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Plane crashes into airport, kills four
Plane crashes into airport, kills four

WICHITA, Kan. — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes...

Plane crashes into airport, kills four
Plane crashes into airport, kills four

WICHITA, Kan. — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes...

Burkina Faso under state of emergency
Burkina Faso under state of emergency

Riots broke out in Burkina Faso after leader announced seeking fifth term

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards
Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

FORT KENT, Maine — Maine health authorities struggled Thursday to reach a compromise with nurse Kaci Hickox that would require her to keep her distance from other people, in the nation’s most closely watched clash between personal...

Late Post editor remembered
Late Post editor remembered

WASHINGTON — Ben Bradlee, the longtime executive editor of The Washington Post during some of its proudest moments, was remembered as a “journalistic warrior” Wednesday during his funeral at Washington National Cathedral....

Utah man accused of chasing owl in paraglider

SALT LAKE CITY — A former TV pitchman in Utah with a history of running afoul of the law was charged Tuesday with two federal misdemeanors by prosecutors who say he chased a barn owl in flight on his motorized paraglider.

Dell...

Supply rocket explodes at liftoff
Supply rocket explodes at liftoff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site.

No injuries were reported following...

Nurse released; US on defensive

ATLANTA — A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.

Another nurse, ...

Spies say Kim Jong Un had surgery

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around the world.

The National...

Pot seeds remain a problem
Pot seeds remain a problem

Legal medical

marijuana growers still find issue with first step in process

Nigerian escaped hanging, freed

JOHANNESBURG — A man who cheated the hangman at the gallows has been freed after 19 years on death row in Nigeria, Amnesty International said Monday.

Thankgod Ebhos, 54, was dragged to the gallows and watched four fellow death-row inmates ...

Third student dies in shooting
Third student dies in shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A 14-year-old girl died two days after a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school, raising the death toll in the shooting to three, including the gunman who killed himself as a teacher tried to stop him....

US governors, Army go own way on quarantines

States, Army at odds with science, White House recommendations

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