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Passenger jet Crashes Near Havana With at Least 110 Aboard

HAVANA (AP) — A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people on board crashed into a cassava field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport on Friday. There appeared to be mass casualties as Cuban officials said three people…

Trump's Pick to Head Veterans Affairs: Robert Wilkie

WASHINGTON (AP) - Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is President Donald Trump's pick to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Wilkie is a former Pentagon undersecretary for personnel and readiness. He's led the agency for two months, ever since Trump…

Possible Explosives Found at Texas School

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say possible explosive devices have been found at and adjacent to the Texas high school where a shooting left as many as 10 people dead. The Santa Fe Independent School District said in…

Local Media Report Fatalities at Texas School

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a high school. Television station KHOU and the Houston Chronicle are citing unnamed federal, county and police officials…

Missing Child Found in Iowa

CAMDEN, S.C. - Authorities confirm that Dakota Ray, the missing 2-year-old from South Carolina, was located in Iowa late yesterday. Dakota had been missing since April and was last seen at a hospital in Iowa on Monday with her parents.…

Active Shooter Reported at Texas High School

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Law enforcement officers are responding to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has…

Gunman Arrested After Police Shootout at Trump Resort

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted early Friday at President Donald Trump’s golf resort, as a man shouting anti-Trump rhetoric draped a flag over a lobby counter and exchanged fire with officers in what one official called an “ambush” before…

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel as new CIA Director

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of the CIA following a rocky nomination process that reopened debate about one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency's history. Thursday's vote was 54-45.…

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Update: 172 Sick in 32 States

PHOENIX (AP) - Health officials say nearly two dozen more cases of a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona have been reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that the total number of…

DA Says Kids Shot With Crossbows, Waterboarded

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - California prosecutors say 10 children rescued from a filthy, abusive home were subjected to `waterboarding,' shot with crossbows and had scalding water poured on them. Solano County prosecutors included the details in a motion to…

Senate Backs Effort to Restore ‘Net Neutrality’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted to kill a Federal Communications Commission rule that repealed the Obama administration’s ban on internet providers blocking or slowing down certain content. Back in December, the FCC repealed “net neutrality” rules that ensured…

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