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'That's how she's wired': Pilot lauded for handling crisis

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:00pm
BOERNE, Texas (AP) -- The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls....
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A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:55pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again. At least one bought in-flight Wi-Fi as the jet descended so he could say goodbye to his loved ones....
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With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:55pm
The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask to leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?"...
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A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:55pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again. At least one bought in-flight Wi-Fi as the jet descended so he could say goodbye to his loved ones....
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In-flight explosion creates pressure for engine inspections

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:55pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The engine explosion aboard a Southwest Airlines jetliner puts new pressure on airlines and regulators to act faster to inspect the fan blades that may have snapped off and triggered the accident that killed a passenger....
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A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:55pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again. At least one bought in-flight Wi-Fi as the jet descended so he could say goodbye to his loved ones....
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Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:55pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation....
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Nanny who killed kids, pleaded insanity convicted of murder

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A nanny who stabbed two children to death at their home but argued she was too mentally ill to be held responsible was convicted of murder on Wednesday....
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Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:55pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month....
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Saudi Arabia screens 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:25am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom, and tickets go on sale Thursday for public showings on Friday....
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Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:25am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line....
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'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:25am
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico; officials probe cause

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:25am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria....
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Saudi Arabia to show 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:25am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia is to hold a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom that are expected to open to the public as early as next month....
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Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreck

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:10am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Microsoft co-founder's mission to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific has chalked up another victory with the discovery of the USS Helena nearly 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands, reviving stories of the battle-tested ship's endurance and the nearly unbelievable survival of 165 of the crewmen....
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Pot holiday traces roots to 5 California high school stoners

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:10am
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) -- Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking....
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From catchphrases to fashion: 'Scandal's' pop culture impact

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- As "Scandal" wraps up its seventh and final season on ABC, the political drama starring Kerry Washington as professional problem solver in the nation's capital will leave behind a number of contributions to pop culture including catchphrases and a killer wardrobe....
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Cuban state media say new president to be elected Wednesday

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:10am
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba's National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday and announce the replacement for Raul Castro the next day, an unusual two-day process that will install someone from outside the Castro family in the country's highest government office for the first time in nearly six decades....
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