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Police: 1 missing after warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 9:21 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A worker was missing following a large explosion at a warehouse in Houston early Friday that heavily damaged nearby buildings and homes, left rubble scattered in the area and was felt miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. at a building at Watson Grinding and...

Flags at half-staff for Arizonan killed in Australia crash

Jan. 24, 2020 9:00 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday to honor a Buckeye man killed in a plane crash while fighting wildfires in Australia. Paul Clyde Hudson, 42, was a “hero who represented Arizona's very...

Virginia police officer dragged by car dies from injuries

Jan. 24, 2020 8:09 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A police officer in Virginia has died after being dragged by a vehicle trying to escape a traffic stop, police said. The Newport News police officer had stopped a car Thursday just before 7 p.m. near Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park before getting out to speak with the driver, the...

Authorities: 1 driver died after trucks collided on I-80

Jan. 24, 2020 7:46 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A truck driver died after his semitrailer collided with another on Interstate 80 when both vehicles went out of control on the west side of Lincoln, authorities said. The crash occurred around 10:40 p.m. Thursday when the drivers lost control of their eastbound trucks in the dicey...

Charlotte Charles, center, the mother of Harry Dunn who was killed in a crash by the wife of a U.S. diplomat, takes part in a demonstration against NATO and U.S. President Donald Trump's visit, in London, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Trump and his NATO counterparts were gathering in London Tuesday to mark the alliance's 70th birthday amid deep tensions as spats between leaders expose a lack of unity that risks undermining military organization's credibility. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

US rejects extradition request from UK over fatal road crash

Jan. 24, 2020 5:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday condemned a decision by the United States not to extradite an American woman involved in a fatal road accident. Anne Sacoolas has been charged by British prosecutors with causing death by dangerous driving over the crash that killed 19-year-old motorcyclist...

Troopers: Man hit and killed by garbage truck on highway

Jan. 24, 2020 3:35 AM EST

PALAKA, Fla. (AP) — A man walking along a highway in Florida was killed in a crash involving a garbage truck, according to state troopers. Eric Edenfield, 32, of Palatka, died Thursday morning along U.S. 17 in Putnam County, news outlets reported. The garbage truck hit Edenfield from behind, according to...

People climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge stop under flags flying at half-mast as mark of mourning and respect in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, for three U.S. crew members of an aerial water tanker that crashed Thursday while battling wildfires in Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australia works to recover bodies of 3 from air tanker crash

Jan. 24, 2020 2:07 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — The American tanker plane that crashed while fighting Australian wildfires had just dropped a load of retardant on a fire before it went down in New South Wales state, investigators said Friday. The crash of the C-130 Hercules tanker Thursday killed Capt. Ian H. McBeth, 44, of Great Falls,...

9-year-old shot in drive-by outside California school

Jan. 23, 2020 11:57 PM EST

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl on a playground was shot by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting outside a Southern California elementary school, authorities said Thursday. The girl, who authorities initially said was 10 years old, was struck shortly before 11:30 a.m. during a car-to-car shooting...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 video image courtesy of NBC4 shows a coastal clean-up crew retrieving a box with cremated human remains found in a cliff in Long Beach, Calif. The California coastal cleanup crew ended months of anguish for a grieving family with the discovery of cremated remains of loved ones that had been in a van that was stolen before a funeral service. Damadis Sanchez was 34 when she was killed along with her 8-year-old son, Anthony, in a traffic accident in Texas. Her brother, Gerson Lopes, had their remains returned to the family near LA. Last April, the family was preparing for a memorial service when a van with the ashes inside was stolen. Lopes says it was like a weight off his shoulders to finally get the remains. (NBC4-TV via AP)

Cremated human remains found in California after theft

Jan. 23, 2020 11:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California coastal cleanup crew ended nine months of anguish for a grieving family with the discovery of cremated remains that had been in a van that was stolen before a funeral service. The crew from the Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards was rappelling down bluffs to pick up...

Police chase ends with gunfire, shoplifting suspect killed

Jan. 23, 2020 10:14 PM EST

BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) — A shoplifting suspect was shot and killed Thursday after he nearly ran over a police officer during a chase that ended on a one-way street in a residential area in New Jersey. The incident began around 9:30 a.m. in Riverdale, when an officer stopped the SUV in connection with a...