Alaska small plane crash kills 2 a week after a deadly mid-air collision involving the same carrier, Taquan Air

Two people died Monday afternoon when the plane they were in crashed into Metlakatla Harbor, Alaska, a week after another deadly crash nearby involving the same operator. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough confirmed on its Facebook page that “a pilot and a single passenger” died in the crash of the de Havilland Beaver floatplane operated by […]

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“Game of Thrones” baby names: “Game of Thrones” baby names are more popular than ever

A girl has a name — and now, so do a lot of other girls.  “Game of Thrones” baby names are surging in popularity, and new data from the Social Security Administration published Friday, shows they are more popular than ever before. Thousands of babies born in 2018 were named after characters from the popular HBO […]

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Trump requests $1.6B in new NASA funding for 2024 moon landing

The Trump administration is adding an additional $1.6 billion to NASA’s $21 billion 2020 budget request to kick start plans to return American astronauts to the moon in 2024, four years earlier than previously planned, NASA announced Monday. In a surprise announcement, agency Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the revitalized moon program will be named Artemis […]

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Alaska plane crash: 2 sightseeing planes carrying cruise ship tourists collide midair near Ketchikan, Alaska

Anchorage — A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes. Four people were killed when the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan, the Coast Guard said. Two […]

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More officers reported slain in 2018 than previous year, new FBI data shows

Fifty-five law enforcement officers were slain during criminal incidents while on duty in the U.S. last year, 9 more officers than were slain on the job in 2017, according to new national data released by the FBI. The statistics on law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty were released Monday as part of […]

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Met Gala 2019: “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme — these celebrities rocked gender-bending looks at the Met Gala Monday

Big stars strutted the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala Monday and many did so wearing daring ensembles. But some celebrities decided to take their looks one step further —  by challenging gender norms. Men wore sheer fabrics, makeup and skintight outfits, while women donned suits and more traditional “masculine”wear that fit in with […]

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Kailua helicopter crash: 3 dead after tour helicopter crashes nose-first onto highway in Hawaii — live updates

Honolulu, Hawaii — A tour helicopter burst into flames Monday morning after crashing nose-first onto a busy Kailua highway. Authorities believe three people were aboard the four-seat Robinson R44, all of whom were killed. A woman driving on the street where the crash occurred initially thought the area was being bombed or an airplane had […]

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John Singleton has died; “Boyz N the Hood” director dies at 51, taken off life support following stroke

John Singleton, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker best known for directing “Boyz N the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,” has died Monday after he was taken off life support following complications from a stroke, a family representative confirmed. He was 51. “We are sad to relay that John Singleton has died. John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his […]

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Rod Rosenstein resigning: Deputy attorney general submits resignation letter today; will leave Department of Justice on May 11

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has officially handed in his resignation letter to the White House, a long-anticipated move. Rosenstein, who was expected to leave the Justice Department after the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, will effectively resign May 11.  In his letter, Rosenstein thanked President Trump for appointing him to the job […]

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