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June retrial set for NY doctor charged with killing his wife

Nov. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York doctor charged with killing his wife is set for a June retrial after his murder conviction was overturned. Robert Neulander’s new trial date was set Friday. Leslie Neulander died in 2012, as the couple was divorcing but still sharing a mansion in suburban...

Commuter train hits RV in fiery collision near Los Angeles

Nov. 22, 2019 3:26 PM EST

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An RV stopped on the tracks was hit by a commuter train and burst into flames near Los Angeles, causing widespread rail delays at rush hour Friday, officials said. There were no immediate reports of major injuries following the fiery collision around 5:30 a.m. at an...

Fatal wrecks among several accidents on icy Kansas roads

Nov. 22, 2019 3:10 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Icy and snow-covered roads are causing accidents across much of Kansas, including two fatal wrecks. Slick roads were common across central and western Kansas on Friday, causing dozens of accidents and several injuries. Troopers say many roads and highways in western Kansas are...

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

Nov. 22, 2019 1:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing has settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet off the coast of Indonesia. A Boeing spokesman said Friday that the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company...

Hunter who accidentally killed teen teaches safety courses

Nov. 22, 2019 12:05 PM EST

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — It’s a story she’s told over and over. Looking at round-faced kids who gathered in a Cedar City home for a hunter safety course, Kayleen Richins tells them how she fired a bullet that whizzed through the trees, pierced the window of a passing Jeep and hit a 14-year-old...

Medical examiner’s macabre humor leads to complaint

Nov. 22, 2019 9:56 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A state lawmaker is taking exception to the macabre humor that Maine’s chief medical examiner used in an old job posting. The 2017 posting for a deputy medical examiner touted Maine’s benefits like a “really short season for decomposing bodies” and the fact...

UN: Bodies of at least 6 migrants found on Libyan coast

Nov. 22, 2019 9:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least six bodies of Europe-bound migrants were found on Libya’s Mediterranean coast on Friday, while another 90 were intercepted by Libya’s coast guard, the U.N. migration agency said. Libya has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants fleeing war and...

Mom, son who died in pond had been returning from therapy

Nov. 22, 2019 9:07 AM EST

ROXANA, Ill. (AP) — Relatives say a mother and her 7-year-old son had been returning from an autism therapy session when their minivan ended up in a suburban St. Louis retention pond. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that autopsies completed Thursday indicated that 34-year-old Ashly Maynard, and her...

Attorney: Teen charged in 90 mph crash to plead insanity

Nov. 22, 2019 8:25 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The attorney for a Louisiana teenager who told authorities God instructed him to end his life, so he crashed his car into another driver says his client intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The Advocate reports 18-year-old Jack Jordan was indicted this month on a...

Florida man sentenced to 20 years in crash that killed teen

Nov. 22, 2019 8:20 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man got 20 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old. The Naples Daily News reports that 35-year-old Pedro Silva-Diaz was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of leaving the scene of a crash involving death and driving without a license causing...