LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead.
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.
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 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.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers for the Powerball are 11-17-21-23-32 and Powerball 5.
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.
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.
Blazes have destroyed dozens of homes in several Western states and scared away tourists from California's dramatic Big Sur coast, which is near a wildfire burning in hard-to-reach forested ridges that fire crews will likely be battling for another month.
CHICAGO (AP) — Courts have dealt setbacks in three states to Republican efforts that critics contend restrict voting rights — blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some caretakers for disabled New Yorkers say they've been harassed and punished for making complaints about potentially hazardous situations at state facilities.