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Newspaper sues SC police over records in mother, son deaths

Jun. 18, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

ISLANDTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina newspaper is suing the police agencies investigating the shooting deaths of a mother and son from one of South Carolina’s prominent legal families, arguing that authorities violated public records law by refusing to release 911 calls and police...

Union leader killed in Italy when truck forces picket line

Jun. 18, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A labor union leader was killed in northern Italy when a truck apparently broke through a picket line outside a supermarket warehouse facility Friday and struck him. Italian Premier Mario Draghi expressed sorrow for the death of Adil Belakhdim, 37, and said...

Blasts in Myanmar's biggest city kill 2, destroy army truck

Jun. 18, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — At least two explosions on Friday rocked a neighborhood in Myanmar’s biggest city, killing two people, destroying a military truck and damaging a taxi in what appeared to be a serious escalation of violence between the country’s military rulers and their pro-democracy...

Wisconsin high court strikes down incapacitated driver law

Jun. 18, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down a state law Friday that allowed for taking blood samples from suspected drunken drivers who are incapacitated, ruling that it is unconstitutional. The court upheld a state appeals court ruling from...

Tropical system to bring heavy rain, flooding to Gulf Coast

Jun. 18, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Officials ordered a floodgate and locks system closed in southeast Louisiana and readied sandbags in Mississippi and Alabama as a broad, disorganized tropical weather system began spinning bands of rain and brisk wind across the northern Gulf of Mexico coast Friday. ...

Migrant boat capsizes near Spain's Canary Islands, 4 dead

Jun. 18, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Four people died, one of them a child, when a migrant boat believed to be carrying 45 passengers capsized near Spain’s Canary Islands, Spanish authorities said Friday. The boat was approaching Órzola on the island of Lanzarote on Thursday...

Victims in Colorado plane crash ID'd as Georgia couple

Jun. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado authorities have identified two people who died in a small plane crash south of Denver as a husband and wife from Jonesboro, Georgia. The Douglas County Coroner's Office says 65-year-old Kathleen Velazco and 73-year-old Antenor Velazco were killed...

1 killed in chain-reaction crash on I-80 in eastern Nebraska

Jun. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) — A motorcyclist died in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska that shut down a stretch of the thoroughfare for hours, authorities said. The crash happened around 6:40 a.m. Thursday near Ashland when a westbound semitrailer tried...

Man accused of stealing officer’s vehicle at crash arrested

Jun. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 49-year-old Seattle man has been arrested, accused of stealing the vehicle of an off-duty Seattle police officer earlier this week after she was struck by a car and killed while assisting people involved in a crash. The Seattle Times reports the man was...

Louisiana man, 69, dies in boating accident; body found

Jun. 18, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a boating accident that killed a 69-year-old man, the agency said Friday. Agents who had been searching for two days found the body of Clifford Jewell, of Columbia, on Thursday in...