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Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead....

FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators, government documents show. The FAA rejected those recommendations....

Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) -- A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said....

A look at the deadliest hot air balloon accidents
A hot air balloon crashed and caught fire Saturday morning in Lockhart, Texas, about 30 miles outside of Austin. Authorities say it's unlikely the 16 people on board survived....

Numbers drawn in $487 million Powerball jackpot
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The winning numbers for the Powerball are 11-17-21-23-32 and Powerball 5....

3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near Seattle; suspect in custody
SEATTLE (AP) -- A gunman attacked a gathering of young adults at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday, killing two people at a fire pit before firing more shots from the roof, the grandmother of one of the witnesses said....

States' flag-burning laws unconstitutional, but persist
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz had just finished walking in a July 4th parade when her assistant told her a central Illinois man had been arrested on suspicion of burning an American flag....

Fires keep tourists away from California's Big Sur coast
Blazes have destroyed dozens of homes in several Western states and scared away tourists from California's dramatic Big Sur coast, which is near a wildfire burning in hard-to-reach forested ridges that fire crews will likely be battling for another month....

Courts derail voting limits pushed by GOP in 3 states
CHICAGO (AP) -- Courts have dealt setbacks in three states to Republican efforts that critics contend restrict voting rights - blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas....

NY caretakers say they are being punished for complaints
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Some caretakers for disabled New Yorkers say they've been harassed and punished for making complaints about potentially hazardous situations at state facilities....

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