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Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

Aug. 21, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine Cessna Citation jet aborted its takeoff at Oroville...

California mother suspected of killing 2 daughters

Aug. 21, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — An infant and her teenage sister found dead at their California home are believed to have been killed by their mother, who left two suicide notes and was unresponsive in a hospital Wednesday, police said. The victims, 4 months and 14 years old, were found Tuesday in Ontario, east of...

Pilot blames bad gas in California small plane crash

Aug. 21, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pilot who said Wednesday he was forced to ditch his newly purchased aircraft in the ocean off California during a photo shoot believes bad gasoline caused the plane to malfunction. Pilot David Lesh said he had siphoned particulate matter out of the gas but doesn't think he got all of...

FAA says a jet burst into flames after aborting takeoff at small Northern California airport; all 10 aboard uninjured

Aug. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — FAA says a jet burst into flames after aborting takeoff at small Northern California airport; all 10 aboard uninjured.

After school Nazi salute video, more racist videos emerge

Aug. 21, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — School officials in Orange County, California, said they will reopen an investigation into a group of high school students seen on video giving Nazi salutes last year after more racist images surfaced, according to a report Wednesday. The initial video obtained by the Daily...

Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

Aug. 21, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage. The 29-year-old Australian actor filed for the dissolution of his marriage to the 26-year-old American pop star in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday. Hemsworth, whose attorney Laura Wasser has been...

The Latest: Pilot blames bad gas in California plane crash

Aug. 21, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a plane rescue off the Northern California coast (all times local): 11 a.m. The pilot of a small plane that malfunctioned says he believes bad gasoline forced him to ditch the aircraft into the ocean off the Northern California coast. David Lesh says Wednesday he had...

Sheriff in conservative county defends free press

Aug. 21, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journalists are defending a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying repeatedly to get comments from an official for a story. Staffers at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in the remote town of Vale, said...

LA Wildcats, DC Defenders among teams in new XFL

Aug. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Wildcats and New York Guardians will be among the teams taking the field when the XFL returns in February. The league revealed the logos and names Wednesday for its eight teams, which will also include the DC Defenders, Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, St. Louis BattleHawks, Seattle Dragons...

Kershaw passes Koufax on wins list, Dodgers thump Blue Jays

Aug. 21, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As good as he felt last week in Miami striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings, Clayton Kershaw felt equally as bad back home at Dodger Stadium. "It's a humbling game," the Dodgers ace said. Still, Kershaw navigated his way through six innings to pass Sandy Koufax for most wins by a...