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Train service halted as workers shore up California cliffs

Sep. 16, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Train service was halted Thursday for the next two weeks as crews shore up unstable ground along cliffside railroad tracks in Southern California. The planned closure between the Laguna Niguel//Mission Viejo station in southern Orange County...

US faith leaders recall Sikh's bias killing post Sept. 11

Sep. 16, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Sikh businessman Balbir Singh Sodhi was helping plant a flower bed at his Arizona gas station when he was shot dead by a man seeking to avenge 9/11. Mistaken for an Arab Muslim because of his turban and beard, Sodhi was the first person to die in a wave of bias crimes...

Court: Oklahoma has no concurrent authority on tribal lands

Sep. 16, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday again ruled that Oklahoma has no concurrent jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal lands by non-American Indians against American Indians. The court rejected the state’s appeal of the...

Communications malfunction briefly halts all Dutch trains

Sep. 16, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch rail network briefly ground to a halt Thursday evening due to a communications breakdown between drivers and traffic managers, leaving many commuters stranded as they tried to get home from work. It was not immediately clear how...

Court rejects truck driver's appeal in crash that killed 7

Sep. 16, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who's been in jail since he was charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield,...

Missouri officer dies after being shot responding to call

Sep. 16, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

A Missouri police officer who was still in training after graduating from the police academy in July has died after being shot by a wanted man who opened fire on officers and was also killed, authorities said. Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, 22, was hospitalized...

Tractor trailers barred from I-95 construction zone

Sep. 16, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — After a string of crashes in a construction zone along Interstate 95 in the Wilmington area, Delaware transportation officials are barring tractor-trailers from northbound lanes in the area. Only two-axle vehicles and buses can use northbound...

Carpenters in Seattle area go on strike

Sep. 16, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strike by carpenters in Washington state is expected to slow work at hundreds of construction projects across the region, include Microsoft office projects. The Seattle Times reports the walkout for higher pay by carpenters in the state is the first in...

Man accused of trying to run over 6 nonuniformed troopers

Sep. 16, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Harrisburg man was in jail Thursday on six counts of aggravated assault, accused of trying to run over nonuniformed state troopers who were attending a promotional exam in the city, police said. Jamal Kimani Crummel, 45, also faces charges of...

Panel reverses course on evidence in fatal crash in Acadia

Sep. 16, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a judge's decision to bar a blood-test from being used as evidence in a crash in which three people were killed in Acadia National Park. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a park ranger and Bar Harbor...