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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the fatal crash of a vintage World War II plane into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey (all times local): 9:30 a.m. A veteran air show performer who died when a World War II plane crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation — a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas faces a threat that its public schools won't open for the next school year after the state Supreme Court rejected some education funding changes made by the Republican-dominated Legislature. The Legislature had revised parts of the state's school...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Plains and flooding in Texas following heavy rains (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Officials in Bryan say the tornado that struck their Central Texas city damaged 138 homes, including four that were destroyed and 44 that...
HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big. The team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition in the waters off Hawaii discovered what they say is the world's largest known sponge. The...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of two Navy jets off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday (all times local): 4:45 p.m. One of the fishermen who helped rescue navy pilots after their fighter jets crashed off North Carolina says it's "remarkable" they survived with...
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — At least one person has died in Texas and three are missing after torrential rain caused floods that closed roads and schools, prompted evacuations, damaged homes and forced dozens of students to spend the night on campus, officials said Friday as they...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ordered Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife after she accused the Oscar-nominated actor of repeatedly hitting her during a recent fight and leaving her face bruised. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carl H. Moor also ruled that Depp...
CHICAGO (AP) — The violence gripping many Chicago neighborhoods is apparently spilling onto its roads, and police will be out in force over Memorial Day weekend amid a spike in expressway shootings. There have already been 20 shootings on area expressways this year, compared...