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164 skydivers smash record in Illinois

By ANDREA THOMAS
The Associated Pres

Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers fly­ing head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the … Full story    

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Wildfires blacken dry golden hills

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) - A series of wildfires blackened the golden hills of California on Friday, egged on by bone-dry veg­etation, triple-digit tempera­tures and … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Not-guilty plea in church shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The white man accused of gunning down nine parish­ioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Hopes wing flap will shed light

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) - Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volca­nic island could yield … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Extradition sought for US lion killer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

164 skydivers smash record in Illinois

Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers fly­ing head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Ohio shooting puts spotlight on police

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police offi­cer with murder in the death of a driver during a traf­fic stop, he … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Families vow to continue looking for Florida boys who vanished off coast 7 days ago

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Clinton calls for end to Cuba embargo

MIAMI - Drawing a sharp dis­tinction with Republican rivals in the pivotal election state of Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Boston executive, daughter killed in plane crash

MILWAUKEE - The victims of a fiery plane crash in Milwaukee were identified Thursday as a top executive at a Boston capital invest­ment firm and … Full story    
Published:  July 31, 2015

Teen murder suspect appears in court

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old neighbor at an artists' complex in … Full story    
Published:  July 31, 2015

Water use fell 27% in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Water use in California fell by 27 percent in June, pass­ing the conservation target set by Gov. Jerry Brown during the drought, … Full story    
Published:  July 31, 2015

Confederate flags are left near church

ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to iden­tify two white males who were caught on surveil­lance camera laying Con­federate battle flags neatly on the ground near … Full story    
Published:  July 31, 2015

Wing part may help solve MH370 mystery

SAINT-ANDRE, Re­union - A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mys­teries, as … Full story    
Published:  July 31, 2015

Poland’s richest businessman dies

WARSAW, Poland - Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Hold­ing, who made his fortune during Poland's economic … Full story    
Published:  July 31, 2015

Israeli bulldozers start demolition of West Bank settlement

JERUSALEM - Israeli bulldozers began demol­ishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate … Full story    
Published:  July 30, 2015

Activists hang off bridge to stop vessel

PORTLAND, Ore. - Environ­mental activists rappelled off Portland's tallest bridge early Wednesday in an effort to stop a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving the … Full story    
Published:  July 30, 2015

Colo. shooter’s dad knew son’s smirk

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, but his father didn't suspect … Full story    
Published:  July 30, 2015

US official: Debris part of Boeing 777

WASHINGTON - Air safety in­vestigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a … Full story    
Published:  July 30, 2015

Former Tuskegee Airman dies at 88

SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a for­mer member of the famed squadron of African- American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. … Full story    
Published:  July 30, 2015

Iraqi militias are training young teens to face the threat of ISIS

BAGHDAD - In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the fac­es of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for … Full story    
Published:  July 29, 2015

Crews fight wildfires as temps rise

FRESNO, Calif - Rising tem­peratures on Tuesday made the fight difficult for crews struggling to make headway against a wild­fire threatening about 450 homes and … Full story    
Published:  July 29, 2015

Obama’s Ethiopia comment blasted

NAIROBI, Ke­nya - Some Afri­can activists have greeted President Barack Obama's remarks that Ethi­opia has a demo­cratically elected government with scorn and concern. Obama made … Full story    
Published:  July 29, 2015