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Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran
BOSTON (AP) -- The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.... 8/29/2014 12:12 PM

Prosecutor: McDonnells had 'corrupt understanding'
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Prosecutors urged jurors on Friday to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen: Why did a businessman give the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans, and why did the McDonnells accept?... 8/29/2014 11:15 AM

Shelley Sterling: Ballmer eager to own Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.... 8/29/2014 10:26 AM

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City
NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.... 8/29/2014 7:46 AM

In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.... 8/29/2014 9:22 AM

Suds, faith found at California laundromat
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.... 8/29/2014 1:54 AM

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.... 8/29/2014 10:15 AM

Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.... 8/29/2014 4:36 AM

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.... 8/29/2014 4:11 AM

Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" - the German equivalent of "cheers."... 8/29/2014 10:45 AM