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Demonstrators demand arrest in fatal boat accident

Aug. 14, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Demonstrators on Friday rallied outside the Nassau County police headquarters to demand an arrest in connection with a boat crash that killed a 25-year-old man earlier this month. Assemblyman Phil Ramos, a Democrat from Brentwood, spoke at the rally and said the driver of one of the...

Louisiana teen, driving instructor injured in head-on crash

Aug. 14, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A 17-year-old student driver and her instructor were critically injured after being hit head-on by a suspected drunk driver, police said. The crash happened Thursday shortly before 5:30 p.m. in Slidell. The teenager's car had stopped to yield before merging when a car driven by Jarrod...

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle identified

Aug. 14, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities on Friday identified a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car in Concord on Thursday. Jennifer Bemis, 67, of Concord was struck Thursday morning at the intersection of Main Street and Thoreau Street, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Concord...

Tractor-trailer-van crash sends 2 to hospital

Aug. 14, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

CHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A collision between a minivan and a tractor-trailer unit sent two people to the hospital, New Hampshire State Police said Friday. The van was traveling south on Route 102 in Chester on Friday morning when it crossed the center line and collided with the northbound tractor-trailer. The...

3 Mississippi police officers indicted in death of Black man

Aug. 14, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi police officers have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Black man last year, according to a recently unsealed indictment. A Hinds County grand jury indicted the officers in the January 2019 death of George Robinson, 62, according to the Aug. 5...

Utah man killed in police shootout a day after saving a life

Aug. 14, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was credited with helping to save a woman's life following a car crash was shot and killed the following day in Utah by police in what authorities suspect was a case of suicide by cop. Aaron Michael Griffin, 21, died in a shootout with police last Saturday. It was unclear...

Police say Kearney man killed in hit-and-run crash on Hwy 44

Aug. 14, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A pedestrian was killed this week in a hit-and-run crash south of Kearney in south-central Nebraska, police there said. The crash happened in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday on Highway 44 in Kearney County, the Kearney Hub reported. The Kearney County Sheriff’s Office was called to...

Wichita musician sues city over injuries from police chase

Aug. 14, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita musician Jenny Wood is suing the city of Wichita after a police chase ended with a crash that killed two of her relatives and left her permanently disabled. Wood alleges in the lawsuit filed Thursday that the police officer who started the chase on May 5, 2019, was not properly...

3 killed in fiery wreck on Vegas freeway; 2 in truck survive

Aug. 14, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two adults and a child were killed when their car collided with a pickup truck pulling an off-road vehicle on a Las Vegas freeway, authorities said. A man driving the truck and his 4-year-old daughter were uninjured and were able to get out of their vehicle before it caught fire and burned...

Emergency services inspect the scene following a train derailment near Stonehaven, Scotland, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. British Transport Police say three people died and six were taken to the hospital with injuries after a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after heavy rain and flooding. The train driver and conductor are believed to be among the dead, but formal identification is pending. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Scotland: Investigators confirm derailed train hit landslide

Aug. 14, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A passenger train hit a landslide before derailing in Scotland earlier this week, killing three people, U.K. rail investigators confirmed Friday. A train track obstruction had been suspected of playing a role in Wednesday’s derailment near the coastal town of Stonehaven, about 100...