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Pilot radioed in 'Mayday' call before Australian plane crash

Pilot radioed in 'Mayday' call before Australian plane crash

A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an accident investigator said Wednesday
Updated: 3 hours ago

Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

A federal judge has stopped Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015
Updated: 3 hours ago
Official: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect in killing

Official: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect in killing

A spokesman for the California prison system says criminal justice reforms had no impact on the length of a previous sentence of a man now accused of fatally shooting a police officer
Updated: 4 hours ago
Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the "advocacy of homosexuality" in schools
Updated: 4 hours ago
Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

Rescuers chest-deep in water have steered boats full of people, babies and pets, from a San Francisco Bay neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday
Updated: 4 hours ago
State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on sad personal experience to attack the problem
Updated: 4 hours ago

Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

Federal officials say a Missouri man is charged with helping to plan what he believed would be a terrorist attack in Kansas City
Updated: 5 hours ago
Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students
Updated: 5 hours ago
The Latest: Obama official blasts Trump transgender plans

The Latest: Obama official blasts Trump transgender plans

The former head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is blasting the Trump administration's plans to alter Obama-era guidance that linked access to school bathrooms to students' gender identity
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bank robber gets life sentence for using hostage as shield

Bank robber gets life sentence for using hostage as shield

A California bank robber who used a hostage as a human shield in a deadly shootout with police has been sentenced to life in prison
Updated: 6 hours ago