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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...
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas. The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Saturday that investigators are determining the number...
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. At least two are pursuing federal lawsuits alleging their complaints prompted supervisors to...
PIPE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has long been as one of the nation's leaders in cow dairies, farm after pastoral farm tucked into the state's rolling hills. It's earning another milk laurel in the face of increasing demand for goat cheese and milk: the most dairy goats in the U.S...