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Pilot dies as plane crashes at California air show

(FAIRFIELD, Calif., AP) — A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California…

Whale washes up in New Jersey, gets graffiti tag 

(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., AP) — A dead Minke whale that washed ashore in New Jersey suffered some further indignity: someone tagged it with graffiti. The whale, which was roughly 12…

New York City subway derails, injuring 4 seriously 

FRANK ELTMAN and JIM FITZGERALD (NEW YORK, AP) — A subway train carrying some 1,000 passengers shook and tilted before derailing in a Queens tunnel on Friday, injuring more than a…

Arkansans rush for cover against twister; 14 die 

By ANDREW DeMILLO and JIM SALTER (VILONIA, Ark., AP) — The sky turned black as the funnel cloud closed in, and Maggie Caro rushed with her husband and two children to…

Ohio to increase lethal injection drug dosage 

(COLUMBUS, Ohio, AP) — Ohio is increasing the dosage of the lethal injection drugs used to put condemned inmates to death. The state said Monday it is boosting the amount…

Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

By ANDREW DeMILLO and CHRISTINA HUYNH (VILONIA, Ark., AP) — Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its residents found themselves huddling in the dark early…

Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town 

(OPAL, Wyo., AP) — Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town…

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

(LOS ANGELES, AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that…

USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill 

By BROCK VERGAKIS (NORFOLK, Va., AP) — Air Force investigators say a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane’s pilots failed to…

Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution

By MARK SHERMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — In his new book, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for no fewer than six changes to the Constitution, two of which…