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Hawaii helicopter crash pilot lost license for 2010 drug use

February 6, 2020

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The pilot in the December crash of Hawaii sightseeing helicopter that killed him and six passengers previously lost his professional license for a year because of drug use, officials said.The Federal Aviation Administration revoked...

Neighbor uses crossbow to save man from dogs, but kills him

February 6, 2020

ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A man was shot and killed in his apartment by a crossbow bolt that a neighbor had fired at dogs who were attacking the man, authorities in Massachusetts said.The death Wednesday afternoon in Adams appears to be accidental, according...

Chemical weapons watchdog report criticizes leaks

February 6, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An independent investigation into leaks that raised questions over the global chemical weapons watchdog's conclusion that chlorine was used in a notorious 2018 attack in Syria has criticized two former officials responsible...

Experts ponder human error in Italian high-speed train crash

By ANTONIO CALANI and LUCA BRUNO | February 6, 2020

OSPEDALETTO LODIGIANO, Italy (AP) — A high-speed passenger train derailed in northern Italy before dawn Thursday, killing two railway workers and injuring 28 other people as its engine broke off and careened into a work vehicle on a adjacent track....

State media: At least 20 gold miners trapped in Zimbabwe

By FARAI MUTSAKA | February 6, 2020

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Some 20 miners are trapped underground after a mine shaft collapsed in Zimbabwe, state media reported Thursday, and a police spokesman said at least two bodies had been recovered.Spokesman Paul Nyathi said the miners have been...

Snowfall blankets Texas, Oklahoma; Deep South to see storms

By CEDAR ATTANASIO | February 6, 2020

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A powerful winter storm in the central United States dropped snow as far south as El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday while areas of the Deep South had severe weather through the night, including tornadoes and torrential rains.Winter...

Airliner skids, breaks open in Istanbul; 3 dead, 179 injured

By SUZAN FRASER and MEHMET GUZEL | February 5, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, crashed into a ditch and broke apart while landing in bad weather in Istanbul Wednesday, killing three people and injuring dozens more. Passengers had to scramble through the split fuselage to...

Senator calls for crash-warning systems after Bryant death

February 5, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for federal rules that crash-warning systems be required on commercial helicopters like the one that crashed in foggy weather last month outside Los Angeles, killing Kobe Bryant and eight other...

Japan quarantines cruise ship as toll of new virus grows

By FOSTER KLUG and MARI YAMAGUCHI | February 5, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Large white sheets covering them head-to-knee, people infected with a new virus were led by gloved and masked officials Wednesday off a Japanese cruise ship, while the rest of the 3,700 people on board faced a two-week quarantine in their...

At least 2 die as bad weather batters Eastern Europe

February 5, 2020

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — At least two people died Wednesday in central and eastern Europe as strong winds, heavy rain and snow battered the region.In Slovakia, a bus stop was overturned by the winds in the western town of Myjava, killing...

Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall

By SUZAN FRASER | February 5, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, wiping out a huge team of rescue workers sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche. Officials said 33 emergency workers were killed, 53 were injured...

1 dead, 81 hurt as truck carrying migrants crashes in Mexico

February 4, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A truck loaded with Central American migrants crashed in southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing one and injuring dozens more, authorities said.Images posted online by Mexican media outlets showed the crumpled truck on the side of the...