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Medical Plane Crash Kills at Least 2 in California

Hemera/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The pilot of a medical flight in California declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit before the plane crashed in Humboldt County, killing at least two of the four people on board, according to officials.Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman, said the Piper PA31 […]

One Cop Killed, Another Injured in San Diego Shooting; Suspect in Custody

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — A police officer and father of two is dead, and another cop is injured after they were shot in San Diego Thursday night.One suspect has been taken into police custody. Police said they were searching for additional suspects.The shooting happened after the two officers, […]

Attorney Urges DOJ to Investigate North Miami Police Shooting

Hilton Napoleon(MIAMI) -- An attorney for a man with autism who was placed in a psychiatric unit after witnessing another man get shot by a police officer is urging the Department of Justice to investigate the North Miami Police and state of Florida.Matthew Dietz, the attorney for Arnaldo Rios, wrot […]

Fighter Jet Crashes in California, Killing Pilot

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released(TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.) -- An F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet crashed near Twentynine Palms, California, Thursday night, killing the pilot on board.According to the Marine Corps, the pilot was conducting a training mission ou […]

Inmates Care for Deaf Dogs Evacuated from Shelter Due to Wildfire

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/California State Prison/Los Angeles County(LOS ANGELES) -- A group of inmates at a California state prison are providing shelter, care and love for dozens of deaf dogs that were recently forced to evacuate a nearby shelter threatened by a wildf […]

Report: VA Spent Millions on Costly Art as Veterans Waited for Care

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new report alleges that the Department of Veterans Affairs spent $20 million between 2004 and 2014 on costly artwork.The expenditures included more than $1 million for a courtyard with a large sculpture at a Palo Alto veterans facility; $330,000 for a glass-art inst […]

Northern California Wildfire Continues to Grow, Threatening Homes and Businesses

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A wildfire on California's northern coast is gaining ground one week after it started, threatening an expanding number of homes and businesses. The blaze has destroyed 41 homes, seven of them in the last day, as it approaches 30,000 acres in size, with only 15 percent c […]

Extreme Skydiver Luke Aikins Prepares to Jump 25,000 Feet with No Parachute

PR Newswire/Mondelez International(SIMI VALLEY, Calif.) — Luke Aikins has safely landed 18,000 parachute jumps so far in his 26-year career, but the elite daredevil is seriously upping ante in his latest stunt.The 42-year-old aerial expert and third-generation skydiver will jump out of an airplane a […]