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Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

Apr. 18, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years. Four train wagons ran off the railway at the city of Banha in Qalyubia...

Honolulu seeks public input to improve Ala Wai Boulevard

Apr. 15, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu is seeking public input for a project to improve the safety, especially for bicyclists and pedestrians, along Ala Wai Boulevard, a three-lane thoroughfare that runs through Waikiki. An administrator for the Honolulu Department of Transportation...

21 killed, 3 injured when bus, truck crash in southern Egypt

Apr. 14, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A bus overturned while trying to pass a truck on a highway in southern Egypt on Tuesday, causing a collision that killed at least 21 people and injured three others, authorities said. The bus was travelling from Cairo when it turned over and was hit by the...

Deaths in vehicle crashes up 38% in South Dakota last year

Apr. 14, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — One-hundred-41 people died in traffic crashes in 2020, increasing 38% from a year earlier, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Wednesday. The number of crashes in which the fatalities occurred was 132 last year according to statistics...

Aggressive takeoff caused Hawaii plane crash that killed 11

Apr. 13, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A pilot's aggressive takeoff led to an aerodynamic stall, causing the 2019 crash of a skydiving plane in Hawaii that killed all 11 people on board, government safety investigators have determined. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said the...

NTSB: Pilot error likely caused vintage bomber's fatal crash

Apr. 13, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Pilot error probably caused the 2019 crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut that killed seven people and wounded six others, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Tuesday. It also cited inadequate maintenance as a contributing...

US investigating possible air bag failures in GM vehicles

Apr. 13, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the air bags may not inflate in a crash on thousands of General Motors vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers...

Proposal allowing ATVs on Alaska roads draws safety concerns

Apr. 11, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A proposal by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration to allow off-road vehicles on Alaska roads has raised safety concerns and enforcement questions. Currently, state law only allows people to drive off-road vehicles across roads and not on...

Missing driver, 88, found safe hundreds of miles away

Apr. 08, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — An older Ohio man who went missing after he told family members he was taking his antique pickup truck in for service was found safe several hundred miles away in Pennsylvania. Police stopped the truck, a 1946 Hudson, in Kingston just before 9 p.m....

Lawmaker apologizes for doing video hearing while driving

Apr. 07, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A state senator from Washington has apologized after she participated in a legislative video hearing while she drove a car to the Capitol. The Seattle Times reports that Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, said her attempt to multitask Tuesday morning while...