Transportation accidents

August 29, 2018 - 11:42 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say in court filings that the U.S. Coast Guard found probable cause that the captain of a tourist boat that sank in Missouri, killing 17 people, committed misconduct, negligence or was inattentive to his duties. The U.S. attorney's office also said in...
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Smoke rises from the Eleftherios Venizelos ship as it approaches the port of Piraeus, near Athen Wednesday, Aug. 29 2018. The passenger ferry with hundreds of passengers and crew arrived early Wednesday at the port of Piraeus after a fire broke out while the vessel while it was en route to the island of Crete, Greek coast guard said. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
August 29, 2018 - 2:50 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out on a ferry sailing from the island of Crete to mainland Greece early Wednesday, forcing hundreds of passengers to don life vests and wait on the deck for hours before they were safely evacuated as the ship returned to port. The fire on the Eleftherios...
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August 28, 2018 - 5:50 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Air Force has declared three days of national mourning after a pilot was killed during a free-fall exercise in southern Greece. The Air Force said Squadron Leader Nikolaos Vassiliou, 39, was killed when his ?-2E Buckeye training jet crashed in a forest near the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1988 file photo planes of an Italian aerobatics team collide over the U.S. Air Base Ramstein, Germany, before crashing into the crowd and killing 70 people. (AP Photo/Charles Daughty, File)
August 28, 2018 - 1:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — Survivors and the families of those killed during a 1988 air show at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein are commemorating the 30th anniversary of the aviation disaster in Germany. A religious ceremony was planned Tuesday to remember the 70 people who died when three Italian stunt planes...
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August 26, 2018 - 6:13 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Tesla driver, who said he thought his car was in Autopilot mode, crashed into the back of a firetruck in San Jose. The California Highway Patrol says the Tesla rear-ended a fire engine that was stopped with its emergency lights activated along US-101 around...
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In this handout photo provided by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry, a view of a bus that crashed and overturned, near the town of Svoge, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Bulgaria's health minister says a tourist bus has flipped over on a highway near Sofia, the capital, killing at least 15 people and leaving 27 others injured. Police said a bus carrying tourists on a weekend trip to a nearby resort overturned and then fell down a side road 20 meters (66 feet) below the highway. (Bulgarian Interior Ministry via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 3:59 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Five people still have life-threatening injuries Sunday, a day after their tourist bus flipped over on a Bulgarian highway, killing at least 16 people and leaving 18 injured, authorities said. Dr. Nikolay Gabrovski from Sofia's emergency hospital spoke Sunday about the...
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August 25, 2018 - 10:55 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's health minister says a tourist bus has flipped over on a highway near Sofia, the capital, killing at least 15 people and leaving 27 others injured. Police said a bus carrying tourists on a weekend trip to a nearby resort overturned and then fell down a side road 20...
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August 24, 2018 - 3:41 am
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor on leave from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after his car smashed into one carrying popular Los Angeles radio personality Big Boy. The Los Angeles Times reports Michael...
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This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Lane near Hawaii on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday, and the The National Weather Service warned that some areas could see up to 30 inches before the system passes. (NOAA via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 8:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Lane (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Meteorologists are downgrading the Big Island of Hawaii to a tropical storm warning as Hurricane Lane edges northward toward Honolulu. That means the National Weather Service expects sustained winds of 39 mph to 73 mph on the...
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August 22, 2018 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a man killed by Philadelphia police has raised questions about the officer's use of force a day after Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. told a reporter that he had concerns about the tactics used during the incident. Attorney Lee...
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