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Loose nut costs Air Force $62.4 million in accident
A reconnaissance airplane almost crashed in April, endangering the lives of 27 airmen aboard the plane -- all because a retaining nut connecting oxygen tubing was not tightened properly, accident investigators have determined. The report blamed a private defense contracting company for the accident... More >>

Governor: We need universal background checks
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called Thursday for eliminating gun law loopholes and establishing universal background checks after his state was rocked just a day earlier by the murder of two journalists during a live TV broadcast.... More >>

New words in the dictionary? Awesomesauce!
New words! In the dictionary! So exciting! If there were only a word to describe just how exciting.... More >>

Hawking: There may be a way through black holes
Want to know what happens after you pass through a black hole? Just look around you. You might land in another universe that is similar to our own, if Stephen Hawking is right. Or in a very different one.... More >>

Science and religion fight over Hawaii's highest point
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'Rock star' reporter, photographer 'an incredible person'
Reporter Alison Parker was 24. A "rock star." "The most radiant woman I ever met," in the words of a colleague.... More >>

Families, co-workers mourn loss of two slain journalists
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An England that no longer exists
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Police officer killed while answering domestic disturbance call
One police officer was wounded and taken to a hospital after a shooting Wednesday in Sunset, Louisiana, State Patrol Master Trooper Brooks David said.... More >>

Court orders Kentucky clerk to issue marriage licenses
Same-sex couples fighting for the right to marry won yet another legal victory Wednesday -- this time in Kentucky, though the county clerk on the other side of the battle might not be ready to throw in the towel yet.... More >>

Ex-student accused of rape says he lied about sex
Speaking in a calm and assured tone, the graduate of a prestigious New England prep school on trial for rape testified Wednesday that he put on a condom but didn't have sex with a female fellow student because it "didn't feel like the right move."... More >>

Fraternity suspended for banners
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Frozen green beans recalled over listeria scare
General Mills is recalling a "limited quantity" of frozen green beans after a package of them tested positive for listeria.... More >>

Tropical storm heads into Caribbean
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Killer's 23-page rant is filled with rage and praise
Bryce Williams voiced a host of anger-laced grievances, as well as some praise, in a disjointed 23-page document authorities say he wrote and faxed after shooting two WDBJ-TV journalists live on air Wednesday -- killings that he attempted to explain.... More >>

What's wrong with this Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume?
Halloween is a long way off but one costume already has emerged as controversial.... More >>

Reporter, photographer shot dead on TV, guest injured
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Who was Vester Flanagan/Bryce Williams?
The man who police say killed two journalists during a live broadcast Wednesday was no stranger to WDBJ-TV. He was Bryce Williams, a former reporter for the Roanoke, Virginia, station who was fired two years ago.... More >>

Photographer's last image: The shooter
Police are actively searching for this gunman who shot two reporters on live television in Virginia.... More >>

Photos: The victims
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Holmes formally sentenced to life plus 3,318 years
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Mormons to stay affiliated with Boy Scouts
The Mormon church will remain affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America despite the organization's decision to allow gay troop leaders, church officials announced Wednesday.... More >>

16 movies made in New Orleans
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This robot can save lives
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#Katrina10: How you can help
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it wound up being one of the most destructive disasters in U.S. history.... More >>

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