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April 7, 2015 - 4:59pm
1 week 4 days ago

DALLAS (AP) — A passenger plane trying to land at a Texas airport had to turn back when the pilot couldn't turn on the runway lights.

American Eagle Flight 2536 was scheduled to fly about 125 miles from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Wichita Falls, Texas, on Sunday night.

The plane left nearly a half-hour late, and when it got to Wichita Falls, the pilot told passengers that the runway lights were turned off and there was nobody at the...

April 7, 2015 - 4:58pm
1 week 4 days ago

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday March 30, to Sunday, March 5, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


1. Jamie xx, "Loud Places (feat. Romy)" (Young Turks Recordings)

2. Grace, "You Don't Own Me (feat. G-Eazy)" (RCA Records)

3. Causes, "Teach Me How To Dance With...

April 7, 2015 - 4:57pm
1 week 4 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An HIV-positive Ohio man accused of sexually assaulting three girls has pleaded not guilty to 19 counts in court, where a prosecutor said one of them, a 12 year old, is pregnant.

Twenty-seven-year-old Keith Anthony Allen of Columbus pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including rape, felonious assault and gross sexual imposition. He remains jailed with no bond, and court records listed no attorney for him.

Allen is accused of...

April 7, 2015 - 4:35pm
1 week 4 days ago

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Again facing heat from the gun lobby, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is criticizing the National Rifle Association, saying it moved from promoting gun safety and culture to being "big business."

The West Virginia Democrat made the comments Tuesday to The Associated Press.

Recently, the NRA criticized Manchin for opposing a state measure to drop permitting requirements to carry concealed handguns.

Manchin says...

April 7, 2015 - 4:32pm
1 week 4 days ago

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury in North Carolina has added four new charges against a man accused in the deaths of a contestant from the TV show "Food Network Star" and her husband.

Local media outlets report that the Buncombe County grand jury added to the first-degree murder charges already filed against Robert Jason Owens in March. The 36-year-old Owens was in court Tuesday.

Owens is now charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous...

April 7, 2015 - 4:31pm
1 week 4 days ago

REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — A former student at Brigham Young University's Idaho campus who altered his college transcript to rise from a failing pre-med student to getting $7,000 in academic scholarships has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years of supervised probation.

The Post Register reports ( ) that 24-year-old Jacob Mahonri Espinal was credited with 151 days at his sentencing Monday in 7th District Court.


April 7, 2015 - 4:25pm
1 week 4 days ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against General Electric over a fire at its Appliance Park last week.

The Courier-Journal ( ) says the lawsuit was filed Monday in Jefferson County Circuit Court by a resident who lives near the complex and claims the company was negligent in storing flammable material in its warehouse.

The lawsuit also says residents affected by the order to stay inside suffered harm from "noxious...

April 7, 2015 - 4:13pm
1 week 4 days ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities at Miami University say two freshmen students have been charged with criminal mischief and face school disciplinary action in connection with offensive graffiti at the southwest Ohio school.

School president David Hodge sent a university-wide message Monday saying university police were called after the weekend defacing of a residential hall board. He calls the graffiti "profane, racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and homophobic."...

April 7, 2015 - 4:08pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — An early gain for U.S. stocks fizzled in late afternoon trading, leaving indexes slightly lower at the closing bell.

The Dow Jones industrial average edged down five points, less than 0.1 percent, at 17,875 Tuesday. The Dow had been up as much as 102 points earlier.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,076. The Nasdaq composite lost seven points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,910.


April 7, 2015 - 3:59pm
1 week 4 days ago

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Delmarva Power says it did not cut off power to a family of eight who died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning because they were behind on their utility bills.

Spokesman Matt Likovich says the utility discovered a stolen electric meter had been illegally connected to the rental home where the family was living since November.

The utility says the meter was disconnected for safety reasons on March 25.

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