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U.S. Coast Guard officials say the twin-engine MU-2B was carrying Jennifer Blumin, 40, a local event space designer, and her two sons ages 10 and 4. A Coast Guard airplane, helicopter and cutter were searching for the missing plane. "There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", Kelly said. "Her family is working with investigators and we politely ask that you respect their privacy at this time", Skylight said.
  • DA announces charges against Penn State frat, 18 members

    DA announces charges against Penn State frat, 18 members

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    Beta Theta Pi International Fraternity described the "nature of those charges" as "incredibly disheartening as the organization and its membership continue to grieve Tim's passing and the pain experienced by his family". When paramedics arrived, Piazza was unconscious on a couch on the main floor. The cause of death was traumatic brain injury that resulted from several falls, including a fall down a set of basement stairs, according to a 65-page statement issued by Centre County District ...
  • Gloom, rain to stay through part of the weekend

    Gloom, rain to stay through part of the weekend

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    Alex Manion, also a National Weather Service meteorologist, told The News that "The Metro Detroit area is in the bullseye for the heaviest amount of rainfall". Gregorio said a slight chance of rain exists for Saturday , making Sunday the better of the two weekend days for any outdoor plans. However, there is still the potential that additional heavy downpours or thunderstorms could drag down some strong winds from higher up in the atmosphere.
  • Iran condemns Turkish airstrikes in Kurdistan Region

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    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor reported clashes between Kurdish fighters and Turkish forces along the border near Darbasiya. "We have expressed those concerns to the government of Turkey directly", Toner added. Kurdish outrage erupted after Turkish bombers struck Kurdish fighters in Iraq's Sinjar province and northeast Syria on Tuesday and killed at least 20.
  • Wednesday night rain prompts new Flash Flood Watch

    Wednesday night rain prompts new Flash Flood Watch

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    However, it appears unlikely at this time that the additional rain will cause any crests on any rivers that are higher than the ones now being experienced. The primary threats with storms are localized flooding, hail up to 1 inch in diameter and lightning. Forecasters at AccuWeather are predicting about 1.25 inches of rainfall during that time.
  • Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

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    The trip Thursday is Trump's first back home since he left in January to become president. While his boisterous ventures eventually begat his presidential campaign and all of it was centered around NY, the people who make up NY haven't always loved Trump back.
  • Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager

    Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager

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    Police Lt. Christopher Cook says a customer who was carrying a handgun under the Texas concealed handgun license program then fatally shot Jones. Perez was a manager at the restaurant, and Jones has been identified as the first shooter. "There was some type of altercation, things being said, and this man pulled out a gun and shot the employee and killed the employee", Cook said. "He made the decision to engage the shooter, fearing there would be other loss of life", Cook said.
  • Trump Orders Review Of Bans On Offshore US Drilling

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    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday directing the Department of the Interior to look at opening up more areas to offshore drilling. Bush's early 2009 creation (and Obama's 2014 expansion) of the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument south and west of Hawaii - the largest marine protected area in the world.
  • Afghan Taliban launch 'Spring Offensive', name it after slain chief Mullah Mansoor

    Afghan Taliban launch 'Spring Offensive', name it after slain chief Mullah Mansoor

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    The Taliban militants, who ruled the country before being ousted in late 2001, renewed armed insurgency, killing government troops as well as civilians. Afghanistan's Interior Ministry shrugged off the Taliban threats Friday, saying the offensive was "not something new". According to a United States government estimate in November 2016, the Afghan government had uncontested control of only 57% of the country - down from 72% a year earlier.
  • Hillary Clinton blames herself - and misogyny, FBI and Russia - for defeat

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    Her remarks equally appeared calculated to show that Clinton believes she has a voice and a rightful place in the political fray. Since the November election, Trump has repeatedly claimed without any evidence that the only reason Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million votes is because of people voting illegally.
  • One dead, one in custody after stabbing at UT

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    Fenves said in another statement released Tuesday morrning that two victims have been discharged from the hospital. The violent incident was the third in a little more than three years in which a Killeen resident was arrested. She said White was passionate about his work and was "very interactive and easygoing". Then he stabbed two more people in the general vicinity, police said.
  • Being US President 'big burden on the family': Donald Trump

    Being US President 'big burden on the family': Donald Trump

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    The Washington Times noted that an early March poll by CNN found Melania Trump held an approval rating of 52% - more than double her score of a year earlier. Melania said, "We must find better ways to honor and support the basic goodness of our children, especially in social media". During the campaign, Melania promised to combat cyber bullying as first lady, but she's not addressed that topic as of yet.