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Pilot pleaded for training weeks before Ethiopian crash

NEW YORK (AP) - Just days after a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max nosedived in Indonesia and killed all 189 people aboard, an Ethiopian Airlines pilot began pleading with his bosses for more training on the Max, warning that crews could easily be … more

Trump says he was not involved in keeping ship out of sight

President Donald Trump said Thursday he had nothing to do with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan this week. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House, Trump … more

Major Hollywood studios start to weigh in on heartbeat bill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Netflix blinked first, and now other major Hollywood studios say they may reevaluate filming in Georgia if the state's abortion law goes into effect. The state is known for its lucrative tax incentives for filming. WarnerMedia, … more

After several quiet years, tornadoes erupt in U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the United States over the last two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold from the Rockies clashed and stalled over the … more

No end in sight for residents as Mississippi flood enters month 4

HOLLY BLUFF, Miss. (AP) - Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi … more

China's tech giant Huawei asks court to rule U.S. security law unconstitutional

SHENZHEN, China (AP) - Fighting to maintain its access to major markets for next-generation communications, Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging the constitutionality of a U.S. law that limits its sales of telecom equipment. Huawei's chief … more

Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana

BROOKVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries in … more

FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max's return

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again. Aviation … more

Know how retirement legislation impacts you

Americans generally do not have enough saved for retirement and Congress is considering a number of measures to address that. There are a few retirement-related bills of note making their way through Congress. One in particular, the Secure Act, … more

U.S. beefing up forces in Middle East to counter Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests … more

Grave gardeners: Volunteers tend to old cemeteries

The cemeteries of yore existed as much for the living as for the dead. People would picnic and relax there as they would in a park today. Now, a handful of 19th century graveyards are restoring the bygone tradition of cemetery gardening, … more

Last U.S. slave ship discovered among alligators, snakes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The old wooden ship hull didn't look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged boards and a few pieces of rusted metal, all stuck in the muddy bottom of a bug-infested Alabama bayou where an alligator … more

Tornado hits Missouri capital, killing at least 3

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. The National Weather Service … more

California heads into summer with snow

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thunderstorms embedded with lightning and hail moved across Southern California on Wednesday as winter-like weather persisted through late spring in many parts of the state. The unusual conditions caused by low-pressure systems … more

U.S. forecasters predict near normal Atlantic hurricane season

WASHINGTON - The Atlantic hurricane season is off to yet another early start, but U.S. weather officials say it should be a near normal year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday predicted nine to 15 named storms. It … more

Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets buckle

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump rolled out an additional $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long … more

American who joined Taliban is released from prison after 17 years

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he … more

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West … more

Mexicans buy fake cellphones to hand over in muggings

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real … more

Iranian lawmaker: Country doesn't want war with U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the … more
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