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Young Wyoming man dies after motorcycle accident

Jul. 15, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A young Wyoming man has died in Colorado about three weeks after a motorcycle crash left him in critical condition. The Gillette News Record reported Monday that 20-year-old Deven Dulany was receiving emergency care at a suburban Denver hospital when he died on Sunday. Colorado...

SpaceX: Leaky valve caused crew capsule to explode in test

Jul. 15, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX says a leaky valve caused its crew capsule to explode during a test back in April. The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investigation Monday. SpaceX's crew Dragon capsule had just returned from a successful test flight to the International Space...

Police seeking to ID group in video beating of motorist

Jul. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police in Jersey City are looking for several people involved in the beating of a motorist. A video shows the incident that occurred at roughly 3 a.m. Sunday. The motorist is seen being pulled from his car and then punched, kicked and stomped by the group. The Jersey Journal...

3 children killed, 3 others hurt in Ohio house fire

Jul. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say three children killed in an overnight house fire in rural north-central Ohio died from smoke inhalation. Fire officials say three other people who were in the house have been hospitalized with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. The State Fire Marshal's...

Atlantia chosen to help relaunch Italy's Alitalia airline

Jul. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The state railway running Italy's Alitalia airline chose the Atlantia group of the Benetton empire as the final partner to work with the railway, the Italian treasury and Delta Air Lines on trying once again to relaunch the struggling flagship carrier. Ferrovie dello Stato said its board met...

Engineers find structural risks in Skagit County Courthouse

Jul. 15, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — An engineering firm has found severe structural problems that would put a nearly 100-year-old courthouse in Washington state at risk if an earthquake hit. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Sunday that a report by the Davido Consulting Group identified several "significant seismic...

The Latest: Toxic bacteria keep Mississippi beaches closed

Jul. 15, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast remain closed because of toxic bacteria detected before Barry blew ashore. Polluted Midwest floodwaters have fed an outbreak of cyanobacterium. Commonly known as blue-green algae, it can cause...

Truck carrying crane crashed into overpass on Maine Turnpike

Jul. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A truck that was carrying a crane crashed into an overpass bridge, shutting down traffic on part of the Maine Turnpike. State police say the crane overturned on the Maine Turnpike in the northbound lane in South Portland during the late morning on Monday. They say the driver,...

Police officer returns fire, kills homicide suspect

Jul. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania police officer killed one of the suspects in a homicide in an exchange of gunfire. Allegheny County police superintendent Coleman McDonough says 30-year-old Joshua Antonio Makhanda-Lopez was found shot to death in a car in Penn Hills on Sunday...

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Jul. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans from catastrophic flooding, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean." Although Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm Sunday...