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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team is piloting a helium-filled balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break two major ballooning records. Here are five things to know about the challenge. THE PILOTS. Accomplished balloon pilots Troy Bradley of Albuquerque...
DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter. Police shot the teenager early Monday morning...
CHICAGO (AP) — Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent history are set to be sentenced in a federal courthouse in their hometown amid tight security. Tuesday will be the first...
The monster snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast sent people scrambling Monday to gas up their cars, stock their refrigerators and charge their phones. Travelers rushed to get to their destinations before airports closed, rail service was suspended and roads were declared off...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology Monday...
The monster snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast sent people scrambling Monday to gas up their cars, stock their refrigerators and charge their phones. Here are some of their stories: ___ Thanks to the impending blizzard, Monday was slow at the Children's Rehabilitation...
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual-assault cases has been found guilty on rape charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday. Maj. Erik J. Burris was found guilty on two charges of rape, a charge of...
GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — A girl found shot to death in a western New York cornfield 35 years ago has been identified as a missing Florida teenager. DNA from a half-sister confirmed the identity of 16-year-old Tammy Jo Alexander, who disappeared in the 1970s, the Livingston County...
ATLANTA (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who disappeared after traveling to meet a man claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake with two bodies nearby. Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said Monday that the bodies were found near the vehicle 69-...