23-year-old pilot killed in plane crash near Houston, Troopers say

Someone driving nearby saw the plane go down on Hawk Lane, according to Ken Barkley, deputy director of emergency services for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

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Train hero Spencer Stone stabbed in Sacramento

Just weeks ago, U.S. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was tending to stab wounds after famously helping thwart a gun attack on a European train, feted internationally as a hero.

On Thursday he was in serious condition at a California hospital, having be...

McCarthy leaves after stepping out of Speaker race

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Conservatives celebrate Kevin McCarthy shocker

House conservatives have chafed under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team since the GOP took over the majority in 2011. Now, they have their double revenge.

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AT&T turns on Wi-Fi Calling for iPhone users

If you're an AT&T customer with an iPhone 6 or newer -- you can now make calls over Wi-Fi.

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El Faro had leaks, other issues, ex-crew members say

Three former crew members of El Faro, a ship that apparently sank during Hurricane Joaquin, told CNN the ship had structural problems and questioned whether it should have sailed with a major storm in the region.

The 40-year-old cargo ship never made ...

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Oklahoma delays further executions

Oklahoma will delay any further executions as officials investigate how the wrong drug may have been used in the execution of Charles Warner back in January.

In a statement Thursday, Gov. Mary Fallin said the mix-up came to light after state officials...

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Kevin McCarthy drops out of speaker race

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race to succeed Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, a shocking move that throws the House into chaos.

The move came without warning as House Republicans were in a closed-door meeting to select thei...

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Get this: Americans ARE spending their gas savings

The average American driver saved $360 this year on gas -- nearly a dollar a day. So what are people doing with that "extra" money?

Americans claim they have been saving it, but that may be a fib.

When the JPMorgan Chase Institute looked at people's ...

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Teacher wears bodysuit for anatomy lesson

Students weren't sure what to expect when their teacher stood in front of the classroom and started to undress.

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Boehner cancels 'Tonight Show' appearance

Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner has canceled his appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show" in the wake of Rep. Kevin McCarthy's decision to drop out of the House Speaker race, a network spokesperson told CNN.

Boehner's office had announced Wednesday that...

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Netanyahu: 'We're in the midst of a wave of terrorism'

Amid a wave of violence, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday urged Arab and Israeli leaders to stay away from one of the country's holiest sites, in an effort to keep tensions from getting out of hand.

In a televised speech, Netany...

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