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Truck driver acquitted in deaths of 7 motorcyclists in 2019

Aug. 09, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a horrific head-on collision in northern New Hampshire that exposed fatal flaws in the processing of license revocations across states. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy,...

Anne Heche in critical condition, on ventilator after crash

Aug. 09, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche remained hospitalized on a ventilator to help her breathe and faced surgery Tuesday, four days after the actor was injured in a fiery car crash. “Shortly after the accident, Anne became unconscious, slipping into a coma and is in critical...

Rep. Walorski's Indiana seat will stay vacant until November

Aug. 09, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A northern Indiana congressional seat will remain vacant until the November election following the death last week of Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski in a highway crash. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a proclamation Tuesday setting the special election for...

Wisconsin man dies when motorcycle hits bear in Montana

Aug. 09, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has died after his motorcycle struck a black bear on a western Montana highway, authorities said Tuesday. The 66-year-old man from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, was southbound on Montana Highway 83 just after 9:30 a.m. Sunday when a bear crossed the...

Grandfather, grandkids among 4 dead in Texas golf cart crash

Aug. 09, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The four people killed in a weekend golf cart collision in Texas were a grandfather, two of his grandchildren and a niece who were visiting Galveston for a quick vacation before school began, police said. The crash happened Saturday after a driver accused of...

Driver shoots 1 medic with air pellet, hits another with car

Aug. 09, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two medics were injured while responding to a call in south Baltimore on Monday night, when a driver fired an air pellet gun at them then struck one medic with the car while fleeing, officials said. Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Chief Roman Clark said a...

Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

Aug. 09, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture to a vertebra in her upper back during a hard landing last month in California, according to federal safety investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board said the impact of landing was so...

Redmond man dies in kayaking accident on Wenatchee River

Aug. 09, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — A Redmond, Washington man has died in a kayaking accident on the Wenatchee River. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said the 25-year-old man was seen kayaking without a life jacket when he went underwater this past Sunday, KOMO-TV reported. ...

Fort Wayne crash sends 10 children, 2 adults to hospitals

Aug. 09, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Ten children and two adults have been hospitalized after a van collided with a pickup truck in northeastern Indiana. A preliminary investigation shows the pickup truck failed to yield the right of way at an intersection and was struck about 7:15 p.m. Monday...

Russia successfully launches Iranian satellite

Aug. 09, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket on Tuesday successfully launched an Iranian satellite into orbit. The Soyuz rocket lifted off as scheduled at 8:52 a.m. Moscow time (0552 GMT) Tuesday from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan. About nine minutes...