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Fire ignites as flight heads to runway at Seattle airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:51am

A fire erupted on an American Airlines plane as it headed for the runway to depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but the blaze was quickly extinguished.

Feds seek to remove Forest Service land from mining claims

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:51am

Officials want to withdraw 107 acres of public land in east-central Idaho from new mining claims for 20 years to preserve restoration work in two tributaries of the Salmon River used by federally protected chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout.

Operator of crematory where corpses found freed from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:41am

Authorities say the operator of a Georgia crematory where more than 330 decaying corpses were found stacked in outbuildings and scattered in nearby woods has been freed after serving more than a decade in prison.

Lawyer in church shooting case calls prosecutor reckless

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:41am

An attorney defending the man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina, says a state prosecutor is making reckless misstatements by implying a federal death sentence might not be carried out.

New Tennessee laws include wine in groceries, guns on campus

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:41am

Starting on Friday, consumers will be able to buy wine in Tennessee supermarkets, professors and staff will be able to be armed on the campuses of public colleges and universities and drivers will be subject to stricter penalties for texting on the road.

Las Vegas airport sees 4.1 million passengers in May

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:31am

Officials say 4.1 million people came through the Las Vegas airport in May, another month of increases in the passenger count for the ninth-busiest airport in the country.

2 homes, RV burn in Henderson; 4 adults, 1 child unhurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:31am

Fire officials say five people were displaced and three people escaped serious injury when a fire in one house spread to a neighboring home and a recreational vehicle in Henderson.

Governor who fired entire board makes new appointments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:21am

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed 10 new University of Louisville trustees, less than two weeks after he disbanded the previous board amid turmoil over the status of embattled school President James Ramsey.

Man convicted in beating caught on nanny cam gets life term

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:21am

A judge sentenced a New Jersey man to life in prison Wednesday for a brutal home invasion beating caught on a nanny cam, after listening to the victim describe how the attack left her with physical and psychological scars.

Committee appoint to search for new SUNO chancellor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:21am

The Southern University System has named a search committee to screen and recommend final candidates for the position of chancellor for Southern University at New Orleans.

Cops: Man, 80, killed 81-year-old by graves over unpaid loan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:21am

Police say a dispute over an unpaid loan was the motive for an 80-year-old man to kill an 81-year-old man in a Rhode Island cemetery.

Brad Little announces governor run

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:11am

Lt. Gov. Brad Little says he is planning on running for governor.

Court wrangling continues over Ohio drug-price ballot issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:11am

Legal fireworks continue over a proposal that seeks to control the price Ohio pays for prescription drugs.

US flags strewn among trash at Veteran's Memorial Cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:11am

The discovery of tattered American flags strewn among a pile of trash at Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Rhode Island has residents outraged.

Indianapolis Children's Museum plans $35M sports zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:01am

A $35 million project will transform at parking lot at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis into an outdoor sports exhibit including a miniature golf course and two pedal cart racetracks.

Teen makes 3-D printed hand for brother with teacher's help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:01am

With his teacher's help, a northern Virginia student has used a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for his younger brother.

The Latest: Authorities say 3 train workers presumed dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:01am

The Latest on Tuesday's freight train crash in West Texas (all times local):

NY to open 6 new centers to help recovering opioid users

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:51am

New York state is funding the creation of six new recovery centers to help people trying to overcome heroin and opioid addiction.

Woman awes internet with national anthem at Lincoln Memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:51am

A Florida woman's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Lincoln Memorial led to a burst of applause from onlookers — and a hugely popular online video.

Crews quell lightning-sparked wildfires west of Las Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:41am

Firefighters who had one wildfire nearly contained were dispersed to quell almost a dozen new fires sparked by a lightning storm in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas.