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No jail in plea deal for Elko vehicular manslaughter on I-80

Oct. 18, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko County woman agreed to a plea bargain deal that will keep her out of jail in the death of a 65-year-old woman struck and killed by a car at a gas station in Elko last year near Interstate 80. Lauren Allen of Spring Creek...

AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

Oct. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time. Four years later, with no rule and traffic fatalities spiking,...

Interstate 5 rest areas close north of Seattle due to trash

Oct. 16, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Department of Transportation has closed five rest areas north of Seattle along Interstate 5 because of excessive trash, vandalism and a staffing shortage. Rest areas closed Friday in both directions at Smokey Point between Marysville...

Truck driver convicted in Colorado pileup that killed 4

Oct. 15, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people and injured six others on a Colorado highway has been convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera Mederos, 25, was convicted by a Jefferson County...

Bus tips into sinkhole as deadly storms lash Greece

Oct. 15, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A bus transporting oil refinery workers fell into a sinkhole in the center of Greece’s second-largest city Friday as storms continued to batter the country, damaging roads, closing schools and causing the deaths of at least two people. ...

Road-blocking climate protesters in UK pause campaign

Oct. 14, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have halted their disruptive road-blocking campaign until Oct. 25, just days before the start of the U.N. climate summit in the Scottish...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. October 13, 2021. Editorial: The Tampa Bay Rays loss hurts. Losing the Rays would hurt a lot more The Rays are looking for a new stadium. Will the Tampa Bay area deliver? That hurt. Losing a playoff series always...

Cruising cars divert police attention in St. Louis

Oct. 11, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis authorities say a coordinated social media effort resulted in hundreds of cruising cars on city streets Saturday night, causing traffic snarls and forcing police to divert their attention from other calls. The St. Louis...

'Citizens decide': Climate protests near Dutch parliament

Oct. 11, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of protesters from climate group Extinction Rebellion blocked a busy intersection Monday near the temporary home of the Netherlands' parliament, marking the start of a week of protests the group plans in The Hague before a U.N. climate conference that...

Louisiana may tweak state worker schedules for I-10 widening

Oct. 10, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is considering whether to move Louisiana's state workers to four-day work weeks, staggered shifts or some work-from-home scheduling to cut down on traffic in Baton Rouge when the state starts widening Interstate 10 in the capital...