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Investigators examine records, wreckage in skydiving crash

Seattle Seahawks - 13 hours 54 min ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Investigators are reviewing the records and the burned-out wreckage of the single-engine plane in Hawaii that went up in flames just after takeoff and then exploded as it hit the ground, killing the pilot, two instructors and two tandem jumpers. So far, there are no records of accidents for the owner of […]
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Hearing set on future of violence-plagued New Orleans jail

NBA - 13 hours 59 min ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether he should take the drastic step of stripping an elected sheriff of his authority to run the violence-plagued New Orleans jail. The U.S. Justice Department and inmate advocates want U.S. District Judge Lance Africk to appoint a third party, known as […]
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Hearing set on future of violence-plagued New Orleans jail

Seattle Seahawks - 13 hours 59 min ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether he should take the drastic step of stripping an elected sheriff of his authority to run the violence-plagued New Orleans jail. The U.S. Justice Department and inmate advocates want U.S. District Judge Lance Africk to appoint a third party, known as […]
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FBI director to speak at Birmingham civil rights conference

NBA - 14 hours 7 min ago

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is scheduled to speak in Birmingham, Alabama, as part of a conference on civil rights and law enforcement. FBI Director James Comey is listed as the guest speaker Wednesday for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s conference titled “Race and Law Enforcement: It’s More […]
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FBI director to speak at Birmingham civil rights conference

Seattle Seahawks - 14 hours 7 min ago

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is scheduled to speak in Birmingham, Alabama, as part of a conference on civil rights and law enforcement. FBI Director James Comey is listed as the guest speaker Wednesday for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s conference titled “Race and Law Enforcement: It’s More […]
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Prosecution, defense offer opposite views of Alabama speaker

NBA - 14 hours 17 min ago

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers offered jurors opposing views of Alabama House speaker Mike Hubbard as he went on trial on felony ethics charges. Prosecutors told jurors in opening statements Tuesday that Hubbard made some $2.3 million illegally off his elected office and past chairmanship of the Alabama GOP. But the defense […]
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Prosecution, defense offer opposite views of Alabama speaker

Seattle Seahawks - 14 hours 17 min ago

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers offered jurors opposing views of Alabama House speaker Mike Hubbard as he went on trial on felony ethics charges. Prosecutors told jurors in opening statements Tuesday that Hubbard made some $2.3 million illegally off his elected office and past chairmanship of the Alabama GOP. But the defense […]
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Pakistan army tells US it is concerned over drone strike

NBA - 14 hours 24 min ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says the country’s army chief met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad’s serious concerns over the drone strike that killed the former Taliban leader. Wednesday’s military statement says army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif denounced “such acts of sovereignty violations” as “detrimental to relations and counter-productive for the ongoing […]
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Pakistan army tells US it is concerned over drone strike

Seattle Seahawks - 14 hours 24 min ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says the country’s army chief met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad’s serious concerns over the drone strike that killed the former Taliban leader. Wednesday’s military statement says army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif denounced “such acts of sovereignty violations” as “detrimental to relations and counter-productive for the ongoing […]
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Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech

NBA - 14 hours 24 min ago

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama’s parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves. He may have been referring to rap but the subtle message was aimed at his hosts who have been criticized for muzzling dissent. During his three-day visit, Obama had spoken out strongly for human rights […]
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Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech

Seattle Seahawks - 14 hours 24 min ago

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama’s parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves. He may have been referring to rap but the subtle message was aimed at his hosts who have been criticized for muzzling dissent. During his three-day visit, Obama had spoken out strongly for human rights […]
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Philippine Congress starts counting presidential, VP votes

NBA - 14 hours 34 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress has reopened to do an official count of the votes cast May 9 for the presidential and vice presidential elections. The mayor of southern Davao city, Rodrigo Duterte, overwhelmingly won the presidential race based on an unofficial tally. The counting starting Wednesday in the House of Representatives is […]
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Philippine Congress starts counting presidential, VP votes

Seattle Seahawks - 14 hours 34 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress has reopened to do an official count of the votes cast May 9 for the presidential and vice presidential elections. The mayor of southern Davao city, Rodrigo Duterte, overwhelmingly won the presidential race based on an unofficial tally. The counting starting Wednesday in the House of Representatives is […]
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Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada

NBA - 14 hours 38 min ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada. Casino magnate Steve Wynn can, though not everyone shares the vision of the man who […]
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Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada

Seattle Seahawks - 14 hours 38 min ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada. Casino magnate Steve Wynn can, though not everyone shares the vision of the man who […]
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Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholder

NBA - 14 hours 43 min ago

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is turning a museum space previously dedicated to the Founding Father’s furniture and fineries into an exhibit that takes a hard look at Washington’s life as a slave owner. The $750,000 Lives Bound Together exhibition will open in October and explore the lives of hundreds […]
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Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholder

Seattle Seahawks - 14 hours 43 min ago

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is turning a museum space previously dedicated to the Founding Father’s furniture and fineries into an exhibit that takes a hard look at Washington’s life as a slave owner. The $750,000 Lives Bound Together exhibition will open in October and explore the lives of hundreds […]
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Baltimore police leader acknowledges flaws exposed by trial

NBA - 15 hours 2 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — The trial of an officer cleared in the arrest of a young black man who died from injuries suffered in police custody has exposed deep systemic problems within the Baltimore Police Department: Officers are inadequately trained and routinely ignore rules and regulations designed to keep people safe. The police commissioner acknowledged the […]
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Baltimore police leader acknowledges flaws exposed by trial

Seattle Seahawks - 15 hours 2 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — The trial of an officer cleared in the arrest of a young black man who died from injuries suffered in police custody has exposed deep systemic problems within the Baltimore Police Department: Officers are inadequately trained and routinely ignore rules and regulations designed to keep people safe. The police commissioner acknowledged the […]
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Philippine population growth slows as contraceptives spread

NBA - 15 hours 6 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say the Philippines’ population growth has slowed amid an increased use of contraceptives in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. The Commission on Population said Wednesday the 2015 census results show the population grew 1.72 percent last year, down from the 1.9 percent rate during the previous census in 2010. The […]
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