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NEW YORK (AP) — A small World War II vintage plane taking part in celebrations of its 75th anniversary flew a partial loop while smoke spewed from it and then crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, and divers recovered a body from its sunken wreckage, police a…

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VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday narrowed their frantic search for a missing teenager to a remote area about 65 miles from where she was last seen being dragged by an armed acquaintance who later died in a gun battle with police.

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — At least one person was dead and three others were missing after severe thunderstorms caused flooding and dropped at least one tornado in Texas in a storm system that closed roads and schools, prompted evacuations, damaged homes and forced dozens of students to spend th…

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year and threatened to prevent the state's public schools from reopening for the new academic year if lawmakers don't act by June 30.

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OSO, Wash. (AP) — In a clearing 10 miles up a gravel logging road, freshly cut hemlock branches cover the root well of a wind-toppled fir. Atop the boughs, a bouquet of red, white and blue carnations left by detectives marks the grim discovery they made here: the shallow grave of a local cou…

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story May 26 about two Navy jets that crashed off the coast of North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from the Coast Guard, the details of a boat that rescued the men. The rescuers were on board a yacht named Pammy, not a fis…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on TV show "The Shield" is guilty of murder because of remarks he made about the killing to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife, a prosecutor told a jury Friday.

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A second round of U.S. Coast Guard investigative hearings into the sinking of the freighter El Faro ended Friday, closing a sometimes contentious proceeding during which the disaster was characterized by one investigator as "a colossal failure" of management before he apologized and took bac…

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HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — One day after 19 people trudged through neck-deep water in a harrowing escape from a flooded Kentucky cave, the operator of the spelunking attraction says he is analyzing the incident for any possible safety lessons.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor said Friday that he will join a lawsuit challenging a federal order to allow students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity, jumping ahead of the state's Democratic attorney general and underscoring how the issue is dr…

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the state agency that leveled ethics charges against him, claiming the state law that led to his removal from the bench is unconstitutional.

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MIAMI (AP) — U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the nex…

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The possibility of an American Indian burial site in northwest Iowa may require relocation of a crude oil pipeline route and delay the beginning of construction in Iowa, the only one of four states where work hasn't begun.

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of participating in a gunbattle that left an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo mortally wounded in the hours before Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade was arraigned on a murder charge Friday, and prosecutors said more arrests are expected.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.

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Kuna will host the 2nd annual community prayer breakfast on Thursday, May 7 from 8:00 am—9:30 am at the 4th Street Gym, 571 W. 4th Street, Kuna. There will be special guest speakers, musical presentations by local musicians and choir, and breakfast catered by El Gallo Giro. Tickets are $10 p…

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Alumni and friends of Northwest Nazarene University began collecting donations in support of the Dr. Thomas J. Oord Graduate Theology Endowed Scolarship today. This scholarship is intended to alleviate some of the burden placed on ministers as they continue their education beyond the Bachelo…

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 Fall 2015 Kindergarten Screening appointments for Maxine Johnson Elementary in Parma may be made by calling the elementary school office at 722-5115, extension 2.   Readiness screening will be held on Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22.  All incoming students need to be screened before the…

The first Fast Eddy’s Growler Station opened up inside the Fast Eddy’s Chevron on Ustick Road in Meridian in January 2014 with 24 different beers on tap.  Fast Eddy’s stores on the corner of Ten Mile & Pine and Overland & Locust Grove added Growler Stations in April of 2014 each with…

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What will YOU do for Spring Break? Most students are enjoying their spring break with a vacation, relaxing from school or catching up on missed sleep.  However, Nampa Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council Troop #324 has provided more than 120 hours of their spring break to community service. 

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Lily-free Easter servicesArtificial Easter lilies will grace the worship spaces at Caldwell United Methodist Church this year for the church's two Easter services. "As beautiful as real lilies are, too many people are bothered by the fragrance of them," said Rev. Kathy Raines, pastor. "We wa…

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