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Firefighter, nurse on Southwest flight 'felt moved to act'

Two strangers with backgrounds in emergency response who found themselves in the middle of rescue efforts Tuesday when a Southwest jet engine blew apart said it was just another part of their training.


Scott Baio and wife are trained to help disaster victims

“Happy Days” star Scott Baio and his wife Renee have completed training with the Los Angeles Police Department and are allowed to help victims of disasters.

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Southwest Airlines hero pilot texted friend 'God is good' after landing

The Southwest Airlines pilot hailed as a hero for her efforts to land a damaged aircraft after a deadly engine explosion texted a brief, but powerful message to a friend upon touching down: "God is good."

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Southwest flight's deadly engine failure similar to 2016 incident

A fan blade snapped on a Southwest Airlines plane, forcing an emergency landing -- in 2016.

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Man admits setting 9 fires in his neighborhood, gets 2 years

A 44-year-old Louisiana man has admitted setting nine fires in his neighborhood — the last six on his own street.

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Puerto Rico island-wide blackout caused by damaged transmission line, officials say

A blackout that affected the entire island of Puerto Rico on Wednesday was caused by a transmission line inadvertently taken out by an excavator, officials said.

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Dozens of Houston-area students hospitalized after 2 school buses crash

More than two dozen students and adult chaperones have been taken to Houston-area hospitals following a traffic collision involving two school buses carrying fifth-graders.

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Southwest jet's broken fan blade triggered chain reaction of disaster, investigators say

The series of events that unfolded on a Southwest airliner on Tuesday after one of the jet's engines exploded mid-flight may have been triggered by a broken fan blade, investigators said Wednesday.

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AP Was There: The fiery end of the standoff in Waco, Texas

Around 6 a.m. on April 19, 1993, FBI agents moved in to end a 51-day standoff with the Branch Davidian religious sect near Waco, Texas, ramming holes in the group's compound with armored vehicles and spraying tear gas inside.

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Feud erupts between utility, US states over Colorado River

Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who

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More rain forecast for Hawaii area already hit by flooding

Kauai residents struggling with the aftermath of torrential rains are bracing for the possibility of more flooding.

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'U Suck' sign sparks apology from Washington State transportation officials

A “training error” is to blame for an “inappropriate message” that was posted on a sign along Interest Highway 5 in Washington State on Tuesday, transportation officials said.

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Wind-whipped wildfires destroy homes, prompt evacuations

Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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Southwest Airlines victim ID'd as 'remarkable' mother of 2

A woman who died Tuesday after an engine on a Southwest Airlines flight apparently exploded mid-flight has been identified and described as a "remarkable" woman.

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Small plane makes crash landing on busy Colorado road

A small plane crashed on a busy road in Colorado on Sunday in a dramatic moment captured on a driver's dashcam video.

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Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather

Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma battle blazes that have killed at least two people.

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The Latest: School system cancels classes for second day

The Latest on severe spring weather (all times local): 2 p.m.

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The Latest: Oklahoma wildfires kill 2, threat increasing

The Latest on wildfires in Oklahoma (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Firefighters battling wildfires in western Oklahoma that have killed two people are preparing for what the National Weather Service says will be historic fire conditions.

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Spring storm spawns tornado that kills 1, dumps heavy snow

A mid-April storm that pushed across the U.S. created a tornado in North Carolina that killed a person, coated Minnesota with 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow and soaked the Northeast with rain.


Missing German billionaire's family gives up hope of rescue

The family of a German billionaire has given up hope of finding him alive a week after he went missing in the Swiss Alps, his company said Friday.

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Wildfire evacuation order issued for tiny Oklahoma town

Residents have been ordered to evacuate from a small southwestern Oklahoma town due to a wildfire threat.

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Latest: Hunter found burned but alive in Oklahoma wildfire

The Latest on wildfires that have burned thousands of acres in northwestern Oklahoma (all times local): 10:25 a.m.

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Biological mother of three Hart children just learned of deadly cliff plunge

The biological mom of three of the 'Hart Tribe' children, who were likely killed when the SUV they were in plunged off a California cliff last month, only learned about the tragedy this week.


Hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate now 'officially retired'

The names of four deadly hurricanes that caused significant amounts of damage to the United States and Caribbean last year are being retired, officials announced Thursday.

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Sarah Hart sent text days before discovery of SUV cliff plunge, friend says

One of the Hart moms who died when an SUV fatally plunged off a Northern California cliff last month had sent a text two days before the crash was discovered, saying she was so sick she might need to go to a hospital, 911 call records from Washington stat

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Friend: Mom sent 3 a.m. text days before SUV cliff crash

One of the mothers who died when an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff sent a text two days before the wreckage was discovered, saying she was so sick she might have to go to a hospital, according to 911 call records from Washington state.

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Pedestrian struck at vigil for previous hit-and-run in LA

Authorities say a vigil for a cyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash erupted into violence when a pedestrian was struck by a car in another hit-and-run.

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