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FILE - Naya Rivera, a cast member in the television series

Autopsy confirms Naya Rivera's death was accidental drowning

Jul. 14, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy confirmed Tuesday that "Glee'' star Naya Rivera died from accidental drowning, officials said. The examination, performed the day after the 33-year-old's body was found in a Southern California lake, showed no signs of traumatic injury or disease that might have contributed...

Suburban Seattle officers shot, 1 fatally; suspect arrested

Jul. 14, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) — Investigators said Tuesday they are looking into what prompted gunfire that left one police officer dead and another injured during an overnight pursuit in a Seattle suburb. The shooting occurred after Bothell police tried to pull over a black sedan about 9:40 p.m. Monday on State...

Oklahoma man charged with murder in deaths of 3 in car crash

Jul. 14, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The man accused of drunkenly crashing into a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team and killing three student athletes has been charged with second-degree murder, an upgrade from his initial manslaughter charge. Court records show that murder charges were filed Monday...

Official: Cyanobacteria kills dog at Zion National Park

Jul. 14, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Toxic levels of a cyanobacteria have been detected in a Utah river for the first time after a dog suffered seizures and died at Zion National Park, officials said. Public health officials have since cautioned people against swimming or letting their animals enter the Virgin River's...

Virginia teenager sentenced to six months in fatal crash

Jul. 14, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teenager will serve six months in jail for a fatal wreck in 2019 that killed a friend, court officials said Tuesday. Robert Author Smith, 19, pleaded no contest in Roanoke County Circuit Court to one count of reckless driving, The Roanoke Times reported. An involuntary...

Pilot killed in Tahoe crash aided in Sierra rescue last year

Jul. 14, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — A pilot killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lake Tahoe was a surgeon at Naval Air Station Fallon who served in Iraq and was part of a rescue team that helped save an injured rock climber who was stranded in the Sierra a year ago. Officials at the air station identified the pilot...

Small plane crashes at Ohio airport; no injuries reported

Jul. 14, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) — A small plane crashed early Tuesday as the pilot tried to land at a small airport in western Ohio, but authorities said no one aboard the aircraft was injured. The plane overturned and ended up in a fence at the Andy Barnhart Memorial Airport in New Carlisle. Witnesses said the...

Man dies in logging accident in southwest Oregon

Jul. 14, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was struck and killed by a rolling log in southwest Oregon, authorities sadi. Josephine County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11 a.m. Sunday to a remote area West of Picket Creek, where they found Cody Anderson dead, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. ...

FILE - In this March 3, 2019 file photo, provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigators and member of the recovery team retrieve the flight data recorder of the Atlas Air Flight 3591, a Boeing 767 cargo jet that crashed in the muddy marshland of Trinity Bay, east of Houston. Investigators say a pilot's errors and disorientation were primary factors in causing the 2019 crash in Texas. (NTSB via AP, File)

Investigators say pilot in Texas cargo crash made errors

Jul. 14, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A cargo plane crashed into a Texas bay last year after the co-pilot became disoriented and pushed the nose down because he mistakenly thought that the jet was about to stall, investigators said on Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the co-pilot’s poor...

A helicopter approaches the USS Bonhomme Richard as crews fight the fire, Monday, July 13, 2020, in San Diego. Fire crews continue to battle the blaze Monday after 21 people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Navy official: Warship stable, fire could be out in 24 hours

Jul. 14, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds of sailors have isolated the fire ravaging the USS Bonhomme Richard down to two areas of the warship and a top Navy official said Tuesday it's possible the blaze could be extinguished over the next 24 hours. Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck said the ship, which has been listing because of...