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Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead
DALLAS (AP) -- Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead....

A Texas firefighter on the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia says his wife gave him the OK to aid a woman who had been partially blown through a damaged window
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local):...

Americans weigh in on pros, cons of legal marijuana ahead of 420 pot holiday
America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group....

Prosecutor: Prince thought he was taking common painkiller, not fentanyl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller but instead ingested a counterfeit pill that he probably did not know contained fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician's death....

The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote....

A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that President Donald Trump's administration cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that don't cooperate with its immigration enforcement
CHICAGO (AP) -- The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, agreeing with a lower court judge who had imposed a temporary injunction last year....

Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives said Thursday....

US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy....

A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school says it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck
DETROIT (AP) -- A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school this week said it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck....

Around 6 a.m. on April 19, 1993, federal agents moved in to end a 51-day standoff with the Branch Davidian religious sect, using armored vehicles to ram holes in the compound outside of Waco and spraying tear gas inside
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Around 6 a.m. on April 19, 1993, FBI agents moved in to end a 51-day standoff with the Branch Davidian religious sect near Waco, Texas, ramming holes in the group's compound with armored vehicles and spraying tear gas inside. About six hours later, smoke poured from the compound, which soon was consumed by a massive fire....

 
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Firefighters are hoping that better weather will help them battle wildfires in Oklahoma, though conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico

A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school says it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck

A federal civil rights lawsuit says correctional officers at a south Georgia prison brutally beat two handcuffed inmates

Authorities say four children left alone at their Missouri home have been found dead following a fire at the house

A black woman is suing the Secessionist Party of South Carolina, saying two of her children were photographed holding Confederate flag images without her permission

Inmate convicted in mail-bomb death of a federal judge killed in 1989 is set to be executed as the oldest prisoner put to death in US in modern times

LA Fitness is apologizing to a black member of one of its New Jersey clubs after the man says he and a friend were racially profiled by employees

Police documents say a couple who recently moved to Utah from Switzerland planned together a murder suicide that left their family of four dead, including buying sleeping pills researching gunshot wounds

A Liberian convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander so he could enter the U.S. has been sentenced to 30 years in prison

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