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Evacuations urged in Ohio town as train wreck smolders

Feb. 05, 2023 14:20 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — A smoldering tangle of dozens of derailed freight cars, some carrying hazardous materials, has kept an evacuation order in effect in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line as environmental authorities warily watch air quality monitors. About 50 cars...

Illinois couple dies after apparent ice fishing accident

Feb. 05, 2023 14:02 PM EST

DURHAM, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois couple died in an apparent ice fishing accident after being pulled from a farm pond by a sheriff's deputy, police said. Despite several hours of lifesaving efforts, Sean D. Chaney, 52, and his wife, Dawn A. Chaney, 50, both of LaHarpe,...

Car crashes, hangs over edge of parking garage

Feb. 04, 2023 16:19 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A crash on the top of floor of a Boston area parking garage on Saturday left a car hanging precariously off the edge and injured at least one, according to firefighters. The Cambridge Fire Department in a tweet at about 2:15 p.m. said it was conducting a...

'Died suddenly' posts twist tragedies to push vaccine lies

Feb. 04, 2023 14:26 PM EST

Results from 6-year-old Anastasia Weaver’s autopsy may take weeks. But online anti-vaccine activists needed only hours after her funeral this week to baselessly blame the COVID-19 vaccine. A prolific Twitter account posted Anastasia’s name and smiling dance portrait in a tweet...

Chile wildfires spread amid heat wave as death toll rises

Feb. 04, 2023 14:17 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile extended an emergency declaration to yet another region on Saturday as firefighters struggled to control dozens of raging wildfires that have claimed at least 22 lives amid a scorching heat wave that has broken records. The government declared a state...

13 dead in Chile amid struggle to contain raging wildfires

Feb. 03, 2023 20:51 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — At least 13 people were reported dead as of Friday night as a result of the more than 150 wildfires burning across Chile that have destroyed homes and thousands of acres of forest while the South American country is in the midst of a scorching heat wave. ...

US tells owners to park old Hondas until air bags are fixed

Feb. 03, 2023 19:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Honda and the U.S. government are urging owners of about 8,200 older vehicles not to drive them until dangerous air bag inflators are replaced. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday issued a “Do Not Drive” advisory for the 2001 through 2003...

Coroner identifies pilot in Indianapolis plane crash

Feb. 03, 2023 18:45 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials have identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed on the south side of Indianapolis last month. WXIN-TV reported Friday that the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the pilot on Thursday as 20-year-old Shane Pennington II. ...

Damaged engine blamed for fatal New York plane crash

Feb. 03, 2023 18:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A small plane that crashed last month as it approached a suburban New York airport, killing two people on board, had a damaged engine that led the aircraft to bleed oil, according to an investigation by National Transportation Safety Board. Investigators said they...

Portland cop fired for leaking false allegations reinstated

Feb. 03, 2023 17:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Portland police officer and union leader has been reinstated to the force after he was fired last spring for leaking a false complaint about a city official, according to a report filed this week with the Oregon Employment Relations Board. Mayor Ted...