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Philippines: 4 dead, 9 missing from wayward cargo vessel

Apr. 21, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers in the southern Philippines found the bodies of four crew members Wednesday and rescued seven others who jumped off a cargo vessel, which took in water and listed after its anchor broke in rough seas, officials said. Nine other crew...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 21, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

St. Cloud Times. April 16, 2021. Editorial: We can’t let this happen again Last week, as the world had its eyes on Minnesota for a trial that could define the future of our criminal justice system, yet another Black man was killed by a Minnesota...

Egypt fires top railway official after deadly train crashes

Apr. 20, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s transportation minister on Tuesday said he sacked the country’s top railway official, following three train accidents in less than a month that left more than 40 people dead and over 350 injured. The firing of Ashraf Raslan was part of an...

NTSB: Obstructed views, lack of alerts caused midair crash

Apr. 20, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska sightseeing planes collided in 2019 because the views of the pilots were obscured and aircraft-tracking systems failed to warn them about nearby aircraft, federal investigators concluded on Tuesday. Six people died, and 10 people survived. ...

Company asks for pause in Memphis oil pipeline dispute

Apr. 20, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A company facing resistance to its plans to build an oil pipeline over an aquifer that provides drinking water to 1 million people has asked for a "mutual pause” in its dispute with city officials in Memphis, Tennessee. Plains All American...

Fire erupts at Domino Sugar plant, no injuries reported

Apr. 20, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A fire at the Domino Sugar plant sent white smoke billowing over the Inner Harbor in Baltimore on Tuesday, but no injuries were immediately reported, a fire department spokeswoman said. A conveyer belt apparently carried a burning substance from a silo...

Man bitten while using barbecue tongs to remove rattlesnake

Apr. 20, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake when he tried to pick up the poisonous reptile using barbecue tongs, authorities said. The man spotted the snake Saturday evening near his home in the Sycamore Creek...

Worker dies in accident at submarine building facility

Apr. 20, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — An employee at Electric Boat's facility in Rhode Island died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a workplace accident, the company said. Sean Davies, a vice president for the Connecticut-based submarine builder, told WPRI-TV the incident took...

Two killed in head-on, wrong-way crash in North Carolina

Apr. 20, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Two people were killed after a car traveling in the wrong direction hit their car head-on, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said. A vehicle was driving north on old U.S. Highway 52 on Monday when it crossed the center line and drove north in the...

Tests show driver was intoxicated during crash that killed 3

Apr. 20, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Toxicology results show that a man who crashed a landscaping truck, killing three of his coworkers onboard, had several drugs in his system at the time of the collision, according to Tennessee police. Guillermo Montalvo-Lopez was charged with...