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  • Ex-megachurch employee sought in fatal shooting

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A church volunteer leading prayer was shot and killed Wednesday inside the chapel of a Georgia megachurch, and authorities were searching for a former church …


  • NY cop killed in traffic stop called ‘exemplary’

    BELLEROSE TERRACE, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City police officer killed after being shot in what started out as a traffic stop was an “exemplary officer,” a county …


  • Surfer killed by shark off central California

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed Tuesday by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base following a summer of shark sightings …


  • California surfer killed in shark attack

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed Tuesday by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base following a summer of shark sightings …


  • Gov’t to examine technology for automated cars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that drive themselves may hold the potential to save thousands of lives, an Obama administration safety official said Tuesday, as the government prepares to launch a …


  • 1 dead, 6 seriously injured in Arizona bus crash

    WILLOW BEACH, Ariz. (AP) — The bus was on a routine tour of the Grand Canyon, taking tourists from the lights and glamour of Las Vegas to the beauty of …


  • 1 dead, 4 seriously injured in Arizona bus crash

    WILLOW BEACH, Ariz. (AP) — A tour bus careened off the road and crashed in northwest Arizona late Friday, killing the driver and leaving at least four passengers with serious …


  • 1 dead, 4 seriously injured in Arizona bus crash

    KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A tour bus careened off the road and crashed in northwest Arizona late Friday, killing the driver and leaving at least four passengers with serious injuries, …


  • Illinois Amtrak train hits 111 mph in test run

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — For the first time on a key Midwestern route between Chicago and St. Louis, an Amtrak passenger train topped 110 mph Friday, ripping through fog-shrouded farm …


  • Fatal air crash decline presents safety challenge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been 43 months since the last deadly airline crash in the United States, the longest period without a fatal domestic accident since commercial aviation expanded after …


  • Ill. Amtrak train set to hit 110 mph in test run

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and …


  • Dust storm shuts down interstate in northern Okla.

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A massive dust storm swirling reddish-brown clouds over northern Oklahoma triggered a multi-vehicle accident along a major interstate Thursday, forcing police to shut down part of …


  • Skydiver’s feat could influence spacesuit design

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now that the dust has settled in the New Mexico desert where supersonic skydiver “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner landed safely on his feet, researchers are exhilarated …


  • Navy says submarine, Aegis cruiser collide

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy submarine and the Aegis cruiser that collided off the East Coast are both back in port and officials are investigating what went wrong, the …


  • 22 saved from sinking boat in San Francisco Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what’s billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their …


  • 22 saved from sinking passenger boat in SF Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A passenger boat carrying nearly two dozen people started sinking near Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay, but the U.S. Coast Guard says everyone aboard was …


  • 22 saved from sinking wine tasting boat in SF Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a wine tasting cruise boat carrying nearly two dozen people started sinking near Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay, but everyone aboard was safely …


  • Crews to search for 4th victim in garage rubble

    MIAMI (AP) — Crews planned to resume their search Friday morning for the last person missing two days after a parking garage collapsed at Miami Dade College’s west campus, killing …


  • Crews search for 4th victim in Fla. garage rubble

    MIAMI (AP) — Workers inched closer Thursday afternoon to pulling a fourth likely casualty from the site of a parking garage collapse as a search for answers continued over what …


  • Police: 3rd victim of Fla. garage collapse dies

    MIAMI (AP) — A third victim of a massive parking garage collapse at a Miami college died Thursday morning, just hours after rescuers pulled him from beneath piles of twisted …


  • 2 dead, 1 still missing in Fla. garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — Rescuers pulled a badly injured man from the rubble of a collapsed parking garage and planned to continue searching Thursday for a missing construction worker a day …


  • 2 dead, 1 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed Wednesday, killing two people and trapping two others in the rubble, officials said. One …


  • 1 dead, 1 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed Wednesday, killing one worker and trapping two others in the rubble, officials said. One …


  • 1 dead, 2 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed Wednesday, killing one worker and trapping at least two others in the rubble, officials …


  • Workers trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a Miami-Dade College campus collapsed Wednesday and a fire official said some workers were trapped in the rubble. …


  • Long-missing Colo. Marine buried with full honors

    DENVER (AP) — For 37 years, Delouise Guerra never knew for certain what happened to the young man she called her baby brother, an 18-year-old Marine from Colorado who was …


  • SpaceX launch good for NASA, not private firm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A private rocket successfully sent a capsule full of cargo zipping toward the International Space Station in a first of its kind delivery for NASA, but couldn’t …


  • Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over NM

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s attempt at the highest, fastest free fall in history Tuesday is more than just a stunt. His planned 23-mile dive from the stratosphere …


  • Train hits truck in LA County, 3 people injured

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A commuter train carrying more than 200 passengers struck a semi that was stalled on the tracks in northern Los Angeles County, leaving three people …


  • Bus from Canada overturns on NJ exit ramp; 23 hurt

    WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A tour bus from Canada carrying about 60 people bound for New York City overturned on a highway exit ramp in northern New Jersey early Saturday, …


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