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FILE -In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 file photo the sun pierces the clouds over international waters north of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea.  Over a dozen migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their small dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, the United Nations reported Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, the latest shipwreck to underscore the deadly risks facing those who flee the war-afflicted North African country. (AP Photo/Renata Brito, File)

UN: At least 16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast

Sep. 25, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At least 16 migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their small dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, the U.N. migration agency reported Friday, the latest shipwreck to underscore the deadly risks facing those who flee the war-afflicted...

A Louisiana State Police motorcycle honor guard precedes the hearse carrying the body of Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in West Monroe, La. Hollingsworth, killed in a car crash hours after he was told he would be fired for his role in the death of a Black man, was buried with honors Friday at a ceremony that authorities sought to keep secret out of concerns it would attract a mass protest. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Trooper quietly buried amid scrutiny over Black man's death

Sep. 25, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper who died in a single-car crash just hours after he was told he would be fired for his role in the death of a Black man was buried with honors Friday at a ceremony that authorities sought to keep secret out of concerns it would attract a mass protest. State...

Off-duty police officer dies in head-on crash in S. Carolina

Sep. 25, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — An off-duty police officer in South Carolina was killed Friday in a head-on crash as he returned home from a morning workout, authorities said. Anderson Police Sgt. Ethan Kaskin was trapped in his vehicle in the wreck and his body had to be cut from the wreckage, Anderson County...

Minnesota man sentenced for crash that killed two women

Sep. 25, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A 24-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced in connection with a July 4 crash that killed two women in western Montana. Mason David Drake received a 40-year sentence with 20 years suspended on Thursday for his role in the deaths. Drake entered into a plea deal with prosecutors in...

In this TV grab released by Ukraine's Emergency Situation Ministry, an AN-26 military plane bursts into flames after it crashed in the town of Chuguyiv close to Kharkiv, Ukraine, late Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Among 28 people on board 22 people were killed. (Emergency Situation Ministry via AP)

22 die in Ukraine military plane crash

Sep. 25, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students crashed and burst into flames Friday while landing, killing 22 people, the country’s emergencies service said. Two other people on board were seriously injured and four people were missing. The An-26 crashed while landing at...

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman makes a diving catch in front of Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Edelman still thriving with Newton in post-Brady era

Sep. 25, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Julian Edelman carved out a role as one of Tom Brady’s most trusted receivers during the star quarterback’s two decades with the Patriots. Two games into the post-Brady era in New England, Edelman has already developed a similar chemistry with the team’s newest...

Teen and 2 men killed in Westchester rollover accident

Sep. 25, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — Two young men and a 16-year-old girl were killed early Friday when the car they were riding in rolled over on a Westchester County highway. The car rolled in the center lane of the Cross County Parkway at about 2:30 a.m. The two men, aged 22 and 24, and the teenager are believed...

Breonna Taylor family attorney Ben Crump, center speaks during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Barber: Justice for Taylor should lead to voting

Sep. 25, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 12:20 p.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A prominent activist says people demanding justice for Breonna Taylor need to show their collective...

Police: 87-year-old woman struck, killed by tractor-trailer

Sep. 25, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — An 87-year-old woman was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on Friday as she tried to cross a Cranston street, police said. The woman was struck not far from her home at about 10:30 a.m., Maj. Todd Patalano said. The woman was in or near a crosswalk, but police are still...

Boise woman gets up to 30 years for crash that killed child

Sep. 25, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise woman has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for driving under the influence in a crash that killed a 3-year-old girl and left three others injured. Prosecutors said Anna Mihelich, 54, was under the influence of drugs when she crashed head-on into another vehicle on a...