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Freight locomotive runs off tracks, flattens garage at home in Niagara Falls

Jul. 22, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A freight locomotive ran off the end of its track and smashed into the side of a garage Monday at a home in the city of Niagara Falls. No one was injured, but the impact flattened the brick two-car garage, which had survived a previous train derailment...

The pilot who died in crash after releasing skydivers near Niagara Falls has been identified

Jul. 21, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials on Sunday released the name of a pilot who died in a skydiving flight after her passengers jumped from the aircraft near the Niagara Falls. Melanie Georger, 26, was the only person on board when the single-engine Cessna crashed Saturday, the Niagara...

Heavy rain collapses part of ancient Michigan cave where 'The Great Train Robbery' was filmed

Jul. 19, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (AP) — Part of an ancient Michigan cave where “The Great Train Robbery” was filmed has collapsed under heavy rain. A wall of Bear Cave in Buchanan collapsed this week, Adam Morris, the property manager at a campground that operates near the cave, told...

Five people survive after a helicopter crashes in Bali

Jul. 19, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Two Australian and three Indonesian nationals survived after a tourist helicopter crashed in Bali, due to being entangled in a kite string, officials said Friday. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter, owned by PT. Whitesky Aviation, came down in Pecatu...

Leader of Belarus marks 30 years in power after crushing all dissent and cozying up to Moscow

Jul. 19, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — For three decades, European leaders have come and gone by the dozens, but Alexander Lukashenko remains in absolute control of Belarus. His longevity is due to a mixture of harshly silencing all dissent, reverting to Soviet-style economic controls and...

Buses carrying Chinese tourists veer off New Zealand road in 2 crashes at the same spot. 15 hurt

Jul. 18, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two buses carrying Chinese tourists veered off the same stretch of road in perilous weather conditions on New Zealand’s South Island on Thursday, with 15 passengers taken to hospital, two of them seriously hurt. The buses were traveling in the same...

Boeing case puts a spotlight on plea agreements involving corporate defendants

Jul. 18, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

After two jetliner crashes killed 346 people, a $2.5 billion settlement that let Boeing avoid criminal prosecution failed to resolve questions about the safety of the aerospace giant's planes. Federal prosecutors now accuse the company of failing to live up to terms of the 2021...

Oregon authorities recover body of award-winning chef who drowned in river accident

Jul. 17, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities said Wednesday that they have recovered the body of award-winning chef Naomi Pomeroy following her drowning in a river accident. The Benton County Sheriff's Office said it located her body Wednesday morning in the Willamette River between...

Award-winning Oregon chef Naomi Pomeroy drowns in river accident

Jul. 16, 2024 19:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Naomi Pomeroy, an award-winning chef who helped put Portland on the map as a culinary destination, has drowned in an inner tubing accident, authorities said. She was 49 years old. Pomeroy drowned Saturday evening in the Willamette River near Corvallis after...

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

Jul. 15, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts. An Italian-led team reported Monday that there's evidence for a...