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SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday near Nashville, Tennessee, killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance, officials said. A U.S. official said the pilot was Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. The official was not authorized to...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Minnesota medical examiner said Thursday that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller. Authorities have not said whether he had a prescription for the drug and, if not, how he obtained it. Prince joins a list of other...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Parts of the Western U.S. are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials in California, Oregon and desert Southwest states to heed the warnings of dangerous, triple-digit temperatures in this first week of June. Organizers rescheduled...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The father of a woman killed by a convicted sex offender dove across a courtroom table to attack him Thursday, shortly after a judge sentenced the defendant to death for killing three people and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags. Van Terry, the father of...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "Prairie Home Companion" radio show host Garrison Keillor says he has suffered a brain seizure but that this week's show apparently will go on. The 73-year-old Keillor posted on Facebook on Thursday that he had what he called a "whirlwind weekend," doing two...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday, ending an extraordinary public split between the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee and the nation's highest-ranking Republican office holder. Ryan outlined his support for the New York billionaire...
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — An Air Force Thunderbird jet crashed south of Colorado Springs just after a flyover for a graduation of Air Force Academy cadets where President Barack Obama had spoken. Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michal (ma-CALL) Kloeffler-Howard said...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis' prosecutor said Thursday she won't be charging two officers in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old last year, concluding that no evidence disproves police claims of self-defense in what she called "a tragedy in every aspect of the word."...
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman stabbed her three young sons to death and put their bodies in a closet before she tried to kill herself at their home, police said Thursday. The woman's brother called 911 after returning to the northwest Phoenix home late Wednesday and finding...