1 case settled in Missouri duck boat sinking that killed 17

U.S. 03/12/19, 10:21

The owner of a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake and killed 17 people has reached a settlement with relatives of two brothers who were among the victims.The Kansas City Star reports that lawyers for Ervin and Horace Coleman filed a notice of the settlement with Ripley Entertainment ...

2nd crash renews safety concerns for Boeing’s prized new jet

Africa 03/11/19, 23:06

The second deadly crash of a prized new airplane in five months has renewed safety concerns about the 737 Max that could shape Boeing's fortunes for many years.The 737 Max is the newest version of the 737, the best-selling airliner ever. Since debuting in 2017, Boeing has delivered more than ...

2 die after their vehicle hits bus carrying Texas students

U.S. 03/10/19, 16:42

Police say two men have died after their pickup truck collided in East Texas with a charter bus carrying students returning from Florida. Tyler police say five occupants of the bus — the driver, two other adults and two students — were taken to a hospital after sustaining minor injuries in ...

Update: Ethiopian Airlines shares image from crash

Africa 03/10/19, 06:53

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):2:45 p.m.Ethiopian Airlines has published a photo that appears to show its CEO standing amid the wreckage of the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa.The airplane crash occurred around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) south ...

NTSB blames jammed part for accident at Michigan airport

Sports 03/07/19, 14:44

Investigators say a plane carrying the University of Michigan men's basketball team skidded off a runway in 2017 after a jammed part prevented pilots from tilting the nose upward during takeoff.The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that the pilots could not have recognized the mechanical problem on the Boeing ...

Latest winter storm flashes lightning through California sky

U.S. 03/06/19, 20:26

Another very wet storm rolled into California with spectacular lightning, thunderclaps and downpours, but evacuations were canceled Wednesday as significant debris and mud flows did not materialize. Numerous traffic accidents, localized street flooding and canyon rock falls snarled Los Angeles area traffic, but conditions were diminishing to showers as the system ...

Officials: School bus crash injures at least 19 students

U.S. 03/06/19, 11:22

Authorities say at least 19 students are hurt after a school bus collided with a garbage truck in Indiana. State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says the crash occurred Wednesday morning near the city of Aurora, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Cincinnati. South Dearborn Community School Corporation Superintendent Eric Lows tells ...

Marine jets collide, land safely at Southern California base

U.S. 03/05/19, 19:30

A U.S. military official says two Marine fighter jets collided in midair, but both pilots managed to land safely at a Southern California training base last month.1st Lt. Frederick D. Walker says Tuesday that no injuries were reported in the collision of F/A-18 Hornets on Feb. 28 over Marine Corps ...

Autonomous car testing plan aims to boost public confidence

Tech 03/04/19, 15:58

Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new guidelines announced Monday intended to boost public confidence in the testing after a deadly accident in Arizona last year.Karina Ricks, director of the city's Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, said ...

Police: New Orleans crash driver spoke of ‘drinking problem’

U.S. 03/03/19, 14:15

A driver suspected of killing two people and injuring seven others, most of them on bikes, as large crowds gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras told police after the deadly crash, "I have a drinking problem," according to a police report. New Orleans police said Tashonty Toney, 32, was charged ...

New Orleans police: 2 killed, 6 injured after car hits crowd

U.S. 03/03/19, 02:11

Two people have been killed and six injured after being struck by a vehicle on a busy New Orleans thoroughfare Saturday evening, authorities said.Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson told local media that a suspect is in custody following the incident that happened about 8 p.m. Saturday along a multiple-block stretch of ...

German police cadet shoots, kills fellow trainee

Europe 03/01/19, 05:08

German authorities say a police cadet has been killed in the southern city of Wuerzburg after being apparently accidentally shot by a fellow trainee.Police inspector Michael Zimmer told the dpa news agency Friday that the shooting occurred Thursday night when the two trainees were alone in their room in a ...

Study: US pedestrian deaths hit highest number since 1990

U.S. 02/28/19, 12:05

The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads last year was the highest in 28 years, according to a report from a safety organization. Using data reported by states, the Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that 6,227 pedestrians were killed last year. That's up 4 percent from 2017 and 35 percent ...

Funeral for man accidentally hit by Syracuse coach

Sports 02/28/19, 08:21

A New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University's basketball coach is being remembered as family man who loved life.A funeral will be held on Thursday evening for Jorge Jimenez.Police say Coach Jim Boeheim (BAY'-hym) accidentally struck Jimenez on Feb. 20 while trying to avoid ...

Update: Commuter delays after crash of car, 2 trains

New York 02/27/19, 09:46

The Latest on the deadly crash of two Long Island Rail Road trains and a car that went around lowered crossing gates (all times local): 9:45 a.m. New York's Long Island Rail Road predicts "heavy delays" all day following the crash of a car and two commuter trains that claimed three lives. A ...

Egypt train crash, fire at central Cairo station kills 25

Africa 02/27/19, 06:24

A speeding railcar crashed into a barrier at Cairo's main train station, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire that left at least 25 people dead on Wednesday, officials said.Railway officials said the train was speeding and collided head-on with the barrier. At least 47 people ...

3 people killed in train-vehicle collision on Long Island

New York 02/26/19, 22:19

A commuter train going at full speed struck a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury, killing all three occupants in the vehicle before derailing and tearing into a concrete platform Tuesday night, according to authorities. Nassau County Police Chief Patrick Ryder said the vehicle was "trying to beat the gate" when ...

DA: SU’s Jim Boeheim at or near speed limit in fatal crash

Sports 02/26/19, 21:39

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says the investigation into the fatal crash last week involving Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim is nearly complete and speed was not a factor.Fitzpatrick told The Associated Press on Tuesday night the accident reconstruction has determined Boeheim was traveling within the speed limit ...

Healthy Wie returns to Singapore aiming to defend title

Golf 02/26/19, 19:42

The LPGA Tour completes its four-week swing through Australia and Asia with a healthy Michelle Wie aiming to defend her HSBC Women's World Championship title at Sentosa Golf Club's Tanjong course.Wie underwent surgery on her right hand earlier this month because of lingering issues from a car accident two years ...

Raising begins of Norway frigate that sank after collision

Europe 02/26/19, 05:29

The operation has begun to raise a Norwegian naval frigate that sank last year in a harbor north of Bergen following a collision with an oil tanker.Anders Penna of the salvage company in charge of raising the KNM Helge Ingstad says it is "very complex and demanding operation," adding it ...

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