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Police: 5 killed, 1 injured in New Mexico helicopter crash

RATON, N.M. — A helicopter crashed in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico, killing five people and seriously injuring the sixth person aboard, a New Mexico State Police spokeswoman said Thursday. Lt.
House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

WASHINGTON — On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure.

Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas accused of reckless driving

PHOENIX — Authorities say Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas has been accused of reckless driving and criminal speeding after his car was clocked at 105 mph on a metro Phoenix freeway.
Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

RIVERSIDE, Calif.
'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims.
Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

IQUIQUE, Chile — It was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis.
Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

BOSTON — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S.
Trump wades into PA race seen as test of GOP strength

Trump wades into PA race seen as test of GOP strength

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — President Donald Trump waded into a potentially risky race on Thursday, throwing his support behind a Pennsylvania Republican in a contest widely viewed as a test of whether his party can stave off Democratic 2018 gains.
Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

WASHINGTON — The White House and lawmakers haggled Thursday over what former chief strategist Steve Bannon and other top aides to President Donald Trump can tell Congress as it investigates possible connections with Russia.
UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

CAMBERLEY, England — The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer co-operation on defence , security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union.