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2 bodies found after small plane crash off Florida Panhandle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:11am

Search crews recovered two bodies late Thursday after a plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle, law enforcement officials said.

The Latest: 2 bodies found after plane crash off Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:01am

The Latest on a small plane that crashed off the Florida Panhandle (all times local):

Arctic blast hits upstate NY, closes Buffalo-area schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:00am

Dozens of schools in the Buffalo area are closed as an arctic combination of lake-effect snow and chilling temperatures grip the region.

Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:00am

Several minority high school students from Dallas say they were racially harassed by some Texas A&M University students and told they were not welcome at the College Station campus.

Witnesses' quick reactions helped cops find machete attacker

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:50am

Quick observations by employees and patrons witnessing an apparently random machete attack on diners at a restaurant helped authorities track down the fleeing suspect, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with officers a few miles away, police said.

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Ohio company sells classic Etch A Sketch to Toronto toy firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:48am

The Ohio company that has produced or owned the Etch A Sketch for decades has sold the classic toy to a toy firm in Toronto.

UNM basketball coach's son, player harassed, threatened

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:40am

University of New Mexico basketball coach Craig Neal says his son, who also plays as a point guard on his father's team, has been harassed and threatened online.

Wild horse group calls for halt to planned burro round-up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:40am

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is speaking out against a planned federal round-up of wild burros in eastern Utah as part of an in-depth study of the animals.

The Latest: Suspect wounded in shootout expected to survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:30am

The Latest on a police officer shot to death in the Atlanta suburb of Riverdale, Georgia (all times local):

2 teens accused of spiking teacher's drink headed to trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:20am

Two high school students accused of spiking their teacher's drink with a cleaning solution are headed to trial in Oconto County.

Lincoln University marks 150 years since founding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:10am

A historically black university in Missouri is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding soon after the end of the Civil War.

Georgia officer gunned down: Flowers, candles, mourning

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:02am

A suburban Atlanta police department is mourning the death of one of its officers, gunned down as he helped other officers serve a 'no knock' warrant in a drug case.

Police: Boston robbery suspects were all wearing GPS devices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:30am

It didn't take Boston police long to track down three suspects in an armed convenience store robbery.

Tuberculosis testing recommended at Indianapolis university

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:20am

Tuberculosis testing has been recommended for nearly 400 students, faculty and staff at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis after a student was recently diagnosed with an active case of the disease.

Police: Massachusetts school bus driver drunk in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:20am

A Massachusetts school bus driver has been charged with being drunk when he crashed his bus carrying 11 high school and middle school students into a utility pole.

Cop placed on leave after comment about activist's suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:10am

Officials say an Ohio police officer is being put on paid leave over a Facebook comment about a Black Lives Matter activist who killed himself on the Statehouse steps.

Western New York postal carrier admits to role in drug ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:10am

Federal prosecutors say a 26-year-old western New York postal carrier has pleaded guilty to her role in a drug distribution ring.

Ex-manager at Texas-San Antonio gets 3 years for bribery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:00am

A former project manager at the University of Texas-San Antonio must serve more than three years in federal prison for accepting bribes.

Police: 2 North Carolina officers shoot, kill man with knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:50am

Authorities say two police officers in North Carolina have shot and killed a man who lunged at them with a knife.