'Number of fatalities' in Texas balloon crash; toll unclear
A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, causing what authorities described as a "significant loss of life."
- Boy, 14, in critical condition after Wake Forest hit and run
Officials said a child was involved in a hit-and-run on Burlington Mills Road and Danforeshire Way Friday around 9 p.m. in Wake Forest.
- 82 kilos of suspected cocaine seized from Hillsborough home
Sheriff's deputies jailed four men in Orange County on Friday after finding more than 80 kilos of what is suspected to be cocaine.
- Wizard magic: JK Rowling hopes Harry Potter play goes global
London is under Harry Potter's spell once more — and J.K. Rowling hopes the rest of the world will eventually follow.
- FAA warned of potential for many hot air balloon deaths
Warning about a potential for high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on hot air balloon operators, government documents show. The FAA rejected those recommendations.
- States' flag-burning laws unconstitutional, but persist
Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz had just finished walking in a July 4th parade when her assistant told her a central Illinois man had been arrested on suspicion of burning an American flag.
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