and police have interviewed the driver, authorities said. The bodies of Matthew Chachere, 39, and Jennifer Besser, 36, were...

Feds: Pilot spoke of plane issue before crash that killed 2

Nov. 30, 2022 13:17 PM EST

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Federal investigators say the pilot of a small experimental plane spoke of a problem with the aircraft shortly before it went down in a northeastern Pennsylvania farm last month, killing himself and another person. Authorities in Luzerne County said the...

Lawsuits claim negligence in Massachusetts Apple store crash

Nov. 29, 2022 20:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The family of a man who was badly hurt when an SUV crashed into an Apple store in Massachusetts, killing one person and injuring 20, sued the company, the driver and the property owners Tuesday in one of the first lawsuits filed over the crash. Matthew Timberger, of...

Safety board recommends new measures for Alaska air tours

Nov. 29, 2022 19:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators say the government should issue regulations to improve the safety of air tours in part of Alaska where seven sightseeing planes have crashed since 2007, killing 31 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said...

Chicago police arrest 2 men in fatal shooting of girl, 12

Nov. 29, 2022 17:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two men have been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal March shooting of a girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet after celebrating her 12th birthday, Chicago police said Tuesday. Malik Parish, 22, and Abdul Ali, 20, were arrested on Sunday,...

Man indicted in fatal shooting of girl in Phoenix road rage

Nov. 29, 2022 16:11 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted a man accused of fatally shooting a young girl during in a road rage incident in north Phoenix last month, authorities said Tuesday. Prosecutors said court documents show 48-year-old Sidney Garfield Garrand is facing one...

Man arrested in UK over deaths of 27 during Channel crossing

Nov. 29, 2022 12:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police on Tuesday arrested a man over the deaths of at least 27 people who drowned while trying to cross the English Channel in a dinghy last year. The U.K.’s National Crime Agency said Harem Ahmed Abwbaker, 32, was detained in the town of Cheltenham in...

California sheriff's deputies shoot, wound man with handgun

Nov. 28, 2022 20:12 PM EST

WASCO, Calif. (AP) — California sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a 21-year-old man who was allegedly armed with a handgun, authorities said Monday. Kern County sheriff's deputies were in Wasco just after 1 a.m. Sunday when they heard gunshots nearby, the sheriff's office said...