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No survivors after hot air balloon crashes in Texas

A hot air balloon carrying 16 people crashed in central Texas after catching fire in the air Saturday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

There were no survivors in the crash near Lockhart, about 30 miles south of Austin, the Caldwell C...

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Is Brazil ready for the 2016 Games?

In just one week, the eyes of the world will be on Rio de Janeiro as the Olympic Games arrive in South America for the first time.

The buildup to Rio 2016 has been beset by political, economic and health crises, while doping has cast a shadow over spo...

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3 killed in shooting at party in Washington

A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of three people at a gathering early Saturday in a small town in Washington state, authorities said.

The shooting, which also left another person wounded, erupted in Mukilteo, which sits o...

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Bend murder suspect pleads not guilty to Calif. charges

A Redmond man accused of murder in the killing of Kaylee Sawyer made his first court appearance Friday afternoon in Yreka, Calif., and pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, discharge of a weapon and criminal threats.


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Prineville man sentenced to 20 years for rape, abuse

A 36-year-old Prineville man arrested earlier this year on two-dozen rape and abuse charges received a 20-year prison sentence on Friday, Crook County authorities said.

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Fire west of Crater Lake grows to 120 acres

A day-old wildfire two miles west of Crater Lake has burned about 120 acres, officials at the national park said Friday. It broke a day earlier along the Pacific Crest Trail, which has been closed for safety reasons.

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Four bodies recovered from N. Calif. medical plane crash

ARCATA, Calif. (AP) —Authorities say they have recovered all four bodies from the wreckage of a small medical transport plane that crashed in Northern California early Friday.

Appeals court clears way for Cowlitz Tribe casino

LA CENTER, Wash. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the Interior Department's decision to grant a reservation to the Cowlitz Tribe in southwestern Washington, rejecting efforts to block the construction of a $510 million casino and resort on the land.

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FBI: Woman robbed Wyoming bank to return to prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal authorities say a woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming, only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police.

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Astoria author and teacher indicted for luring minor

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon author and high school teacher has been arrested on charges of luring a minor and official misconduct after being indicted by a grand jury.

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The Democrats' Republican moment

Over four flag-waving days in Philadelphia, Democrats stole the Republicans' mojo.

That's how many conservatives felt, at least, watching their opponent's pageant this week in Philadelphia. And it may be enough to sway some of them to cross the aisle...


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  • Wi-Fi kiosks in NYC used for porn

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    Private habits are becoming more public as cities like New York build free Wi-Fi kiosks on busy street corners.

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HBO pressed on sexualized violence in 'Westworld,' other dramas

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Buffeted by past criticism for sexualized violence in "Game of Thrones," HBO again fielded questions about its approach to such material during its Television Critics Association presentation Saturday.

Citing "Thrones" as an example, critics took issu...

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' set for magical midnight release

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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It's a big weekend for Harry Potter fans.

'Game of Thrones' to end after season 8

Game of Thrones

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Winter officially has an end date.

Kanye West rants about Tidal-Apple 'beef'

Kanye West, 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

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Kanye West apparently really, really wants Apple to buy Tidal.

On Saturday, the prodigious rapper took to his favorite mode of communication -- Twitter -- to urge the tech giant with its couple hundred billion in cash to "give Jay his check for Tidal ...

Matt Damon returns to 'Jason Bourne'

Matt Damon on set of Jason Bourne

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Matt Damon has been famous nearly from the start of his career thanks to 1997's "Good Will Hunting." But it wasn't until Damon became Jason Bourne that he was reborn at the box office.


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