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Authorities identify two killed in Virgin River Gorge plane crash

Two teenage brothers from Utah were killed when a small plane crashed Sunday in northwest Arizona, authorities said. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims of the crash as the pilot, Daulton Rey Whatcott, 19, and Jason McKee Whatcott, 16, of Clinton City.

Johns Hopkins to pay $190M to women recorded by doctor

Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to more than 8,000 women whose bodies may have been videotaped or photographed by a gynecologist using a pen-like camera during pelvic exams.

Shark sightings feed ‘Jaws’ tourism frenzy

In “Jaws,” the fictional mayor tried to protect tourism by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. As sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, however, businesses in the Massachusetts town of Chatham are embracing the frenzy.

Obama signs order to protect gay, transgender federal workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.

Three arrested over death of two homeless people

Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday.

Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.

Rebels take full control of Malaysian plane crash bodies

Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.

Florida jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

A Florida jury has slammed the nation’s No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

200-plus rally for Gaza in Las Vegas

More than 200 people, many in white T-shirts and others waving Palestinian flags, rallied in Las Vegas on Saturday with a message: “I Stand with Gaza.”