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Russian military jet crashes, 2 pilots missing

MOSCOW — The Russian military says one of its training jets has crashed and two pilots are missing. The Defence Ministry said the L-39 aircraft went down Thursday during a regular training over the Sea of Azov.

Spain arrests 4, seizes 115 properties in Venezuelan probe

MADRID — Spanish police have arrested a former Venezuelan official and an exiled opposition leader's relative and seized more than 115 properties in a money-laundering investigation into a ring that allegedly bought real estate in Spain with illicit

Lawsuit over fatal crash involving Berman's wife settled

TORRINGTON, Conn. — A Connecticut restaurant accused of serving alcohol to the wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman before she was killed in a car crash has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of an 87-year-old man who also died in the wreck.

4-year-old boy shot, wounded in apparent case of road rage

WICHITA, Kan. — A man and a woman have been arrested in the shooting of 4-year-old boy in an apparent road rage incident after one vehicle cut off another in a Kansas city.
Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

NORFOLK, Va. — A California-based startup has announced big plans to go small as it reaches into space, rocketing satellites the size of loaves of bread into orbit from Virginia.
UK's May says Brexit transition period could grow, draws ire

UK's May says Brexit transition period could grow, draws ire

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May stood firm Thursday in the face of stinging domestic criticism, saying the U.K. and the European Union could overcome their "few but considerable" disagreements over Brexit.

Michael Vick's father gets 5 years for drug-ring role

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The father of former pro-football star Michael Vick has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a drug ring.

Actor Bruce Willis sells central Idaho ranch for $5.5M

HAILEY, Idaho — Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million. KTVB-TV reports in a story on Wednesday that's far below the original asking price of $15 million when the home was put up for sale in 2011.
Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis cancelled after tax case

Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis cancelled after tax case

BEIJING — The director of "Air Strike," featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film's release has been cancelled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges.
Film of Judy Blume's 'Are You There God?...' in development

Film of Judy Blume's 'Are You There God?...' in development

LOS ANGELES — Judy Blume has at long last agreed to a feature film adaptation of her seminal 1970 young adult novel "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.