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Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:03pm

All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said.

Man charged with threatening shooting at Planned Parenthood

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:02pm

Federal authorities say a Tennessee man has been arrested on charges that he made online threats of a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington.

Prosecutor: Patrol officer accused of trying to entice child

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:40pm

Authorities say an off-duty Cleveland police officer has been charged with attempted kidnapping for trying to entice a 12-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus.

FAA says a jet burst into flames after aborting takeoff at small Northern California airport; all 10 aboard uninjured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:39pm

FAA says a jet burst into flames after aborting takeoff at small Northern California airport; all 10 aboard uninjured.

First sexual misconduct report issued for prep school

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:19pm

A New Hampshire prep school under state oversight for sexual misconduct allegations going back decades received 33 new incident reports in the first half of 2019, according to a reviewer who recommended several measures to improve record-keeping and encourage victims to come forward.

Louisiana university urges vigilance after false gun alarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:11pm

Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander is encouraging the college community to continue reporting anything suspicious even though a previous report of a man with a gun turned out to be a false alarm.

President Trump offers himself as 'the chosen one'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:07pm

King of Israel? The second coming? The chosen one?

Brandeis University investigates posts on anti-Semitic site

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:00pm

Brandeis University says it does not believe there's a threat to campus safety after photos of several students and professors were posted to an anti-Semitic website.

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:59pm

The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages.

Names of 2 killed in southern Michigan plane crash released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:53pm

Authorities have released the names of two men who were killed in a small plane crash in southeastern Michigan.

The Latest: Ex-police union leader, lobbyist appear in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:39pm

The Latest on the arrest of the former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union's former lobbyist (all times local):

Police supervisor to lose vacation days over Garner death

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:30pm

A police supervisor has agreed to give up about four weeks of vacation time to settle a disciplinary case stemming from the 2014 death of Eric Garner, a police official said Wednesday, two days after the department fired an officer for using a banned chokehold.

After school Nazi salute video, more racist videos emerge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:30pm

School officials in Orange County, California, said they will reopen an investigation into a group of high school students seen on video giving Nazi salutes last year after more racist images surfaced, according to a report Wednesday.

Kansas fights claim of man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:27pm

Kansas is fighting the compensation claim of a man who spent 23 years in prison for a double homicide before a judge vacated his convictions, which were secured despite a complete lack of physical evidence and motive tying him to the crimes.

Police: Child unknowingly brings cocaine to kindergarten

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:24pm

A 5-year-old boy unknowingly brought cocaine to a kindergarten in a New Orleans suburb, leading to the arrest of a man and a woman, police said Wednesday.

Nevada county won't permit 'Storm Area 51'-inspired event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:21pm

A Nevada county has rejected a proposal for a festival in a rural farming community to coincide with "Storm Area 51" events next month.

Trump: Germany, France must take back Islamic State fighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:17pm

President Donald Trump challenged France, Germany and other countries on Wednesday to take back citizens captured fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Otherwise, he warned, the U.S. "will have no choice but to release them into the countries from which they came."

Court rules for Missouri trooper in Iowa man's drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:09pm

A Missouri appeals court has ruled that the former superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol overstepped her authority when she fired a trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned.

Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

Jan M. Olsen and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:07pm

Escalating an international spat , President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a "nasty" statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity.

Where Garner died, changes in policing win little applause

Verena Dobnik and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:03pm

A police cruiser constantly sits a few feet from a small floral memorial to Eric Garner on the Staten Island sidewalk where he spent his dying moments five years ago.