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  • Indonesian plane carrying 54 goes missing in remote area

    Trigana Air planeA twin-turboprop aircraft lost contact with air traffic control as it flew over the remote, forested eastern Papua region.


  • Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

    FILE- In this July 8, 2007, file photo shows NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.


  • Pro-Bush super PAC spending $10M-plus on initial TV campaign

    In this Aug. 14, 2015 photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Bush's powerfully funded super political action committee will spend at least $10 million on Aug. 17 to buy television advertising in several early voting states. It's the first salvo of what's expected to become a massive television ad campaign to back the former Florida governor's presidential bid. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The powerfully funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign to support the former Florida governor's bid for the Republican nomination.


  • U.S. civil rights leader Julian Bond dies at 75

    Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman listens as Phillip Agnew, executive director of the Dream Defenders announces an end of a 31-day sit-in at the Florida State Capitol in TallahasseeBond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced in a statement. Bond was the civil rights organization's first president. "Julian was a visionary and tireless champion for civil and human rights," SPLC said of its former president who held the post from 1971 to 1979.


  • Trump says he'd deport undocumented immigrants as U.S. president

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media before heading over the Iowa State Fair in Des MoinesRepublican presidential contender Donald Trump would deport all undocumented immigrants and rescind U.S. President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration if he is elected to the White House, he said in an interview with NBC News that will air on Sunday. "We're going to keep the families together, but they have to go," Trump told NBC's "Meet the Press," according to an excerpt released on Saturday. Asked by host Chuck Todd about illegal immigrants who might have nowhere else to go, Trump said: "We will work with them.


  • Glitch that canceled more than 400 U.S. flights is fixed - FAA

    United Airlines planes are seen on platform at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New JerseyDisrupted air travel along the heavily populated U.S. East Coast was resuming normal operations on Saturday after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it had fixed an automation problem at an air traffic center that led to hundreds of flight cancellations. The FAA said an air traffic center in Leesburg, Virginia was thought to be the cause of the issue which canceled more than 440 flights for hours and caused hundreds of other flights to be delayed during the busy August travel season. More than 440 flights were canceled at airports along the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, according to flightaware.com, a service that tracks global air service.


  • How Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

    FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday. Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are expected to attend Vernon Jordan's 80th birthday party Saturday, Aug. 15, on the swanky Massachusetts island famous as a gathering spot for prominent Democratic figures. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House.


  • Indonesian plane carrying 54 people goes missing in Papua

    A Trigana Air plane is seen at an airport in Mulia, in Indonesia's restive Papua region, in April 2012 after pilots lost control when gunmen fired on the plane as it landedThe flight hit bad weather in rugged eastern Indonesia, officials said, in what could be the latest accident to hit the country's aviation sector.


  • FAA site shows flight delays of 15 minutes or less

    This image made from the website Flightradar24.com shows air traffic over the eastern half of the United States on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 at 4 p.m. EDT. Flights bound for the Washington area and some flights from airports in the New York City area that must fly over the Washington region were being delayed or grounded Saturday due to "technical issues" at an air traffic control center in Virginia, the Federal Aviation Administration said. (Flightradar24.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: FLIGHTRADAR24.COMWASHINGTON (AP) — Air traffic was snarled and passengers' tempers frayed on Saturday as many flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast stretching from New York down to the Carolinas were delayed or cancelled.


  • China blast zone blocked over contamination fear; 112 dead

    Smoke rises from debris near a crater that was at the center of a series of explosions in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, as seen from an aerial view. New explosions and fires rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin on Saturday, as one survivor was pulled out and authorities ordered evacuations to clean up chemical contamination more than two days after a fire and a series of blasts set off the disaster. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUTTIANJIN, China (AP) — Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin, pushing the death toll to 112 on Sunday as teams scrambled to clear dangerous chemical contamination.


  • High pressure system cranks up the heat across the West

    Visitors to Echo Park Lake near downtown Los Angeles shade themselves under an umbrella as paddle boats keep close to a large fountain to keep cool on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. The National Weather Service says Southern California's sharp warming trend will build into the weekend, with above-normal temperatures in many areas. Forecasters say the hottest conditions will be Friday through Sunday. Valley and desert temperatures will range from 100 to108 degrees, with highs from 85 to 95 elsewhere. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)Much of the West was smothered in a blanket of heat Saturday with triple-digit temperatures hitting Phoenix, Los Angeles and other cities.


  • Front-runners Clinton, Trump descend on Iowa State Fair

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greats the crowd at the Iowa State Fair Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Hillary Rodham Clinton walked among the booths of funnel cakes and corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair, trailed by a massive pack of media and onlookers, Donald Trump's helicopter circled the fairgrounds in the air above.


  • AT&T helped U.S. NSA in spying on Internet traffic: N.Y. Times

    A man walks past the AT&T store in New York's Times SquareTelecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc has provided extensive assistance to the U.S. National Security Agency as the spy agency conducts surveillance on huge volumes of Internet traffic passing through the United States, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing newly disclosed NSA documents. The newspaper reported that the company gave technical assistance to the NSA in carrying out a secret court order allowing wiretapping of all Internet communications at the headquarters of the United Nations, an AT&T customer. The documents date from 2003 to 2013 and were provided by fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Times reported.


  • Families' fury over China blast missing

    A man stands by a board with missing notices in a temporary shelter in an elementary school in Tianjin on August 15, 2015Furious, frustrated and fearful, relatives of the missing in giant explosions in Tianjin besieged officials Saturday demanding answers on their loved ones’ fates – only for security to intervene instead. Three days after vast explosions lit up the night sky and left scenes of utter devastation across an industrial zone in the northern Chinese city -- and scores dead -- a father said he had yet to hear from his firefighter son. "The authorities have not contacted us," he said in flat tones, wearing a blue worker's cap typical of the Maoist era.