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4 killed when 2 vehicles collide on Kentucky highway

May. 27, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

MULDRAUGH, Ky. (AP) — Four people died when two vehicles crashed on a Kentucky highway, police said. The collision occurred Tuesday evening in Meade County as the vehicles traveled in opposite directions on U.S. Highway 31W, a statement from Kentucky State Police said. A preliminary investigation found...

2 injured in crash involving Delaware State Police car

May. 27, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware State Police trooper and another driver were injured in a crash on Tuesday morning, the agency said. A State Police trooper in a marked patrol vehicle and another trooper in an unmarked SUV were responding to a call in Clayton around 7 a.m. when a black Chevrolet Tahoe...

FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, beer taps of South African Brewery brands are seen through the window of a closed bar in Cape Town, South Africa. A bootlegging culture has sprung up across South Africa in response to the government's nearly 8-week-old ban on the sale of cigarettes and alcohol. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht, File)

South African bans on tobacco, liquor amid virus stir debate

May. 27, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A soccer mom in one of Cape Town's posh suburbs drops off a cardboard box of blankets to a neighbor. Inside the box are several bottles of red wine. In Johannesburg's Alexandra township, two men in face masks greet each other on a sunny street. One has surreptitiously sold the other a...

Louisville Police: 1 child found shot, 1 injured after crash

May. 27, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One child was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and another for injuries from a broken glass after they were both found inside a car that had struck a telephone pole Tuesday afternoon in Louisville, police said. Officers located the children after getting reports about a shooting in...

Officer shot in Baltimore, police searching for suspect

May. 27, 2020 1:53 AM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — A police officer has been hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries after he was grazed by a bullet during a foot chase in Baltimore, the city’s police commissioner said. The Baltimore Police Department tweeted that the shooting occurred in the 1,000 block of Light Street...

2 dead, 2 hurt in rollover crash on dead-end street in Mesa

May. 26, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Two people have been killed and two others injured in a rollover crash Tuesday in Mesa and driver impairment is believed to be a factor, according to authorities. The accident occurred at a dead end street in the area of the Loop 202 and Greenfield Road around 9:45 a.m. Mesa Fire...

Woman found dead on freeway in Buckeye likely hit by vehicle

May. 26, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — A woman found dead on Interstate 10 last week likely was struck by a vehicle, Buckeye police said Tuesday. They said an autopsy performed by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death to be high velocity impact. Police and Arizona...

16-year-old Maine girl swims to shore to save dad and sister

May. 26, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A 16-year-old Maine girl swam great lengths to save her dad and sister when their boat took on water and capsized. Kiana French swam to shore to find help after the 12-foot aluminum boat capsized on Parlin Pond on Sunday afternoon, the Morning Sentinel reported. She said her...

Driver removed from car that went under FedEx truck trailer

May. 26, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Authorities used rescue tools to remove a driver from a car that went under the trailer of a FedEx truck in New Hampshire, officials said Tuesday. Hydraulic rescue tools removed the driver's door and pushed the vehicle roof away from the driver on Tuesday in Nashua, near an office...

Authorities: 2 killed in head-on crash on New Jersey highway

May. 26, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man and a New Jersey woman were killed in a head-on crash on a major highway in central Jersey, authorities said. Michael Santana, 24, of Staten Island, was driving his car northbound on Route 130 in South Brunswick when he lost control of the vehicle around...