News from The Associated Press

Posted by on January 1, 1970 12:00 am
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AP Top U.S. News at 5:12 p.m. EDT

IDs on 16 dead in balloon crash seen as a ‘long process’
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — Identifying the 16 people killed in the fiery crash of a hot air balloon in Central Texas will be “a long process,” officials said Sunday, as federal authorities investigated the worst such disaster in U.S. history….


FAA had been warned of risk of 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….


A look at how Texas’ guns on campus law will work
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms starting Monday, which is also the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting at the University of Texas’ landmark clock tower….


2 dead after historic Maryland town ravaged by floodwaters
WASHINGTON (AP) — Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said….


Officials: 1 dead, 3 hospitalized in Austin shooting
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A shooting in a crowded entertainment district in downtown Austin early Sunday caused a chaotic scene, leaving one woman dead and three others wounded and police searching for a suspect….


Flour recall prompts new warning: Don’t eat dough or batter
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The most basic of baking ingredients, flour, is at the center of a complicated question: How did it become contaminated with bacteria normally found in animal feces?…


Crews continue battle against growing Big Sur wildfire
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Crews continued to battle a massive wildfire near California’s Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes as another one broke out in Fresno County and quickly spread, prompting the evacuation of 300 homes near dry, rolling hills….


Black Lives supporters seek backing from other minorities
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest deaths of black people at the hands of police led Jaime Sunwoo to undertake something she had always struggled with – a conversation with her parents about race….


Going to the Olympics? Some health risks to consider
NEW YORK (AP) — Traveling to the Olympics? Don’t let illnesses meddle with your fun….


AP WAS THERE: 1966 University of Texas clock tower shooting
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: Before Virginia Tech and Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora and Orlando, there was the University of Texas tower shooting….

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