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Charges: Truck driver watched porn before fatal crash

Jul. 15, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota truck driver is accused of watching pornographic videos before a crash that killed a highway worker standing along an interstate. Forty-seven-year-old Tate Doom of St. Paul Park was charged last week in Hennepin County court with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal...

1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

Jul. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said. The explosion shortly after noon sent up a wall of fire and smoke and rocked nearby homes before the gas was shut off and...

Minor injuries after roof collapse at California casino

Jul. 15, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven people suffered mostly minor injuries when a roof collapsed Monday at a Los Angeles area casino, raining debris into the lobby area, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department received multiple calls following the collapse around 10 a.m. at Larry Flynt's Lucky...

The Latest: California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Jul. 15, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that destroyed a home in Southern California (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Authorities say a gas explosion that destroyed a Southern California home has killed one person and injured more than a dozen others. The explosion occurred shortly after noon Monday...

Man facing up to decade in prison in fatal New Mexico crash

Jul. 15, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Sanostee man has pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in a fatal car crash last year in New Mexico and is facing up to 10 years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Tavis Washburn is out of custody pending his sentencing. They say under...

SpaceX: Leaky valve caused crew capsule to explode in test

Jul. 15, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A leaky valve caused a SpaceX crew capsule to explode during a ground test back in April, destroying the spacecraft and dealing a blow to the company's effort to launch astronauts. The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investigation Monday. SpaceX's crew...

Texas woman dies, transportation worker injured after wreck

Jul. 15, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LYNDON, Kan. (AP) — A 52-year-old Texas woman died in a wreck that later led to a Kansas Department of Transportation worker being injured. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Patricia Falconer, of Canyon Lake, Texas, died in the accident Monday on Interstate 35 in Osage County. Falconer lost control of her...

Official: Man drowns trying to rescue kids at beach

Jul. 15, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — An official in a North Carolina coastal town says a man has drowned trying to rescue children in the water. The StarNews of Wilmington reports Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Tim Owens says in a news release on Monday that eyewitnesses said 35-year-old Johnny Lee Vann Jr. of...

Young Wyoming man dies after motorcycle accident

Jul. 15, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A young Wyoming man has died in Colorado about three weeks after a motorcycle crash left him in critical condition. The Gillette News Record reported Monday that 20-year-old Deven Dulany was receiving emergency care at a suburban Denver hospital when he died on Sunday. Colorado...

Police seeking to ID group in video beating of motorist

Jul. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police in Jersey City are looking for several people involved in the beating of a motorist. A video shows the incident that occurred at roughly 3 a.m. Sunday. The motorist is seen being pulled from his car and then punched, kicked and stomped by the group. The Jersey Journal...