A single-engine Piper PA18 banner-towing aircraft has crashed into the beach in San Deigo, officials said. The incident happened around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the 4600 block of Carlsbad Boulevard near Cannon Road when the plane experienced a loss of engine power, FAA Pacific Division Public Affairs Manager Ian Gregor and CHP officials said. The plane flipped over and was partially submerged, Gregor said. The pilot, the only person on board, was not injured.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.
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An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma.
Andrea Cammelleri (kah-meh-LEHR'-ee) says she shouldn't have been issued a citation in 2014 based on the wording of the law enacted by the village of West Jefferson.
The metal poles and heavy chains that once restrained Vick's pit bulls are gone. The full-size backyard basketball court has been replaced by fenced dog runs.
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A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in a dispute that started with a fight over a girl on Facebook, according to Milwaukee police.
Police were called to the scene at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, just after a nearby fireworks display ended on Milwaukee's lakefront. Teams of officers worked to resuscitate the victim and got a pulse, but he died later at Froedert Hospital.
On Monday, South Carolina lawmakers will start debating whether to remove the Confederate flag from state battlegrounds — a move that to some is tantamount to tearing down a symbol of Southern pride. But to others, like South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, it has become the right thing to do after photos emerged of self-confessed mass murderer Dylann Roof holding the Confederate flag. Roof, who is white, fatally shot nine people last month at a historic black church in Charleston. "I don't think that this is going to be easy. I don't think that it's going to be painless," Haley told "Today" on Saturday in her first network interview since calling for the flag's removal. "But I do think that it will be respectful, and that it will move swiftly." The Confederate flag has flown in South Carolina's capital since 1961.
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Six teenagers in northern California were hurt Friday night when an explosive device was tossed into a backyard party, according to Manteca police.
Officers arrived on the 300 block of Santiago Way at roughly 11:15 p.m. in response to reports of “numerous” injuries due to an explosion.
A department statement said that roughly 60 “high-school aged kids” were at the house party when “an unknown subject intentionally threw an explosive device over a fence.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on Saturday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day, NBC News reported. “The Russian President noted that, despite the differences between the two countries, Russian-American relations remain the most important factor of international stability and security," the Kremlin said in a statement. But the statement did not provide further details and did not mention Western sanctions imposed over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis and Moscow's annexation of Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. The wording of the message was similar to last year's congratulatory message to Obama.
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Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday following an Islamic militant gun attack on a Sousse beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed, TAP news agency said, citing the president's office. A state of emergency temporarily gives the government more flexibility and the army and police more authority, and restricts the right of public assembly. Tunisia last had a state of emergency during the 2011 uprising against autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. The country's government has promised new laws to increase police powers and provide for harsher penalties for terrorism convictions. Immediately after the attack, the prime minister pledged to post armed guards at tourist sites and close mosques outside government control.
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Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's presence."
Benedict's reflections came at a ceremony where he received honorary doctorates from the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music for his promotion of respect for the traditions of sacred music in the Church.
Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway," was arrested twice more in the 48 hours after she was released from the Cook County Jail, where she spent nearly two months behind bars for trying to board planes without a ticket. Hartman, 63, was first arrested at Midway International Airport on Friday and then again at O'Hare International Airport on Saturday. Hartman was charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless conduct for causing a "disturbance" inside the cabin of a Southwest Airlines plane leaving Midway around 5 p.m., according to Chicago Police News Affairs. Authorities did not say what kind of disturbance Hartman caused, but they say she did have a ticket to board the plane.
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Two weeks after bringing at least a thousand people to the Statehouse for a rally to call for the removal of the Confederate flag, the same group is coming back to the capitol.
The second "Take the Flag Down SC" rally is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Saturday. Organizers say they want to show South Carolina is united behind American on Independence Day.
Defending champion Miki Sudo has won the women's division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island.
The Las Vegas woman ate 38 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to claim the coveted title Saturday. Sudo won the contest last year so she'll keep the championship belt that comes with the victory.
The men's competition is later Saturday.
Severe thunderstorms are threatening a huge swath of the U.S. from eastern Texas to the Carolinas over the Independence Day holiday, provoking stern warnings from forecasters during what is already the deadliest month for lightning strikes, NBC News reported. Lightning strikes have killed 15 people this year in the U.S. — and that death toll could easily surge past last year's total of 26, the National Weather Service warned. In Horry County, South Carolina, where thousands of vacationers will pack Myrtle Beach, meteorologists counted 732 lightning strikes in only 15 minutes Thursday night.
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