Transportation accidents

August 21, 2018 - 5:02 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish jet fighter has crashed in southern Sweden, apparently after striking a bird. Sweden's Armed Forces says Tuesday that the pilot of the Swedish-built JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet ejected safely after the bird strike. He has been taken to a nearby hospital, likely...
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August 19, 2018 - 1:57 pm
CLEAVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man was killed in a farming accident when his tractor rolled over an embankment. The Bedford County coroner's office says 78-year-old Merle King was clearing trees with a four-wheel drive tractor with a front-loader attachment in Monroe Township...
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This is an undated image of Salih Khater taken from his Facebook page. Khater, a 29-year-old British citizen of Sudanese origin, was arrested at the scene of the Tuesday Aug. 14, 2018 car crash outside the Houses of Parliament on suspicion of "the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism," police said. Khater, a British citizen originally from Sudan, was arrested Tuesday after striking cyclists, then plowing his car into a security barrier. (Salih Khater, Facebook via AP)
August 18, 2018 - 4:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder. Police say 29-year-old Salih Khater was charged Saturday with trying to kill police officers and members of the public. Three people were injured when...
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People gather next to at floor mosaic by Catalan artist Joan Miro where the van driven by the attacker stopped in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Barcelona on Friday marked the first anniversary of terror attacks that killed 16 people, with commemorations attended by Spain's King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, other government officials and hundreds of people. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 18, 2018 - 7:22 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Catalan seaside resort has marked the anniversary of an attack that killed one and injured six following deadlier violence in Barcelona's Las Ramblas. Catalonia's regional president, Quim Torra, and other officials took part in the unveiling of a mosaic located where a car...
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August 17, 2018 - 9:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued two men found clinging to an overturned watercraft near the Ben Franklin Bridge. The Coast Guard says it launched a 26-foot (8-meter) response boat after it received a call about the men in the water around 11:30 a.m. Friday. They were taken to a...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:41 pm
NEWCASTLE, Maine (AP) — There's plenty of fish in the sea — and almost as many on a Maine highway. The Portland Press Herald reports a truck carrying 35 barrels of bait fish tipped over Thursday in Newcastle, spilling the pungent fish all over the road and backing up traffic. The Lincoln County...
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A woman mourns a victim of a collapsed highway bridge, at the Fiera di Genova exhibition center, where some of the coffins are laid in state, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. A state funeral for most of the victims will take place in Genoa on Saturday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
August 17, 2018 - 4:30 pm
GENOA, Italy (AP) — With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims' hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a state funeral and the cardinal of Naples was merciless in his condemnation of...
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A bus sits beside the Autobahn A 19 in Linstow near Rostock, northern Germany, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, after it was driven into a ditch and turned over. Six people were seriously injured and a further 10 slightly hurt. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A bus headed from Stockholm to Berlin came off a highway in northeastern Germany on Friday and overturned, injuring 22 people, authorities said. The accident happened about 6.30 a.m. at Linstow, near Rostock, on the A19 highway. The bus veered into a ditch next to the highway and...
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Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefect Office official Raffaella Corsaro told AP that there had been a "misunderstanding" about information from ambulance dispatchers. Earlier, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that as rescuers comb through the rubble for more bodies it will be "inevitable" that the death toll will eventually rise. Dozens of vehicles plunged into a dry river bed after the collapse Tuesday. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 11:35 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on this week's bridge collapse in Italy's Genoa (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A mayor in southern Italy has ordered the closure of a bridge designed by the same architect who created the collapsed Genoa highway bridge. The Italian news agency ANSA quoted Benevento...
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The left engine of Boeing passenger plane from China, a Xiamen Air, sits several meters away on the grassy portion of the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. All the passengers and crew of Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were safe and were taken to an airport terminal, where they were given blankets and food before being taken to a hotel. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
August 17, 2018 - 6:58 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila's airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their brush with the terrifying mishap, with some of the 165 people on board expecting the worst. The Boeing 737-...
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