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Buses carrying Chinese tourists veer off New Zealand road in 2 crashes at the same spot. 15 hurt

Jul. 18, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two buses carrying Chinese tourists veered off the same stretch of road in perilous weather conditions on New Zealand’s South Island on Thursday, with 15 passengers taken to hospital, two of them seriously hurt. The buses were traveling in the same...

Oregon authorities recover body of award-winning chef who drowned in river accident

Jul. 17, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities said Wednesday that they have recovered the body of award-winning chef Naomi Pomeroy following her drowning in a river accident. The Benton County Sheriff's Office said it located her body Wednesday morning in the Willamette River between...

Award-winning Oregon chef Naomi Pomeroy drowns in river accident

Jul. 16, 2024 19:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Naomi Pomeroy, an award-winning chef who helped put Portland on the map as a culinary destination, has drowned in an inner tubing accident, authorities said. She was 49 years old. Pomeroy drowned Saturday evening in the Willamette River near Corvallis after...

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

Jul. 15, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts. An Italian-led team reported Monday that there's evidence for a...

Search suspended for pilot and passenger after tour helicopter crash off Hawaii's Kauai island

Jul. 15, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities suspended the search for a tour helicopter pilot and one of his passengers after they crashed into the ocean off the Hawaiian island of Kauai last week. The U.S. Coast Guard and Kauai officials said they suspended the search Sunday after searching...

1 killed, 6 injured when pickup truck collides with horse-drawn buggy in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — One person was killed and six others injured when a pickup truck collided with the horse-drawn buggy they were traveling in, Virginia State Police said. The crash happened just before 7 p.m. Sunday in the 2700 block of Cumberland Road in the Farmville area of...

Azerbaijan reopens its embassy in Iran as the countries try to ease tensions

Jul. 15, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran resumed its work Monday after more than a year of negotiations between the two countries to ease tensions, media reports said. An official at the embassy told The Associated Press that it had resumed operations but the formal...

1 dead, 2 missing after tourist helicopter crashes off Hawaiian island of Kauai

Jul. 12, 2024 21:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A tour company helicopter crashed off the Hawaiian island of Kauai, police said, killing one person and leaving two missing in the latest in a series of crashes to plague the industry in recent years. A hiker on the Kalalau trail reported seeing the helicopter crash...

5 people escape hot, acidic pond after SUV drove into inactive geyser in Yellowstone National Park

Jul. 12, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

MAMMOTH, Wyo. (AP) — Five people were able to escape a hot, acidic pond in Yellowstone National Park after the sport utility vehicle they were riding in went off the road and into an inactive geyser, park officials said Friday. The passengers were able to get out of the 105 degree...

A second person has died in Vermont flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials say

Jul. 12, 2024 05:44 AM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A second person has died in Vermont in the flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials said Thursday. John Rice, 73, died when he drove his vehicle through a flooded street Thursday morning in Lyndonville, police Chief Jack Harris said. The...