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Texas balloon pilot had been arrested for DWI in 2000

The FAA rejected the recommendations in November, saying it would not increase safety, a finding the NTSB has criticized as unacceptable. The worse hot-air balloon accidents around the world during the past 25 years. When he's in the air, Holland s...

Hopkins skips Texans camp, holding out for new contract

He is facing fines of $40,000 a day during his holdout. He has three straight 1,000 yard seasons, and previous year caught 111 passes (third in the NFL) for 1,521 yards (third in the NFL) and 11 scores (seventh in the NFL). Now he's watching players ...

Comedy Central Lawyers: Stephen Colbert Can't Be 'Colbert' on CBS

We're talking about " Stephen Colbert ", wearer of frameless glasses and host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report . In a twist ripped straight out of "The Patty Duke Show", he then welcomed " Stephen Colbert's identical twin cousin, Stephen C...

'They Failed': 6 More Michigan Employees Charged In Flint Water Crisis

Residents of Flint were found to be drinking contaminated water due to the corrosion of lead pipes. "In other words, tests that did not show high levels of lead". Investigators said Shekter-Smith, who supervised key department employees, was aware of...

Hillary Clinton did very well indeed -- with one small reservation

Meanwhile, now that the Democratic National Convention is over, Bernie Sanders delegates from MI are trying to decide what to do next. 'He wants us to fear the future and fear each other. Well, he could start by actually making things in America ag...

DNC 2016: Bill Clinton Makes Newspaper Front Pages Instead of Hillary

Hillary now confronts a party that is in revolt against the policies that the Clintons promoted. The two says there are still disagreements between them. Many held signs that read , "I'm not with her", and "Bernie, Never Hillary ". "Meanwhile...

Police handcuff protesters outside Republican convention

Police officers stand guard in Public Square during a protest on Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Cleveland , during the final day of the Republican convention. But as conventioneers entered the security perimeter, the police stopped a young woman and se...

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in diverse battleground states

The survey was the latest in a string of polls showing Florida voters don't much care for either Clinton or Trump . A potential Trump presidency was seen to be scarier than that of Clinton; 33 percent said they would be afraid if Trum...

Ted Cruz refuses to say if he's voting for Donald Trump

His daughter Ivanka and other members of the Trump party turned their backs on Cruz to stand and applaud Trump, who sat down in the front row of his VIP box to watch his son Eric deliver the next speech. Mike Pence's acceptance speech as Trump's ru...

At Republican convention many missing in action

This is the first time in the past five presidential races that the eldest Bush has not endorsed the Republican nominee, notes ABC. While there remained nearly no chance of a successful mutiny being launched by dissident delegates at the convention...

Cruz walks tightrope between Trump and 2020

Ted and Heidi Cruz made time for a personal photo with the Washington state delegates at the event. But the crowd at the convention is the definition of the Republican establishment, and that establishment has crowned Trump as their nominee.

Southwest Airlines Computer Outage Grounds fleet Nationwide

Some Southwest Airlines flights are being held up while the airline tries to fix a technology outage. We have a team of experts working diligently to resolve the technical issues and their efforts have systems gradually coming back online. The glitch...

Patriots' safety Nate Ebner selected for U.S. Olympic rugby team

He didn't even play high school football , opting just to play rugby, and he qualified for the US national rugby sevens team at age 17 - making him the youngest player ever to qualify. Ebner, a special teams specialist with the Patriots, has been na...

Trump leads Clinton in Kansas, but voters hold negative views of both

It queried 1,358 registered voters and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points. Despite Clinton's leads, she and Trump are both unpopular in these battlegrounds, although Trump is slightly more unpopular. Ten percent were undecided and 2 p...

AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices rise 9 cents

A week ago, the average price in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice market was $2.127; a month ago, $2.254. Arizona's average dropped more than a penny to $2.24 per gallon, while nationally, prices tumbled more than 4 cents to $2.22. "And we are struck ...

Trump adviser: Women should be ones to decide on abortion

Retired Gen. Michael Flynn, speaking on ABC's This Week , also indicated he supports abortion rights and downplayed the significance of the same-sex marriage issue, saying the election should be about national security. He is the first non-politicia...

Pitch counts, not innings pitched, the new standard in high school baseball

Right now, the only limitation under UIL rule is that a pitcher can't throw more than 10 innings if he pitches in more than one game in a day. How and who exactly will be relied upon to monitor pitch counts remains to be seen and leaves some co...

Most say Federal Bureau of Investigation should have charged Clinton

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte , sent a letter to Channing Phillips, the US attorney for the District of Columbia, on Monday, asking for a new probe to determine with Clinto...

Biles locks up spot on US Olympic gymnastics team

It's not sugar-coated at all; I'm ready for all the training and everything", a delighted Hernandez said after her selection. Douglas (117.450) and Kocian (117.050) finished seventh and eighth. Three could do the all-around in qualifying (but only ...

FBI head to face Congress over Clinton email investigation

Ryan, a Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012, said he was aware Clinton would begin receiving classified intelligence briefings after the Democratic National Convention if she is formally nominated as expected. "If your name isn't Clinton, ...

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Minn. session deadline 'hanging by a thread' as budget talks continue

This has taken two years of fighting about state's rights, privacy, and driver's licenses for undocumented workers to reach this deal, but the House and Senate have now passed the ...

Springfield Honors Fallen at Peace Officers Memorial

Every year since 1982, members of the US law enforcement community, their families and friends have gathered on Peace Officer's Memorial Day in Washington, D.C.to mourn the fallen...

Healthy teen dies of heart problems after too much caffeine

In addition to being healthy, Davis was known among friends and classmates for advocating against using drugs and alcohol, Watts said. " He didn't do any of that ". Another team f...

Trump White House actions shake Republicans; chaos follows Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's sacking

Trump's daring decision to oust Comey sparked comparisons to Nixon, who fired the special prosecutor running the Watergate investigation that ultimately led to his downfall. Mr. Cl...

Senate OKs bill to fund government through September

Tuesday afternoon from the White House podium, Mr. Mulvaney defended the spending deal a third time, appearing with pictures of planned border-security changes he said would be fun...

Work begins to fill hole at collapsed Hanford tunnel

He said non-essential employees were asked to stay home Wednesday while crews prepare to fill in the collapsed portion of the tunnel. The U.S. Department of Energy's Mark Heeter ...

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

South Korea is not willing to sacrifice itself for United States global domination, and that is true also for Asia, where the Philippines and other countries like Thailand are cal...

Levee breaks in Arkansas as record flooding continues to plague the region

Water had begun to spill over the top of the levee on Tuesday and it breached on Wednesday. Rivers in Louisiana are pouring over their banks after parts of the state were inundat...

'El Chapo' to remain in solitary confinement, US judge rules

Guzman's lawyers also sought more freedom to communicate with people in order to plan his defense, including his wife and potential witnesses. The judge did, however, rule that G...

7 shot during San Diego pool party; suspect dead

The witness said the gunman initially shot back at the officers, and three officers shot him to bring him down. One of the women died at the hospital. Rikky Galiendes, 27, heard ...

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Trump's Deputy Assistant to leave White House

The Times report said that Gorka will "likely" be moved to a role outside the White House but still be part of the administration. A senior official told the outlet that he w...

Here's what could be next for Trump's sanctuary cities order

Asked about Orrick's ruling Wednesday, Trump averred that he is "never surprised by the 9th Circuit", reinforcing an early morning tweet in which he declared that it "has a bad ...

Multiple agencies respond to Mason County school after report of active shooter

Multiple agencies respond to Mason County school after report of active shooter

Authorities sweep Hawkins Middle School after reports of a possible shooter emerged Wednesday morning. His connection to the Hawkins Middle School incident remains unclear. Mason C...

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Friends and family are gently interacting with and approaching her as she copes with the aftermath of her ordeal, her sister told a CNN affiliate. "The first thing I did was just...

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

In remarks delivered after signing an executive order to clamp down on steel dumping, Trump promised action on the files within the next two weeks, and took a swipe at Canada's sup...