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Nine Killed, Including Two Children, In South Dakota Plane Crash

A plane crash near Chamberlain, South Dakota over the weekend left nine people dead, two of whom were children, according to officials. Brule County State’s Attorney Theresa Maule Rossow said in a statement that the plane departed from Chamberlain for Idaho when it crashed in rural Brule County. Of the 12 passengers onboard, nine were killed, including two minor children and the pilot. The three survivors were transported to Sioux Falls for treatment. The victims ranged in ages from 7 to 81, with three survivors were men, ages 17, 27 and 28. A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said they are investigating the crash of the Pilatus PC-12, but stormy weather is preventing officials from inspecting the scene.... [Read Full Story]

Police In Alabama Confirm Remains Found In Woods To Be Missing 5-Year-Old

Human remains found in rural woods in Alabama have been identified as missing 5-year-old Taylor Williams, authorities said. Confirmation of the missing child was performed through DNA analysis of the remains. The little girl’s cause of death has not been released, pending the active investigation, It’s also not clear how long the 5-year-old had been dead by the time she was found... [Read Full Story]

Second Suspect Arrested In Cas Of Missing Alabama Teenager Aniah Blanchard

A second suspect was arrested in connection with the disappearance of Alabama college student Aniah Blanchard. The Auburn, Alabama, Police Department, along with the US Marshals Task Force, arrested Antwain Shamar Fisher, 35, of Montgomery and charged him with first-degree kidnapping. Fisher, who also goes by the nickname “Squirmy,” is being held in the Lee County Jail.... [Read Full Story]

Second Suspect Arrested In Case Of Missing Alabama Teenager Aniah Blanchard

A second suspect was arrested in connection with the disappearance of Alabama college student Aniah Blanchard. The Auburn, Alabama, Police Department, along with the US Marshals Task Force, arrested Antwain Shamar Fisher, 35, of Montgomery and charged him with first-degree kidnapping. Fisher, who also goes by the nickname “Squirmy,” is being held in the Lee County Jail.... [Read Full Story]

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Launches Democratic Presidential Bid

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has formally launched a Democratic bid for president, ending weeks of speculation. The 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign website describing himself as uniquely positioned to defeat President Donald Trump. “I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America,” Bloomberg wrote.... [Read Full Story]

Two Airmen Killed During Training Mission At Oklahoma Air Force Base

The Air Force said on Thursday that two U.S. airmen were killed while performing a training mission at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The base, located in Enid, is roughly 85 miles north of Oklahoma City.  According to a statement from the base, two Air Force T-38 Talons, which are training aircraft, were involved in a “mishap” at approximately 9:10 a.m. local time.... [Read Full Story]

Impeachment Hearing: Key Witness Gives Testimony That President Directed Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

On Wednesday, Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political “quid pro quo” with Kyiv because it was what Trump wanted. Sondland testified of his dealings with Trump’s personal attorney that “Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president of the United States, and we knew that these investigations were important to the president.”... [Read Full Story]

Hong Kong Protests Continue As Police Surround University As Standoff Continues

Protests in Hong Kong have intensified as police continued their standoff with students at Polytechnic University. The police had surrounded the university, in what has been a protest movement that is now in its sixth month. Police have been trying to disperse the protesters from the roads around Polytechnic, which is the last major university that is occupied by protesters.... [Read Full Story]

American Teacher Found Strangled To Death At Her Home In Dominican Republic

An American teacher was found bound and strangled in her apartment in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic National Police said Patricia Ann Anton, 63, was found dead in her apartment in Cabarete, on the country’s rural northern coast, with her hands and feet tied. Anton was robbed by unknown suspects of a cellphone, laptop, 40-inch television, sheets and a pair of sports shoes, police said.... [Read Full Story]

Apple Card Investigated For Alleged Gender Discrimination

After a series of tweets blasting Apple’s new credit card for alleged gender discrimination, New York’s Department of Financial Services is launching an investigation. The Apple Card was launched in partnership with Goldman Sachs earlier this year. It uses an algorithm to assign credit limits, but many online pointed out it may favor men over women. ... [Read Full Story]

Missing California Hiker Found Dead On Glacier Atop Mountain

A three-day search for a California hiker ended when he was found dead on top of a glacier in Sequoia and Kings National Park. Alan Stringer, 40, of Huntington Beach, was reported missing Monday evening when he didn’t return home after a hike. Investigators found his body Thursday at the top of the Darwin Glacier, which is near the base of Mount Darwin. Stringer had just recently bought hiking equipment and took mountaineering course, and did not tell anyone his hiking plans or potential routes. His vehicle was found shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, authorities said.... [Read Full Story]