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5 died of exposure to chemical in central Illinois crash, preliminary autopsies find

Oct. 02, 2023 19:39 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Five people died from exposure to a chemical that spilled after a semitruck overturned in central Illinois, according to autopsies conducted Monday. Effingham County Coroner Kim Rhodes said official results from the autopsies won't be available for several...

North Dakota state senator, his wife and 2 kids killed in Utah plane crash

Oct. 02, 2023 18:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state senator from North Dakota, his wife and their two young children died when the small plane they were traveling in crashed soon after a refueling stop in Utah, a Senate leader said Monday. Doug Larsen’s death was confirmed Monday in an email that...

North Dakota state Sen. Doug Larsen, his wife and 2 kids were killed in a plane crash in Utah, Senate leadership says

Oct. 02, 2023 14:33 PM EDT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota state Sen. Doug Larsen, his wife and 2 kids were killed in a plane crash in Utah, Senate leadership says.

Man nears settlement with bars he says overserved a driver accused of killing his new bride

Oct. 02, 2023 13:44 PM EDT

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Two bars accused of overserving a woman who authorities say drunkenly hit a golf cart carrying a newlywed couple away from their reception, killing the bride, have reached a tentative settlement with the groom, who was seriously injured. The Drop In Bar...

Environmental groups demand emergency rules to protect rare whales from ship collisions

Oct. 02, 2023 12:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups is calling on the federal government to enact emergency rules to protect a vanishing species of whale from lethal collisions with large ships. The groups filed their petition with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

All Onewheel electric skateboards are under recall after 4 deaths and serious injury reports

Oct. 02, 2023 13:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All models of Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboards are under recall after at least four deaths and multiple injuries were reported in recent years, federal regulators said last week. The 300,000 now-recalled skateboards, manufactured by the California-based...

Car drives through fence at airport, briefly disrupting operations, officials say

Oct. 02, 2023 08:55 AM EDT

A car crashed through a fence at Maine's busiest airport, traveled on a service road alongside a runway and then was abandoned, causing a brief disruption, officials said. The episode unfolded Sunday morning at Portland International Jetport, when the abandoned sedan was spotted...

Attempt to pass a tanker may have led to the deadly chemical crash in Illinois, official says

Oct. 01, 2023 17:53 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The tanker truck crash in central Illinois that killed five people may have started when another vehicle tried to pass the chemical-laden truck, a federal transportation official said Sunday. The tanker truck was carrying caustic anhydrous ammonia when it...

10 Cuban migrants are killed in a freight truck crash in southern Mexico, 17 seriously injured

Oct. 01, 2023 16:22 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Chiapas (AP) — At least 10 Cuban migrants died and 17 others were seriously injured after a freight truck they were riding in crashed on a highway in southern Mexico near the border with Guatemala. The National Immigration Institute said all of the dead Cuban migrants...

4 in stolen car flee attempted traffic stop, die in fiery Maryland crash, police say

Oct. 01, 2023 13:12 PM EDT

MITCHELLVILLE, Md. (AP) — Four people in a stolen SUV died in a fiery crash in Maryland after the driver fled from an attempted traffic stop and later crashed into a tree, police said Sunday. Officers were working to identify the victims, whose ages and genders were not yet known...