Latest Accidents News

A man gets 19 years for a downtown St. Louis crash that cost a teen volleyball player her legs

Apr. 19, 2024 10:30 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for causing a downtown accident that resulted in the amputation of the legs of a teenage volleyball player from Tennessee. Daniel Riley, 22, was convicted last month of second-degree assault, armed criminal...

Firefighters tackle scaffolding dangling outside ruins of fire-ravaged Danish landmark

Apr. 19, 2024 10:26 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Firefighters stabilizing the burned-out husk of Copenhagen’s historic Old Stock Exchange tried to use giant shears on a crane Friday to cut away dangling scaffolding, but suffered a setback when the implement fell into the debris. A...

Kenya’s military chief dies in a helicopter crash

Apr. 18, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s military chief Gen. Francis Ogolla died in a helicopter crash west of the country, President William Ruto announced Thursday and declared three days of national mourning. The helicopter was carrying 11 people, including Gen. Ogolla, when it crashed...

Motorist dies in fiery crash when vehicle plows into suburban Chicago highway toll plaza, police say

Apr. 18, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — A vehicle plowed into a suburban Chicago highway toll plaza early Thursday, engulfing it and the plaza in flames and killing the motorist, police said. Illinois State Police said troopers responded to the scene after receiving a report that a vehicle...

Hugh Grant says he took 'enormous sum' to settle suit alleging illegal snooping by The Sun tabloid

Apr. 17, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hugh Grant accepted “an enormous sum of money" to settle a lawsuit accusing The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him, the actor said Wednesday after the agreement was announced in court. Grant said...

11-year-old boy killed in ATV crash in northern Maine, wardens say

Apr. 17, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

SANGERVILLE, Maine (AP) — An 11-year-old boy was killed when he crashed an all-terrain vehicle while riding on a neighbor's property in the northern Maine town of Sangerville, wardens said. The neighbor went looking for the boy and found him unresponsive with the ATV on top of him...

Britain's contentious plan to send some migrants to Rwanda hits a hurdle in Parliament

Apr. 17, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A law that will enable Britain to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda suffered a setback on Wednesday after Parliament's upper chamber pressed its attempt to amend the contentious legislation. The House of Lords inserted amendments into the Safety of...

8 family members die in Mozambique’s latest capsizing, a week after another killed nearly 100 people

Apr. 16, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least eight people from one family have died after their homemade boat sank in central Mozambique, state media reported Tuesday. Monday's sinking on a tributary of the Zambezi River in Sofala province came days after nearly 100 people, many of them...

Switzerland's Marcel Hug breaks his own course record in the men's wheelchair race at Boston Marathon despite crash

Apr. 15, 2024 10:24 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Switzerland's Marcel Hug breaks his own course record in the men's wheelchair race at Boston Marathon despite crash.

Chase Elliott drives backward after Texas win that could get him going in the right direction again

Apr. 15, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chase Elliott drove backward on the track after an emotional victory that could really get the 2020 Cup champion headed in the right direction again. It was a lot of relief for the 28-year-old driver who is part of NASCAR's winningest team, and a tribute to...