FAA: Small plane carrying 2 people crash in New Hampshire

WARNER, N.H. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a small airplane with two people aboard has crashed in New Hampshire.

There was no immediate word on the conditions of the two aboard the American Champion Aircraft that crashed Sunday evening near Stewart’s Peak.

A spokeswoman for the FAA says the agency is investigating, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause of the crash.

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The Latest: Union: 2 officers shot in Houston should be OK

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on shootings Sunday in a Houston neighborhood (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

Houston Police Union President Ray Hunt says an officer who was hit several times in the chest during a shooting was wearing both a metal breastplate and a bulletproof vest.

Hunt says both officers hurt during the neighborhood shootings Sunday should be OK. The second officer was shot in the hand.

Police have said there were two armed suspects involved, one of whom was killed. The other was wounded and taken to a hospital. Authorities say another person who was not a suspect or an officer was killed, and three other people were wounded.


3 p.m.

Neighbors near the scene of a Houston shooting Sunday that left two dead say they heard several shots and knew something was wrong.

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Congress’ grade so far? Incomplete at best

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.

An abbreviated work period this month produced mixed results at best — Congress exited Washington without acting on funding the battle against the Zika virus, for starters — and a full plate awaits when lawmakers return next month from a weeklong Memorial Day recess for a six-week sprint to political convention season and the traditional August vacation.

Some signs are promising; others, not so much:



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3 Cambodian commandos jailed for attack on legislators

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has sentenced three military commandos to a year in prison for beating up two opposition lawmakers outside the parliament last year. The court also ordered them to pay fines totaling $ 21,500 as the legislators’ lawyer called the punishment too lenient.

In his verdict Friday, Phnom Penh presiding judge Heng Sokna initially sentenced the three men to four years in jail but suspended the sentence to one year.

The attack occurred in October 2015 when two opposition lawmakers from the Cambodia National Rescue Party were confronted by a pro-government mob, which was demanding the resignation of the party’s deputy leader Kem Sonkha.

Heng Sokna said the attack on the lawmakers by the three members of an elite military unit hurt the nation’s reputat...

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Iraq honors policeman who stopped would-be suicide bomber

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has honored a police officer who stopped a would-be suicide bomber at a checkpoint in a northern Baghdad neighborhood this week.

Saad Ali Thabit’s brave act was caught on a closed-circuit camera on Wednesday in the Kadhimiyah neighborhood and has since gone viral, racking up hundreds of thousands of views on Thursday.

The footage shows Thabit discovering and then disarming the would-be bomber during a routine search at the checkpoint where he was working. It shows other people lined up at the checkpoint quickly running away as the bomber’s explosive belt was discovered.

Thabit is seen pinning the attacker against the checkpoint’s wall and disarming the explosives. Later Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi commended Thabit for his heroism and courage.


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Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed home for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.

Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored Tuesday night in a 5-2 victory that evened the best-of-seven series at three games.

Game 7 is Thursday night, with the Penguins hoping to reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2009 and the Lightning looking to advance to the Cup Final for the second straight year.

Crosby assisted on Kessel’s 5-on-3 power-play goal in the opening period and skated around Tampa Bay defenseman Anton Stralman into the clear before sending a wrist shot between goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy’s legs for a 3-0 lead in the final minute of the second period.

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Obama’s Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo’s decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it’s the American president who could end up losing.

Many in China and South Korea feel that Japan got what it deserved when a U.S. atomic bombs detonated in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and in Nagasaki three days later. They resent what they see as Japan’s focus on the bomb’s victims instead of the millions of civilians killed, raped and enslaved by Japanese troops. They worry that the first-ever U.S...

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Iraqi forces battle IS militants outside Fallujah

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists, officials said.

Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and paramilitary troops, Iraqi government forces launched the long-awaited military offensive late Sunday. The city, located about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, has been under the militants’ control since January 2014.

The commander of the Fallujah operation, Lt. General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, could not say how long the offensive would take, citing the terrain, the number of civilians in the city and bombs planted by the militants. Al-Saadi added that the first phase aims to surround and bomb IS positions.

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Hinchcliffe takes top seed in Indy qualifying with late push

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe posted the fastest four-lap average in Indianapolis 500 qualifying Saturday to take the top seed into the pole shootout Sunday.

The Canadian driver for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports hung on after moving past three-time race winner Helio Castroneves in the final 40 minutes. Hinchcliffe finished at 230.946 mph.

Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy winner, moved into second on the second-to-last run of the day at 230.805. Team Penske’s Will Power was third at 230.736, and Castroneves fourth at 230.500.

All 33 starting positions will be set Sunday. The nine fastest from Saturday advanced to the shootout.

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Solar-powered plane’s latest leg: Oklahoma to Ohio

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane that landed in Oklahoma last week is headed to Ohio on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Tulsa International Airport about 5 a.m. Saturday with a destination of Dayton, Ohio. The flight was expected to take about 18 hours.

The aircraft’s most recent journey came on May 13, when it traveled from Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Arizona to Tulsa in just over 20 hours. The plane was expected to make at least one more stop in the United States before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa.

The globe-circling voyage began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.

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