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Engine cowling, not fan blade, damaged window on fatal Southwest flight: NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board(NEW YORK) — It was apparently a fragment of the engine cowling, not a fan blade, that struck the window of Southwest Flight 1380, resulting in depressurization of the aircraft and the death of passenger Jennifer Riordan two weeks ago, the NTSB said Thursday. According to the agency’s latest update, a fan …

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Pictures of gun victims will be used to cause ‘peaceful’ disruptions of NRA convention

Alex Wong/Getty Images(DALLAS) — The student-led March for Our Lives inspired adults into action also, including one woman who is helping lead visual demonstrations during the National Rifle Association convention this weekend. Susan Levine told ABC News that what she saw during that March 14 demonstration prompted her to take action now in her city …

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Shooting at Nashville mall leaves 1 victim critically injured; suspect in custody

Nashville Fire Dept(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — At least one person has been hospitalized after a shooting at Nashville’s Opry Mills Mall, according to officials. The male victim was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in critical condition, the Nashville Fire Department wrote on Twitter. The suspected shooter is in custody, according to the Nashville Police Department. …

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Over 150 migrant caravan members cross into U.S. to claim asylum, organizers say

ABCNews.com(SAN DIEGO)– Seventy members of the migrant caravan that reached the United States’ southern border last week crossed into the U.S. Thursday morning, turning themselves in to American authorities in order to claim asylum, organizers said. Those 70 brought the total number of migrant caravan members who have crossed into the U.S. in order to …

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Why ‘Golden State Killer’ may have stopped murder spree: Investigator

ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — The deadly crime spree of the “Golden State Killer” includes a five-year pause that has remained a baffling mystery to this day. But now, with the arrest of 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer, the lead detective in the case believes he knows why the alleged serial killer …

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Minnesota farmer says strip-till gives him advantage during late spring

A central Minnesota farmer is confident having a strip-till system has given him an advantage as wet, cool conditions delay planting throughout most of the Upper Midwest. Bryan Ryberg of Buffalo Lake says with strips built in the fall, there’s no need for spring tillage. “We have absolutely no wheel compaction because we’re not running …

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Conaway trying to thread the needle to get Farm Bill passed

A policy specialist with American Farm Bureau says amendments could derail Mike Conaway’s House Farm Bill already on shaky ground because of partisan division over the nutrition title. Dale Moore tells Brownfield the Ag Committee chairman from Texas has a big hill to climb as the Republican prepares to bring the Bill to the House …

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Another White House biofuels meeting is on tap

Another White House meeting to discuss biofuels policy will take place early next week. The offices of Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley have confirmed to Brownfield that the two Iowa senators have been invited to the meeting. Other invited senators, according to media reports, are Ted Cruz of Texas and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Grassley …

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First Bayer ForwardFarm in U.S. launched

The first Bayer ForwardFarm in the United States was launched recently near Rock Hall, Maryland. Bayer ForwardFarming is a global initiative demonstrating sustainable agriculture in practice on independent farms around the world. Harborview Farms is a 4th generation family farm on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. Becky Langer, Project Manager for the Forward Farming …

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Iowa celebrates Soil & Water Conservation Week

This is Soil and Water Conservation Week in Iowa. Iowa ag secretary Mike Naig says they’re highlighting the ongoing work by farmers, landowners and urban residents to protect the state’s soil and water resources. And Naig says the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy is an important part of that effort. “It’s based on the idea that …

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Military plane crash victims identified: Puerto Rico National Guard

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The names of the nine people who were killed in the crash of a military cargo plane in Georgia were released Thursday by the Puerto Rico National Guard. The crash took place shortly after the WC-130 plane took off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on Wednesday morning. The plane was en route …

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US files complaint with China over lasers aimed at American pilots in Djibouti

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — The U.S. has filed a diplomatic complaint with China after recent incidents in Djibouti where it’s believed Chinese nationals aimed lasers at the cockpits of U.S. military aircraft resulting in “minor injuries” to two U.S. pilots. Both the U.S. and China have military bases in the small African nation located on the …

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‘Golden State Killer’ suspect’s defense motion to bar prosecutors from collecting evidence rejected by judge

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A California judge this morning rejected an attempt by defense attorneys to bar a request from prosecutors to collect evidence from “Golden State Killer” suspect Joseph DeAngelo. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet gave prosecutors the go-ahead to collect DNA samples and fingerprints from DeAngelo, and photograph the 72-year-old …

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Why 2018 could be an especially deadly year for cops

Pool via ABC News(NEW YORK) — When Palm Springs police Officer Jose “Gil” Vega, a married father of eight, was gunned down with his partner while they responded to a domestic disturbance call, the 35-year veteran was two months away from his retirement. Days after the double killing, Vega’s soft-spoken daughter, Vanessa, 8, addressed a …

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Grandmother accused of killing husband, look-alike held without bond in Florida

WZVN(FORT MYERS, Fla.) — The Minnesota woman accused in an alleged multistate crime spree will continue to be held without bond in Florida, where she was extradited last week after being captured in Texas. Lois Riess waived her right to appear for her pretrial detention hearing today in Lee County in southwest Florida. A public …

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10 Connecticut police officers injured in explosion while responding to domestic call

iStock/Thinkstock(NORTH HAVEN, Conn.)–Ten police officers were injured in an explosion Wednesday evening after responding to a domestic disturbance call at a Connecticut home. Police sent a tactical team to the North Haven residence after learning that a man was reportedly barricaded inside the residence. It is unclear if the man was the homeowner. Local station …

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Burglary suspect arrested

An eighteen year old Letcher man is in custody after he was arrested in Yankton County regarding a recent burglary in Mitchell. Lieutenant Don Everson says Demetrius Vanwalleghen is charged with burglary and grand theft for a break in at Fog N Droz early on April 26th. Stolen items include batteries for vape pens, vape …

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Black rhinos return to Chad, nearly 50 years after local extinction

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Six black rhinos were flown thousands of miles across the African continent today to Chad, where they had been relentlessly hunted to local extinction almost 50 years ago. The rhinos were loaded into specially designed crates at the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa and driven to the Port Elizabeth International …

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Teen surprises hospitalized grandfather ahead of her prom: ‘It was like pure happiness’

@siannitir/Sianni Tirado(NEW YORK) — One teen didn’t want to attend her senior prom without sharing the moment with a very special man in her life: her grandfather. Sianni Tirado told “Good Morning America” that she spent her prom day, April 14, surrounded by family and friends as she got ready for her big night. But …

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US soldiers killed in Niger were outgunned, ‘left behind’ in hunt for ISIS leader

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Four Army special operations soldiers killed in action during an ambush in Niger last October were part of a largely inexperienced and lightly-armed team outmatched by ISIS fighters who exploited bad decisions by U.S. commanders, families of the fallen soldiers and other sources briefed on the military investigation told ABC …

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