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Mauritius asks France for help as stranded ship leaks oil

Aug. 7, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The prime minister of Mauritius says the government is appealing to France for help with a brewing environmental disaster after a ship that ran aground days ago off the Indian Ocean island nation began leaking oil. The leak “represents a danger for Mauritius,” Prime...

The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo)

Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt

Aug. 7, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special flight carrying evacuees to India who had been stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 16 passengers and injuring 123 more, police said. Abdul Karim, a...

Woman gets 6-year sentence in deadly-alcohol related crash

Aug. 7, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A woman who was driving drunk when she caused a crash that killed an 80-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in state prison. Elizabeth Gomez, 44, of Paterson, will also have her driver's license revoked for 10 years once she's freed from prison. The sentence was imposed...

Study: Most Minneapolis police stops involved Black drivers

Aug. 7, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Black drivers accounted for nearly 80% of police searches and routine traffic stops in predominantly white Minneapolis, according to a public defender's study using city policy data. From June 2019 to May 2020, the study found Black and East African drivers were more often searched when...

Plane makes emergency landing in Louisiana

Aug. 7, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A small plane made an emergency landing Friday at an airport in Louisiana, authorities said. The Houma Fire Department said it received a call of a plane crash shortly before 9 a.m., news outlets reported. When units arrived at the Houma Terrebonne Airport, they found a twin-engine...

Patrol: Nebraska man killed in head-on crash in Kansas

Aug. 7, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A man from Omaha, Nebraska, died in a head-on crash involving a car and a semitrailer in northeastern Kansas, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The crash happened around 2 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 75 north of Holton, television station KAKE reported. A northbound car driven by Mohammad...

Woman in parked car wounded in Philadelphia street shooting

Aug. 7, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman was shot and wounded while sitting in a parked car with her two children when gunfire erupted on a Philadelphia street, authorities said. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. It wasn't clear what prompted the gunfire, but authorities believe the two shooters were...

Police: Black Lives Matter mural vandal died in car crash

Aug. 7, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The man who police determined had vandalized a Black Lives Matter street mural in front of the Statehouse died in a car crash, Montpelier police said. Police said Thursday that they had concluded their investigation into the vandalism of the mural that was painted on State Street in...

27 dead after migrant boat capsizes off West African coast

Aug. 7, 2020 7:49 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At least 27 people died when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the West African coast between Mauritania and Western Sahara, United Nations agencies said Friday. More than 40 were initially feared dead on Thursday, according to initial reports by the U.N. refugee agency. One...

West Virginia city to close road to cars Sunday

Aug. 7, 2020 4:48 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin has announced that Kanawha Avenue will close Sunday for foot traffic and socially distant exercise. The avenue will close from 37th Street to 57th Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, according to a Thursday news release. The closure comes...