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‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

Nov. 18, 2019 8:40 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday details a desperate scramble for safety as water rushed in when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast two years ago, killing seven sailors. The lawsuit filed against Tokyo-based NYK Line by survivors of the collision and...

UConn guard charged with evading police is granted probation

Nov. 18, 2019 2:03 PM EST

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — UConn guard James Bouknight was accepted Monday into a probation program designed to leave him without a criminal record in connection with a September traffic accident. The freshman, who was charged with evading responsibility, interfering with police, driving without a license and...

Anti-government protests cripple major Iraqi port, oil field

Nov. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government demonstrations in southern Iraq blocked roads leading to the country’s main port and an oil field on Monday, while the Iraqi central bank reduced working hours because of the ongoing unrest, security officials said. Protesters burned tires, blocking the roads to the...

Man killed in Seattle after being struck by rail car

Nov. 18, 2019 1:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed when was struck by a rail car in Seattle's Industrial District. KOMO reports police and medics responded to the scene around 9:10 a.m. Monday after receiving reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train. The victim was found with severe injuries. Medics...

US group says 803 unbelted rear-seat passengers died in 2018

Nov. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — More than 800 rear-seat passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in U.S. traffic crashes, and a highway safety group says states aren’t making enough progress in getting people to buckle up. The Governors Highway Safety Association says in a report...

Parents, 4-year-old son killed in head-on crash in Florida

Nov. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EST

GAINESVILLLE, Fla. (AP) — A 4-year-old Georgia boy has died after a head-on crash on a Florida highway that also killed his parents. The Florida Highway Patrol said Monday that Christopher and Brittany Hesling and son Jack, of St. Marys, Georgia, have died from injuries sustained in the crash late Saturday...

Airbus nails $30B in new plane orders at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 18, 2019 10:57 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airbus nailed down $30 billion in new plane orders on the second day of the Dubai Airshow after previous rounds of the biennial showcase saw its competitor Boeing take the lion’s share of deals. The largest deal came from the Middle East’s biggest carrier,...

The Latest: SunExpress to buy 10 of troubled 737-8 Max jets

Nov. 18, 2019 7:54 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on news from the Dubai Air Show (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Turkish airline SunExpress has announced it will be buying 10 of the troubled Boeing 737-8 Max jets, grounded globally after crashes, worth $1.2 billion. SunExpress, based in the Turkish coastal...

Turkey’s SunExpress airline announces order for 10 of 737 Max jets grounded globally after crashes worth $1.2 billion

Nov. 18, 2019 6:45 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey’s SunExpress airline announces order for 10 of 737 Max jets grounded globally after crashes worth $1.2 billion.

Police: Wooden boat capsizes in Pakistan, killing at least 8

Nov. 18, 2019 3:24 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say an overloaded, small wooden boat capsized in eastern Punjab province, killing eight passengers and leaving several others missing. Local police chief Mohammad Imran says the boat tilted on its side, filled with water and sank on Monday in the Sutlej River near...