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Bus crash kills 2, injures dozens...2 parolees charged in death of NBA star's cousin...Scientists complete Mars simulation



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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a bus carrying flood recovery volunteers went out of control and hit a fire truck today, also striking firefighters who had responded to an earlier wreck. Two people were killed, including a local fire chief, and dozens hurt. A state trooper says the bus driver didn't have a commercial license and wasn't authorized to drive a bus. The bus was taking volunteers from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to help flood victims.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police superintendent says the suspects in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade are an example of the city's problem with repeat offenders. Police say they the two brothers were on parole for prior criminal activity. They're charged with first-degree murder in Friday's killing of Nykea Aldridge, who was shot while pushing her baby in a stroller.

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Six scientists have completed a Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome for a year and could only go outside if they wore spacesuits. The scientists managed limited resources while conducting research and working to avoid personal conflicts. The principal investigator for the project says the researchers are looking forward to getting in the ocean and eating fresh produce and other foods that weren't available in the dome.

HONOLULU (AP) — Forecasters are watching a tropical storm that's making its way toward Hawaii. The storm could hit the islands while President Barack Obama is visiting on Wednesday and Thursday. Meanwhile, a tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic that could grow into a tropical storm before skirting the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Tuesday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime Associated Press television columnist Jerry Buck has died. His son says Buck died Friday at age 85. During his career he wrote about the rise of cable television, the videocassette and the growth of political TV coverage, among many other topics. The Louisiana native also used his knowledge of show business to write the mystery novel "A Blood Red Rose" and the western novel "Wheeler's Choice."

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