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Container ship hits bridge in south China, killing 2 and knocking section of roadway into the water

Feb. 22, 2024 01:24 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Two people are dead after a massive container ship crashed into a bridge south of the city of Guangzhou in southern China early Thursday, causing a section of the roadway to come crashing down along with vehicles. Three people are missing, and two have been rescued....

A sand hole collapse in Florida killed a child. Such deaths occur several times a year in the US

Feb. 21, 2024 20:18 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The collapse of a sand hole that killed a 7-year-old Indiana girl who was digging with her brother on a Florida beach is an underrecognized danger that kills and injures several children a year around the country. Sloan Mattingly died Tuesday afternoon...

At least 14 confirmed dead after an illegal open-pit gold mine collapses in Venezuela

Feb. 21, 2024 19:25 PM EST

LA PARAGUA, Venezuela (AP) — The collapse of an illegally operated open-pit gold mine in central Venezuela killed at least 14 people and injured several more, state authorities said Wednesday, as some other officials reported an undetermined number of people could be trapped. ...

Extreme fog fueled 20-vehicle crash with 21 hurt on US 84 in southeastern Mississippi

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — At least 21 people were injured in a massive multi-vehicle crash early Wednesday on U.S. Hwy 84 in southeastern Mississippi, fueled by extreme fog conditions, authorities said. No deaths were reported. The crash happened near the U.S. 84...

2 workers die after part of a bridge being built over a Dutch canal collapses

Feb. 21, 2024 10:41 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two people died and two others were injured Wednesday when part of a bridge being built over a canal in the eastern Netherlands collapsed, emergency services said. The accident happened in Lochem, 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Amsterdam, as workers...

Japan's industry minister chides utility president over radioactive water leak at Fukushima plant

Feb. 21, 2024 03:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s industry minister summoned the president of the utility that runs the Fukushima nuclear power plant to his office Wednesday and chided him for a radioactive water leak at the plant earlier this month. Mishaps related to the massive amount of contaminated...

Georgia state trooper dies after being struck by vehicle while investigating crash

Feb. 20, 2024 13:32 PM EST

MORROW, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia state trooper was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday as he investigated an earlier crash on Interstate 75 south of Atlanta, authorities said. Trooper First Class Chase Redner died at an Atlanta hospital after the crash in Clayton County, the Georgia...

French teenager dies after dog sled crash northwest of Montreal

Feb. 20, 2024 12:21 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — A 13-year-old French tourist has died after he crashed into a tree during a dog sled ride northwest of Montreal, authorities said Tuesday. Quebec provincial police said they were called to a property just before noon on Monday in St-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec, about...

Reigning NASCAR champion Ryan Blaney tweaks his right wrist in another hard crash at Daytona

Feb. 19, 2024 22:22 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney “tweaked” his right wrist during a 23-car crash in the Daytona 500 on Monday night. Blaney got his hand and wrist caught in a spinning steering wheel while his car bounced between others at Daytona...

Driver in Milwaukee crash that killed 5 people gets 25 years in prison

Feb. 19, 2024 13:12 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A drunken driver who sped through a red light in Wisconsin and smashed into another vehicle, killing five of her passengers including four children, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. Anteyona Sandifer, 21, pleaded guilty in January to five homicide...