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Trapped Sydney Driver Becomes First Flood Disaster Fatality

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A motorist trapped in a car in Sydney on Wednesday became the first fatality of the Australian east coast floods. The car was trapped in floodwater in northwest Sydney at dawn and emergency services recovered the …

Mexico Quake Death Toll Rises to 6; Hundreds Of Home Damaged

MEXICO CITY — The magnitude 7.4 earthquake that rocked the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least 6 people, damaged hundreds of homes and four archaeological sites and temporarily cut power to more than 2.4 million people, authorities said. …

Wisconsin School Bus Crash Leaves 1 dead, 14 Hurt

A car collided with a school bus that was carrying high school athletes near Pulaski, killing a passenger in the car and injuring 14 people, sheriff’s officials said. Shawano County sheriff’s officials said the car hit the back of the …

1 Dead After Arkansas Crop-Dusters Collide Midair

One pilot was killed and another injured when two crop-dusters collided in midair over northeast Arkansas. A Grumman G164 and an Air Tractor crashed into each other around 11:35 a.m., about 16 miles southwest of Paragould, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman …

Federal Agency to Investigate Deadly Arkansas Blast

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has deployed a four-person investigation team to look into an explosion at an abandoned oil well near El Dorado, Ark., that left three workers dead. Officials say the Long Brothers Oil Company employees were taking …

Missouri Tent Collapse Raises Safety Questions

A fatal tent collapse near a downtown St. Louis, Mo., bar during a severe thunderstorm Saturday could lead to closer scrutiny of the temporary structures, a spokesman for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said Sunday. Also Sunday, St. Louis police …

Fatal Sewer Line Accident in North Texas

One worker is dead and another is missing after they were apparently overcome by fumes while working on a sewer line in North Texas, emergency officials said Thursday. Fairview fire Chief Dick Price said the dead man’s body was found …

Man Sentenced in New Hampshire Golf Cart Fatality

A Massachusetts man accused of causing a fatal golf cart collision in New Hampshire will serve 18 months in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Andrew Morrissey of Waltham, Mass., was sentenced Wednesday on felony negligent homicide and aggravated drunken driving convictions. Prosecutors say …

US Rep. to Renew Bill Over Military Medical Suits

A congressman said Tuesday he’ll renew efforts to strip military hospitals of their protection against lawsuits over mistakes made in treating service members, now that the U. S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that could have done …

Ex-high School Star Wide Receiver Dies in Texas Wreck

A former San Antonio standout high school wide receiver who played at North Texas has died following a one-vehicle rollover accident in South Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says 22-year-old Sam Dibrell died Monday after a wreck about …