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Family of lost hiker won't second-guess Maine over search

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:41pm

The family of a hiker who died after getting lost on the Appalachian Trail in Maine isn't going to criticize searchers even though they abandoned their full-scale effort while she was still alive.

Small WWII-era plane crashes in Hudson River; body recovered

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:22pm

A small World War II vintage plane taking part in celebrations of its 75th anniversary flew a partial loop while smoke spewed from it and then crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, and divers recovered a body from its sunken wreckage, police and witnesses said.

The Latest: Witness thought crashing plane was doing trick

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:11pm

The Latest on the crash of a small World War II-era plane in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey (all times local):

Official asked utility if it wanted help to quash order

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:00pm

A California oil and gas official offered to try to get the governor's office to quash an order from air pollution regulators that was aimed at a utility responsible for a massive gas leak, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

North Central College acquiring Shimer College

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 8:50pm

Officials at North Central College say they are in the process of acquiring Shimer College.

Bradley University recognized for use of highway research

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 8:50pm

The Federal Highway Administration has recognized Bradley University for its work in integrating new technologies and innovations into the classroom.

153 homes in Bryan damaged by tornado

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 8:50pm

The Latest on severe weather in the Plains and flooding in Texas following heavy rains (all times local):

9-year-old boy fatally shot in head in Indianapolis area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 8:21pm

Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head in the Indianapolis area.

New York police say pilot of plane that crashed in Hudson River missing; New Jersey police pull back rescue statement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 8:11pm

New York police say pilot of plane that crashed in Hudson River missing; New Jersey police pull back rescue statement.

Top Kansas court: State not properly funding poor schools

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 8:01pm

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year and threatened to prevent the state's public schools from reopening for the new academic year if lawmakers don't act by June 30.

Governor helps dedicate new Nevada Veterans Memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:51pm

Gov. Brian Sandoval and other dignitaries were on hand to dedicate a new Nevada Veterans Memorial outside a state office building in Las Vegas.

Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:50pm

Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel and a classmate and friend of President Barack Obama, has died, her family and Obama said. She was 50.

Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:31pm

Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.

The Latest: Girls avoid injury in tackle powder puff game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:30pm

The Latest on the nation's last tackle powder puff football game (all times local):

Collision with tree caused woman's zip line death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:21pm

Authorities say a woman who died while riding a zip line at a Utah resort was killed because she collided with a tree that was in her path.

Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:21pm

Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held.

Report: Colorado prison chief's killing was gang hit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:11pm

Newly released documents show authorities believe the killing of Colorado's prisons chief was ordered by members of a white supremacist prison gang — the clearest indication yet that more than one person was involved in the slaying.

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:10pm

Police say a small plane has crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.

Man who had artificial heart in backpack gets real one

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:01pm

A Washtenaw County man has a real heart — after 555 days without one.