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Texas hot air balloon crash leaves no apparent survivors

LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — A hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas, and it appeared no one survived, authorities said.

Coast Guard ends search for abandoned Alaska fishing vessel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials are calling off the search for the fishing vessel Alaska Juris.

Police: Suspected burglar found dead after he's tied to tree

LEROY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected burglar is dead after an Alabama homeowner tied him to a tree after catching the man breaking into his home.

Judge sees red after bare legged prisoner brought to court

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville judge scolded jail officials for bringing a female inmate to court without a jail jumpsuit and, it appeared, with no pants.

NOAA: mass die-off at marine sanctuary off Louisiana, Texas

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal scientists say a massive die-off is taking place on a coral reef of a national marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico.

FAA warned of potential for many hot air balloon deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Accident investigators warned the Federal Aviation Administration two years ago of the potential for large numbers of hot air balloon deaths and recommended greater safety oversight of commercial operators. The FAA rejected those recommendations.

The Latest: Woman: Granddaughter hid in closet from gunman

MUKILTEO, Washington (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a gathering of young adults in suburban Seattle (all times local):

The Latest: Wildfire near Big Sur destroys 57 homes

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

Tunisian lawmakers hold no-confidence vote, PM under threat

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's parliament is holding a no-confidence vote that is expected to decide the fate of technocratic Prime Minister Habib Essid.

NY caretakers say they are being punished for complaints

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.

118 dormitories burned in Kenya in wave of arson attacks

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 100 high school dormitories in Kenya have been burned in a wave of arson attacks over the past three months.

Former governor, WWII ambassador to Britain getting his due

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Years after he faded into obscurity, John Gilbert Winant is getting his due.

Discredited Tulsa volunteer sheriff's deputy program revived

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy program halted after a member fatally shot an unarmed black man is back in business with tougher requirements, the new Tulsa county sheriff says.

Dunes pavilion work stoppage not expected to delay opening

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Work to refurbish and privatize a pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park to bring restaurants, a rooftop bar and a banquet center along Lake Michigan is temporarily on hold until the state Department of Natural Resources gets permission from the National Park Service to move ahead.

Skydiver makes final preparations to jump without parachute tonight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Skydiver Luke Aikins figures his next leap into thin air will start pretty much like the thousands that preceded it, only with one small but significant difference: This time when he steps out of the plane at 25,000 feet he won't take his parachute with him.

Fighting between Turkish forces, Kurdish rebels kills 43

ISTANBUL (AP) — Authorities say fighting between Turkish forces and Kurdish rebels in the restive southeast of the country has killed eight Turkish soldiers and 35 Kurdish fighters.

John Hinckley's return to normalcy has been years in making

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Life for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 has progressively become more normal as he prepares to live with his mother.

What's safe? Europe grapples with security after attacks

PARIS (AP) — You can't put a guard in every church and patrol every beach. But after a wave of attacks in Western Europe, authorities are struggling to protect their people as best they can. The French Riviera city of Cannes has banned large backpacks on beaches lest they hide explosives, and Britain is providing extra funding for security at tens of thousands of places of worship.

Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has withdrawn a cease-fire order after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had given.

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