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FedEx plane catches fire at Florida airport; no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 6:51pm

A FedEx plane caught fire Friday evening while landing at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, authorities said.

Official: Plane in Chicago had 'uncontained engine failure'

Herbert G. McCann and Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 6:41pm

A federal official pointed to a rare and serious engine malfunction after pilots were forced to abort a takeoff and evacuate passengers from a burning American Airlines flight Friday on a runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.


The Latest: Dismissed Oregon juror denies bias claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 6:32pm

The Latest on the acquittals of key figures in the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

The Latest: Pence hails new Justice review of emails

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 6:31pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

US appeals court: Michigan can enforce ballot selfie ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 6:31pm

A federal judge's order that would have prevented Michigan from enforcing a state law to keep voters from taking photos of their ballot in the Nov. 8 election has been overturned.

Acquittal raises fears that militant groups could get bolder

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 6:21pm

The stunning acquittal of seven people who occupied a federal wildlife sanctuary during an armed standoff raised fears Friday that the verdict could embolden other militant groups in a long-running dispute over government-owned Western lands.

Police say Denver officer's body camera caught him stealing

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 6:10pm

A Denver police officer was arrested Friday after his own body camera captured him stealing $1,200 from a suspect at a crime scene, court documents show.

Divorcing couple go to court over Cubs Series tickets

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:41pm

The frenzy among Chicago Cubs fans to snag pricey and scarce tickets to World Series games at Wrigley Field has now landed in divorce court.

Text hotline gets English plea for help, replies in Mandarin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:41pm

A texting hotline for New York City residents with mental health problems has gotten off to a rough start, with some people who asked for help in English getting responses in Mandarin.

FBI investigating new emails for classified information

Michael Biesecker and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:31pm

The FBI is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails uncovered during the sexting investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides.

APNewsBreak: Man's mom doesn't blame police for shooting

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:11pm

A man killed during an armed confrontation with police in a Montana hotel had stopped taking medications needed for his mental illness and may have been on illegal drugs, according to the man's mother, who said she does not hold police responsible for his death.

Minnesota man indicted in kidnapping, killing of girl, 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:11pm

A 25-year-old man now faces first-degree murder charges in the kidnapping and killing of a 5-year-old girl from central Minnesota.

Freight train hits another head-on, injuring 2 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:01pm

Two freight trains crashed head-on Friday morning outside Philadelphia, knocking one locomotive off the tracks and injuring two crew members.

Idaho Democrats allege in complaint GOP broke campaign laws

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:53pm

The Idaho Democratic Party filed a complaint Friday with the Secretary of State's office claiming that an official inside the Idaho Republican Party violated the state's campaign laws.

Girl's football hopes sacked by rules on competing with boys

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:42pm

Alison Rogers raced across the field, a touchdown-saving tackle in her line of sight.

Chinese sailing team implores US to continue ocean search

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:41pm

The racing team of a Chinese professional sailor who went missing on a mission to set a solo trans-Pacific world record is imploring the U.S. Coast Guard to resume its search for him.

The Latest: 2 released from hospital in freight train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:31pm

The Latest on a freight train collision in suburban Philadelphia (all times local):

Protesters shout down Christie at Superstorm Sandy event

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:20pm

Two years ago, on the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yelled at a protester frustrated with the slow pace of storm recovery to "sit down and shut up."

Prosecutors: DNA links suspect to DC mansion slayings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:20pm

Prosecutors say five items in a mansion where a couple, their son and their housekeeper were killed have DNA evidence linking the man accused in the slayings.

Prosecutors: 2 US men tried to export military parts to Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:11pm

Federal prosecutors charged two California men with conspiring to smuggle fighter-jet parts to Iran in a scheme they allege dates to 2009.