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UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing Monday after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles.


NYC mayor angry over crosswalk deaths of 2 children

New York City’s mayor said a driver with a history of seizures who fatally struck two children, including the daughter of an acclaimed Broadway actress, never should have been behind …


Normal operations to resume at university after slayings

Administrative and other offices will be open Monday at Central Michigan University, days after a 19-year-old student allegedly killed his parents in his campus dormitory.


Climber’s death on popular Oregon peak underscores dangers

Oregon’s tallest peak rises above the streets of downtown Portland, its gorgeous snow-capped slopes luring 10,000 climbers a year.


Milwaukee prosecutors charge jail staff in inmate’s death

Prosecutors have charged three Milwaukee County jail staffers for their role in the dehydration death of an inmate who spent a week without water.


Reg E. Cathey, known for ‘House of Cards,’ dead at 59

Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey, best known for “House of Cards” and “The Wire,” has died.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Suspect allegedly texted about overdose, rape and death, then used victim’s thumb to hack iPhone in attempt to cover up crime

A Lynnwood man raped a teenager as she was dying from a drug overdose, then hacked into her cellphone in an attempt to cover up the death, according to police …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 8:48 a.m.

U.S. investigator of ivory, rhino horn trade killed in Kenya

A leading American investigator into the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade has been found stabbed to death in his home, Kenyan police and officials said Monday.


Colts: Linebacker Edwin Jackson among 2 killed on highway

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men killed early Sunday when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their car along a highway in …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:39 p.m.

Oregon boy, 8, dies from flesh-eating bacteria

Saturday before last, Liam wrecked his bike as he rode down a hill on his family’s Spring Creek property. Blood seeped from a thigh wound where the end of the …


Mayor: U.S. marshal shot, killed while serving warrant

The mayor of Harrisburg says a U.S. marshal is dead after being shot while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania’s capital city.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

Cougar fans urge focus on mental health after Tyler Hilinski’s apparent suicide

After news of Hilinski’s death surfaced, members of the college football community took to Twitter to share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and plead with people to seek help for …


Rebellious ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

Officials in Venezuela confirm that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen attack in Caracas last year was among seven killed in a shootout with armed forces.


Manhunt after leading Kosovo Serb politician gunned down

A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo was gunned down Tuesday morning, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo …


Inmate, 36, dies in Montana jail; few details released

Authorities say a 36-year-old inmate has died at the Jefferson County jail in western Montana.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 8:38 a.m.

Woman dies after fire on casino boat off Florida’s coast

A female passenger has died hours after a casino boat caught fire off Florida’s Gulf Coast, forcing her and about 50 other passengers and crew to jump into the chilly …


Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

Authorities in eastern Idaho are investigating the death of a Montana man being held at the Bonneville County Jail.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 11:53 a.m.

Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died

Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87.


Ex-Toyota head Tatsuro Toyoda, who led overseas drive, dies

Tatsuro Toyoda, the former Toyota Motor Corp. president who led the company’s climb to become one of the world’s top automakers, has died. He was 88.


U.S. soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan

The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed fighting in eastern Afghanistan.


Zoo Boise’s 6-month-old red panda cub dies from infection

Zoo Boise officials say a red panda cub has died.


Rihanna mourns cousin’s death, calls for end to gun violence

Rihanna is mourning the death of her cousin and calling for an end to gun violence.


Co-creator of MTV Unplugged dies after being struck by taxi

The co-creator of MTV’s “Unplugged” was struck by a taxi while crossing Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and later died.


Suspect dead after shootout with Oregon deputies

An armed man who violated a restraining order died Tuesday following an exchange of gunfire with sheriff’s deputies in a rural community southeast of Portland, authorities said.


Suspect in Oregon deputy’s 2007 death arrested in Mexico

A Mexican man who was charged in a crash that killed an Oregon sheriff’s deputy in 2007 and then mistakenly released 10 months ago has been arrested again, authorities said.


’Sound of Music’ actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68

Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, who played one of the singing von Trapp children in the hit 1965 film, “The Sound of Music,” has died. She was 68.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Spokane Police investigating after man found dead in car on South Hill

A man was found dead in a car near 18th Avenue and Arthur Street in the Rockwood neighborhood on Sunday afternoon.


Pocatello officer fatally shoots suspect in armed standoff

A Pocatello police officer fatally shot a suspect who officials say confronted law enforcement with a firearm.


Wolverine killed in trap in east-central Idaho

Idaho wildlife officials say a trapper reported finding a wolverine dead in a trap in east-central Idaho.


Honda reports 20th death from exploding Takata air bag

A faulty Takata air bag inflator has killed another person, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Honda said Tuesday night.