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  • Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:21:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whittier police thought they were helping a driver after a car crash.

  • The Latest: Crowd holds vigil for slain Whittier officer

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:09:23 GMT

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

  • Death toll in Philippine bus crash climbs to 15

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:48:21 GMT

    TANAY, Philippines (AP) — The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition.

  • Man involved in Mexico crash pulls gun on ambulance crew

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:10:15 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say the driver of an SUV involved in a traffic accident that killed eight people in western Mexico pulled a gun on an ambulance crew taking him to the hospital and escaped in a taxi. Authorities say he was caught later when he sought medical treatment at a clinic.

  • The Latest: Officer killed responding to traffic accident

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:14:07 GMT

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

  • Paroled gang member allegedly kills Whittier officer

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:06:16 GMT

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A gang member paroled from jail only days ago shot and killed a Whittier police officer who was answering a report of a traffic accident and wounded his partner Monday before being wounded himself, authorities said.

  • Police officer killed while responding to traffic accident

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:26:58 GMT

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier, officials said.

  • CORRECTS: Authorities say California police officer killed while responding to traffic accident

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:31:08 GMT

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — CORRECTS: Authorities say California police officer killed while responding to traffic accident. (Corrects APNewsAlert to say shooting occurred as officers responded to scene of traffic accident, not during traffic stop)

  • Police officer killed while replying to traffic accident

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:27:55 GMT

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier, officials said.

  • CORRECTS: Authorities say California police officer killed while replying to traffic accident

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:25:15 GMT

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — CORRECTS: Authorities say California police officer killed while replying to traffic accident. (Corrects APNewsAlert to say shooting occurred as officers responded to scene of traffic accident, not during traffic stop)

  • California police officer killed during traffic accident

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:56:52 GMT

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier.

  • More than 100 injured in train collision in South Africa

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:54:29 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African paramedics say two trains have collided in the capital, Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people.

  • Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:19:21 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles.

  • Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:27:35 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.

  • 14 on Philippine camping trip killed in bus accident

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:20:44 GMT

    TANAY, Philippines (AP) — Fourteen people, mostly college students on a camping trip, were killed Monday when the brakes on their chartered bus apparently failed on a steep downhill road and it smashed into an electric post and a tree, Philippine officials said.

  • At least 14 killed in Philippine bus crash

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:03:17 GMT

    TANAY, Philippines (AP) — At least 14 people, most of them college students on a camping trip, were killed Monday when their rented bus lost its brakes on a downhill road then slammed into an electric post, Philippine officials said.

  • Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:52:39 GMT

    FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) — When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room.

  • SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:56:45 GMT

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.

  • 11 dead after boat capsizes off Sri Lanka's southwest coast

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:49:52 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 11 people were killed and 24 others rescued Sunday after the boat they were traveling in capsized off of Sri Lanka's southwestern coast, police said.

  • 1 killed, 3 injured in Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leak

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:32:01 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco says one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the kingdom.

  • Chrysler recalls some cars for loose bolts

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:29:24 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some Chrysler cars because driveshaft bolts can come loose on all-wheel drive models, increasing the risk of a crash.