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Anne Heche on life support, survival of crash 'not expected'

Aug. 12, 2022 00:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and her survival isn't expected, according to a statement from a representative. The actor, who is in a coma and in critical condition, is being kept on life support for...

Small plane carrying at least 3 crashes in West Virginia

Aug. 12, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

METZ, W.Va. (AP) — A small plane with at least three people on board crashed in northern West Virginia, authorities said. The single-engine plane was flying from Bloomfield, Indiana, to Myerstown, Pennsylvania, when it went down in a wooded area Thursday in the Marion County...

Today in History: August 12, deadliest single-aircraft crash

Aug. 12, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2022. There are 141 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 12, 1953, the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb. On this date: ...

UN demands end to military activity at Ukraine nuke plant

Aug. 11, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear chief warned Thursday that “very alarming” military activity at Europe’s largest nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine could lead to dangerous consequences for the region and called for an end to attacks at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia facility....

OSHA investigates deaths of Amazon workers in New Jersey

Aug. 11, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

Federal work-safety investigators are looking into the death of an Amazon worker and an injury that potentially led to the death of another employee, adding to a probe already underway following a third fatality during the company's annual Prime Day shopping event in mid-July. All...

Indiana Rep. Walorski's work called "mission" during funeral

Aug. 11, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Political leaders on Thursday honored Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana as a determined advocate for her beliefs during a funeral after she and three other people were killed in a highway crash last week. Numerous members of Congress were among...

Judge sends Wisconsin man to institution in hate crime crash

Aug. 11, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge committed a man accused of targeting a motorcyclist in a fatal crash because of the victim's race to life in a mental institution Thursday. Daniel Navarro, a 27-year-old Mexican American from Fond du Lac, was convicted Wednesday of...

NTSB: Plane involved in deadly crash had maintenance issues

Aug. 11, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

SEGUIN, Texas (AP) — A small plane that crashed near San Antonio last month, killing two people and a dog, was having engine trouble before takeoff, federal investigators said Thursday. The single-engine Piper PA-28-235 crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from a private...

Cause sought for Indiana house explosion that killed 3

Aug. 11, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities worked Thursday to determine the cause of a house explosion in a southern Indiana neighborhood that killed three people and left another person hospitalized. The explosion Wednesday afternoon in Evansville damaged 39 homes. Crews on Thursday...

Investigation blames human error for nuclear plant siren

Aug. 11, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — Authorities blamed human error Thursday for some sirens that were inadvertently activated at a New Hampshire nuclear power station last month. The state Homeland Security and Emergency Management agency and plant owner NextEra Energy Resources put out...