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Governor, AG stand by reactions to motorcycle crash verdict

Aug. 10, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

Defense lawyers are denouncing comments made by New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and his attorney general after a jury acquitted a truck driver in the deaths of seven motorcyclists, but both men said Wednesday they stand by their statements. After a two-week trial, jurors deliberated...

Greece: Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks, 29 rescued

Aug. 10, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities were conducting a major search and rescue operation Wednesday for dozens of people believed missing at sea east of the island of Karpathos after a boat reportedly carrying up to 80 migrants towards Italy sank during the night. The coast guard...

Paramedic, biker killed when car runs into wreck scene

Aug. 10, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A paramedic and the motorcyclist he was trying to help after a wreck were killed as a car drove into the scene of police, firefighters and others responding to the crash on a South Carolina highway Tuesday night, a sheriff said. Four people in all were struck,...

Kobe Bryant crash photos lawsuit to be heard by LA jury

Aug. 10, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was one of the most photogenic sports figures in Los Angeles and images of him seen by millions around the world — smiling in victory, grimacing in agony — keep his memory alive. But some photos of him should never be seen, his widow says, and...

Anne Heche in critical condition, on ventilator after crash

Aug. 09, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche remained hospitalized on a ventilator to help her breathe and faced surgery Tuesday, four days after the actor was injured in a fiery car crash. “Shortly after the accident, Anne became unconscious, slipping into a coma and is in critical...

Truck driver acquitted in deaths of 7 motorcyclists in 2019

Aug. 09, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a horrific head-on collision in northern New Hampshire that exposed fatal flaws in the processing of license revocations across states. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy,...

Rep. Walorski's Indiana seat will stay vacant until November

Aug. 09, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A northern Indiana congressional seat will remain vacant until the November election following the death last week of Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski in a highway crash. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a proclamation Tuesday setting the special election for...

Wisconsin man dies when motorcycle hits bear in Montana

Aug. 09, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has died after his motorcycle struck a black bear on a western Montana highway, authorities said Tuesday. The 66-year-old man from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, was southbound on Montana Highway 83 just after 9:30 a.m. Sunday when a bear crossed the...

Grandfather, grandkids among 4 dead in Texas golf cart crash

Aug. 09, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The four people killed in a weekend golf cart collision in Texas were a grandfather, two of his grandchildren and a niece who were visiting Galveston for a quick vacation before school began, police said. The crash happened Saturday after a driver accused of...

Driver shoots 1 medic with air pellet, hits another with car

Aug. 09, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two medics were injured while responding to a call in south Baltimore on Monday night, when a driver fired an air pellet gun at them then struck one medic with the car while fleeing, officials said. Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Chief Roman Clark said a...