Cal Maritime training ship resumes cruise after accident

U.S. 05/23/19, 14:30

The California Maritime Academy's training ship Golden Bear is resuming a cruise after being damaged in an accident in the eastern Caribbean.The academy says the ship struck a shoreside gantry crane while arriving in Barbados this week under the control of a local pilot.The ship's main mast was damaged but ...

Report: Pilot saw flash just before Alaska midair collision

U.S. 05/22/19, 15:15

A pilot saw a flash on his left side just before his plane collided with another plane in Alaska, killing six people, according to a preliminary accident report released Wednesday.The two planes carrying Alaska cruise ship passengers were returning from a flightseeing tour of Misty Fjords National Monument when the ...

Judge delays sentence for ‘The Bachelor’ star in Iowa crash

Entertainment 05/21/19, 16:40

A judge will not consider requests from a dead farmer's relatives to impose prison time when she sentences "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of the accident that killed the man, she ruled Tuesday.The wife and sons of farmer Kenneth Mosher are not considered victims under Iowa ...

Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN

World 05/21/19, 10:16

A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations forced French doctors to resume life support Tuesday for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe.Vincent Lambert was critically injured in a 2008 car accident, and his parents and wife disagree ...

Texas transgender woman seen in videotaped attack found dead

U.S. 05/20/19, 10:38

A 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people was found dead over the weekend in a Dallas shooting, police said. Muhlaysia Booker was found face-down in a street early Saturday and no suspect has been identified, police Maj. Vincent Weddington ...

Update: Juncos Racing to pull all-nighter building car

Sports 05/17/19, 14:49

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local):3:15 p.m.Juncos Racing will work overnight if needed to have a car ready to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to drive during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, ...

Officials warn of fish from some Texas bays after accident

U.S. 05/14/19, 13:16

Texas health officials have advised people not to fish or eat seafood from parts of some Houston-area bays as cleanup continues following last week's tanker and barges accident and toxic leak.An official with the Texas Department of State Health Services on Tuesday said the advisory involves portions of Galveston and ...

Team heads to Alaska to probe sightseeing planes collision

U.S. 05/14/19, 09:30

A team of federal airplane accident investigators was expected to arrive in Alaska on Tuesday to investigate the cause of a midair collision between two sightseeing planes that killed at least four people. The four died when the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided Monday near the southeast Alaska town of ...

Marine Corps says platoon commander killed in accident

U.S. 05/10/19, 18:52

The Marine Corps says a 24-year-old platoon commander from the nation's capital has died after being injured in a rollover accident involving a light armored vehicle during training at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego.Officials on Friday said 1st Lt. Hugh C. McDowell from Washington, D.C., died Thursday morning. Six ...

Mourners gather to honor 4 killed in Illinois factory blast

U.S. 05/10/19, 17:32

More than 100 people gathered Friday along a chain-link fence outside a badly damaged Illinois silicone factory to remember four men who died in an explosion at the facility. The mourners at AB Specialty Silicones factory north of Chicago included friends, relatives and co-workers of the men whose bodies were pulled ...

NTSB: Ineffective maintenance led to deadly 2017 barge blast

U.S. 05/09/19, 16:12

Federal investigators have concluded that a deadly 2017 barge blast in Port Aransas resulted from the lack of effective maintenance and safety management of the barge.The National Transportation Safety Board issued its findings in a recent report on the Oct. 10, 2017, blast aboard the articulated tug and barge Buster ...

Fourth body recovered from plant site wrecked by explosion

U.S. 05/08/19, 17:43

Crews have recovered the body of another victim of an explosion at a northern Illinois silicone plant that left four workers dead.Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi says the body was recovered late Tuesday from the rubble of the AB Specialty Silicones factory in Waukegan, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north ...

Driver charged in crash; couple died on way to their wedding

U.S. 05/08/19, 13:29

A truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide in a fiery crash last fall that killed a couple driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh.State police say 24-year-old Jaspreet Singh Chahal, of Frenso, California, is also charged with reckless endangering and misdemeanors in the Nov. 14 crash on Interstate 78.The ...

Three Mile Island nuclear plant to proceed with closure

U.S. 05/08/19, 09:28

Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, now appears certain it will not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania and will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1, its owner said Wednesday.Exelon Corp.'s statement comes two years after the Chicago-based energy giant said it ...

Plane was heavy with extra fuel before deadly crash landing

World 05/06/19, 19:24

A Russian airliner that took off from Moscow was airborne for just 28 minutes before returning to make an emergency landing while still heavy with unburned fuel, which then ignited after a rough touchdown.Flames quickly engulfed the aircraft, killing 41 of the 78 people aboard.A day after Sunday's horrifying accident ...

Recent airline crashes run against trend toward safer flying

Business 05/06/19, 17:17

After a long trend toward greater safety in air travel, there has been an uptick in airline accidents and deaths in 2018 and 2019.Many aviation experts regard that recent increase as a statistical blip, however. They note that accidents and deaths remain a fraction of the numbers from as recently ...

Update: Russia says 41 died on burning plane in Moscow

Europe 05/05/19, 16:44

The latest on an airplane that landed in flames at a Moscow airport (all times local): 12:45 a.m. A fiery airliner accident at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport killed 41 people, a spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee says. This image taken from video and provided on the Twitter feed of Mikhail Norenko, shows smoke from ...

Update: NTSB says plane in river had no prior accidents

U.S. 05/04/19, 17:23

The Latest on charter plane traveling from Cuba to north Florida that ended up in a river at ends of runaway (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Authorities say the Boeing 737 that rolled off a runaway at a military base in Florida and ended up in a river has had no prior ...

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