FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators, government documents show. The FAA rejected those recommendations....
Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) -- A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said....
A look at the deadliest hot air balloon accidents
A hot air balloon crashed and caught fire Saturday morning in Lockhart, Texas, about 30 miles outside of Austin. Authorities say it's unlikely the 16 people on board survived....
3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near Seattle; suspect in custody
SEATTLE (AP) -- A gunman attacked a gathering of young adults at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday, killing two people at a fire pit before firing more shots from the roof, the grandmother of one of the witnesses said....
States' flag-burning laws unconstitutional, but persist
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz had just finished walking in a July 4th parade when her assistant told her a central Illinois man had been arrested on suspicion of burning an American flag....
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