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  • FAA: Small plane crashes at Wichita airport
    Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 12:15 PM

    Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says a twin-engine Beechcraft King Air reported losing engine power just after takeoff Thursday morning.

    Fire trucks were positioned near the crash and were pouring water on the wreckage.

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  • Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71
    Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 11:55 AM

    BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday.

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  • Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5
    Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 07:46 AM

    SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can.

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  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit
    Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 04:15 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Football League on Thursday is expected to ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who say team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

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  • San Francisco fans revel in team's hat-trick win
    Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 03:57 AM

    Giants fans gathered in the streets of San Francisco uncorked the champagne, lit bonfires, danced in a mosh pit and hugged strangers on Wednesday as their team scored its third World Series win in as many championship appearances, a triumph as comfortable as the warm October air and made all the more gratifying by its arrival at the end of a seventh, winner-takes-all 3-2 game.

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  • San Francisco fans revel in team's hat-trick win
    Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 02:30 AM

    Giants fans gathered in the streets of San Francisco uncorked the champagne, lit bonfires, danced in a mosh pit and hugged strangers on Wednesday as their team scored its third World Series win in as many championship appearances, a triumph as comfortable as the warm October air and made all the more gratifying by its arrival at the end of a seventh, winner-takes-all 3-2 game.

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  • Viral video documents New York street harassment
    Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 09:22 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — The creators of a video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around New York City say it's a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face.

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  • What is Orbital Sciences?
    Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 06:27 PM

    Aerospace company Orbital Sciences Corp.

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  • Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'
    Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 04:27 PM

    The Justice Department is investigating the practices of the police department following the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown.

    Local and federal authorities are also continuing to investigate the shooting of Brown by Officer Darren Wilson for potential criminal charges.

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  • Records: Deputy told officers, 'I shot the guy'
    Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 04:27 PM

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico sheriff's deputy was talking to his girlfriend on the phone when the woman heard someone's pleas and then gunfire ring out.

    Soon after, Tai Chan, who's accused of killing a fellow deputy, told officers: "I shot the guy."

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