Automotive accidents

March 21, 2019 - 6:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's transport ministry has issued its first operating license for a driver assistance system meant to reduce the number of cyclists or pedestrians killed by turning vehicles. Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said Thursday the official seal of approval would give freight...
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March 20, 2019 - 4:43 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of printer ink overturned on an Atlanta interstate, closing all lanes on an outer loop for four hours. That's 5,500 gallons (20,820 liters) of ink. News outlets report a car cut in front of the truck around 2 a.m. Wednesday, causing the truck to lose...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen in Crozet, Va. Federal investigators have released nearly 100 documents that detail last year's fatal accident. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway said the information was made public Tuesday, March 19, 2019 "in anticipation that a final report may be issued soon." (Allison Wrabel/ The Daily Progress via AP, File)
March 19, 2019 - 2:55 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal investigators released nearly 100 documents Tuesday that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers in rural Virginia. Photos, witness accounts and other information were made public ahead of a final...
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This photo provided by Baltimore County police shows surveillance video of an armed robbery with a suspect dressed in the unicorn costume. Baltimore County police have captured Jacob William Rogge, suspected of robbing a convenience store on Saturday, March 17, 2019 dressed in a unicorn costume. Rogge donned a pink-and-white unicorn costume and smashed a High's Dairy Store register with a crowbar. Police say 27-year-old Joseph Philip Svezzese drove Rogge, who fled with cash and cigarettes.(Baltimore County police via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 11:11 am
BALDWIN, Md. (AP) — The robbery suspect wore a unicorn costume, and police in Maryland say he has been unmasked. News outlets report that Baltimore County police say 28-year-old Jacob William Rogge donned a pink-and-white unicorn costume and smashed a convenience store register with a crowbar...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Ben Lieberman poses for a photo at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Lieberman, whose 19-year-old son died in a crash involving distracted driving, is urging support for a legislative proposal that would make Nevada the first state in the U.S. to allow police to use prototype technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 17, 2019 - 7:44 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. The measure is igniting privacy concerns and has...
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Police work near the scene where an alleged leader of the Gambino crime family was shot and killed in the Staten Island borough of New York, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at his home Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 14, 2019 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his home by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti. Police said Thursday they were...
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March 14, 2019 - 2:29 am
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) — Tel Aviv has taken its first steps toward assisting pedestrians distracted by their smartphones by embedding LED stoplights at crosswalks. The municipality installed the "zombie traffic lights" Monday aiming to minimize accidents between vehicles and inattentive pedestrians...
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Medics and relatives move a wounded teenager, who was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, into the treatment room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
March 08, 2019 - 10:58 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops on Friday shot dead a Palestinian at the weekly protest along the fence bordering the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, and Palestinians and the Israeli military clashed in a West Bank village earlier in the day. Tamer Arafat, 23, was wounded in the head in...
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Map locates Soyalo, Mexico, where 25 Central American migrants died in an accident; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
March 08, 2019 - 1:55 am
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas say at least 25 Central American migrants have died when the truck they were traveling in overturned. The Chiapas state prosecutor's office said in a statement late Thursday that 29 others were injured in the...
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This undated booking photo released by Illinois Department of Corrections shows Floyd E. Brown. Illinois State Police say Brown, 39, suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy and a woman Thursday, March 7, 2019 at an Illinois hotel crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway while trying to flee police. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 9:30 pm
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hourslong standoff that began when he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said. Floyd E. Brown, 39, was arrested...
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