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Plane carrying family crashes...Trump speech...U2 song lawsuit

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 27, 2017 at 10:50 p.m.



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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Riverside, California, say four people were killed and two were injured when a small plane carrying a family crashed into a two homes Monday and ignited a major fire. A husband, wife and three teenagers were on the plane. The plane had just taken off from Riverside Municipal Airport. The family was returning to San Jose after a weekend cheerleading event at Disneyland.

WASHINGTON (AP) —Advisers say President Donald Trump will use his prime-time speech before Congress on Tuesday night to declare early progress on his campaign promises. And the president is expected to map a path ahead on thorny legislative priorities, including health care and infrastructure spending. In a Monday preview, Trump said the U.S. spends billions in the Middle east but has potholes all over the country.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Anti-Trump protests are expected Wednesday in Vancouver, British Columbia. Police are preparing for protests when President Donald Trump's two oldest sons officially open a new Trump International Hotel and Tower. Demonstrations are set to take place outside the building while brothers Donald Jr. and Eric Trump attend opening events inside. The U.S. consulate is warning Americans to stay away.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that three transgender students at a suburban Pittsburgh high school can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their lawsuit challenging the school district's policy continues. The court issued a preliminary injunction because it was reasonably likely the students will prevail. The three include the sister of a singer who performed at President Donald Trump's inauguration.

NEW YORK (AP) — A British songwriter and guitarist is claiming that rock band U2 and lead singer Bono stole one of his songs for their 1991 album "Achtung Baby." The lawsuit was filed Monday in New York by guitarist Paul Rose. It says U2 lifted elements of his song "Nae Slappin" for their song "The Fly" while they were looking for new inspiration. The lawsuit says U2 heard his song after signing on with Island Records in 1989, the same year Rose provided a demo tape to recording studio executives.

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