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No problems reported before fiery private jet crash

A hangar collapsed onto the wrecked private jet that burst into flames as it landed Monday, delaying recovery of victims at a Southern California airport. No survivors were expected, and investigators said there was no report of problems on the Idaho-to-Santa Monica flight.

No one at controls as train crashes near Chicago; dozens injured

As many as four dozen people were injured when two Chicago commuter trains crashed about 10 miles west of downtown Chicago during Monday morning rush hour. Investigators have determined that no one was at the controls of the moving train.

Mall shopkeepers suspect Kenyan troops in thefts

Jewelry cases smashed. Mobile phones ripped from displays. Cash registers emptied. Alcohol stocks plundered.

Miss Philippines wins Miss World in Indonesia

Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, where the contest’s final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.

Quidditch: USM fields internationally recognized team

Once considered a fictional sport, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding game of quidditch has become a sporting reality for athletes on college campuses and communities around the world.

Wife says George Zimmerman has changed since trial

Shellie Zimmerman said Thursday that she hasn’t been able to find her estranged husband to serve him divorce papers and that she doesn’t know what he’s capable of because he has changed since he was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Greek neo-Nazi party leader, other legislators arrested

The leader of Greece’s extreme-right Golden Dawn party and four other of its parliamentarians were formally charged Saturday with membership in a criminal organization with intent to commit crimes, in an escalation of a government crackdown after a fatal stabbing blamed on a supporter.

Woods voted PGA player of the year

Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world.

Budget battle: Showdowns could squeeze the US economy

Just as the U.S. economy is struggling to expand at a healthy pace, a pair of political standoffs threatens to slow growth and spook investors.

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