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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The sexual assault scandal that took down Baylor University's president and revered football coach also found a problem with a bedrock of the school's faith-based education: a student conduct code banning alcohol, drugs and premarital sex that may have...
Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers for the Powerball are 11-17-21-23-32 and Powerball 5. Saturday's $487 million jackpot is the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot, but the odds of winning are incredibly small: one in 292.2 million. It's unclear if a winning ticket...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Accident investigators warned the Federal Aviation Administration two years ago of the potential for large numbers of hot air balloon deaths and recommended greater safety oversight of commercial operators. The FAA rejected those recommendations. A hot air...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground — California's religious colleges and universities. A bill moving through the Legislature would remove a longstanding exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious...
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and authorities believe no one survived. The balloon crashed into a pasture shortly after 7:40 a.m. near Lockhart, Federal Aviation Administration...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground — California's religious colleges and universities. A bill moving through the Legislature would remove a longstanding exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious...
MUKILTEO, Washington (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a gathering of young adults in suburban Seattle (all times local): 9:40 a.m. A woman says her granddaughter hid in a closet to escape a gunman who killed three people and injured a fourth at a gathering of young adults in...
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 at least 16 people on board survived. Some of the worst accidents involving recreational hot air balloons: — Feb. 26, 2013: A hot...