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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...
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...
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. Rietz said she knew "immediately" that the Urbana...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman has confounded both supporters and critics over the years with dueling good cop-bad cop personalities. He has gained attention and respect nationally for putting in place community policing programs in Connecticut and...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was a young Ku Klux Klansman with a reputation for hating blacks in 1963, when a bomb ripped a hole in the side of 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four black girls during the civil rights movement. Today, Blanton is old and...
MUKILTEO, Washington (AP) — City officials say a shooting has left three people dead and another person hurt in Mukilteo, Washington, about 25 miles north of Seattle, and that a suspect has been taken into custody. The city, on its Twitter feed, said it was sad to report three...
MIAMI (AP) — There's no official warning to stay clear of Florida, but the crowds that usually wander among the bold street murals in Miami's trendy Wynwood arts district may be thinner after reports that mosquitoes in the area have spread the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for...