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Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard

Dec. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EST

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile (AP) — Search crews are combing the Antarctic for a Chilean military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent and will tirelessly press ahead as the hunt gains widening international support, officials said Tuesday. Gen. Eduardo...

Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash

Dec. 10, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year, trapping all five passengers in their harnesses, exploited a regulatory loophole to avoid stricter safety requirements, federal investigators said Tuesday. FlyNYON operated under the...

Two injured when Amtrak train hits car in Independence

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Two people were injured when an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle Tuesday in Independence. The collision occurred shortly after Amtrak's Missouri River Runner, which travels between St. Louis and Kansas City, left the Independence station on the way to Kansas City, police said....

Man who struck, killed sheriff's deputy in road sentenced

Dec. 10, 2019 4:57 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of running over and killing a sheriff's deputy in southeastern Michigan will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. Christopher Berak, 24, was sentenced Tuesday after his conviction last month for first-degree murder and murder of a police officer. Oakland...

2nd boat involved in fatal crash removed from lake bottom

Dec. 10, 2019 4:08 PM EST

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities on Tuesday removed from the bottom of Lake Winnipesaukee the second boat involved in a fatal crash involving two friends. The boats collided near Bear Island on Nov. 9, killing James Hanson, 76, and Harold Lyons, 84. Both were experienced boaters. Hanson's...

1 driver, 1 student injured in crash of Prescott school bus

Dec. 10, 2019 3:45 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Prescott say one student and a bus driver have been taken to a hospital after a school bus with seven children aboard crashed into a power pole. They say the student and driver were complaining about back pain after Tuesday morning’s slow-speed crash. Police say the...

Immigrant still hospitalized in Iowa, 18 months after crash

Dec. 10, 2019 3:20 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An African man who was trying to build a new life in Cedar Rapids has spent the past 18 months at an Iowa City hospital, recovering from a traffic accident that killed two fellow immigrants. Jean-Claude Shako suffered head and other injuries in the June 25, 2018, collision while he...

Services set for 3 Guardsmen killed in Black Hawk crash

Dec. 10, 2019 3:08 PM EST

Funerals are set for three Minnesota National Guardsmen killed in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter last week. Chief Warrant Officers James Rogers Jr., 28, and Charles Nord, 30, and Sgt. Kort Plantenberg, 28, were killed Thursday when their helicopter crashed southwest of St. Cloud during a routine...

Toddler dies after being struck by vehicle in driveway

Dec. 10, 2019 2:56 PM EST

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — A nearly 2-year-old boy died Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle in the driveway of a New Canaan home, police said. Police and emergency medical services arrived at the home within a few minutes of a 911 call, Lt. Jason Ferraro said. The child received emergency care at Norwalk...

Woman sentenced to year without license in deadly crash

Dec. 10, 2019 2:22 PM EST

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman was been sentenced to a year without a driver's license and a $500 fine for driving while intoxicated in an accident in which she struck and killed a man in New Hampshire. Prosecutors said a lack of evidence prevented them from making a case for negligent...