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A rush to judgment raises questions about bridge inspections

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Monty Frazier was on leave when he received the phone call that ended his career. It was May 11, and the 51-year-old father of three had taken the week off from his job as a heavy bridge inspector with ArDOT, the Arkansas Department of...

Paralysis, ailments, injuries can't slow Kentucky man

Jul. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

MORGANFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Nearly 17 years after a car accident that left Bobby Howard paralyzed from the waist down, the Morganfield man still clings to an attitude that kept him going after it first happened. Whether he’s building a new barbecue smoker, modifying a...

Fire in Chinese warehouse kills 14, injures 26

Jul. 24, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a warehouse in China's northeast killed 14 people and injured 26, a state news agency reported. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon at the warehouse in an industrial park in Changchun in Jilin province, the Xinhua News Agency said. ...

Woman struck, killed by motorist, man arrested

Jul. 24, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A woman was hit and killed by a vehicle in a parking lot in Loveland and a man has been arrested, police said. Loveland police said in a news release that officers responded at about 11 p.m. Friday to a woman struck by a vehicle at the Orchards...

Police, bystanders lift car and free baby after crash

Jul. 24, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Police and bystanders lifted a car to free a trapped baby after a suspected drunken driver struck the girl and her mother and then plowed through a storefront with the pair on the hood. The crash and rescue were recorded on video released by Yonkers...

Pilot dies in small plane crash in western Idaho

Jul. 24, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho. (AP) — One person died when a single-engine airplane crashed and started on fire at an airport in western Idaho. Lewiston Fire Department Chief Travis Myklebust said the department responded at 12:11 p.m. Saturday to a plane crash at the Lewiston-Nez...

Police: Car crashes into home, killing Maryland man

Jul. 24, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) — A man suspected of driving under the influence crashed into a Maryland home early Saturday morning, killing a 68-year-old, police said. The collision happened around 3 a.m. Saturday in Brooklyn Park when the driver failed to stop at a stop...

Police: Man wounded after firing shot at undercover officers

Jul. 24, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Undercover officers targeting illegal street racing have wounded a man who fired a shot at them on the city’s eastside. The shooting occurred late Friday night after the man’s vehicle nearly struck the officers’ unmarked vehicle. ...

Deputies: Retired officer killed by deputy fired in 2019

Jul. 24, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A police officer fired two years ago for driving under the influence was charged with murder Friday in the death of a retired police investigator, authorities said. Retired Rock Hill Police Lt. Larry Vaughan, 54, was found dead around 3:15 p.m....

Mudslide partially collapses mine in Pakistan, killing 4

Jul. 24, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A mudslide at a mine in southwest Pakistan killed four coal miners and injured two others on Saturday following heavy monsoon rains, officials said. Local government administrator Amir Khan said that by the time rescuers reached the area hit by...