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May 19, 2016 - 7:42am
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ATLANTA (AP) — A federal investigator says there's no sign of mechanical problems in a plane that crashed during a Georgia airshow, killing the pilot.

The pilot, 50-year-old Greg Connell, was the only one aboard the plane that crashed Saturday afternoon during the Good Neighbor Day Open House Airshow at the DeKalb Peachtree Airport just northeast of Atlanta.

Connell was flying in tandem with another plane during an aerial acrobatics stunt show when...

May 19, 2016 - 7:17am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos says Donald Trump's criticism of him and the newspaper is "not an appropriate way for a presidential candidate to behave."

The Washington Post reports Bezos told a technology conference at the newspaper's headquarters Wednesday that "it's critical that we be able to carefully examine our leaders," while also noting that "a company like Amazon deserves to be scrutinized and criticized."...

May 19, 2016 - 7:16am
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WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school now has a new name in honor of two of its most accomplished alumni.

The Pleasantdale Elementary School in West Orange will now be known as the Kelly Elementary School, after astronauts and identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly.

Both brothers attended a ceremony at the school Thursday.

Scott Kelly retired in March, shortly after completing a 340-day mission at the International Space...

May 19, 2016 - 7:14am
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FOREST ACRES, S.C. (AP) — The State Law Enforcement Division in South Carolina is investigating the shooting of a black suspect by a white police officer in a Columbia suburb.

The shooting was reported around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in Forest Acres.

SLED spokesman Thom Berry says a Forest Acres police officer called to investigate a noise complaint found a male in a vehicle. Berry says the driver tried to strike the male officer with the vehicle and the...

May 19, 2016 - 7:01am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It's a sign that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans' financial condition remains as precarious as ever.

The difficulties are found at all income levels, according to the poll. Seventy-five percent of people in households...

May 19, 2016 - 6:45am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Metro-North Railroad says it is adding extra trains during peak travel periods, two days after a fire damaged elevated train tracks in New York City.

Trains on Thursday will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule on all three lines. That means more trains will be running during rush hour.

The railroad hopes to resume normal service by Friday.

The fire Tuesday evening erupted at a garden center underneath the...

May 19, 2016 - 6:26am
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a former professional football player has been tapped to be the next superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools.

City school directors voted Wednesday evening to offer a five-year contract to Anthony Hamlet.

Hamlet had been the director of accountability transformation in the School District of Palm Beach in Florida since June 2014.

His resume states he oversaw 20 low-performing schools and...

May 19, 2016 - 6:06am
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. EGYPTAIR FLIGHT CRASHES IN MEDITERRANEAN

The cause of the disappearance of Flight 804, carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo, remains unclear.

2. TRUMP PUSHES COMMON CAUSE WITH SANDERS

The self-described democratic socialist wins sympathy from the GOP front-runner, who is seizing on...

May 19, 2016 - 4:17am
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate plan another attempt to outlaw the sale of assault rifles with easily detachable ammunition magazines known as bullet buttons.

The measure is among a wide-ranging slate of gun control bills scheduled for Senate votes on Thursday as Democratic leaders rush to head off a ballot measure advocated by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The measures would significantly tighten California's gun laws, which...

May 19, 2016 - 4:08am
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors are deliberating in a civil trial over whether the owner of a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a 2012 shooting that left 12 people dead.

The jury met for a short time after getting the case Wednesday evening and reconvened Thursday. Jurors must determine whether Cinemark should have foreseen the risk for violence during the packed midnight premiere of a Batman movie in an era of mass shootings.

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