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Passengers On Deadly Southwest Flight Receive $5,000 Checks
Passengers On Deadly Southwest Flight Receive $5,000 Checks

At least some passengers aboard a deadly Southwest Airlines flight have

The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend
The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend

Baking for others is a delicious form of altruism that's been proven to boost

Australia won
Australia won't abandon S. China Sea patrols after encounter

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's prime minister said his country has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested waterway.

2 Florida Deputies Shot Dead While Eating At Chinese Restaurant
2 Florida Deputies Shot Dead While Eating At Chinese Restaurant

Two deputies were killed when a man shot at them through a window while they

Gowdy, Nunes, Goodlatte release statement on Comey memos
Gowdy, Nunes, Goodlatte release statement on Comey memos

Republican members of Congress release statement after reviewing former FBI director James Comey's memos.

Police arrest brother of man killed  by Sacramento police
Police arrest brother of man killed by Sacramento police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Police on Thursday arrested the brother of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by Sacramento officers last month, on suspicion of felony assault and vandalism, authorities said Thursday.

Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - Someone fired through the window of a north Florida restaurant Thursday afternoon, killing two deputies who were getting food, officials said.

Plane passenger dilemma: Protect child or try to save victim

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Is Cheaper While Adding Safety Kit
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Is Cheaper While Adding Safety Kit

More for less is always a win.

Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies
Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies

Authorities say someone fired through the window of a restaurant and fatally shot two Florida deputies.

Chuck Schumer to Unveil Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level
Chuck Schumer to Unveil Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

"Ultimately, it's the right thing to do"

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government
Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

BEIRUT (AP) - The Syrian government took control of a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria - the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to the government.

7 Museum Facts That Will Surprise You
7 Museum Facts That Will Surprise You

Toddler shoots pregnant mother while playing with dad
Toddler shoots pregnant mother while playing with dad's gun

Raw video: Police say 3-year-old accidentally shot her pregnant mom in parking lot in Indiana.

Destiny's Child Singer Michelle Williams Got Secretly Engaged Before Coachella Reunion
Destiny's Child Singer Michelle Williams Got Secretly Engaged Before Coachella Reunion

Can you keep up, baby boy? Apparently so. Days after the history-making

Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves
Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves

By Angus McDowall and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian government stepped up its efforts on Thursday to retake the opposition's last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another. President Bashar al-Assad scored a major victory this month by retaking eastern Ghouta, the biggest rebel stronghold near Damascus, putting his forces in by far their strongest position since the early months of the seven-year-old civil war. The United States, Britain and France launched a volley of air strikes on Saturday against three Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons strike during the...

U.S. says ex-official at PDVSA unit pleads guilty to money laundering
U.S. says ex-official at PDVSA unit pleads guilty to money laundering

A former official of a subsidiary of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] pleaded guilty on Thursday to a U.S. charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the U.S. Justice Department said. Cesar Rincon, a Venezuelan citizen who was extradited to the United States from Spain after his arrest there last year, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the department said.

GW Pharma gets FDA panel nod, first cannabis-based drug nearing approval

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday unanimously voted in favor of approving the first cannabis-derived medicine in the country, a childhood epilepsy treatment developed by GW Pharma. The drug, Epidiolex, is derived from cannabidiol (CBD), one of the hundreds of molecules found in the marijuana plant, and an FDA decision is expected by June 27. The FDA panel found that the drug's benefits outweighed the risks to treat patients aged 2 years and older with Dravet Syndrome (DS) and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), rare childhood-onset forms of epilepsy that are among the most resistant to treatment.

North Korea seeks
North Korea seeks 'complete denuclearization,' Moon says; U.S. vows pressure

By Joyce Lee and John Walcott SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and has not attached conditions, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but Washington remains wary and has vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said agreements about denuclearization, establishing a peace regime and normalization of relations between the Koreas and the United States should not be difficult to reach through a North-South summit next week, and a later summit planned between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Black Men at Center of Starbucks Arrest Controversy Tell Their Story: 'There Was No Reasoning'
Black Men at Center of Starbucks Arrest Controversy Tell Their Story: 'There Was No Reasoning'

The men claim the Starbucks manager called 911 within two minutes of their arrival in the store.

Philadelphia police commissioner says he "failed miserably" in Starbucks arrests messaging
Philadelphia police commissioner says he "failed miserably" in Starbucks arrests messaging

The commissioner of the Philadelphia police department says he "failed miserably" in his message after the arrests of two black men at a Starbucks.

The Latest: UN, parties discuss chem watchdog work in Syria
The Latest: UN, parties discuss chem watchdog work in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):

Syria regime strikes and shelling target IS in Damascus
Syria regime strikes and shelling target IS in Damascus

Syria regime air strikes and artillery fire pounded areas held by the Islamic State group in the south of Damascus on Thursday, official media and a war monitor said. The jihadists have lost most of the territory they once controlled in Syria, but still retain a presence in the country including in the capital's southern districts. Regime warplanes targeted "the dens of terrorists from Al-Nusra Front and Daesh in Hajar al-Aswad", a southern district of Damascus, state news agency SANA said, referring to Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate and using an Arabic acronym for IS.

Cynthia Nixon Would 'Rather Be The Good Nixon Than The Bad Cuomo'
Cynthia Nixon Would 'Rather Be The Good Nixon Than The Bad Cuomo'

New York gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon took a swipe at incumbent Gov.

US Air Force awards nearly $1 bn for hypersonic missile
US Air Force awards nearly $1 bn for hypersonic missile

The US Air Force is awarding almost $1 billion to Lockheed Martin to design and develop a hypersonic missile that can be launched from a warplane. The contract follows repeated warnings from senior defense officials about rapid advances by China and Russia in the field of hypersonic weaponry, where missiles can fly at many times the speed of sound and dodge missile-defense systems. On Thursday, Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's new defense undersecretary for research and engineering, said China had built "a pretty mature system" for a hypersonic missile to strike from thousands of kilometers (miles) away.

Honda Small RS Concept Is An Absolutely Adorable Hot Hatch
Honda Small RS Concept Is An Absolutely Adorable Hot Hatch

The teeny, tiny concept previews the upcoming new Brio.

Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case
Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case

Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case Courts side with Harley-Davidson in 2017 trademark infringement lawsuit, the marque's biggest ever win of its kind Harley-Davidson has a well-deserved reputation for, shall we say, aggressively protecting

Missing Teen Back After 2 Years Traveling The Country Under Assumed Name: 'Nice to See Y'all'
Missing Teen Back After 2 Years Traveling The Country Under Assumed Name: 'Nice to See Y'all'

The anguished family now has answers about Aubrey Carroll, who was last seen leaving his Georgia high school

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years
No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. "There is a possibility that (Mount Io) will become more active," said Makoto Saito, an official from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), confirming the eruption. In a televised press conference, he warned residents in the area to stay away from the mountain, part of the Mount Kirishima group of volcanoes, as major ash deposits spread from the crater.

Queen puts foward son as next head of Commonwealth
Queen puts foward son as next head of Commonwealth

Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth, opened the Commonwealth summit for what may be the last time on Thursday voicing hope that her son would be allowed to carry on her role. Queen Elizabeth, who turns 92 on Saturday, welcomed leaders from the 53 Commonwealth nations -- mostly former colonies -- to Buckingham Palace for two days of talks that will include discussions on trade, marine protection and tackling cyber crime. In her opening speech, Queen Elizabeth spoke of her own "extraordinary journey" as head of the Commonwealth, which started under her father King George VI with the London Declaration of 1949.

Surprise IS attack kills 25 regime forces in east Syria: monitor
Surprise IS attack kills 25 regime forces in east Syria: monitor

The Islamic State group launched a surprise attack near a town in eastern Syria they had lost six months ago, killing at least 25 regime forces, a monitor said Thursday. At least 13 jihadists were also killed in the attack which IS carried out near Mayadeen on Wednesday afternoon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. Mayadeen lies in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor on the western bank of the Euphrates River and is flanked by the vast Badia desert to its west and south.

South Korea
South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'

North Korea has expressed its desire for "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon said big-picture agreements about normalization of relations between the two Koreas and the United States should not be difficult to reach through planned summits between North and South, and between the North and the United States, in a bid to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programs.

Laura Ingraham's Guest Mocks Her On Live TV For Losing Advertisers
Laura Ingraham's Guest Mocks Her On Live TV For Losing Advertisers

> Guest Enrique Morones asks Ingraham: "Where's your sponsors @davidhogg111

Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison
Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Melina Roberge and her accomplice posted photos of their cruise on social media

Ford's New Engine That Can Run On Two Cylinders Heading To U.S.
Ford's New Engine That Can Run On Two Cylinders Heading To U.S.

The new three-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost replaces the previous four-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost.

Trump Gets Roasted On Twitter After Bragging About How Tough He Is On Russia
Trump Gets Roasted On Twitter After Bragging About How Tough He Is On Russia

President Donald Trump boasted Wednesday about taking a tough stance on Russia

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Returns 30 MPG Highway
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Returns 30 MPG Highway

The fuel economy numbers are in, and Ford says these are best in class.

Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber
Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who doesn't like babies?

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch

A new turbodiesel V-6 gives the rear-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel fuel economy akin to a mid-size sedan, but the four-wheel drive version is much thirstier. Ford said Thursday that the EPA rates the rear-wheel-drive diesel pickup at: 22 mpg city, 30 highway, 25 combined. The four-wheel drive one comes in at just 20/25/22 mpg, a figure on par with most gas-fueled pickups and not far off of the 18/25/21 mpg rating of the most powerful engine available in the F-150, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. That 30 mpg figure is enough to make the rear-drive F-150 a teetotaler among half-ton pickups, however. Its next-closest rival is the 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is rated by the...

Nanny who killed children while parents away convicted of murder
Nanny who killed children while parents away convicted of murder

A once-trusted nanny who stabbed to death two children in her care in Manhattan while their parents were away was convicted of murder by a jury that didn't believe her claims that a mental illness at the time of the crime meant she could not be held responsible. Jurors on Wednesday concluded Yoselyn Ortega knew what she was doing when she killed Lucia Krim, 6, and Leo Krim, 2, in October 2012. Ortega expressed no reaction to the verdict, staring straight ahead as it was read, but later wiped tears from her eyes as she was led from the courtroom. The children's father, Kevin Krim, sat in the front row, clasping hands with two alternate jurors who had been dismissed but stayed for...

Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans
Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - New austerity measures are looming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances prepares to approve several fiscal plans this week that will serve as the island's economic blueprint for the next five years.

3 former US Army soldiers convicted in contract killing
3 former US Army soldiers convicted in contract killing

NEW YORK (AP) - A former U.S. Army sniper and two other ex-American soldiers were convicted Wednesday in the contract killing of a real estate agent in the Philippines for an international crime boss who thought the woman had cheated him on a land deal.

911 operator sentenced to 10 days in jail for hanging up on emergency calls
911 operator sentenced to 10 days in jail for hanging up on emergency calls

A former Texas 911 operator has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months probation for hanging up on emergency calls.

Watch this Piece of Ice Gently Drift Past the SpaceX Camera
Watch this Piece of Ice Gently Drift Past the SpaceX Camera

What the heck is that?

Military Officers Punished After One Appears To Re-Enlist Using Dinosaur Puppet
Military Officers Punished After One Appears To Re-Enlist Using Dinosaur Puppet

An officer in the Tennessee National Guard has been removed from her position

Fresno gang member arrested for murdering baby
Fresno gang member arrested for murdering baby

Fresno gang member arrested for murdering baby

Woman Partially Sucked Out Of Southwest Plane Died Of Impact Trauma: Report
Woman Partially Sucked Out Of Southwest Plane Died Of Impact Trauma: Report

An airline passenger who was killed Tuesday when an engine explosion caused a

SpaceX rocket launches from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope
SpaceX rocket launches from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting space telescope whose launch was delayed for two days by a rocket-guidance glitch. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380
A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again. At least one bought in-flight Wi-Fi as the jet descended so he could say goodbye to his loved ones.

Stores Pulling Romaine Lettuce Off Shelves Amid E. Coli Outbreak
Stores Pulling Romaine Lettuce Off Shelves Amid E. Coli Outbreak

Costco, Walmart, Kroger, and other retailers are pulling romaine lettuce products off their shelves in response to warnings from federal investigators about the nationwide E. coli outbreak blamed...

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