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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near Lockhart, Texas. The crash could result in federal investigators to call for hot air balloon pilots to obtain medical certificates. (Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman via AP File)
Feds mull tougher balloon pilot rules year after Texas crashA Texas lawmaker expects federal investigators to call for hot air balloon pilots to obtain medical certificates following a crash last year that killed 16 people
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FILE - In this May 7, 2015 file photo, Pamela Geller speaks during an interview at The Associated Press in New York. Attorneys are set to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Geller. Closing arguments in David Wright’s trial are expected Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Boston’s federal courthouse. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Closing arguments set in blogger beheading plot trialAttorneys are set to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Vermont commemorates civil unions with historic site markerVermont's governor is dedicating a historic site marker to commemorate the state's first-in-the-nation civil union law and subsequent marriage equality legislation
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UN chief urges support for Sahel force to fight extremistsThe U.N. secretary-general is urging strong international support for a 5,000-strong force to fight the growing threat from extremists in Africa's vast Sahel region, warning that "the stability of the entire region, and beyond, is in jeopardy."
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Wood and tarps cover the fire-damaged Marco Polo high-rise apartment buidling, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 in Honolulu. The cause of the deadly high-rise apartment building fire that claimed several lives and resulted in more than $107 million in damage cannot be determined, Honolulu fire officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Cause of deadly Honolulu high-rise fire can't be determinedHonolulu fire officials say the cause of a deadly high-rise apartment fire can't be determined
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FILE- In this Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, public defender Alexander Silvert, left, speaks to reporters in Honolulu after federal prosecutors dismissed charges against his client Gerard Puana, who was accused of stealing the Honolulu police chief's mailbox. A Honolulu Police Department officer and retired major arrested by the FBI over the weekend were expected to appear in federal court Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The arrests are part of a federal corruption investigation into the department that stemmed from Puana's case. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)
Court documents provide details in Honolulu corruption caseCourt documents say a Honolulu police officer conspired with others to alter evidence and provide false information to federal officials in a peculiar case involving a mailbox stolen from the home of the former department chief
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE- This Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, police surround the Rehabilitation Center in Hollywood Hills, Fla. At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from the sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasing agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'Emergency calls from sweltering Florida nursing home show staffers increasingly stressed, agitated as patients begin dying after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning to the home
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A worker stands on an oil and gas platform in Lake Pontchartrain in Kenner, La., that exploded overnight near New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Seven people were injured, including three who were in critical condition, authorities said. Authorities searched by air and water Monday for a contractor who disappeared in the blast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blastAuthorities have suspended the search for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department shows Police Chief Louis Kealoha. A Honolulu Police Department officer and retired major arrested by the FBI are expected to appear in federal court Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The arrests of Officer Minh-Hung "Bobby" Nguyen and retired major Gordon Shiraishi are part of a federal corruption investigation that stemmed from the peculiar case of a mailbox former chief Louis Kealoha said was stolen from his home by his wife's uncle. Nguyen and Shiraishi were part of the unit that investigated the mailbox case. (Honolulu Police Department via AP, File)
The Latest: Unpaid leave for officer charged in mailbox caseThe acting chief of the Honolulu Police Department says an officer arrested in a case involving a stolen mailbox is without police powers.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A mural honoring 58 victims adorns a building at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. The garden was built as a memorial for the victims of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Las Vegans help after tragedy with garden, free servicesThe day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people who ended up dying in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history
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Panola County District Attorney John Champion reacts to reporters' asking about the judge calling a mistrial in the case of Quinton Tellis, 29, who was charged with burning 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, to death almost three years ago, outside the Panola County Courthouse in Batesville, Miss., Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, Tellis was charged with capital murder. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
'Very unusual' mistrial in woman's burning deathThe tense murder trial of a Mississippi man charged with setting a 19-year-old friend on fire and leaving her to die has ended in a hung jury and a mistrial
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Jefferson Parish authorities and others from other parishes respond to an oil rig explosion in Lake Pontchartrain from a staging area near the Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, La. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
The Latest: Coast Guard suspends search for missing manThe Coast Guard has suspended its search for the man who was unaccounted for after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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