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Pilot recalls sudden, chaotic shipwreck off Georgia coast

Jul. 30, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When the giant cargo ship began to tip over off the Georgia coast, harbor pilot Jonathan Tennant found himself on his side, screaming orders in the darkness while flying debris that felt like gravel pelted him. After much of the Golden Ray slipped...

Nevada trooper dies after being hit in Vegas freeway chase

Jul. 30, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper has died days after he was struck and critically injured by a vehicle that authorities said was driven by an armed carjacking suspect on a busy freeway near the Las Vegas Strip. Trooper Micah May, 46, died Thursday, Gov....

Shooting at bar spurs police chase that ends in fatal crash

Jul. 30, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A police pursuit that began after shots were fired outside a bar ended when the vehicle crashed early Friday, leaving a woman dead and a man critically injured. The shooting in Brooklyn, Ohio, occurred around 2:30 a.m. Several people who live near the...

Wisconsin storms bring 3 tornados; 1 man dies in crash

Jul. 30, 2021 05:42 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tornadoes touched down in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin amid powerful thunderstorms that caused widespread damage that contributed to the death of a man who crashed into a fallen tree and power line, officials said Thursday. The National Weather Service...

Arizona man in fatal road rage shooting won't be charged

Jul. 30, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County attorney’s office has declined to charge a man involved in a fatal shooting stemming from a road rage incident five months ago. Prosecutors said David Rivera, 31, will not be charged because the incident falls under self-defense...

NBA honors Terrence Clarke, draft prospect who died in April

Jul. 29, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence Clarke, the former Kentucky guard who died in a car accident while preparing for the NBA draft, was recognized Thursday in a ceremony midway through the first round. NBA commissioner Adam Silver introduced Clarke’s...

Contractor charged after driving into airmen on US base

Jul. 29, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A civilian contractor working on a U.S. Air Force base in Mississippi was charged with involuntary manslaughter Thursday after he drove his vehicle into four airmen walking on a track, killing one of them, the FBI said. Emmett J. Bennett, 24, of...

Heartbroken parents to sue a year after 9 troops died at sea

Jul. 29, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The families of eight Marines and one sailor who died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast last summer plan to sue the manufacturer of the vehicle that resembles an armored seafaring tank, their lawyers announced Thursday, a...

Parents killed, man dead, 2 officers injured in shooting

Jul. 29, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A man who called 911 to report he had shot and killed his parents later opened fire on police who responded to the family's home in western Pennsylvania, injuring two officers, authorities said. The man then drove away from the Mount Lebanon...

4-vehicle crash shuts down lanes on southbound I-93

Jul. 29, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — A crash involving four vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, shut down several lanes of southbound traffic on Interstate 93 near the Hooksett tolls, New Hampshire State Police said Thursday. Four people were taken to hospitals with...