Texas hot air balloon crash leaves no apparent survivors
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — A hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas, and it appeared no one survived, authorities said.
FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators, government documents show. The FAA rejected those recommendations.
Trump says Clinton trying to rig debates with NFL conflicts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says opponent Hillary Clinton and other Democrats "are trying to rig" the fall debates by scheduling two of the events opposite NFL games. The football league has complained to him about the debate schedule in a letter, the billionair says.
Bill Clinton and Tim Kaine: Trump lacks empathy for Khans
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's top surrogates are taking aim at rival Donald Trump for criticizing the bereaved mother of a Muslim U.S. Army captain, a comment that sparked outrage across the political spectrum on Saturday.
IOC sets up 3-person panel to rule on Russian entries
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A three-person International Olympic Committee panel will make a final ruling on which individual Russian athletes are allowed to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games.
Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead.
3rd Chicago cop relieved of powers over man shot in back
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Saturday relieved a third officer of his police powers in the death of a suspect after autopsy results showed the 18-year-old died of a gunshot wound to the back.
China's nuclear power ambitions sailing into troubled waters
BEIJING (AP) — China's ambitions to become a pioneer in nuclear energy are sailing into troubled waters.
Syrian civilians begin leaving rebel-held parts of Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of families and some opposition fighters started leaving besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday after the government opened safe corridors for civilians and fighters who want to leave, state media reported.
Faithful fill meadow ahead of pope's last Mass in Poland
BRZEGI, Poland (AP) — Young pilgrims have filled a massive meadow near Krakow in southern Poland for a Mass with Pope Francis, the last major event the pope will lead as he wraps up a five-day visit to Poland.