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Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones

Sep. 23, 2019 3:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said Monday that Australia's most populous state is the first jurisdiction in...

Tour bus driver in deadly Utah crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 23, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is...

The Latest: Tour bus driver in deadly crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 22, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash in Utah that left four Chinese tourists dead (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Investigators say the driver of a tour bus that crashed in southern Utah and killed four Chinese tourists and left dozens more injured had recently been hired and was making his...

4 Chinese tourists killed in Utah bus accident identified

Sep. 22, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — Four Chinese tourists killed in a bus crash in southern Utah near a national park were in their 60s and from Shanghai. Three women and one man died in the crash on a highway running through the red-rock landscape near Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday. The victims have been...

Man allegedly driving impaired causes 5-car crash in Gilbert

Sep. 22, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a Queen Creek man believed to be driving impaired caused a five-vehicle crash in Gilbert that involved 15 people. They say 29-year-old Jorge Medina is facing charges of DUI and 13 counts of endangerment. Gilbert police say Medina was taken to a hospital in serious condition...

Portion Texas interstate hit with Imelda flooding reopens

Sep. 22, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A portion of Interstate 10 in southeast Texas that was closed due to flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda has reopened. KFDM-TV reports that officials with the Texas' Department of Public Safety and Department of Transportation said the interstate between Winnie and Beaumont reopened...

St. Johnsbury woman dies after crash in Barton

Sep. 22, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

BARTON, Vt. (AP) — A St. Johnsbury woman has died a day after the car she was riding in crashed in Barton. Vermont State Police say 85-year-old Marion Handy was a passenger in a car that left the road going around a sharp curve Saturday and crashed over an embankment. She was flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock...

3 killed in crash in Jackson, Tennessee

Sep. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say three people have died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 70. News outlets reports an adult woman and two children were killed in the crash Saturday night. Jackson police said in a statement the accident remains under investigation. The names of the...

Truck wreck spills beer onto interstate surrounding DC

Sep. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A stretch of the interstate surrounding the nation's capital turned into a sticky mess when a truck carrying more than 4,000 pounds of canned beer wrecked. The Maryland State Police says the truck hit a sign and guard rail around 4 a.m. Sunday in Silver Spring after being forced...

Man indicted for capital murder in slaying of Texas trooper

Sep. 22, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A man has been indicted on a capital murder charge after a state trooper died more than four months after being shot while investigating a South Texas vehicle collision. Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. says a grand jury indicted 24-year-old Victor Alejandro...