ELLABELLE, Ga. (AP) — Five nursing students died early Wednesday in a chain-reaction crash in southeast Georgia that authorities said began when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and smashed into stop-and-go traffic.
Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida postal carrier steered his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace for 30 miles to the U.S. Capitol, tracked by the nation's top security agencies, which feared harming tourists on the National Mall if they tried to shoot him down, senior lawmakers said Wednesday.
(Reuters) - The son of daredevil motorcyclist Evel Knievel was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving in his father’s hometown of Butte, Montana, after setting off a chain-reaction collision and fleeing in his vehicle, authorities said on Wednesday. Robbie Knievel, 52, was stopped by authorities a block away from where witnesses told police he slammed his Chevrolet Yukon into the back end of another vehicle, which then hit a third vehicle in a Tuesday evening accident that inflicted no known injuries, said Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich. A Montana judge on Wednesday ordered the younger Knievel released from the county jail on his own recognizance provided he check in with authorities twice daily for a breath test while his case works through the legal system. Evel Knievel, who died in 2007, brought attention to Butte, a copper-mining town of about 35,000 residents, with celebrated motorcycle jumps in the United States, Canada and Britain.
GARNER, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jury on Wednesday found a longtime state lawmaker not guilty of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia, an unusual case that centered on when a person is no longer mentally capable of consenting to sex.