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No deaths As Plane Carrying US Military Crashes Into River

No deaths As Plane Carrying US Military Crashes Into River

By DAVID FISCHER Associated Press A chartered jet carrying 143 people from the U.S. military base in Cuba tried to land in a thunderstorm in north Florida and ended up in the river next to Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Authorities said everyone on board emerged without critical injuries, climbing onto the wings to be rescued.…

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Venezuela Thrust to Forefront of US-Russia Clashes

Venezuela Thrust to Forefront of US-Russia Clashes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Russia’s support for Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro has become the latest flashpoint in deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, moving to the top of a list of long-simmering spats between the Cold War foes. As the dispute intensifies with both sides trading accusations and entrenched in diametrically opposed…

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Student Who Tackled Gunman Called a Hero

Student Who Tackled Gunman Called a Hero

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — David Belnap stood on his North Carolina college campus aching from the latest U.S. school shooting as he held a candle and wore a homemade T-shirt with “Riley Howell is a hero” written on the back. Howell died in his classroom Tuesday at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, charging and tackling…

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Vigil Planned After 2 Killed, 4 Wounded in Campus Shooting

Vigil Planned After 2 Killed, 4 Wounded in Campus Shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A shooting that killed two and wounded four at a North Carolina university left students scrambling for shelter and prompted fresh calls for ways to keep campuses safe. A vigil was planned for Wednesday on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where the shooting on Tuesday upended the last…

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Suspect in Synagogue Attack Stuns Family With Radical Turn

Suspect in Synagogue Attack Stuns Family With Radical Turn

POWAY, CA (AP) — The lone suspect in a fatal attack on a Southern California synagogue was a star scholar, athlete and musician whose embrace of white supremacy and anti-Semitism has dumbfounded his family and others who thought they knew him well. John T. Earnest, 19, made the dean’s list both semesters last year as…

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